Overview

Lots of different tanks on a model railroad .. water, oil, gas … plus some I wouldn’t expect I .. expect

Small Oil Storage Tank

My Pumphouse uses an oil-engine. In essence it’s much like a diesel in that it is a compression-ignition engine but used oil instead of diesel for a fuel. I need a tank .. if or no other reason then it adds to the scene. Can be also used to supply oil to others via a...

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1902 Oil Tank

Structures & Stuff» Storage Tanks» 1902 Oil Tank» ~1902 Oil Tank I found this great illustration of an oil tank used for locomotives. The book is titled “How oil is used for fuel on locomotives: Supplement to The Science of Railways”, Published in 1903. ((How oil is used for fuel on locomotives: Supplement to The...

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5300 Gallon Tank

Whatisit? The black tank you see in the top center of the photo is a water tank, repurposed from an oil tank. With that in place I decided that in addition I needed an oil tank. The problem that jumped out at me was .. as usual .. lack of space. One day after a...

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