Several layout projects - updated 3/13/19

I have been working on several projects.

1) Last week I was trying to come up with a building to kitbash from Ameri-Towne pieces. This is going to be my Hooker Chemical plant. It is when you first come down the stairs to my layout. I wanted something tall enough to obscure the view so that you cannot see the entire length of the layout. I also built a hill next to it and along the backdrop. This is going to be populated with trees and brush and thickets. The building has the archways on the bottom which I plan to have some tanks beneath the building on the 3rd level. The side section of the building is going to extend down to the 2nd level and I am going to have piping,  catwalks, etc all over the side of the plant. these will wrap around the corner of the building and extend down to the 2nd level, connecting to some vertical storage tanks and also some tank car filling racks. On the bottom wall section I am also going to take advantage of some of that unused space and add a overhead door for the curved track to pull into( green track sprayer is sitting in this space in the photo) and have some interior piping and lighting showing in there.

This is the kind of piping I have in mind. (This is from Industrial rail Don’s layout.)

http://www.studiozphoto.com/PlantRef.jpg

The other project was I had this concrete base I made for another building that I wasn't going to build (changed plans ) and wanted to recycle it. So I took a Korber building and cut up walls and pieced back together, removing the doors, since of where this is going to be sitting. I decided to do brown brick as I am getting tired of reds and oranges and wanted to change things up.  So here is a picture of the building painted sitting on top of the concrete base. I think I am going to hit it tomorrow the tone down the weathering chalks. It looks a bit too busy.

http://www.studiozphoto.com/KorberBldg.jpg

I also decided to use the same Krylon stone paint on the Iroquois Brewery warehouse and go over the previous concrete I did. I will use some chalks on this, but not as much as the Korber building base.

Here is the before pic of warehouse and after

http://www.studiozphoto.com/HookerPlant.jpg http://www.studiozphoto.com/PlantBldg1_18.jpg

Last item I worked on tonight is a slash burner to go next to the sawmill. This is going to be really cool. As I get further along I will post more photos.

Slash burner

http://www.studiozphoto.com/SlashBurner0.jpg http://www.studiozphoto.com/SlashBurnerNight.jpg

I got the basic inner structure cut and glued together.

http://www.studiozphoto.com/SlashBurner1.jpg

CSX AL

 

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I did more work on the slash burner tonight. I put the inner skin on over the frame. I then attached the I beams over the internal ribs. I then glued two pieces of styrene in a cross over the mesh of the strainer. Painted the top strainer and inside the top of the burner. I sprayed the lower outside of the inner wall and the I beams a rust color as these areas will show below the outer skin. After paint dried I tested my bulb to see if I will need to open inner walls up some to allow more light to pour through for it to come through outer wall skin. I might test a section to see how it looks. Here are some photos of the steps and a video clip of the light effect.

 

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Thanks Alan. I still need to put the outer skin on it tonight like this. I plan to use aluminum 2" tape with the self adhesive back for the sheeting. I plan to sand the surface of the tape with a sanding sponge to give the surface a little bit a tooth to accept the rust colored paint. I am planning on putting little holes though out the outer skin to allow the light to show through, plus I plan to 3D print a door.

 

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CSX Al posted:

Thanks Tom,  I’m guessing you are very familiar with sawmills and slash burners coming from the North Wet 

My Dad worked for the Frazer River and Weyerhauser companies and we saw a lot of them, but it's been thirty some odd years since we lived there.  I still remember the sight and smell of them, though.

Tom

Thank you Bfishma1

Finished up slash burner today. I do think that when it gets planted on layout I will have it set on a concrete base though. Here is a photo of it outside and one setting on the layout near mill. Outside shot shows the color accurately. The layout bulbs make it look more yellow.

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I did manage work on a cone tank for the Hooker Chemical plant tonight after dinner. I've been slammed with orders for York that I am trying to finish up . Here is a screen shot of 4 tanks supported for 3D printing. These are 2.75" tall.  I'll let the printer run these tonight. 3hrs & 11 min. to print .

Here is the tank by itself

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