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graffen

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BIS C&S water tank for HOn3
« on: April 04, 2020, 08:48:07 AM »
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Hi all.
I just built this.


Limited edition kit #168.


I've had it for a very long time, and each time I looked at the manual, I just put it away again...
The big issue was the tapered tank and the bands.
I just bit the bullet now and built it!
The base was rather easy to build.


To solve the tapering of the scale 8"x 2" planks, I made a fixture in my 3D printer.


The planks was to be reduced by 1/64" on one end... So a good fixture was crucial.


I taped the planks before removing them from the fixture. That's so I didn't mix the small and big ends.


I stained them while taped.


The wood was then glued to the cardboard tank base.

I only had to trim some of them to get good vertical alignment.

Finished tank:








All in all a very nice kit.
"Ora et labora"

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Re: BIS C&S water tank for HOn3
« Reply #1 on: April 04, 2020, 10:56:45 AM »
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That is super nice work, and the end result is very realistic looking.  You may be on to a genius idea with the jig as I know several people who have this kit stashed away due to the complexity.

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Re: BIS C&S water tank for HOn3
« Reply #2 on: April 04, 2020, 11:02:24 AM »
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Absolutely excellent!  Those C&S tanks have so many odd angles compared to the D&RGW/RGS style...what a neat solution!
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Re: BIS C&S water tank for HOn3
« Reply #3 on: April 04, 2020, 01:41:55 PM »
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If anyone has the Builders in scale C&S water tank kit, and is going to build it. I have designed a sanding fixture for the tank boards.



Just print it in ABS on a 3D printer.



https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:4261092/files
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