|The completed turntable. The pit still needs to be finished.|
|Staining the staves|
I built a single water tank as part of the engine terminal. I modified a design from City Point, where the tank is tapered and the top open. This was a fun project that took an afternoon and evening.
|The tapered tanks takes shape|
|Trying to keep the deck square to the beams.|
The rings are 0.010 by 0.020 inch styrene with Tichy turn buckles.
The canvas hose is a piece of masking tape painted and detailed with styrene strip clamps.
The valve mechanism is brass rod and scrap pieces of timber. I used two pieces of bird shot as weights for the pull cord.
To make the exposed water surface, I puttied and painted the top disk a midnight blue color. Once all the parts were added, I painted the blue surface with two thick coats of Vallejo Gloss Varnish.
Next up is a wood rick and a tool shed.
Does anyone know how they filled these tanks? I see no evidence of a supply pipe in the photos.
I also am thinking about adding an ash pit. I will probably place it on the turntable lead, near the water tank.