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New Diesel Engine Service Facility
« on: February 06, 2014, 11:33:31 AM »
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I'm starting a new thread from the replies I got back in August.  I have always wanted to do Sanding Towers like these in Bluefield, WV:
http://www.railpictures.net/viewphoto.php?id=134862&nseq=25
http://www.railpictures.net/viewphoto.php?id=183238&nseq=161

Almost ready to go into production so I am throwing up the idea to see how it flies. The starter kit will come with two complete elevated Sanding Towers with an interconnecting walkway and two Engine Service Walkways for the exteriors. They could be used independently too by eliminating the interconnecting walkway. There will an expansion kit that will allow as many Towers as you want and Service Walkways extensions. Pricing is not even being considered yet until the design is finalized. Here are some basic elevations of a Tower:



Let's open the floor to comments and/or suggestions.
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Re: New Diesel Engine Service Facility
« Reply #1 on: February 06, 2014, 11:55:19 AM »
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Ohhhhh ! Nice.  Do you have a target price in mind? Hope I can afford them  :)

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Re: New Diesel Engine Service Facility
« Reply #2 on: February 06, 2014, 08:28:48 PM »
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Somewhere in the $70 to $85 range as the design is now.
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Re: New Diesel Engine Service Facility
« Reply #3 on: February 07, 2014, 12:06:40 AM »
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Looks great.....even if not exactly what someone wants can be made to suit.  For me I can get that to look like the one the P&W has in worcester or CSX has in framingham and have some extra parts to use for any of the other modeling projects in my head. Love your stuff by the way the tank loading platforms are fantastic

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Re: New Diesel Engine Service Facility
« Reply #4 on: February 07, 2014, 04:17:55 AM »
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Great idea, but I want the SP style with overhead conveyers:
Hank Suderman photo:

"Love your stuff by the way....".  Yeah, likewise here too!
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Re: New Diesel Engine Service Facility
« Reply #5 on: February 07, 2014, 08:13:06 AM »
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What is the required track spacing, center to center?

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Re: New Diesel Engine Service Facility
« Reply #6 on: February 07, 2014, 08:41:05 AM »
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Yes Please  :D
Your layouts nice, but it needs more Conrail !

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Re: New Diesel Engine Service Facility
« Reply #7 on: February 07, 2014, 08:52:37 AM »
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What is the required track spacing, center to center?

1.625" min unless you raise the center platform to allow for clearance.
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Re: New Diesel Engine Service Facility
« Reply #8 on: February 07, 2014, 11:13:13 AM »
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Great idea, but I want the SP style with overhead conveyers:
Hank Suderman photo:

"Love your stuff by the way....".  Yeah, likewise here too!
Jeff
http://espeeoregondivision.blogspot.com/

Those always looked to me like they could topple over at any moment. :scared:
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