Sulligent, AL - Old Water Tower

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  1. trainchaser007

    trainchaser007 Passed away September 22, 2017

    Walthers - JL Innovative Design
    Red Rock Water Tower - Kit (Laser-Cut Wood) $26.95

    Not exactly tall enough, but is it close enough to the prototype? It's as close as I've been able to find. What do you think? The cone top would have to be replaced.
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  2. klrwhizkid

    klrwhizkid Administrator Staff Member Administrator Frisco.org Supporter

    As with many model structures, they do not have to be exact replicas to provide recognition of a landmark.
     
  3. Oldguy

    Oldguy Member Frisco.org Supporter

  4. trainchaser007

    trainchaser007 Passed away September 22, 2017

  5. trainchaser007

    trainchaser007 Passed away September 22, 2017

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  7. trainchaser007

    trainchaser007 Passed away September 22, 2017

    While looking on the Micro-Mark site, I realized they are produced by Tichy Train Group. I did an ebay search for "Tichy small water tank." Sorted the search by price+shipping = lowest to hightest. I bought one and should have it soon! Thanks again, Robert.
     
  8. Oldguy

    Oldguy Member Frisco.org Supporter

    Brandon - Not a problem.
     
  9. trainchaser007

    trainchaser007 Passed away September 22, 2017

    I'm almost done with the assembly of the Tichy Train Group, Small Water Tank that I bought from ebay. The kit came with a lot of stuff that simply isn't on the prototype I'm modeling. However, almost everything I needed was in the kit. The only major thing I had to do different was to leave off the cone shaped top and replace it with something flat... the plastic top of a Pringles can. Almost all of the kit was molded in gray so it will all have to be Testors spray painted wth some shade of black or brown to get that current "rusty black" look. As soon as I'm done, I will post a photo. - Brandon
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  10. trainchaser007

    trainchaser007 Passed away September 22, 2017

    Well I have ditched the idea of using the plastic from a Pringles can lid. It didn't stick...as some of you may have already known. You never know until you try. Looks like some styrene is in the water tank's near future.
     
  11. Friscotony

    Friscotony Member

    Rix products makes a flat tank top for their water tanks, perhaps an n scale top could be made to work.

    Tony L.
     
  12. yardmaster

    yardmaster Administrator Staff Member Administrator Frisco.org Supporter

    Brandon, I'm not sure if you could trace the top of the tank onto a sheet of appropriate-thickness styrene, and then cut the circle out and cement to the tank? Either a modified drawing compass to cut out the circle, or even freehand-cutting with a #11 blade and then sanding off any points might be a way to go.

    Best Regards,
     
  13. trainchaser007

    trainchaser007 Passed away September 22, 2017

    I agree. I got just a little too impatient and wanted to try to use something I already had on hand. I love to salvage things when possible. I guess I'm just too plain cheap. HA! My dad says, "A lesson learned is better than one told."
     
  14. trainchaser007

    trainchaser007 Passed away September 22, 2017

    Here it is. You can also see it in a video I'm about to post on the thread, "How Do You Model Buildings?"
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