Water Tank Kits

Discussion in 'Structures' started by Jim James, Jun 22, 2013.

  1. Sirfoldalot

    Sirfoldalot Frisco.org Supporter Frisco.org Supporter

    I second this observation ....
    The bands, from my perspective, look great!
    The tank siding looks a little weak - I think you should have used individual boards?
  2. DanHyde

    DanHyde Member

    Looks great!! As far as crooked legs are concerned, I have yet to see any man-made structure that over time, has not drooped from that age old problem of gravity!!
    I may have to think about a Frisco tank for the outdoor RR. I have a Pola kit tank built up, but a Frisco design would be fab!!
  3. Jim James

    Jim James Staff Member Staff Member

    Thanks, guys. Tonight was slow but after adding some scenery I decided to make the water gauge thing on the side. I used very fine wire for the line hanging down it and used some fine red wire insulation cut in half for the weight or indicator hanging at the end of it. It is crude when viewed up close (especially in a photo:( ) but looks OK overall. After construction is complete I'll add a dark blending wash and some weathering to tone it down and hide some janky modeling.

    SAFN SAAP Member

    Nice looking Jim. The new issue of Model Railroader has a how-to on scratch-building water towers for branch line service. Very interesting read that you can get plenty of ideas from.

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