How to Make an N-scale Lighted Tank Farm

“Greetings from Dean,

It’s been awhile since I’ve posted. I’ve been working on a small 32in x 38in N-scale railroad. (Video series soon!)

Here’s a video that shows you how I put together a tank farm, starting from one of Al’s prints of the major components. It has a small pumping building and two tanks on a concrete pad that looks great sitting on a siding. I show you how to light it with an LED inside the building. It’s a part of a small railroad I am building, the New Mexico Northern Railroad.

Here are two version, one with flat roofs on the tanks and one with pointed.

Latest ebay cheat sheet is here. Still sniffing out the deals, every single day.

A huge thank you to, Dean. Some links are in order:

Here’s the LED lighting post he mentions.

Here’s the link for the silo and shed.

And below are the links to the store(s) for the print outs:

Here’s one.

And here’s the other.

That’s all for today, folks – I am in a screaming hurry.

Please do keep ’em coming.

And don’t forget the Beginner’s Guide

3 Responses to How to Make an N-scale Lighted Tank Farm

  1. Rich B. says:

    It’s all good and reminds me, may of mentioned? The use of integral filter fluorescent black lights (actually have the purple glass, not white) will create the most splendor and enhancement of a night layout that could ever be imagined. Things will simply pop out at you.

    First saw this done back in the late ’70’s on a N gauge layout. This was in Model Railroader magazine. Still retain that issue somewheres, a few others may recall the article. Had an awesome suspension bridge also, think the entire thing was built in a year or less, very short time anyways.


  2. Albert says:

    Please explain what a printable building is.

  3. Frank Cortese says:

    Hi Al, I can’t find the scenic Back Drops on you website. The one I am interested in downloading is the Rolling Hills which is the area I live in. Very unique for Florida. I love your website. Thank you for all your work.
    Frank from Orlando near Mickey Mouse.

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