Diorama and Pilot Model Designed and Constructed by Brett Gallant
A Very Special Thanks to Brian Marriott for Techical Expertise
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the Award Winning

HO Scale O'Neills Fabrication

A Tribute to My Friend Kevin O'Neill
1951-2013

Limited Edition Craftsman Kit Number 211

When you view the pictures of O'Neills remember that SierraWest kits are unique in the level and amount of detail provided. Since all four sides are fully detailed, you have a ton of flexibility in placement and view-ability.
O'Neills Fabrication is a classic early Twentieth Century business brimming with finely crafted details and prototypical activity. O'Neills evokes memories of a simpler time and would be right at home in any geographic locale. The Branchline Alley community brings their empty acetylene and oxygen tanks in to exchange them for full tanks. The small repair and welding shop inspects and repairs these returning tanks. A detailed interior includes a degreasing station to clean and prepare the valves for tank re-filling. The covered driveway leads to the large used oil storage tank and has its own unique story to tell. Read on...
The used motor oil is brought to O'Neills in 55 gallon drums from the surrounding farms and businesses. O'Neills purchases the oil for pennies a gallon then the drums are off-loaded under the covered driveway. One at a time, each drum is clamped on a tipping cradle then up-ended over the sump to drain. Next the used motor oil is pumped into the large storage tank. This oil can then be re-sold and pumped into tankers or used by the neighboring Brass and Iron Foundry to fuel their furnace.
In the manufacturing of acetylene, three main components are needed. Carbide, acetone, and distilled water. On the rear loading dock you will find Carbide (in the wooden barrels) and the Acetone (in the blue drums). These raw materials are brought in by rail while the distilled water is obtained by distilling the local water supply. The acetylene is produced and the tanks are then filled inside the main building. Oxygen tanks are filled elsewhere and exchanged at O'Neills.
The beautiful scrapping yard scene features two vertical boilers lying on their sides with their steam tubes exposed in various stages of being cut up for scrap. O'Neills is not a junkyard so you will find this detailed scene is filled with specific types of clutter including the scrapped boilers, scrapped acetylene tanks, boiler tubing, drums and bins of scrapped parts, and empty grease buckets. The covered loading dock is for the transfer of the empty and full acetylene and oxygen tanks. Locals bring their empties in and buy pre-filled tanks. The side wall of the repair shop is covered in welding hoses ready for sale or rental.
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HO Scale O'Neills Fabrication
Kit 211 | Now Shipping
Everything Pictured is Included Except Track and Senery
The Diorama Measures Approximately 11" x 11"
$310 plus shipping and applicable taxes



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The attention to the smallest detail is evident. The story telling is paramount in the development of each new kit. Instructions are provided leading you through every phase of construction including tool selection, assembly, weathering and aging, diorama composition, and scenery creation and application. It is of the utmost of importance to me that the techniques I develop and utilize are reproducible for modelers of all experience levels. When you view the pictures of O'Neills remember this. SierraWest kits are unique in the level and amount of detail provided. Since all four sides are fully detailed, you have a ton of flexibility in placement and view-ability.

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