Saturday, 28 December 2013

What`s in the box - No. 2

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

The basic framing of the water tank went together very well and quickly. This is less than an hour into the project. I waited a day before taking the bands off and gluing on the siding. I used Walther Goo for attaching the siding which fit extremely well. To this point I am really impressed with the kit. I used the kit's review seen in the background as a guide to this project.

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