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This is how I did it on my Fen land based layout. The photo of the water tower is old and the layout has been completely rebuilt and improved since this photo was taken. The mpd is still the same layout because of its visual effect in obscuring the exit from this board..

 

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The second photo shows the usual view with a Tram parked obscuring the view of the fiddle yard entrance. Water tower and crane is scratch built, track is PCB in EM gauge, this is the most recent incarnation of the Upbech board.

 

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Hope this is of interest.

 

Martyn

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9 hours ago, mullie said:

This is how I did it on my Fen land based layout. The photo of the water tower is old and the layout has been completely rebuilt and improved since this photo was taken. The mpd is still the same layout because of its visual effect in obscuring the exit from this board..

 

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Hope this is of interest.

 

Martyn

Great minds....no exit...but there could be...

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Thank you to all who have brought up the water tank.   Putting a complete tender 'up in the air' seemed gross on my Welney project.   So I have been looking at the smaller 'branch-line' versions such as those illustrated.   What available parts are recommended for the tanks, please?   The supports coming from balsa strip for the type i like.   Colin.

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10 minutes ago, coline33 said:

Thank you to all who have brought up the water tank.   Putting a complete tender 'up in the air' seemed gross on my Welney project.   So I have been looking at the smaller 'branch-line' versions such as those illustrated.   What available parts are recommended for the tanks, please?   The supports coming from balsa strip for the type i like.   Colin.

 

I can't really help as mine was scratch-built, however I see that Wills do a kit SS34 which is a water tank on a stone base. For less than a tenner, you could discard the stone base and just use the tank sections.

 

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38 minutes ago, coline33 said:

Thank you to all who have brought up the water tank.   Putting a complete tender 'up in the air' seemed gross on my Welney project.   So I have been looking at the smaller 'branch-line' versions such as those illustrated.   What available parts are recommended for the tanks, please?   The supports coming from balsa strip for the type i like.   Colin.

My tank was styrene sheet and evergreen strips - rivets were Archer decals - fiddly but doable. Support was stained stripwood from my US modelling stash. Ladder was a long signal ladder - MSE I think.

Open topped with an insert of clear plastic sprayed Humbrol Olive drab on the underside (same as my canal)

The prototype actually looks pretty big in photos so it is "downsized"

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1 hour ago, wiggoforgold said:

The tank at Upwelling Drove used panels from a Wills vari girder bridge on a base from Plastruct strip.

 

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You've reminded me I need some undergrowth around my tank....

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You can also get the familiar Braithwaite pattern tank panels at 50p each and build your own.

 

This style of panel dates back to at least 1900 and I have also seen them used for the sides of bridges.

 

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My tank used  Wills water tank panels that weren't being used and I soldered up the frame from bits of brass. It was based on a prototype but I now can't remember where, must have been somewhere in East Anglia?

 

Martyn

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Just now, MrWolf said:

Probably a bit on the big side is that tank, but it was the only picture I had to hand. The panels were I believe 4 feet (1220mm) square.


I’m surprised you haven’t suggested a panzer tank :P

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8 hours ago, chuffinghell said:


I’m surprised you haven’t suggested a panzer tank :P

 

Do you know what those things do to the gallon? 

Even less than b#ses.

There may be a big daft lump of iron appear on my layout, but it's one of ours and that's on you for getting everyone all enthused about Lowmacs. :good:

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I've been after a Drewry and when I saw that Sparkshot do a body I raided the casualty department for an old 03 chassis with dodgy coupling rods.

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Surplus bits removed and hard wired it ran fine on DC so I ordered a kit. Bits are here - I received 2 sets of buffers as there was a minor glitch with the first order.

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All seems well...I shaved a bit too much off one of the internal mounting points during clean up and needed to add a sliver of styrene to keep everything level.

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I added some bits - the LMS buffers are close enough for me. Although those in the kit are very nice I wanted something a little bit more robust for layout handling.

I also have some 3-link couplings on order. I normally use Kadees but will use a suitably equipped brake van as a "convertor wagon" in this case for shunting on LDF.

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The cow-catchers are so nice I did'nt want to mess with them.

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