Feuer Zug

The Great Pumpkin - fuel tank & loading facility

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With Halloween coming, it was time to build the "Great Pumpkin". This liquid fuels loading facility is build predominantly from 64 orange brick separators.Over the years, I've accumulated quite a number as one can see. An internal bracing structure is used to hold the brick separators in position. This structure is modular, so each time I acquire 8 more brick separators, I can increase the internal supports vertically by 5 plates. Maintaining the proper ladder length will be another issue entirely. Maybe if I get enough of the dark turquoise brick separators, I can do a stripe in the tank.

In addition to the bulk tank, the facility has a guard shack, office, and a shade over the piping. I believe the guard shack came from a Batman LEGO set, but I added the Octan sign. The Octan truck is a City set. Everything else is hand built for this piece, including the DOT-111 tank car ("upgraded" to DOT-117 specs, link to the thread at bottom).

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awesome use of all those seperators you have gathered over the years! very creative

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On 10/8/2021 at 12:04 AM, zephyr1934 said:

That's brilliant!

Thank you.

20 hours ago, Paperinik77pk said:

Genial way to use the bricks separators!!! Great! :thumbup: :laugh:

Have to do something with the huge collection of them.

17 hours ago, ivanlan9 said:

Most amusing!  Good on you!

Metta,

Ivan

Thanks.

16 hours ago, Toastie said:

This is a fantastic idea and much more so realization!

The Great Pumpkin ... since 40+ years I am in love with the Peanuts ... any chance that Snoopy will be there as well? (https://www.flickr.com/photos/lego_bro/33358243273)

Very cool!!!

Best wishes,
Thorsten

 

 

Nice Snoopy build, but sadly, he won't be. The best I could probably do is Spencer from the Hidden Side.

16 hours ago, M_slug357 said:

@Feuer Zug It just needs a lil green sprig at the top :thumbup:

We'll see...

14 hours ago, XG BC said:

awesome use of all those seperators you have gathered over the years! very creative

Thanks. Now and then, one sees somebody do something with them. This is my idea.

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