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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.

Canadian Ken Eh!


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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:



:cool:



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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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Got some nice rivet detail, and interesting weathering.

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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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" 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 ?  ;)



:mex:



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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.


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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:



:mex:



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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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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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Howdy Ken,

You coming downunder next Easter?

https://www.austnarrowgaugeconvention.com


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Just cleared off my income tax bill, working on getting funds together for the meet,

and YES! I am working on doing a clinic on the Silversmith Hydro System,

along with a few models to enter.


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Kens crates full of models, for the Narrow Gauge Convention, are carefully loaded into the front cargo hold ...  :thumb:





... No one told the loading Guys though, that inside his HUGE crates, there was mostly lightweight foam-scenery & styrene ...  :us:





... Making the plane a tad rear-heavy before take off !  :shocked:



:P



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Hi Ken  :wave:



I forgot to mention of course ...

... the 'Taylor Hydraulic Air Compressor' model is EXCELLENT !  :bow:








A scale model 7' 3" tall ... Eh!  :shocked:



Now it makes perfect sense ... that you thought the Canadian canyon & trestle bridge ...

... MIGHT be modelable over TWO FLOORS in your stairwell !!  :shocked:  :shocked:


;)


This thingamebob looks interesting as well ...  :P





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

That's what it is then ^^ Eh!  :brill:



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OK the large Dia pipe is the downcomer from the intake take wrapped around the seperator to give roughly 51 feet of spin.

The tank was raised 2 feet off the bottom so the water could pass out the bottom and raise to the surface for discharge.

The air was taken off the peak of the tank for the mines.


A second line which, if not enough air was being used was set for the air/water interface which would allow venting of the excess air.

Apparently it was cheaper to buy the air from the plant then it was to produce your own with a Pelton Wheel driven air compressor.


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For a suitable Water Crane 7mm Scale, take a look at the models offered by Duncan Models in the UK.

One of the models shown in very similar too the Water Crane I have.

Mean while, after a few home improvement projects, the WT from Peru has a new base built, and a start made on the piping.


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Hi    Ken  :wave:



What with all the  C :cool: :cool: L  Peruvian rusty 'Faberge' water tanks & water crane ...

... I never gotta round 2 saying what an unusual one this is.  :shocked:



I really like it a lot !  :)





I've never seen anything QUITE like this before !

Who wooda thunked it, that a tank might have been supported QUITE like this ?  L:


Nice idea using a 'core' of LEGOs to form the stacks during construction.  :brill:

I can't tell the size exactly ... Were the LEGO 'cores' 2x2 or maybe 4x4 ?  ???



:mex: :mex: :mex: :mex: :mex:



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The LEGO used were a mix of 2x3, 1x2 & 1s, for a square 3x3.

For 1/35 th scale I would use at least a 4x4 setup.

The tank was OO scale, if you can find a 7mm tank, or make one up it would likely work for your Railway.

Although from the prototype photo it appears to be fairly new I will likely weather the ties (HO) later to tone it down.

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" The LEGO used were a mix of 2x3, 1x2 & 1s, for a square 3x3 "


Hi Ken  :wave:


3x3 Eh!  :old dude:



You know what ? ... I had a feeling you were gonna say that !  :P

Dem 3x3s are tricky to make ... Never seen a 3x3x1 LEGO brick myself.  :us:



Looks like just the right size.  :thumb:





I was looking at some tanks ... as if I aint got enough to do !  ;)

When I realized that your BASHed tank top, is a vintage 'Airfix' one ! ... Right ?  L:





I can guesstimate.  :)

But can you tell me Ken ? ... What are the dimensions of the actual tank itself ?



I can work with Inches ... Euro. MMs ... Or Microns !  :shocked:

My guess is a length of about 4" ... Width ? ... Mmm ?   .  .  .



Cheers !  [toast]



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OK the tank measurement in British Units of Measure.

Width 2 & 3/4 Inchs
Length 4 & 1/16th Inchs
Height to Tank Peak 1 & 3/4 Inchs
Height of Tank 1 & 1/2 Inchs

For the size of your locomotives ? (seen lots of rolling stock, no Motive Power:us::us::us:).
I am sure the Tank would be suitable for your line.

Between Home improvement jobs, working on spouts for the other two tanks.

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" OK the tank measurement in British Units of Measure "



Hi    Ken  :wave:  Eh!



Thanks very mucho  :mex:  Amigo, for the tank measurements.  :)



I must have LASER EYESIGHT !  :shades:


I was only a 1/16th out on the length 'guesstimate'.  :brill:

I wish I could find that small spring that 'PINGed' out of eyeshot today though !!  :f:






I managed to find one at a pretty good £££ price.  :moose:



Just wondering whether to break the new ... NO MORE DAMN KITS ! rule though !!  L:

I suppose just 1 more wouldn't hurt, would it ?  ???



That sounds familiar to me ...

... I think I said that last time !  :P



:mex:  Adios for now Amigo !



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After a spell of home improvement tasks, back to working on the water tanks and Cigar tank car,
redoing the frame for the tank car, will do it in metal (per say aka Evergreen styrene),
using a Bachmann car frame, rather than use a wooden Bachmann Flatcar.

I do have a spare Airfix ? water tank kit in my O2IT collection, for yet another project to be decided later,
need to look through my photos from Central / South America for ideas.
I used the supports from the first tank for a scrap pile.

You can never have enough projects to work on at any given time,
as long as you do not take the important parts from one project to complete another :bang: :bang: been there done that.

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" You can never have enough projects to work on at any given time,
as long as you do not take the important parts from one project to complete another "



Hi    Ken  :wave:



Couldn't agree more !

BRING ON THE PROJECTS BABY !  :bg:



My "important parts" are in the wall-safe, along with all the crane-hooks.  ;)



Since Doug told me how messy my workbench looked ...

... I've got a few more 'handy placky boxes' for all my table top junque !  :cool:



It's working well so far ...

... still can't find that tiny spring though.  :us:



:moose:



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" I used the supports from the first tank for a scrap pile "

SCRAP PILE !  :shocked:  ... Eh!

Is that with or without a sprinkling of iron-oxide Sir ?


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Have a collection of 1 to 1 rust particles which I use at time's collected from old bolts, and pipe and what ever.

Cast Iron ages, steel rust's.


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Have a several lifetimes supply of authentic steel rust particles (disguised as a car) for sale.
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OK ... If it's confession time ...  :old dude:

... YEP ! ... I have collected some flaky ol' chunks of rusty & crusty metal as well !  :P

Not as much as Jose has though !!  ;)



Good point about the cast-iron Ken.  :thumb:



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An interesting 'Airfix' kit DOUBLE-DECKER ! from 'Google Images'.  :shocked:






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Came across a water tank similar to the tall tank you posted a photo of, in Paraguay,

also yet another water tank I will need to build from Brazil.

:glad::glad:


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Hi    Ken  :wave:



Your water tank Thread has got me thinking a bit about ... Water tanks !  :P



I must say that the vintage 'Airfix' kit you used, as you said, could be a 'sensible' BASH size for a smallish 1:35n2 model.





Having said that, I also really like your 'metal' circular water tank build.











And of course, this one of yours as well !  :)





I also like 'wooden' circular water tanks ...

... & for that matter, 'wooden' square truss-rod style tanks, like the Mich.Cal. Lumber Co tank at Camino.

Mmm ...

Decisions ... Decisions !



Thanks to your dimensions from the 'Airfix' water tank kit ...

... I have a paper mock-up on the bench, next to my other models, for a 'look see'.  :)



The really fairly small 'wooden' circular water tanks, used by 'The Gilpin Tram' are also a favorite ...








... model of 'Bonzo' the dog ... Optional !  ;)



In any case, I've got to be careful not to create a MONSTER !  :w:

So def. NO double-deckers for me !!  :shocked:



Small buildings, small locos, small engine-house ... Small water tank ...

... at least that's the theory ? 



All very inspiring stuff though !  :cool:



L: 



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The Trochita tank looks great, Ken and so also tank N. 2.

I like your eclecticism regarding choices at composing your own scene!!! :2t:

I have seen plenty of modeling in my life but Si's post with the double-decker Airfix bashing was really a surprise!

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" Came across a water tank similar to the tall tank you posted a photo of, in Paraguay,
also yet another water tank I will need to build from Brazil."

:glad::glad:



Hi Ken  :wave:



That "tall tank" was a bit of a surprise.  :shocked:

But the   'there is a prototype for everything'   concept, is proved correct YET AGAIN !  :P



Nice to hear of your find in Paraguay !!  :thumb:



:cool:



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Not wanting to turn Canadian Kens Thread into 'Weird Water Tanks Of The World' ...  :shocked:

... BUT ...  :P

... Came across this unusual tall & timber tank, photographed by Alwin at one of the 'Ontraxs' exhibitions.  :bg:



Couldn't resist showing it again here.

I know Canadian Ken likes his water WEIRD !  ;)










:)



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L: A water tank with window's,

certainly a different design concept from one's I have come across before :cool:




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