Kitbasher's Diary - N Scale Water Tank

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    I've been working on a couple of structures for the junction on the Poor Fork RR...
    I've started a depot, & then I thought, "What's a steam-era shortline without a water tank?"

    Well, I thought I'd dig around in the scrap box, & see what I could come up with...
    I found this little tank thingy in a Walthers N scale Service Track kit...

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    I used a square to draw some vertical guidelines on the tank, & then glued some 080x080 Evergreen styrene strip to the sides

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    To make a support structure for the tank, I found some HO trestle bents in a Walthers O.L. King & Son Coal Co...

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    I trimmed up a couple of the bents, & added some styrene strip for bracing...

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    I primed everything with Floquil Roof Brown...

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    Then I drybrused with some Polly Scale Acrylics, in various shades of brown...

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    Next, I used some styrene to make some metal reinforcement bands...

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    I made this roof out of 020 sheet styrene...

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    After a botched attempt at making shingles from construction paper, I went back, sanded most of the flat black paint off the roof, & started making shingles out of strip styrene...

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    Thanks guys!
    I really appeciate all the nice words! :)
    I must say that I have the highest respect for all of your modeling skills as well!:thumb:

    I got some detailing done last night...
    I added a roof hatch...

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    ...& I used the barrel of an old ball-point pen to make a standpipe for the bottom of the tank...

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