Finding oil is hard work - and so is getting it out of the ground. If the oil is
thin enough and there's enough underground pressure, it may flow into the well
on its own. This may continue for a few hours or a few years, but in time, the
pressure drops. Today, nearly 95% of all US oil wells require pumps to stay in
production and one of the most common is the walking beam or "horse head."
Seen alone or in groups wherever oil is found, this new kit is a great way to
model a part of this vital industry anywhere on your layout. It's typical of
American designs in use since the 1920s and includes a detailed stationary
diesel power plant, walking beam, rear crank and counterweight, along with the
odd-shaped "horse head" front counterweight that gives the machines their
Designed from the ground up to be a WORKING model, the kit includes a hidden
drive. Whenever you're ready, just add the Universal Gearbox and Motor Drive Kit
#933-1050 sold separately, to power your pump. Complete instructions and precise
engineering produce a great looking, easy to build replica.
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