Refinery Petcoke Delayed Coker Build

Carl Sowell May 14, 2018

  1. Carl Sowell

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    Many of you have seen the first two pictures of my "Ewing Oil " refinery on the club layout in Las Cruces. However, I enjoy showing these images, so here goes...................................

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    This used to me on my N-Trak modules. I have felt like something was/is missing and decided that a medium sized 100-180K bbls/day refinery would maybe coke their resid. Some do some, make asphalt products. I decided to give it a try and I failed to remember to make pictures as I started the project, so my following are where I stand as of today. I have a great deal of detailing and lights to add but should complete it in a couple of weeks. I'll post progress with completion and with the unit on the layout. The first 3 images I had posted on the "work bench" thread.

    A real 4 drum unit located ? ? ? ? Do not know who to credit for the photo.
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    1st shot I made with only one drill derrick, not attached yet..........................
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    2nd shot with no changes other than LED's having been mounted on the column..................
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    Next 3 shots have new pieces just sitting for picture...............
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    A lot of work yet, I am going to use an auger system to move the very wet coke into piles at the right side of the unit. A large front end loader will load the railcars on the adjacent new siding,

    Thanks for looking, always have fun,
    Carl
     
  2. Boilerman

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    Carl,

    That looks great, it is outstanding!!!
     
  3. John Moore

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    A real commodity often overlooked by modelers. I have seen some modelers do the old style beehive coke ovens but this is the first modern modeling.
    Great intricate work.
     
  4. MK

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    That night picture is AMAZING! I had to do a double take! :)
     
  5. BNSF FAN

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    Great stuff. That night scene pic is fantastic.
     
  6. DCESharkman

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    As always Carl, very impressive!
     
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    Lights look great
     
  8. Carl Sowell

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    Thanks to all for the kind words, much appreciated.

    Here are 3 images made today. I have added lights to the right side column, safety rails on top of coker, drilling derricks (temporarily placed, not level), and some new walkways. I need to add lights to the centerpiece, safety cage ladders, and the drilling set up and water hoses. A lot to do yet, but I'm getting there.

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    Thanks for looking!

    Carl
     
  9. BNSF FAN

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    It already looks great. The two derricks versus one like you mentioned at some point makes a big difference. The railing all look good. What kind of yellow paint are you using for those?
     
  10. Carl Sowell

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    BNSF F,

    Thanks, the yellow paint is Anita's All Purpose Acrylic Canary Yellow, craft paint. I got it at Hobby lobby or Michael's ?
    Maybe Walmart.

    Carl
     
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  11. SP-Wolf

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    Outstanding Carl!!

    I am really enjoying watching your build.

    Keep up the great work,
    Wolf
     
  12. Carl Sowell

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    This is all of the work for today. I painted the derricks and have started adding lights to the coker. The derricks are not permanently attached yet as I need to add the drills and water hoses. It's coming along...............................

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  13. Carl Sowell

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    Here are 4 images of the units "test fitting" on the layout so I can see if it's what I want. Yes, still a lot of work to do.................................:

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    I smell it, it's getting closer. You can see that another new vessel, for project, is waiting to be unloaded.

    Thanks for looking and as always have fun,
    Carl
     
  14. MK

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    Wow! Just Wow! :eek:
     
  15. Carl Sowell

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    It's been a while since I posted an update, so here the unit is today, almost complete. I have all the LED's placed upon the units and have wired most of them to my buss system. I will have piles of coke and a front end loader in the far right area where the loaded SP car is sitting. I'll try to get this placed on layout and night/day pictures made next Wednesday........................................................

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    Thanks for looking!
    Carl
     
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  16. DCESharkman

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    Just awesome Carl, thanks for sharing this!
     
  17. Carl Sowell

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    Thanks to all for the kind words above. I have completed the project and here are 2 or 3 images taken on workbench with a stand in backdrop. I will place on layout tomorrow and plug in the lights. Then I get to complete the track work, aren't I lucky.

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    "Night" shot of same area + overall view..................
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    Thanks for looking and I'll make one final posting with it on the layout.

    Carl
     
  18. BNSF FAN

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    Simply fantastic. The lighting really adds a whole new level to this. Thanks so much for sharing this project.
     
  19. DCESharkman

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    Truly Jaw dropping! Thanks for sharing!
     
  20. Carl Sowell

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    Thanks to all for the encouraging words. I really appreciate them. This was approx. a month long project. I set it up on the layout today and started connecting my wiring. Soon I'll have pics of the total combined refinery units, night and day.

    Carl
     
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