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Philip
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Posted - 01/22/2019 :  8:00:42 PM  Show Profile  Visit Philip's Homepage  Reply with Quote
A few weeks back a friend of mine was drinking a Voss water and walla...that would make a nice backer for a water tower. Then a huge search ensued looking for plans.



Cut to size and wrapped with 4,5,and 6" staves.



Then came the spout. Resin and wood dowel rod. Planning on some Archer rivets to keep the profile low. The end spout is a donated smoke stack end to profile the end and support on prototype.





Philip

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Philip
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Posted - 01/23/2019 :  5:14:12 PM  Show Profile  Visit Philip's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Here are some important WT fixtures.

Some were half round banded.




Flat banding (lug) methods.



Philip



Edited by - Philip on 01/23/2019 5:37:18 PM

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Philip
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Posted - 01/23/2019 :  5:52:39 PM  Show Profile  Visit Philip's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Spout data





Spout failure
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2tjBQNcf_m4

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Philip
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Posted - 01/23/2019 :  10:33:33 PM  Show Profile  Visit Philip's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Totally messed the rivet placement on large end on this pipe! Hope I can save it!

Philip




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Rick
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Posted - 01/24/2019 :  06:18:34 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Very nice.
I'm sure you'll sort out the rivet issue.



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TRAINS1941
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Posted - 01/24/2019 :  09:06:20 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Nice start Philip.

Jerry

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Philip
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Posted - 01/24/2019 :  09:40:22 AM  Show Profile  Visit Philip's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Thanks for looking!

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Philip
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Posted - 01/26/2019 :  9:52:04 PM  Show Profile  Visit Philip's Homepage  Reply with Quote
A few more research shots.


Three from a stone silo.







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BigLars
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Posted - 01/27/2019 :  09:19:02 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Excellent start Philip.

My current build:
http://www.railroad-line.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=50375

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Philip
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Posted - 01/27/2019 :  09:44:46 AM  Show Profile  Visit Philip's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Thanks Larry! I may get the rivets in today, long process. Finally a day off!

Philip



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Tyson Rayles
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Posted - 01/27/2019 :  09:53:27 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Neat project! Thank God I model 1965 and don't have to fool with things like that or I would never get my layout done.


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Philip
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Posted - 01/27/2019 :  10:53:54 AM  Show Profile  Visit Philip's Homepage  Reply with Quote
You smell like RS-2 diesel fuel Mike!
Thanks!
Philip



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Tyson Rayles
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Posted - 01/28/2019 :  08:34:36 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Yeah I dropped one of those engines in my golf cart so I can make better time in these mountains!


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Philip
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Posted - 02/28/2019 :  10:48:02 AM  Show Profile  Visit Philip's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Finally...hoop fasteners on .025 plastic rod. Big magic marker paint absorbs well without flaking!




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BigLars
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Nice, I have been using brown sharpies as a base coat on metal I want to rust. You might want to give them a try as well.

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Philip
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Posted - 03/01/2019 :  6:13:47 PM  Show Profile  Visit Philip's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Sure will Larry! Top coat brown weathering.

thanks!

Philip



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