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    • January 3, 2021 6:03 PM EST
      • Roanoke, VA
         
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      David M. 2021 Mik build - crude oil collection tank

      OK All;

       

      Here are my can and my "napkin" drawing.  Let me explain that I had to use a paper plate for the drawing.  After many decades of writing credit union checks (which have a carbon copy built in), I press too hard to ever write on a napkin.  I hope that a paper plate is "close enough."

       

      My can is a 2lb 7oz coffee can.  I hope to build a crude oil collection tank, such as would take the pumping from two or three "nodding donkey" oil pumps.  The pumps are supposedly up to half a mile away from the railhead, where the tank sits.  The tank is branded for Barns - Ewing Upland Oil.  In this timeline, Cliff and JR stayed friends and partners.  The can is about 6 3/4 inches tall, so that works out to about 13 1/2 feet high in 1:24.  A straight ladder is sufficient for a tank this small.  The tank will also have a storage structure for the fill hose and pump assembly.  Can and "napkin" shown below.

       

       

       

      Happy building, David Meashey

    • January 3, 2021 6:46 PM EST
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      Like the paper plate.....!!

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    • January 3, 2021 7:21 PM EST
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      And the can already has the horizontal weld lines built in .  I hope its already empty.  I would hate to know you had to drink all that coffee in the time allotted  

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    • January 3, 2021 8:19 PM EST
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      Dan;

       

      Don't worry, it's been empty for a loooooooooooooong time.  I started collecting some old coffee cans (for eventual transformation into model fuel & water tanks) when I was part of the coffee club at a library automation software company.  I left that company in 1999!

       

      Best, David Meashey

    • January 3, 2021 11:48 PM EST
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      Holy toledo Dave is going for the largest tin can award lol. 

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    • January 5, 2021 12:34 AM EST
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         That'll be a nice build.  I'll be interested in seeing how you make that ladder.

       

         How are you painting the tank? Or. wait a minute, I have an idea...you could leave it as is and claim you sold the naming rights to Folger!

       

       

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    • January 5, 2021 10:35 AM EST
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      John;

       

      It will be oversprayed with some form of silver/aluminum finish and light weathering.  Probably my biggest expense will be the Tamiya aerosol primer.

       

      Best, David Meashey

    • January 11, 2021 11:07 AM EST
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      Well All;

       

      Have most of my "stuff" together (still have to find a couple of things I know are in there somewhere).  Most of the $30 will go for paint.  Haven't used the paint on hand for quite a while.  Will start probably next week.  Too many "honey dos" and chores, plus work at the hobby shop.  An old PlayMobil windmill will donate the ladder, and a garden shed I built from a watch case will become the pump and hose storage shelter (below).

       

       

      That is this week's update.

      Cheers, David Meashey

    • January 15, 2021 5:48 PM EST
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      Well Folks;

       

      I have just been handed a critical flaw in my building plans by Mother Nature.  Usually we have some days of 60 degrees F or higher in Virginia during even January.  It is looking like that may not happen this year.  I don't have a cellar or a garage, so spray painting may have to be postponed for suitable temperatures.  I usually do my spraying on our patio, using the paint shelf on my old stepladder as my "spray booth."  I have an old Rubbermaid spice rack Lazy Susan to allow me to turn the model 360 degrees.  I will continue the build, but the finish may have to wait for appropriate weather conditions (possibly in spring).  I'm not really disappointed; it's fun to be in a Mik challenge again.

       

      Time will tell.  ONWARD!!

       

      Have fun, David Meashey

    • January 15, 2021 6:08 PM EST
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      David Meashey said:

      Well Folks;

       

      ........... it's fun to be in a Mik challenge again.......

       

       

      Have fun, David Meashey

      As long as you strictly follow Rule #1, no worries, David.  I hope everyone is following your example and having fun 

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