Milwaukee, Wisconsin - Walthers announces the release of its HO and N Scale
Cornerstone Series(R) Oil Pump kits. The HO Scale version of this
easy-to-build oil industry model is scheduled for delivery in April, 2001.
The N Scale model will be available in May, 2001.
As oil travels from underground deposits to the gas pump, its journey
usually begins with an oil pump. Long a fixture in oil producing areas, oil
pumps draw crude oil to the surface from underground deposits. Prototype
pumps are placed in farm fields, on prairies, in fenced-off areas in urban
locations and in the desert - anywhere there's oil to be pumped.
The familiar walking beam design is one of the most common styles of pumps.
These pumps feature a motor (either electric or fuel driven) which drives a
counterweighted drive wheel that moves one end of a steel beam up and down.
A tripod leg assembly supports a pivot bearing; the other end of the moving
beam has a pulley sector which is connected to cables reaching into the oil
well. It is the pulley sector which has the familiar "horse head" shape
associated with these pumps. Oil pumps come in many sizes with heights
ranging anywhere from about 6- to over 20-feet tall.
The Walthers Cornerstone Series Oil Pumps are based on a typical
medium-sized prototype manufactured by Lufkin(R). Similar pumps have been in
use since the 1950s, so this model is appropriate for use on any classic
diesel- or modern-era model railroad layout. They're perfect for placement
in trackside fields, near ports or in desert scenes. Since oil fields rarely
have a single pump, they can be spread all across any layout. In addition,
the N Scale Oil Pump, 933-3248 $21.98, can be used by HO modelers to
simulate a small pump simply by replacing the N fencing with HO fencing.
As an added feature, both the HO and N Cornerstone Series Oil Pump kits are
easy to animate using the Walthers Motorizing Kit, 933-1050 $19.98. With the
addition of this kit, the models will move up and down just like the real
The Walthers Cornerstone Series HO Scale Oil Pump kit, 933-3170 $24.98,
includes parts for one pump, appropriate gearing for addition of Walthers
Motorizing Kit 933-1050, chain-link fencing and realistic decals. The
finished model measures 4-1/4 x 1-5/8 x 3" 10.8 x 4 x 7.6cm.
The Walthers Cornerstone Series Oil Pump is available from Walthers dealers.
For more product information, or to locate a dealer, visit Walthers on the
Internet at www.walthers.com. Contact Walthers at 414-527-0770 or write
Walthers, PO Box 3039, Milwaukee, WI 53201-3039.
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