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FWLR Water Tower

Post by FWLR » Wed Dec 12, 2018 12:17 pm

I have finished my water tower for the FWLR. Now it's no where in the same league has ge_rik's and I would never assume to have the same building skills has some of our more illustrious members who do some absolutely brilliant builds. But I thought the Model Town one did need improving some what, especially after I was so disappointed with the water outlet, ( the chain was just stuck in loosely with a small nail to the outlet pipe.)

Anyway here are some photos for you.

This is the brickwork base ( Real Bricks) with some steps and handrails.
You can see how and where I put the chain, it was just a bit of Plasticard.
It has a lamp I had made from https://slrmodels.co.uk

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I need to put a bit of rust running down the slates to the lamp.

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The Lamp does work....

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I think it works.......
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Re: FWLR Water Tower.

Post by Andrew » Wed Dec 12, 2018 1:02 pm

Looking good Rod - I really like the weathering, and the lighting's very effective too...

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Post by Peter Butler » Wed Dec 12, 2018 1:32 pm

Well done Rod, that is an impressive build and well finished. I love the working lamp too.
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Re: FWLR Water Tower

Post by pandsrowe » Thu Dec 13, 2018 8:29 am

If you want some real rust just let it weather outside for a few weeks, the chain will soon rust. In my case I had to replace the supplied chain with some brass (not brass plated) within a year. Not sure what the chain composition is but it's a long time since I've seen steel rust quite as quickly.
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Re: FWLR Water Tower

Post by philipy » Thu Dec 13, 2018 8:31 am

The light throw from that lamp is really realistic.

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Post by Keith S » Thu Dec 13, 2018 5:09 pm

The lamp is very good, and I am also really impressed with the green algae you have depicted on the clay tiles/brick at the base of the building. That stuff doesn't grow as well here in Canada, so I tend to notice it when I'm in the U.K.- I know green slime is a dubious national artifact, but really where doesn't that stuff grow? If someone chose not to include it on a British model, you'd almost have to explain why it wasn't there!

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Post by Soar Valley Light » Sun Dec 16, 2018 2:02 pm

What a fantastic building Rod - well done! The detailing is absolutely brilliant. I love the light too. A great addition to your railway.

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Post by ge_rik » Mon Dec 17, 2018 8:36 am

Looks pretty damn good to me, Rod. Like me, you can probably only see the flaws in your modelling, but to me it looks really effective. I like the way you've incorporated a light; an idea I may borrow if that's ok with you.

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Re: FWLR Water Tower

Post by FWLR » Mon Dec 17, 2018 8:39 am

Thanks Rik, that is a compliment coming from someone of your standing. :notworthy:

Of course it is Rik. I don't have a problem with borrowing any of yours.... :lol: :lol:
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