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3 hours ago, Ruston said:

Fuel oil for the heating system at the Metal Box works.

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^ Airfix tank kit, with whitemetal Dowty buffers, from LMS. Brake gear uses spare Parkside parts. Rusting studs, that once held the ESSO sign, are made from short lengths of plastic rod.

This thread has so many examples like this one, of achieving exceptional levels of realism by starting with common RTR and kits.  Lack of money need be no excuse when you can create a wagon that looks that good, from a kit costing little more than a fiver. 

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I don't think there were any industrial sales for this type of 05, I think it was only built for BR, plenty of the earlier ones in industry though. It looks good anyway - no reason why they shouldn't have been built for anyone else.

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5 hours ago, Michael Edge said:

I don't think there were any industrial sales for this type of 05, I think it was only built for BR, plenty of the earlier ones in industry though. It looks good anyway - no reason why they shouldn't have been built for anyone else.

It's not actually my loco, Mike. I've done the alterations and weathering to it, and I've also fitted it with DCC sound. I am enoying using it and the sound prject sounds great, so I am tempted to have an 05. I don't know it it's that the flanges are too deep, or the back-to-backs are too narrow but it won't run on the section of track that's inlaid with setts, so if I do go for an 05, it will be the industrial version of your kit.

 

Some work on the layout itself.

 

I may have metioned earlier about fuel oil into the Metal Box works being an excuse to run a tank wagon or two. Here is the storage tank. I made the tank body ages ago and it's made by using scored plasticard, wrapped around one of those toothpaste pump thingies.

I have only just got around to making the handrails around the top, and the cast concrete bund, steps etc. It still needs an access ladder so a set of etched ladders are on order from Severn Models.

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The fuel oil tank is finished. I added a safety cage to the etched brass ladder by soldering on some rings of 0.45 mm brass wire, plus three vertical lengths of the same.

 

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The Ruston now has lamps fore and aft. They are cast whitemetal, from RT Models. The plastic oil container is a 3D print, from Hardy's Hobbies.

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I remember the Severn Valley bought a batch of Ruston 165s, from one of the West Midlands steel works that closed (Patent Shaft). I saw one alongside an 08 and thought how small it seemed, so a comparison with an 08, 165DS and 48DS would be interesting!

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