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Buildings and scenes

Postby IAN1955 » Mon Dec 21, 2015 5:02 pm

This might be in the wrong section (newbie) if this is so point me in the right direction.
Does anyone know where I can obtain either a Nuclear power plant or a coal fired plant or something similar.
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Re: Buildings and scenes

Postby Bufferstop » Mon Dec 21, 2015 5:12 pm

The names Vollmer and Kibri come immediately to mind, both have produced largish industrial type plants in the past. I'm afraid I don't know what is currently in production. Have you worked out how big a cooling tower is? Unless it's on the coast either is going to require a number of them, they seem to go in multiples of six.
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Re: Buildings and scenes

Postby John Geeeee » Mon Dec 21, 2015 5:18 pm

Bachmann do a range of power station builings with low relief cooling towers but only in N guage as they are pretty big even in that scale.
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Re: Buildings and scenes

Postby glencairn » Mon Dec 21, 2015 6:40 pm

May I suggest you could put most of it on a backscene with trains running to the plant with its own off-stage fiddle yard. You only need to model the entrance.

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Re: Buildings and scenes

Postby Dad-1 » Mon Dec 21, 2015 7:30 pm

Ouch John Geeeee is quite right.
Early this year I saw a 'N' layout of Didcot power station ...... The cooling towers were massive.
It tends to bring it into focus of how large many industrial plants are.
I also recall on RMweb a layout had a Scottish Island ferry tied up on the quayside, that was also
Huge in '00'.
Just take care and be realistic as to what can be included 'on scene'

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Re: Buildings and scenes

Postby Dad-1 » Mon Dec 21, 2015 7:37 pm

Moved to a more suitable location.

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Re: Buildings and scenes

Postby luckymucklebackit » Wed Dec 23, 2015 11:21 am

The late Don Jones famous Birmingham New Street layout had a pair of cooling towers in his garden section, they were about 4ft tall and 3ft in diameter - each!!

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Re: Buildings and scenes

Postby whynot » Wed Dec 23, 2015 12:20 pm

Best avoid Ferry Bridge! "the two 198m tall chimneys and eight 115m cooling towers are considered to be the largest in Europe."

So in 00 that'd be 8'6" and very near 5' respectively!
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Re: Buildings and scenes

Postby Bufferstop » Wed Dec 23, 2015 1:15 pm

There's many a roundy roundy type iayout that would fit in the footprint of a single large model tower.
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