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Part 70: Water tank


M Graff

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Hi all.
I just built this. 
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Limited edition kit #168.
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I've had it for a very long time, and each time I looked at the manual, I just put it away again...
The big issue was the tapered tank and the bands.
I just bit the bullet now and built it!
The base was rather easy to build.
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To solve the tapering of the scale 8"x 2" planks, I made a fixture in my 3D printer.
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The planks was to be reduced by 1/64" on one end... So a good fixture was crucial.
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I taped the planks before removing them from the fixture. That's so I didn't mix the small and big ends.
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I stained them while taped.
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The wood was then glued to the cardboard tank base.
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I only had to trim some of them to get good vertical alignment.

Finished tank:
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All in all a very nice kit.
 

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  • RMweb Gold

That's an excellent build of a very appealing prototype. If only there had been more like those on the British railway scene.

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