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Spot the Difference?

Posted by D869 , in Hayle North Quay, wagons 19 May 2017 · 809 views

A little puzzle for you...

 

On the left is a new tank which has just escaped from the paint shop. ICI supplied chlorine to Hayle in the early years before Ethyl/Octel had their own chlorine works at Ellesmere Port and there was a period during which both Octel and ICI tanks were seen together.

 

The tanks were made by different companies for different customers but both to the same RCH design, so they look similar but there are plenty of detail variations. No credit will be given for saying that the logos are different :)

 

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And now for a slightly different puzzle. Spot the similarities!

 

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Beautifully detailed/finished work Andy. 

 

The subtle weathering gives the tanks a nice work worn finish.

 

Cheers,

 

Mark

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Enterprisingwestern
May 20 2017 06:51

A Murgatroyd original, excellent modelling.

Any chance of a "how I did them" article, I've got a few H/D tank bodies awaiting treatment!

 

Mike.

Beautifully detailed/finished work Andy. 

 

The subtle weathering gives the tanks a nice work worn finish.

 

Cheers,

 

Mark

 

Thanks Mark. Hope you are well.

 

A Murgatroyd original, excellent modelling.

Any chance of a "how I did them" article, I've got a few H/D tank bodies awaiting treatment!

 

Mike.

 

Mike,

 

Actually Murgatroyds (later BP) was the third big chlorine tank owner but their tanks did not run to Hayle as far as I know. Their 14T tanks had yet more detail differences from the ICI and Octel tanks - most notably they kept their high mounted barge boards into the 1970s (ICI stopped using these some time before WW2). They also ran bogie chlorine tanks.

 

Peter Fidczuk did a series of four articles in 'Railway Archive' a few years ago - one of these was specifically about Murgatroyds tanks if you want more detail on the real thing. Another one covered ICI and one Octel, and the first one covered the earlier shed-like tanks.

 

I didn't say much about the latest tank build because it is very similar to the Octel tanks that I built a couple of years back and described during the build. They use 3d prints for the tank and woodwork and etches for the other bits. You can still find the detail in my back catalog...

 

http://www.rmweb.co..../cat-507-wagons

 

The other one (the sheddy one) is a one piece 3d print on top of an etched chassis.

 

Regards, Andy

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