Modeling the Oil Industry Signed Copy

Jeff Wilson
Item #12848-S

For the first time ever, you can get a copy of Jeff Wilson's Modeling the Oil Industry signed by the author himself! Modeling the Oil Industry explains how to model this dynamic and fascinating industry, from its facilities to operations. Packed with over 160 prototype photos, this book will build your knowledge and inspire your modeling.

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You’ll get historical and up-to-date facts and figures about:

  • The history of the oil industry and its relationship with the railroads
  • How oil is extracted, refined, and moved to market
  • How local petroleum dealers (“jobbers”) operate
  • The evolution of tank cars used to move oil, gasoline, Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG), and other products
  • And more

This book is a key source for railfans and rail historians, as well as those who want to model the oil industry.

Author: Jeff Wilson
Size: 8.25" x 10.75"
Pages: 112
Author Bio
Jeff Wilson has written more than 30 books on railroads and model railroading. He enjoys many facets of the hobby, especially building structures and detailing locomotives, as well as photographing both real and model railroads.
Table of Contents


Chapter 1: History and oil field operations

Chapter 2: Oil refineries

Chapter 3: Petroleum dealers and jobbers

Chapter 4: Pipeline terminals and tank farms

Chapter 5: Gasoline, crude, and fuel oil tank cars

Chapter 6: LPG tank cars

Chapter 7: Train operations

Chapter 8: Fuel trucks


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