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water towers
Posted by Anonymous on Sunday, January 27, 2002 7:14 PM
I've looked for a modern type water tower in the hobby shop and in a few catalogues and all I can find is the old tank type. I'm looking for some kind of info on the "oval on stem" type. I could scratchbuild it, but I've got no prototype info (height, width, etc.) except eyeballing it. Thanks for any input!
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Posted by Anonymous on Sunday, January 27, 2002 9:13 PM
Check out some of the European/German platic kits by Vollmer, Kibri and Noch...Hope this helped..Vic
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Posted by thirdrail1 on Sunday, January 27, 2002 10:24 PM
Are you talking about the steam locomotive type? Walthers Cornerstone makes one with a round bottom in HO, and Plastruct makes one they call a kit (it's their shapes and a plan)in HO and N and possible O and S as well. If you are thinking of the municipal kind I call a "golf ball on a tall tee" (several are actually painted that way!) I know of no models.
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Posted by Anonymous on Monday, January 28, 2002 11:51 AM
Thanks Gregg and Vic-
Yeah the one I'm looking for is the golfball on a tee design. I'm sure I could scratchbuild one but I would'nt begin to know where to get prototype specs. I'll look into those German/ European models and see what I can find. Thanks!

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