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    Thank you, Edsland!

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    Have a couple pics of the new project, it is the water tank at the Wyoming depot area, these photographs were taken in 1917:

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    Wonder if anyone has a recommendation as to a kit I can start with? You can see the configuration of the stand is not what we usually see in the available kits, but somewhat simpler.

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    This is another photo showing the larger area, this is from a massive TIFF file which I shrunk down but gives perspective as to where the photo is taken from, in conjunction with the photos above.

    I used to think that this was taken from the water tank, however now it looks like it was taken from some other tower or possibly power pole (?) considerably off to the side, as the water tank sits almost in line with the potato warehouse:

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    Quote Originally Posted by logandsawman View Post
    Wonder if anyone has a recommendation as to a kit I can start with? You can see the configuration of the stand is not what we usually see in the available kits, but somewhat simpler.
    Well simpler in some aspects, but more complex in others. That angle on the legs is going to be difficult to get "right", and the central pipe enclosure is going to have to be more detailed than normal (since you can actually see it).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Iron Horseman View Post
    Well simpler in some aspects, but more complex in others. That angle on the legs is going to be difficult to get "right", and the central pipe enclosure is going to have to be more detailed than normal (since you can actually see it).
    Good points... I spent some time searching images today and found modelers frequently scratch build their tanks. I found some examples and hope to share them tomorrow

    I wish the lighting was better in the photos

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    here is another shot of the water tower, is a closeup of one above, also a set of plans I found on the internet, will adapt this I think.

    It looks like all the boards for the tank run vertically,

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    Really nice looking station. I also think the random shingles that are off color as a realistic touch. Looks like a building a few years after the roof is installed.

    Modeling the roaring 20's
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    Wonder why the tank(s) never froze up in the winter...insulated, heated or they did freeze to some degree.

    Greg
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    RBMN-- thanks for the depot comment!

    Greg-- I am going to guess some ice formed around the peremiter, however this was a very busy location and new water being pumped in regularily presumably kept the tank liquid.

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    Well I have some pics of the water tank I will be adapting to fit my prototype. I found this on ebay, an alexander scale model which held a lot of similarities, and included the spout and other details which I decided would be easier to get by purchasing a kit than the scratch build supplies separately.

    Here is a shot of the first page of the instructions. I like they include many details about the prototype.

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    The main difference is the prototype I am copying is taller and the stand is erected slightly differently. Also, in the several photos of the prototype, the roof does not show up, and I am not certain that it has one; I don't believe any overhang shows which should be evident.

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    The center wooden contrivance around the pipes is called the frost jacket, and was made of several layers of wood and paper as insulation. Apparently, water with ash was pumped in to the tank to reduce scale and minerals that were found in the water.

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    another shot of the prototype. I am going with the tank size as built with the kit, but will try to copy the stand as shown in the prototype photo

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