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railman28
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Posted - 09/05/2020 :  12:26:06 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Will that is different. A nice difference. I like it. Skillfully crafted too.

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Michael Hohn
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Posted - 09/05/2020 :  2:37:01 PM  Show Profile  Visit Michael Hohn's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Thank you for the kind words, Bob!


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robert goslin
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Posted - 09/06/2020 :  03:37:29 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hi Mike, Interesting water tank. Nice job on the frame for it.

Do you know why the bottom bit was enclosed. Maybe due to the cold ?


Regards Rob

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Edited by - robert goslin on 09/06/2020 03:38:56 AM

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Michael Hohn
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Posted - 09/06/2020 :  09:11:34 AM  Show Profile  Visit Michael Hohn's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Thank you, Rob. Yes, the enclosed base was probably to prevent the water supply pipe from freezing. Average January temperature is around 0 degrees C in the area Iím modeling. A more conventional design was just enclosing the pipe, but some railroads fully enclosed the base.

In the case of this tank, there was an external pipe which Iíll be modeling. No idea whatís going on there.

Mike



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Michael Hohn
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Posted - 09/10/2020 :  9:40:21 PM  Show Profile  Visit Michael Hohn's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Iíve added the bands, which are styrene strips painted black and rubbed with rust-colored powder. I used a spacer as shown here to get them even. On the prototype the bands are almost evenly spaced. I used a piece of 0.01 by .188Ē styrene as a spacer for the bottom three bands. I glued a 0.01 by 0.02 strip to one edge to widen the spacer and added a couple more bands, glued another strip onto the spacer and added several more bands.

Hereís what the spacer looks like. I taped the spacer against the previous band and glued one end of the new band in place. I moved the spacer around the tank as I glued the band in place.



Hereís the result:



Next I will attack the roof.

Mike


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railman28
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Posted - 09/10/2020 :  10:56:50 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Looking good mike. interesting variation on the band spacing.

Bob


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Guff
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Posted - 09/11/2020 :  07:32:01 AM  Show Profile  Send Guff an AOL message  Reply with Quote
Mike,
Very nice band application!


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Bill Gill
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Posted - 09/11/2020 :  07:36:04 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Mike, Nice band-aid with the styrene spacer. Looks good.
Were the prototype bands made like barrel hoops?



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deemery
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Posted - 09/11/2020 :  07:52:01 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Nice trick with the growing spacer. The taper really shows up well in these latest photos.

dave


Modeling 1890s (because the voices in my head told me to)

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Michael Hohn
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Posted - 09/11/2020 :  09:50:39 AM  Show Profile  Visit Michael Hohn's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Thank you Bob, David, Bill and Dave for following along and for the nice comments.

Bill, yes, they are like barrel hoops, the way it was done in my period. I still have connectors to add.

Mike




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Larryc
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Posted - 09/11/2020 :  5:16:05 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Mike the tank with the bands looks really good; nice job! Definitely going to have to "borrow" your technique.


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Michael Hohn
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Posted - 09/11/2020 :  8:28:46 PM  Show Profile  Visit Michael Hohn's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Thank you, Larry. If it helps, borrow away!

Mike



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robert goslin
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Posted - 09/12/2020 :  05:25:06 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Looks great Mike. The taper has come out spot on. Not often modelled as it can be hard to do, but yours look great.
I like the bands too, and as always your weathering is nice.


Regards Rob

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Michael Hohn
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Posted - 09/12/2020 :  09:08:39 AM  Show Profile  Visit Michael Hohn's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Thank you, Rob!


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masonamerican
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Posted - 09/15/2020 :  4:04:31 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Looks great, neat trick with the spacer!


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