In my imagination at the other side of the road bridge lies Sherton Abbas's engine shed, turntable, water tower and ash pit.
However the Station Building would need a water supply and in 1904 it probably wouldn't have been connected to a mains supply. I've also thought that it would have been more convenient for locomotives requiring water to be able to access a supply near the platform rather than having to go to the engine shed. I'd appreciate any thoughts on all this!
I thought that a water tower situated at the end of the run round loop might be suitable, here's a picture of that end of the layout .
Stop block end of the layout.
Before committing myself to anything permanent I thought a quick mock up in card would be sensible. As the station building is based on Abbotsbury, I thought the water tower from the same station would be a suitable prototype. The card mock up was made, but when positioned on the layout looks enormous and to my eye detracts rather than adds to the scene! Once again your thoughts would be much appreciated!
Water tower mock up
I probably should leave well alone, but still quite like the idea of a water tower. Something smaller might fit the bill, again any suggestions most welcome!
All part of the fun!:-)