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Diesel Service Facilities

DIESEL SERVICE FACILITIES – SANDING TOWERS – DSF-600

Our model represents a modern diesel facility of medium size.  Sand for the towers is conveyed underground in a pipe from a bulk storage facility.  Some railroads dry and screen their own sand.  Others choose to purchase pre-dried and screened sand and have it brought in by hopper truck and stored in cylindrical steel tanks.  Our kit includes a Hydrocal cast platform directly mounted to a wood composition base, and is designed to be installed from beneath your layout  The platform features two parallel pits with steps, and has been designed for laying rail without ties on the ledges above each pit.  The pits were lighted by fluorescent lights immediately below the tracks.  Our pit has been cast to receive grain of rice bulbs (not included in kit) should you desire to install lighting in your pit.  The kit, with instructions, includes metal catwalk and platform castings, brass wire mesh, brass tubing and wire, and other cast metal details.

 
[Photo of DSF-Sand Towers]


DIESEL SERVICE FACILITIES – FUEL, WATER, & MAINTENANCE – DSF-601

Our model represents a modern diesel facility of medium size, and includes the diesel services of fuel, treated and untreated water, lube oil, grease, inspection and light maintenance, and locomotive supplies.  The concrete work surfaces were constructed with a slight slope toward the pits to channel rain water run-off into the pit for collection and removal by pumps.  All service lines for water, fuel, lube oil, electricity, and water were located underground, and were accessible by removing the steel grating located in the center of the facility between the two pits.  Our kit includes a Hydrocal cast platform directly mounted to a wood composition base, and is designed to be installed from beneath your layout  The pits were lighted by fluorescent lights immediately below the tracks.  Our pit has been cast to receive grain of rice bulbs (not included in kit) should you desire to install lighting in your pit.  The kit, with instructions, includes many cast metal details including fuel and water stands, lube and water reels, tool racks, small stepladders, and a supplies cart.

 
[Photo of DSF-Fuel & Water]


 DIESEL SERVICE FACILITIES – COMBINED SANDING & FUEL, WATER, & MAINTENANCE – DSF-602

The two Diesel Service Facilities may be integrated to form a single platform combining both the sanding catwalks and towers with the details of the water, fueling, and maintenance facility.  Our kit includes the Hydrocal cast platform directly mounted to a wood composition base, and is designed to be installed from beneath your layout.  The kit, with instructions, includes all the castings and details from the two separate kits.

 
[Photo of DSF-Combined Sanding & Fuel, Water, & Maintenance]


Approximate Dimensions for Planning Purposes

The DSF pit is approximately 18-1/2 inches long x 5-15/16 inches wide with a platform height of 5/8 inches.  It is mounted to a wood composition base that is 20 inches long x 6-1/2 inches wide x 1/2 inch thick.  The parallel tracks to the facility are 3-11/32 inches apart, center to center.


[Photos of Super-detailed DSF by James A. Mull of Jam Creations http://www.jamcreations.net ]



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