|The Maine water tank has many great looking parts.|
Portland Locomotive Works -White Birch Tank
I picked up my O scale version at Expo 2013 in Pittsfield this year. The kit has a good number of cleanly cut parts. The siding looks really nice also. I normally don't use the shingles supplied with most kits but these look really good and will use. Once I took the photo above I decided to put together the sub-assembly. This process went together very well and I was done in less than an hour. I used "Canopy Glue" for this process which dries quickly and has some flexibility. My kit did not have any instructions or plans but I did have a copy of the Maine Two Foot Digest, Summer 2013, that had a great review of the kit. That is really all I needed anyway. It appears to be a simple structure to build and a possibly great kit for a beginner to start with.
A little bit of history...the prototype tank was located on the SR&RL between Carrabasset and Kingfield Maine at White Birch Cut...George Dutka