Diorama and Pilot Model Designed and Constructed by Brett Gallant

Special Thanks to Ken Karns for His Assistance
and a Hearty Nod of Appreciation to Bill Obenauf, Alan Hubbard, and Joel Freedman

Based Upon an Original Concept by Carlton Cornish

Names, Logos, Design, and Photographs Copyright Brett Gallant

O'Neills Fabrication as pictured below measures approximately 15" x 16"

O Scale O'Neills Fabrication

Kits 311a and 311b

A Tribute to My Friend Kevin O'Neill


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 beautiful scrapping yard scene features two detailed boilers in various stages of being scrapped. O'Neills is not a junkyard so you will find this detailed scene is filled with specific types of clutter including the scrapped boilers, tanks, boiler tubing, crates of valves, bins of scrapped parts, and empty grease buckets. The covered loading dock is for the transfer of empty and full acetylene and oxygen tanks. Locals bring their empties in for exchange. The side wall of the repair shop is covered in welding hoses ready for sale or rental.

The locals bring 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. The fully detailed interior includes a degreasing station to clean and prepare the valves for tank re-filling. Gasoline and kerosene are available too. The covered drive through leads to the large used oil storage tank and has its own unique story to tell.

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.

O'Neills Fabrication is a two-part kit and both parts must be purchased in order to complete the diorama as pictured above. Part One, includes the structures, structural components, and a great selection of details to get you going. Part two consists of my resin and metal detail castings for you to fully detail the diorama.

The attention to the smallest detail is evident. The story telling is paramount in the development of each new kit. Detailed 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.


Here are just a few of O'Neills Features:

 - Board on Board Modeling the Award Winning SierraWest Way

 - Learn My Techniques for Multiple Types of Siding and Roofing Materials

 - Tons of New Castings and Realistic Clutter

 - Incredibly Fine Laser Made Details Never Before Available

 - Comprehensive Instructions with Thoughtful Techniques You Can Replicate

 - Laser Cut Jigs and Assembly Aids

 - Laser Cut Windows, Doors, and Wall Framing

 - Beautiful New Signs Meticulously Researched and Reproduced for Accuracy

 - Ribbed and Corrugated Roofing, New Laser Cut Shingles, Tarpapers

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