Just another water tower

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    My layout needed a water tower at Vincents Landing, so I looked at a few that have been built recently, Masonjar's and Belg have both built real nice ones.As we have no proto types here in SA that I could base it on I surfed the Links and found onethat was to my liking.I decided to copy (with his permission ) the Water tower that Casey Feedwater has on his layout
    A tank on a stone plinth with a shed . Not being a fine scale modeler here is my project, Photo's were taken as it progressed so in the manner that Matthro uses to show his many fine projects here it is.
    Made the tank by glueing timber round a spraycan cap,after fist wrapping it with masking tape, acardboard box was made for the plinth

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    Stone Mason at work

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    Tank mounted on the plinth,note white glue run in to make the morter, disc cut for the roof and therafters being glued in tanks height was reduced to suit layout

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    Roof being shingled

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    Shed construction ...note rafter jig and cereal box

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    Shed erected andshingled,water spout as per tip from Masonjar for using apaint brush handle

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    Last one This is where it will be placed on the layout

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    Matthyro Will always be re-membered

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    Excellent workmanship Jimmy my friend. Hope to see more as this progresses. The stone work is great. What kind of stone do you use?A great addition to your railroad Jimmy. The tank looks like it has been there forever. Perfect weathering.
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    Robin... the rock chips are from a load of agregate that Stuart is useing to make concrete foundations, the rock is crushed waste rock from the mines
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