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Posted - 09/23/2018 :  5:50:35 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
i bought this kit from banta modelworks, and when i received the kit i realized that i had made a rash decision and the kit as it was, wasn't going to work for me. not that it isn't a quality kit; it most certainly is. i purchased it to put it next to the sierra west scale model woodcutter's shack to service my wood burning loco, but when it got here i knew it wasn't going to work out. it turned out to be too short, didn't come with a spout and the banding was quite cheesy looking.

catalogue picture:

so i set about modifying it so that it would

so now i think i've got something i can use and it didn't end up costing me alot. i think it turned out pretty good. i bought the spout from walt, the turnbuckles and plumbing fittings from narrow gauge modeling co. i do plan on adding a fill pipe, but the wire that came with the kit is too small to be a fill pipe. i picked up a section of aluminum 1/8" tube yesterday and i have a plumbing fitting, so maybe later tonight i'll get around to installing it.
i'd take it outside for some natural light shots but it's so windy today i'm afraid if i let go of it it'll end up in the neighbor's yard...

thoughts? critiques? suggestions?

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Posted - 09/23/2018 :  6:39:08 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote

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Karl Scribner
Manistique, Michigan

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Engine Wiper

Posted - 09/23/2018 :  7:36:09 PM  Show Profile  Send geoawelch an AOL message  Reply with Quote
Thatís a nice save, Kevin. Great modeling.


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Posted - 09/23/2018 :  7:42:12 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Excellent enhancements Kevin'.. Looks great now'.


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Carl B

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Posted - 09/23/2018 :  7:45:22 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I'm glad it came out nice- but I'm sad there are no "build" pictures.....

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Posted - 09/24/2018 :  5:26:52 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
i didn't think it warranted a build thread, but once i dug into the project it did occur to me that a build thread might be appropriate. i just never got around to taking any pictures. sorry bud...

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Posted - 09/24/2018 :  6:56:50 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Nice job!! Looking Good.

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Michael Hohn

Posted - 09/24/2018 :  7:49:53 PM  Show Profile  Visit Michael Hohn's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Much improved, especially the bands.


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Crew Chief

Posted - 09/25/2018 :  11:26:01 AM  Show Profile  Visit ocalicreek's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Clever kitbash! Nice work.


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George D

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Posted - 09/25/2018 :  11:39:42 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Nice job on the upgrade, Kevin.


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David Clark

Posted - 09/25/2018 :  12:44:43 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
It's a win!

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New Hire

Posted - 10/20/2018 :  8:22:10 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I just got the same kit from Bill but havenít opened the box. Now I am concerned but will share as it progresses if there is any interest. First post here as I wanted to follow Bernd and Dan experimenting with battery power and charging. Garden trains are all about battery (if not steam) so will fill a need.


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Posted - 12/16/2018 :  7:55:13 PM  Show Profile  Visit UKGuy's Homepage  Send UKGuy a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
Great kitbash Kevin. Your additions and adaptions have really turned this into a splendid piece of modeling.
I'm glad I stumbled across this thread and got to see this fine work.
Really nice job.


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