Coal gas plants were common sites from the mid 1800's all the way up to the 1950's before being replaced by natural gas (a by product of oil refineries) for heating and electricity for lighting. Coal gas was used for street lamps and gas lights in buildings and eventually home heating and cooking. At one time more than 50,000 gas plants operated in the US.
In order to fully model a coal gas plant the following structures would be needed:
Model Structures has designed a coal gas manufacturing facility that contains the process building, precipitation tanks and one gasholder. The process building starts out as the MTH 30-90105 Public Works building. It is dismantled and repainted. A lighted interior is added that consists of structures necessary for cleaning and filtering the gas. Door lamps are also included. External precipitation tanks are added along side the building. Then the most recognized structure - the gasholder is added. The listed price is the total cost for all structures. Extra gas holders can be ordered separately.
Coal gas plants were common sites from the mid 1800's all the way up to the 1950's before being replaced by natural gas (a by product of oil refineries) for heating and electricity for lighting. Coal gas was used for street lamps and gas lights in buildings and eventually home heating and cooking. At one time more than 50,000 gas plants operated in the US. The signature structure was the gas holder or gasometer that stored the manufactured gas for distribution. This structure was a telescoping style tank usually built in three sections. The external support structure was meant for stability plus acted as a guide for the tank sections as they were raised.
The customer has the option for a tank structure at full height or half raised. Contact us and let us know your preference. Price is for one tank only.
This gas pump island is the perfect complement to place next to your gas station to add more action and reality to the scene. The pump island measures approximately 8 in. x 6 in. x 6 in(h). The island shown is decorated for Shell. Non-decorated pump islands are painted white. The gas pump island is sold bare without any pumps which must be separately supplied. The purchase price does included appropriate paint scheme and lettering.
The construction site is a 3-story structure with a 2-story annex. There is a partial cement floor on the second level of the 3-story section. Construction ladders and a stairway are included. A light bar with three 12-16 volt lamps for night work is included. Foot print for the basic structure is 20 x 7 x 9.5 (h). The design for the building can be modified to suit your layout's needs. Just contact us with your specifications and we will be happy to send a quote. A perfect companion structure for the construction site is the Portable Office (see the Service Sheds web page in the Plastic Structures section)