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Old 06-28-2020, 03:00 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Built the tank support lumber from ripped 1" x 6" PVC planks and gave them wood graining using a saw blade pulled over the surface. Tank is a 6" PVC pipe that I scored planking into using a dremel, water spout pipe for the tank was made from heated then drawn stretched CPVC pipe, bands from solid core copper wire, support cables are coat hanger with nuts glued on and the top is from a old bird feeder cut down. The weathervane is from Hobby Lobby and holds it all together, ladder is a Plastruct product. Fun project, and filled a void on the layout, Bill
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Well Done! Love the roof!
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Good job of forming the spout out of PVC! Nice looking tank.
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Old 06-29-2020, 05:52 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Great job of making something out of nothing!
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Nice job but...the level gauge is upside down. The number 1 s/b at the top.
as the float inside the tank goes down with the water level the indicator on the outside goes up. Therefore the numbers should start with "1" at the top.
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Nice job but...the level gauge is upside down. The number 1 s/b at the top.
as the float inside the tank goes down with the water level the indicator on the outside goes up. Therefore the numbers should start with "1" at the top.
That depends on whether you want to count water used or water in storage. Is the tank 1/2 full or is the tank 1/2 empty?

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SparkyJoe, yes it is but done on purpose, when I built it I was in the habit of building in an error in all my builds just to see how many people would catch it and at the time was posting everything on Garden Railways site and as I would post it seemed that more and more people would try to find my "mistakes" got to be sort of like a contest and you have the distinction of being only the second to find it, Thanks, Bill
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