Murdoch17

OCTAN railroad diesel refueling station with 1950's semi tanker truck

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(NOTE: This model will be built when funding allows, hopefully by beginning of 2018!)

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Inspired by set 149 (Fuel Refinery) from 1976 as seen above (pic from BrickSet), this model takes the 4.5v era Shell refinery and turns it into a two-bay diesel locomotive / oil burning steam engine fuel depot for the modern PF age. The new model features two floors with removable roof sections, two track-bays for servicing locomotives, plus a 1950's style tanker truck inspired by set 8486 (Mack's team truck).

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NOTE: This part goes above both ends of the locomotive refueling bay. while this part here replaces the 2 x 4 x 3 brick on the wall. The flag should be printed too. As a side note, the locomotive bays are tall enough to let any official car through, including the double stacked container car from the  Maersk train.

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The upper floor of the depot features a control station for monitoring the flow of fuel from the tanks on the roof to the service bay, or from the tanker truck to the storage tanks.

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The roof of the facility comes off in two sections. The upper floor features a opening door to the tanks and staircase to the lower floor and the flow-monitoring systems.

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This is a heavily modified version of set 8486 (Mack's Team Truck) 1950's style semi truck. This time, it's a tanker truck in the OCTAN colors scheme. The model can seat one mini figure at the wheel, and features removable cab roof, replaceable tanker section, and opening cab doors.

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The trailer is supposed to feature this print on both left and right sides of the tank where the white 1 x 4 tiles are.

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The cab features opening doors, a removable roof and a detachable tanker trailer. The tanker section features a moving stand to keep the tank stable when the cab is not there.

The LDD file for the truck and fuel depot is here. As usual, Comments, Questions, Suggestions & Complaints are always welcome!

Edited by Murdoch17

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Looks great. There's way too few buildings like this available from Lego. I personally would have made it twice the length but it's still pretty cool :D 

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Nice job. That truck is a lot like the one from the 10184 50 year aniversary set indeed but nevertheless very nice job.

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9 minutes ago, McWaffel said:

Looks great. There's way too few buildings like this available from Lego. I personally would have made it twice the length but it's still pretty cool :D 

I just updated it to be a little more fancy with the roof and office color-scheme... What do you think?

Just now, JopieK said:

Nice job. That truck is a lot like the one from the 10184 50 year aniversary set. 

Thanks, It was inspired by it for sure.

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2 hours ago, Murdoch17 said:

I just updated it to be a little more fancy with the roof and office color-scheme... What do you think?

I think the little house would benefit a lot by some sort of ventilation or chimney or some kind of antennas/satellite dishes. Some more detail needed there. I do like the colors better now though

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Slight BUMP:

On 1/19/2017 at 2:58 PM, McWaffel said:

I think the little house would benefit a lot by some sort of ventilation or chimney or some kind of antennas/satellite dishes. Some more detail needed there. I do like the colors better now though

Sorry for the late reply, but the model was just updated with a staircase from top level to the ground, along with a second bay for fuel storage.

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Does this seem better to you guys? The first post has been updated with more pictures (and a new LDD file!) in case you want more angles.

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Sorry for digging up this thread, but the tanker truck has been replaced with a semi-truck version inspired by set 8486 (Mack's team truck).

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This thread needed a face-lift at that point, so I re-uploaded the newer pictures to the main post, and changed the writing around quite a bit.

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I hope you enjoy the new stuff I put in, as this should become a real-world MOC by January 2018, a full year after the first post on this thread was created. :blush: Once again, sorry for the Frankenstein-bumps every six months.

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Hi. I'm not sure, but in 1950s are semi-trailer trucks common to transport gas and oil? I seem, tank trucks in the 50s were 2- or 3- or 4-axle Trucks with a 2-axle trailer.

 

 

 

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1 hour ago, MTM said:

Hi. I'm not sure, but in 1950s are semi-trailer trucks common to transport gas and oil? I seem, tank trucks in the 50s were 2- or 3- or 4-axle Trucks with a 2-axle trailer.

 

 

 

The inspiration for most of my truck's style was the truck from Steven Spielberg's debut movie "Duel". The truck used in that film is a 1955 Peterbilt 281/351, and looks like this (not my model!)

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This model was made by Flickr user Karwik, as seen here.

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