Half a Tank

Discussion in 'Robin At His Best' started by Matthyro, Apr 15, 2005.

  1. Matthyro

    Matthyro Will always be re-membered

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    OK I just don't have room on the Georgetown Sub to put a full size water tank near the loco servicing area so I am going with a half one which goes against the backdrop. I hope when you look at it that the eye will trick you into believing that it is all there. Much like the Georgetown staion I built which is only partial too.
    The tank in question is a 50,000 gallon tank and saw use on the Texas & New Orleans portion of the Southern Pacific. It was not a standard A.R.E.A. design but had a character of it'sown in that the bottom was of greater diameter than the top. I have based mine on the drawings in the April 1963 Model Railroader.
    Here is my progress so far. This model is HO The bottom is a scale 25 feet in diameter and the top is 22.4 feet in diameter.
    More to come.

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  2. Will_annand

    Will_annand Active Member

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    Here he goes again.... :rolleyes: :cool:

    Another work of art in the making. :thumb:
  3. shaygetz

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    'Nother box o' Chocolate Flavored Snappy Dingles bites the dust :thumb:
  4. MasonJar

    MasonJar It's not rocket surgery

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    That just makes me laugh... :D :D ;) :thumb:

    Andrew
  5. Chessie6459

    Chessie6459 Gauge Oldtimer

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    Looks Really Good Robin :thumb: :thumb: :thumb:
  6. Matthyro

    Matthyro Will always be re-membered

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    Half a roof

    Here is how I made half a roof.
    Shingles come next.

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  7. TomPM

    TomPM Another Fried Egg Fan

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    Great job Robin! :thumb: :thumb:
  8. Clerk

    Clerk Active Member

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    WOW Robin. That looks like the tank that was at a little station in northern California where
    we lived for a while. It served the occasional steam helpers that came out of Alturas Ca. and
    was also our home water supply
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    spitfire Active Member

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    Looks great so far Robin!!! :thumb:

    Val
  10. Matthyro

    Matthyro Will always be re-membered

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    Half of the support framming

    Thanks for the kind comments folks.
    The support framing is mainly 12 by 12 inch rough cut lumber. My new bandsaw came in handy for this.

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  11. N Gauger

    N Gauger 1:20.3 Train Addict

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    Did you think of putting a "Piece" of mirror behind the "base" of the tank. This would be flat against the backdrop & reflect the base, "providing by reflection" the rest of the base. :) :)

    Awesome stuff!! As Always!!! :) :)
  12. Matthyro

    Matthyro Will always be re-membered

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    Good idea Mikey. Thanks
  13. N Gauger

    N Gauger 1:20.3 Train Addict

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    :D Welcome :D Make sure you post a pic!!! :D :D :D
  14. Matthyro

    Matthyro Will always be re-membered

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    A little bit of progress today. It took me a while to figure out how I could make the tapered water spout.

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    spitfire Active Member

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    My goodness Robin, it is absolutely amazing what you do with paper!!!! I'm so glad you're posting these progress shots too - I get so much inspiration from "watching you work".
    :thumb: :thumb: :thumb: :thumb:

    Val
  16. Matthyro

    Matthyro Will always be re-membered

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    Got the shingles on the same way as I show in the current Gauge Mag then gave it all a coat of paint.

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  17. Will_annand

    Will_annand Active Member

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    wow, impressive Robin...

    How do you do that. I am going to need a personal tutorial on that.
    When do the Cerealboard art class begin?
  18. MasonJar

    MasonJar It's not rocket surgery

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    That's brilliant! I just cut the end of the handle off - now I am "short" one paint brush...!

    Always something else to learn... :rolleyes:

    Andrew
  19. Wyomingite

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    Unbelievable Robin. Thanks for sharing.

    Ron :thumb: :wave:
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    Your usual excellence Robin! :)