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Marty K
Posted: Monday, September 12, 2016 4:40:35 AM
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Hi Guys, new member here , been lurking for quite a while and finally got around to joining up . Saw A recent post by Paul in his Gas Rig thread about hoping to see more load builds so I thought I'd throw in my take of a trailer load.
There's still a ways to go but I'm happy with how it's coming along .
Hopefully photobucket will play nice now....
Cheers
Marty

JohnGalt
Posted: Monday, September 12, 2016 9:58:28 AM

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Looks good. Welcome to the forum.
Paul
Posted: Monday, September 12, 2016 11:51:26 AM

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That's superb Marty Applause

These oil/gas refinery modules make great looking loads, especially for SPMTs.

Please keep posting updates of your progress.

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ChandlerYohn
Posted: Monday, September 12, 2016 8:04:02 PM

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Very sweet looking refinery modules!

Thanks so much for sharing.

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Marty K
Posted: Tuesday, September 13, 2016 4:40:33 AM
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Thanks for the kind words Gentlemen . I will post updates , my first attempt at scratch building anything like this was the Tower , it looks the part but is a bit rough if you look close .
With that in mind I'm not rushing and being a bit fussier with this one .
Question for anyone now , there is a bit of open space left on the top deck but I can't come up with anything to fill the spot .
Any ideas / thoughts / suggestions ? .
Anyway , heres my 1st attempt...

GuyM
Posted: Tuesday, September 13, 2016 7:30:08 AM
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Marty K,

I have this homemade Beaird Industries refinery distillation tower (245 tonnes), including Zon Models bits and pieces:







Regards.
Guy
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Posted: Tuesday, September 13, 2016 7:02:22 PM
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Great work Marty. There is nothing rough about it. Its very impressive. Also, welcome to the forum. Your work looks great too Guy. Mike
Marty K
Posted: Wednesday, September 14, 2016 3:22:45 AM
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Guy M , that set up you have looks good , any chance of a closer up pic of the turntables on the trailers ?
Mike , cheers mate .
GuyM
Posted: Wednesday, September 14, 2016 10:16:03 AM
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Marty K,

Being away from home, I won't be able to make any closer picture until next week, sorry.
The equipment you refer to are Zon Models kits of Goldhofer turntables, which were made in white metal by Theo van der Zon, together with his Goldhofer THP modules range. I just modified them to fit the MVI Nicolas 8-line modular trailers.
MVI is a French company, specialized in 1:43 scale fire engines, which produced in the seventies a 1:50 model of Nicolas 4-line modules: all lines could be steered from the tow bar, in theory as this required a huge work (all steering rods had to be built to correct length, lines directional plates to be drilled to receive them, etc). I gave up on my models and glued all lines in a fixed position.

Regards.
Guy
Davie82
Posted: Wednesday, September 14, 2016 10:28:46 AM
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Very nice! Welcome to the forum. Smiley
Marty K
Posted: Thursday, September 22, 2016 4:16:33 AM
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Got a little bit more done thanks to some ideas from another Member , cheers.
Waiting on another delivery of bits to finish the piping so it's onto stairs n handrails next..


Cheers
Marty
Marty K
Posted: Saturday, November 05, 2016 2:50:06 AM
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Finally some progress , most all of the pipework is done bar a couple of simple bits .Hopefully this should be the last dry run before final paint and assembly.
S6001354 by Marty Khull, on Flickr
S6001350 by Marty Khull, on Flickr
S6001345 by Marty Khull, on Flickr

S6001346 by Marty Khull, on Flickr
It's coming along nicely , fiddly but..Think
Paul
Posted: Saturday, November 05, 2016 5:40:23 AM

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Superb Applause



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Davie82
Posted: Sunday, November 06, 2016 4:01:08 PM
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Yeah this is really nice. Hpw have you been bending the tubing? I'm sure it'll look fantastic once painted. Smiley
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Probably bought elbows for the tubing. Been wanting to make a few of these, great work

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Marty K
Posted: Monday, November 07, 2016 3:44:00 AM
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Paul.. Cheers mate , there was a few "S" words used during the assembly , I blame it on fat fingers and eyes that aint 21 anymore....but the further on I get the more I'm liking it Smile
Davie82.. Hummer got it in 1 , all the bends are done with Plastruct elbows , they have a pretty good range of them .
As a side note to the bends , when I started this build I was able to source some of the tube and beams etc locally , and the rest I got sent out from Plastruct.
Some of the tube I got locally that i thought was plastruct , I have a feeling might have actually been Evergreen .
The OD of the tubes are the same , but the Evergreen has a bigger ID and doesn't fit the Plastruct fittings to well....just something to maybe be aware of .
Hummer13..Cheers mate , I did the design to scale on 3d cad before i started to try and make sure everything would fit , I got it mostly right! It was a bit of work upfront but made it much easier once I started cuttin n glueing stuff...thats just what worked for me.
Cheers everyone
Marty
Marty K
Posted: Tuesday, March 21, 2017 4:07:30 AM
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Hi Guy's , finally getting closer to the having it all done , Murphy decided to take a bit of an interest the build since my last post d'oh! ...anyway not far off now....



Paul
Posted: Tuesday, March 21, 2017 5:07:35 AM

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This is looking great and I notice you even have a fan blade in there!.

Applause

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Marty K
Posted: Tuesday, March 21, 2017 5:41:50 AM
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Cheers Paul , the fan even has a motor under it !! . Apart from the handrails and a few pipes that I havn't painted yet , I think a lecce cabinet for the pumps is prob going to have be added.............gawd..does it ever end Think
Marty K
Posted: Sunday, April 09, 2017 1:49:51 AM
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I think iv'e made it about as good as I can , couple of paint touch ups and I'm calling it done ....



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