Trestle-mounted oil tank

DGE-Railroad

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I've started work on my track-side, trestle-mounted oil tank.
I still need to make a ladder and platform, plus get to grips with weathering it.

The tank could do with an outlet, a hose and nozzle I think, or it will bug me

I was thinking of paracord or the hose any recommendations for a nozzle and outlet valve? 20201205_113712.jpg
 

Rhinochugger

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I've started work on my track-side, trestle-mounted oil tank.
I still need to make a ladder and platform, plus get to grips with weathering it.

The tank could do with an outlet, a hose and nozzle I think, or it will bug me

I was thinking of paracord or the hose any recommendations for a nozzle and outlet valve? View attachment 277100
I think I'd make a better base for it, the laptop won't last long outside :shake::shake::shake::shake::shake:
 
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PhilP

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I think the tank-mounted hose-reel, is a little over-scale as well? :wondering::p:D:D

Another alternative for the hose, would be small-bore heatshrink.. The black has a nice dull finish to it.

For an outlet, on the hose: Look at 1/24 doll's house fittings.. A back-entry tap, could be used on the end of the hose?

PhilP.
 
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DGE-Railroad

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Oh okay, I'll lose the huge spool of filament, laptop and printer :D You rivet counters are all the same.. :p

Great thinking re the heatshrink Phil. Heatshrink over the paracord or some wire, would give a nice finish, with some malliability of positioning...

Good idea re: doll's house fittings, I'll do some googling for spigots....
 

Paul M

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If you use fairly thin wire, and wrap thinner wire round it, then cover the lot in heat shrink, it will look like the reinforced hoses that's used for such things
 
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I've started work on my track-side, trestle-mounted oil tank.
I still need to make a ladder and platform, plus get to grips with weathering it.

The tank could do with an outlet, a hose and nozzle I think, or it will bug me

I was thinking of paracord or the hose any recommendations for a nozzle and outlet valve? View attachment 277100

For the hose have look at shoe laces, the type used in gym shoes are flat but hollow and can look like a canvas hose, the end can be bent carefully to simulate a nozzle.
Dress making press studs make good tap operating wheels.
 
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Paul2727

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It may be worth taking a look in the toy section of your local cheap / discount shop.
They often have toy cars with petrol pumps that could be adapted. Also Hobby's do a set of 3 pumps for under a tenner.
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Paul2727

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I note that you have covered getting the fuel out of the tank, buts It's worth considering how your fuel / oil gets into the tank in the first place. There will need to be a inlet pipe from near ground level and possibly a pump system / house to raise your fuel up to the tank. Normally there would be a stand pipe with a screw on / quick fit connector for use with flexible pipe to connect to road or rail delivery vehicles. Otherwise it'd going to be a lot of trips up a ladder with a jerry can to keep it filled.;)
Examples:
https://c8.alamy.com/comp/C6EN2N/diesel-storage-tank-at-a-railway-station-C6EN2N.jpg


Personally, I'm keen on somewhat run down looking fueling points. Plenty of scope for disused piping / fuel drums, dodgy blokes having a crafty ciggie next to the no smoking sign and all the other detritus that tends to build up around them.
Regards
Paul.
 
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DGE-Railroad

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Thanks Paul, that's brilliant. Good point about the refilling too :D