Half a Tank

Matthyro

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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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Clerk

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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
 

spitfire

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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".
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Val