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 Posted: Wed May 23rd, 2018 04:21 pm
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Got some nice rivet detail, and interesting weathering.



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 Posted: Wed May 23rd, 2018 06:36 pm
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Down side of the trip was there was no stop there for a few more photos of the tank.

I would have liked to have taken a few more photo's.




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 Posted: Wed May 23rd, 2018 06:48 pm
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" Duh the first photo did not show up "


Hi Ken  :wave:



When using the 'Attachment' & Browse-Button method of Posting a photo ...  L:

... only ONE PHOTO may be 'Attached' to each Post. 

If a 2nd photo is selected using the Browse-Button ...

... it will overwrite & replace the 1st one, as the 'Attached' photo.  :)



So it's working as it should do.  :thumb:



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WOW ! ... What a soooper  C :cool: :cool: L  & funky looking water tank !!  :pimp:





A real narrow gauge 'Faberge egg' ... In RUST and RIVETS !  ;)





" 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 "



It does look like a tricky support structure to construct.  :shocked:

But it's gonna look ACE ! when done.


I'll be interested to see how you do the main-body Ken.  ???

Canadian fishing-floats ?  ;)



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 Posted: Wed May 23rd, 2018 09:23 pm
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No fish floats were harmed in the making of the water tank.

1/2 of a plastic ball gave it's all for the bottom of the tank, the peaked roof was found in 1 of my O2IT drawers.

Not even sure why I had it there :bang: or what I had intended to use it for or where I found it.





Added a photo of the tank before being dropped and needing a new support structure. :bang:

Being laid out later this evening.


Canadian Ken Eh!




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" No fish floats were harmed in the making of the water tank "


Hi Ken  :wave:



Pleased to hear it !  ;)



I'm guessing I know what you mean about the styrene 'L' girders & suchlike ...

... OK up to a point, but quite flexible/bendy in longer lengths.


Just been experimenting with some Plastruct extruded-styrene for a "Tanque Charuto" underframe.  :brill:



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Lookin' good Ken !  :thumb:

I do like 'No.3' ... But I like them ALL in fact !! 

What a nice & really 'diverse' bunch of water tanks.  :cool:



More pix. please ... When yer can !  :bg:



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 Posted: Sat May 26th, 2018 01:48 am
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Although this model is NOT! a Water Tank, regardless that is what it looks like.

It is a 1/48th scale model of a Taylor Hydraulic Air Compressor, model stands 7 Feet 3 Inchs in height.

The plant was operated by the Kootenay Air Supply Company at Ainsworth

BC and supplied 6 or 7 district mines.



Water was supplied via a 5 Foot Wood Stave pipeline to the tank, a funnel with 3000 3/4 inch pipes in the tank,

water flowed into the funnel and drew air into the water,

the water then dropped through a 3 Foot wood stave pipe 205 feet underground to a steel bell shaped chamber,

the water flowed out the bottom and returned to the surface through the shaft.

Air from the top of the chamber at 87 PSI was piped about 2 miles to various mines.





More photos of the above ground and chamber to follow.




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Model of the air chamber, located at the bottom of the shaft, roughly 210 Feet below the surface.







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Above ground portion of the Air Compressor roughly 110 feet above Coffee Creek.

Water supply came from Krao Creek, via 1350 foot wood stave line.







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Hope you don't have cats...

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 Posted: Sat May 26th, 2018 04:12 am
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Jose

Just a deaf Ferret, who's home is a 100+ year old "Blazer" 290 Pot Bellied Stove.

But if he can get into trouble, he will!!!!




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