A new industry on the LVN. Newby
Chemicals is a tank farm which allows the railway to deliver and pickup up Chemicals. Depicted
on the railroad
are Chlorine and Sulphur tanks. Surrounded by berms with piping leading to the platform.
This distant view shows where the facility is in relation to the other industries in this area. The tanks have a low profile so the operators can easily
read car numbers on the team track and chemical track and there is ease of coupling and uncoupling.
From this angle you can see the piping arrangement. The outside sets of pipes lead to the tanks on the layout while the centre ones feed tank trucks and other tanks off the layout.
I also put chemical
symbols and tank numbers to make it easy for the operators to drop off the appropriate cars in the right place. You can see the loading platform has hoses on stanchions
for car loading and others on the deck for unloading.
I took this shot to show a little cheat. The platforms are from old Walther's
scrap box material. they are hollow but this cannot be seen from the operators or visitors view..
The view from the piping (Walther's
kit) shows the Plastruct
valves and solder hoses. The berms are made from
quarter rounds covered with Liquatex
ceramic stucco and appropriate acrylic craft paint.
The pipes feed into the berm and then go underground and up into the tanks.
This overhead scene shows the Tichy
tank arrangement and the layout
Chemicals was a fun build and is an easy way to make a great addition to the operation allowing tank cars to come and go and feed other industries on the layout.