Monday, January 4, 2010
BY-PRODUCTS PLANT Part - 3
A few more hours spent messing around with the primary coolers for the coke works by-products plant. Added some Tichy platforms and railings, plus stairs and a base. Also, cut out door and window openings. The Tichy platforms are a departure from my usual .030 styrene walkways and homemade railings. I have used them a few times elsewhere and can't really tell whether I like them better or not - they are more detailed for sure, but are open grate walkways appropriate for 1950's structures? The typical by-products plant had a bunch of smaller tanks of varying sizes scattered about, holding tar, ammonia liquor, wash oil, gas,...etc. I found an older Kibri model that my dad built for his layout that with a little cleaning and some modifications will make some nice small storage tanks. It's nice to have this connection between layouts and generations.