Water Tower in N

Discussion in 'Scratchin' & Bashin'' started by Racharg, Oct 25, 2003.

  1. Racharg

    Racharg Member

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    Hello All,

    Stumbled across this forum in search of model railroad knowledge and was inspired by what I found here, particularly by some of the cereal box creations. I decided that, for my first attempt, I'd do a water tower. It's still a work in progress, but the bones are there. The next one will adhere a bit more closely to scale, though I don't think I'm that far off :)

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  2. interurban

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    Welcome to the Gauge Racharg and a fellow Ontarian too:D
    Lots Of N gaugers here for you and of course our cardbord man:D :D :D :D :D Robin who does wonderful things with cereal boxes.
    Now that is one nice water tower!!!;)
  3. Clerk

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    Welcome Racharg. If this is you first attempt, you did a fantastic job. It looks so real. Did you say this was cardboard?
  4. Racharg

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    Thanks...it is indeed cardboard, Honey Nut Cheerios Cardboard to be exact :) Except for the posts (matchsticks) and tension bands (thread and clipped nails) Any of you fellow n-scalers know where I can find an n-scale lumber dimension reference online by any chance?
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    Welcome to the Gauge and what a great first go. When I was in N scale, I would split the matchsticks down with a straight edge razor for the smaller dimensions. Anyone with a scale rule got too close I just bopped 'em on the head with piece of flex track. :D ;) :p :eek:
  6. jon-monon

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    Welcome aboard Racharg! Looks great from here!

    On edge, of course, so it conforms to their skull and they get poked with 100 teeny weeny ties ;)

    We call that an N scale Noogie! :D :D :D
  7. Ralph

    Ralph Remember...it's for fun!

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    Very nicely done! I was going to ask about the tension bands but you already provided that info. Neat!
    Ralph
  8. Matthyro

    Matthyro Will always be re-membered

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    Thats a neat looking water tank Racharg

    Welcome to the Gauge.
    Don't know any websites that give N gauge lumber sizes.
    I rely on my trusty N scale ruler
    It's hard to get any lumber smaller than the 2X4 size. for my old eyes anyway.
    Your local hobby shop may carry different sizes of lumber that you can use for reference.
  9. Clerk

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    Jon! Take your medicine.
  10. shaygetz

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    Hey, that would leave a kinda warm, tingly feelin' wouldn't it?:eek: ;)
  11. Racharg

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    It's been a while since I've had a chance to sit and play trains! Finally got around to finishing the spout...

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  12. Racharg

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    And another view with more of the MDC 2-8-0 in the shot :)

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  13. Arlaghan

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    Nicely done! And if it hasn't been said before, welcome to the-gauge!
  14. Racharg

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    Thanks Arlaghan, here's one more b4 calling it a night...

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  15. Fred_M

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    Real nice water tower, but please tell me you didn't really clip your nails and use them? Yuck. :D Dash 10
  16. Racharg

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    Had a bunch of 1/2 inch nails with flat-ish heads that I bought at a hardware store to hold my track down. Thought I was being smart rather than pay for the more expensive Atlas nails. That was before I discovered my wife's sewing pins work much better and are way cheaper for that sort of thing (in blue foam insulation at any rate) Have enough nails for 9 more water towers at least :)
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    I'm glad you cleared that up about the "clipped nails." I too thought you meant fingernail clippings which I wouldn't really find gross, but it had me studying your model to try to figure out where the fingernail clippings were located and what they were used for. Nice looking model. Welcome to the gauge.
  18. Racharg

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    ROFL I just clued in to how that might be misinterpreted, I'm cheap, but not that cheap :)
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    Hi Racharg and welcome to the gauge. Nice looking water tower. Very nice photos also.
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  20. Racharg

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    Just to clarify :)

    This is what I meant by clipped nail :oops:

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