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    Originally posted by Larryc


    Mike nice job! I'm also interested on how you do the tank bands; maybe it'll help me figure out the bands for my silo.


    Larry, thank you. We will see how the bands turn out.
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    • Will that is different. A nice difference. I like it. Skillfully crafted too.
      It's only make-believe

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      • Thank you for the kind words, Bob!
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        Not everything that is faced can be changed, but nothing can be changed until it is faced. James Baldwin

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        • 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

          Despite the cost of living, it's still popular

          My current build.

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          • 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 I’m 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 I’ll be modeling. No idea what’s going on there.

            Mike
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            • I’ve 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 .188” 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.

              Here’s 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.



              Here’s the result:



              Next I will attack the roof.

              Mike
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              • Looking good mike. interesting variation on the band spacing.

                Bob
                It's only make-believe

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                • Mike,

                  Very nice band application!
                  Dave

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                  • Mike, Nice band-aid with the styrene spacer. Looks good.

                    Were the prototype bands made like barrel hoops?

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                    • 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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                      • 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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                        • Mike the tank with the bands looks really good; nice job! Definitely going to have to "borrow" your technique.
                          Owner, General Manager, and all around "chief cook and bottle washer" of the Caz Coal-and-Wood Railroad

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                          • Thank you, Larry. If it helps, borrow away!

                            Mike
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                            • 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.

                              :up:
                              Regards Rob

                              Despite the cost of living, it's still popular

                              My current build.

                              https://railroad-line.com/node/40644

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                              • Thank you, Rob!
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