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Old 09-23-2010, 02:33 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Many years ago, June 1996 to be precise, Mainline Modeler did a feature on the Canadian Pacific Railway enclosed water tank. The plans were from the collection of Mr. Anthony Craig and were reproduced at a scale of 3.5 mm = 1 foot.
I have scaled this up to 1:29 scale and am now in the process of building one. Unfortunately I didn't take many photographs during construction, but I think the attached photographs give some idea of what went into it. All construction is Bass wood and as you can see I'm still in the later stages of building the spout. I've built two spouts one from styrene and this one from brass and copper. To say this has been an exercise in frustration would be an understatement. Who would think a simple conical tube could be so difficult? It was just about as much work as the tower itself.
As you can see I still have the valve chain to thread through the upper wall and I have to make and install rollers for the spout chains.
This is as far as I've come so far.















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Old 09-24-2010, 05:21 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Looks fantastic! Particularly the brasswork. Is the chain from Michaels?
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That's pretty!
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Old 09-24-2010, 08:14 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Harvey,

That is a gorgeous structure. I feel your pain on doing the spout. It sure came out nice.
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Old 09-25-2010, 02:00 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Sorry I was a little short on details. Yes, the chain is from Michaels. They call it fashion chain and it's .060" (1.52mm) in size.
The shingles are PermaStik tread grip used on boats and skate boards etc. or basically anywhere where a non-skid surface is required. The roll I used was 1" x 20 feet, I actually needed 20 feet and two inches, so at the moment I have two shingles short. This I purchased from my local hardware store.
I have the valve chain sleeve fitted now complete with internal weight to take up the slack. I'm now working on the roller wheels for the counter weights. When these are done I can repair the damage I've done to the staining and finish paint the spout.
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Old 09-26-2010, 02:13 PM   #6 (permalink)
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These are the roller parts and the finished assembly.





I now need to complete the painting and staining and install the glass in the windows.

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Looks great! I'm a bit confused on the shingles, though. How much overlap do you have? A single roll of 1" tread tape would cover 240 square inches, and your water tower looks to be 8, maybe 9" in diameter, which is nominally 75 square inches?

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Old 09-27-2010, 02:39 PM   #8 (permalink)
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The roof is eleven inch across the flats. The eight ridges are individually covered as well as the outer edges which fold over to the side boards. There is a 50% overlap for each shingle and I have to agree that there would probably have been enough material if I had been a little more careful at the outset.
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Old 09-27-2010, 04:50 PM   #9 (permalink)
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Well, other than the two shingles I have yet to install I think I have now finished this tower.
I've installed two side walk paver's inside to hold it down during windy days, this should also help when I trip over it.
As you can see steam trains are as scarce on this railway as buildings.



On to the next project.
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Very well done! The brass work is sharp as well the building.
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