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Water Oil & Sand Facility For A Logging Shortline
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 Posted: Thu Nov 7th, 2019 06:58 pm
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Eric T
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I'm looking to build steam locomotive filling facilities for my On30 module,
but I'm having trouble finding what they look like on Google.

The water tower seems easy enough,
but I don't know what size planks to use for the tank.

I'd like to use this kit for the oil tank,
unless there are better options out there?

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Berkshire-Valley-Models-O-On3-On30-1-48-300-Gal-Fuel-Tank-kit-468/282830034197





What most confuses me is the sand. 
Did people just dump sand bags into the domes back then for small operations?


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 Posted: Thu Nov 7th, 2019 10:16 pm
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The logging line at Cass, WV had a regular water tower and sand tower at the locomotive shop.

The locomotives would stop at a creek about the 2/3 point going up the switch back and pump water into the loco.

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 Posted: Thu Nov 7th, 2019 11:03 pm
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I'm not seeing any images of their sand tower, but the water tower is cool.

Do you know the width of the planks on that water tower?


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 Posted: Fri Nov 8th, 2019 02:08 am
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I do not know the width of the planks,

but it is similar to several other water towers I have seen over the years.

Nathan


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Look at some of the images of the Yosemite Mountain Sugar Pine Railroad in Fish Camp:

https://www.globetrotter-fotos.de/images/igallery/resized/29101-29200/yosemity_mountain_sugar_pine_rr_025-29192-1000-677-80.jpg


Or the Durango & Silverton:







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