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O Scale Trackside Structures
In order to fully model a coal gas plant the following structures would be needed:
An incoming area with pits where rail cars would dump their loads of coal. Augers, conveyors and cranes were used to move the coal to the retort ovens.
A retort building where coal is heated and turned into gas. The building is usually recognized with a large smokestack.
process building where the gas is cooled and cleaned and filtered so
it can be turned into a useful product. A lot of hazardous waste
product was generated here.
outdoor tanks and piping mostly used as precipitators which removed
coal tar from the gas before routing it to the gasholder.
A storage tank commonly called the Gasholder or Gasometer. Most gasholders were recognized by the external superstructure surrounding the tank. Most tanks were telescopic in nature rising as they filled with gas and dropping as the gas was released. The external superstructure acted as a guide-way for the tank as it raised and lowered.
Model Structures has designed a coal gas manufacturing facility that contains a the process building, the precipitation tanks and the gasholders. The process building starts out as the MTH 30-90105 Public Works building. It is dismantled and repainted. An interior is added that consists of structures necessary for cleaning and filtering the gas. External precipitation tanks are added along with the structure most recognized - the gasholder.
O Scale Cell Phone Tower
As with telephone poles every town needs a cell phone tower to look realistic. These towers are now available for order. Each tower stands approximately 14 inches high with a 1 ½ inch footprint. Please visit our On Line Store for price and availability.
This is an O scale version of Walthers HO Scale Cornerstone Construction Site. The construction site is a 3-story structure with a 2-story annex. There is a partial cement floor on the second level of the 3-story section. Construction ladders and a stairway are included. A light bar with three 12-16 volt lamps for night work is included. Foot print for the basic structure is 20 x 7 x 9.5 (h).
The design for the building can be modified to suit your layout's needs. Just contact us with your specifications and we will be happy to send a quote.
A perfect companion structure for the construction site is the Portable Office (see the Service Sheds web page in the Plastic Structures section)