Edaville Water tank

Discussion in 'Scratchin' & Bashin'' started by Edavillenut, Dec 7, 2006.

  1. Edavillenut

    Edavillenut Member

    here is a model that i have been wanting to build for 4 or so years. well today i finaly started.

    it is being built in O scale for my On2 layout
    modled after edaville in the mid 60's.

    here is a pic of the water tower in real life well it is now torn down.

    here is the tank. it is made out of a tube i had laying aroung from something. it was to thin to work with so i filled it with hydrocal to make it stiffer so i could add the rivits and other details.


    here is the cinder block base made out of .040 styrene covered with plastruct O scale block.


    here is a shot where i started to wrap the "tank" with .020 styrene to make it look like the plates that were rivited to make up the tank


    here are a few other shots with some of the detail. istill have a lot of work to do but i will update the photos as i go.

  2. 2-8-2

    2-8-2 Member

    Looks like you've got a good start! :thumb:

    However, in the prototype pic, the water tank is only slightly taller than the cinder block base. Are you planning to trim the tube down a bit?
  3. Edavillenut

    Edavillenut Member

    yes i just sutuck the tank in there so you could see a photo of the model in progress. the base is 9'6" tall and the tank is another 16' above that. i will have to scan in the drawings i am working off of. they are in the septembe 1968 model railroad crasftman more to come tommarow
  4. LoudMusic

    LoudMusic Member

    What gauge is the track in the first picture? It sure doesn't look like standard gauge.
  5. Jim Krause

    Jim Krause Active Member

    LoudMusic: I believe thats 2 foot gauge. Hence the On2 model.
  6. Chessie6459

    Chessie6459 Gauge Oldtimer

    You are off to a Great Start there. Looking good so far.:thumb: :thumb: :thumb:
  7. Edavillenut

    Edavillenut Member

    your right it is not standard gauge. it is 2 foot narrow gauge. this model it based on the old maine two footers.
  8. fsm1000

    fsm1000 Member

    The Maine two footer, that is also a book you guys might want to look into. One of my favorites and along with the yukon RR it was my introduction to narrow gauge.

    Shawn, I like what you are doing, thanks and keep posting :)

    I did notice in your store a lack of narrow gauge water towers though :D Or did I look in the wrong spot? :)
    Thanks again
  9. Edavillenut

    Edavillenut Member

    once i am finished with the tower i will be making a mold of it and offering kits. along with 5 or 6 other buildings i have in the progress
  10. COX 47

    COX 47 Member

    Shawn...nice job so far...Keep us up dated....Do you have a layout?....Cox 47
  11. Edavillenut

    Edavillenut Member

    yes i do have a layout well its in progress. click the link in my sig and you will see it.

    i am aslo in the design stages of a On2 layout
  12. fsm1000

    fsm1000 Member

    Shawn way cool. I hope it does well for you :)
  13. Edavillenut

    Edavillenut Member

    hey all just thought i would drop in and update you all on the water tower. i got kicked out of my normal modeling space because the xmass decorations are going up :cry: so for right now the model it in a box sitting on my bed. hope fully tonight i will have my new workbench built and i will be able to get back to the model. and continue on a On2 station i started a few months back, hope to have more pics soon
  14. fsm1000

    fsm1000 Member

    I have a question for you.
    What are the dimensions of the tower?
    Diameter etc.
  15. Wabash Banks

    Wabash Banks Member

    I just watched Trains and Locomotives last night on RFDTV. It should be on again on Friday with the same episode but it was all about the Edaville RR. Pretty amazing stuff!
    There are a few scenes with the water tower in it. The video dates from 91 or 92.

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