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Hi all, random question time!

 

Does anyone know if there are standard dimensions for the panels used in watertank construction like the ones in the photo below? 

 

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Tom.  

 

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CR water tanks were made from panels 2ft square, though of a different pattern to the ones in your photo.  If you have an idea of the overall dimensions of the tank,you can work out the size of the panels.

 

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Unfortunately the tank is in such a position that it's difficult to get exact dimensions. I'm intending to try 3D printing the whole thing, so I can scale it until it looks about right, although I think on the layout I've slightly compressed the area around the tank so some tweaking would probably be necessary anyway. 

 

Thanks all. 

 

Tom. 

 

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45 minutes ago, Crosland said:

Yes.

 

I believe there is at least one article in Midland Record or LMS Journal but mine are packed away for a house move so I cannot help further.

Which triggered the thought that there are drawings of the panelled MR tank at Ashchurch in the Eric Plans booklet once published by Peco - the panels there are 3ft-6in wide by 3ft-0in high. The bricks in the drawing are depicted accurately so in all probability the panels are too.

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Hurrah for copy & paste!

 

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The roof will have to be a little bit of an educated guess based on the few photos I have from the sides. 

 

Tom.  

 

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19 hours ago, Crosland said:

Yes.

 

I believe there is at least one article in Midland Record or LMS Journal but mine are packed away for a house move so I cannot help further.

 

The article on Midland Water tanks is in Midland Record No.2. pp44-51. The plates for Midland tanks were 4'x3'. I have no idea how that relates to the size of the plates at Ropley although presumably there was an optimum size for plates.

Mind, if you fancy having a go at drawing up a Midland tank.......... see my Bath thread at the moment^_^

 

Jerry

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