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First tank from Argentina used by the Esquel Railway, located at Fitalancao Patagonia.

A seperate water column and the pump house are on the other side of the track.

LEGO-blocks used to build the tower legs and keep them square while building.





Need to finish up the Tank from Cuba now, then onto Peru.




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Second photo of Tank







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Hi Ken  :wave:



Oh well ... It might be a case of 'O2IT' on the tank CARS ...

... BUT ... those intrepid scratchers & modders at 'Canadian    Ken Central' ...

... just can't ever say NO to a darn good TANK of some kinda description or another !  :thumb:



Looks like I might have to try & find some Argentinian, Cuban & Peruvian flags as well !!  ;)





First off ... I really like the water-column Ken.  :)

Of course I wanna know where it came from ? ...

Is it for 'O'-scale ? ...

Will it need modding ?



I have been keeping a beady-eye out for possibilities on these ...

... & so far, have an average 'Hornby' casting, found in an eBay 'job lot' of LEGOs believe it or not !  :P



It looks great ^^ with the drain, valve & swing-chain on it ... N I C E !

I even like the colour !!  :shocked:



:mex:



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As a guess it is a 1/43 scale Brass casting.

Not a clue as to what company made it in England.

Picked it up at my LHS for about a 1/2 Pound :glad:.

Added a length of heat shrink tube to replace the hose which had come apart.

Neat thing is it raises when rotated to supply water.

Should be Weathered Black in color though rather then the Yellow though.

Not likely I will ever come across another one.

May need to use it as a pattern, if I need another one.

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Hi Ken  :wave:



I'll give you £0.50p for it ! ... No problem !!  :2t:

Deal ?  ;)

Does that include P&P ?  ???



Well I did have a quick look for BASHable water-cranes, as a result of your inspiration.  :)



I couldn't find out who made your one though, or even see a photo of one anywhere ...

... so you do have a very rare & unique prototype obviously !  :P



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Would likely cost about 5 Pound just to mail it.

Working on the second tank, from Tom Yorke's plan book, lot's of 4 wheel rolling stock.

The tank is based on one he came across at the Pepito Tey sugar refinery in Cuba.

Working on the piping at the moment, hope to post a photo or two in a few day's,
then onto Peru for the smallest one, you might find it of interest for use in 1/35 scale :moose:.

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Photo of Water Tank #2 based on a tank at Pepito Tey Sugar Mill in Cuba.

Tank is a Walthers HO Tank, Central Valley Girders to replace HO ones.

Fill line done, working on Fill spout and overflow piping.

Hatch supplied by LEGO, original hatches removed as too small for a O scale guy.

Finish the piping then onto #3 tank the smallest of the three.

Weathering will be done when the third one is done.







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" original hatches removed as too small for a O scale guy "


Hi Ken  :wave:


Yeah ... I know what you mean !  :shocked:


All those sugary-products & large rums, can pile on the inches around the waistline !!  ;)

Not to mention lazing around smoking big Cuban ceeegars, in the shade of the water tank.  :mex:





N  I  C  E  !   lookin' water tank.  :thumb:



And still one more to come ... No.3 ! ! !  .  .  .

.  .  .  " then onto Peru for the smallest one, you might find it of interest for use in 1/35 scale "



I figure you know I have a few  O2IT  projects myself.  :slow:

But ... Of course a water tank & maybe a water crane, are pretty much essential fare.  :)

I quite like the old Mich. Cal. Lumber Co. square wooden water tank at Pino Grande.



Anyway, you have gotten me thinking, as usual Ken ...  L:
... so be prepared for the Moose Mountain Line to blag a few more of your brilliant  :brill:  ideas !  :P



I rec. that water tanks No.1 & No.2 + that FUNKY 'rare' column, have gotta be worth ...

:moose: :moose: :moose: :moose: :moose: ... so far.
Can't wait for the 'micro' Peruvian small No.3 & of course all that lovely RUSTY weathering to come.  :old dude:



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A photo of the FCH&H water tank, taken in 2001 while the Railway was still 3 foot gauge.

Rebuilt to standard gauge in 2008.







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Duh the first photo did not show up, anyway a full view of the water tank, as a guess it was either 6 ft or 8 ft in dia.

Water supply piped down the mountain side to fill the tank.

The tank I am building is roughly 6 ft in dia.

Used to small of size styrene for supports the first time around and a resultant bump broke the legs,

taking a step back and looking at brass in lieu of styrene .







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