Walthers Cornerstone 933-3043 Steel Water Tank -- Kit, HO

WalthersSKU: 933-3043


Finished model measures: 3-7/16 x 3-7/16 x 7" 8.5 x 8.5 x 17.5cm.

Water was vital to railroad operations in the days of steam. Thousands of
gallons were needed to keep the engines hot and the railroad running. But as
locos grew bigger, older tanks were often unable to meet demand. When plate
steel became cheap enough to use as a building material in the 1920s, railroads
began replacing decaying wooden towers with all-steel designs. These larger
capacity tanks were usually erected away from the tracks, supplying water to
thirsty locos via standpipes. This allowed the most versatility, as the
standpipes could be erected where they were needed most. This was a common
option for engine terminals and some smaller stations, where there was simply no
room for the big tanks. Many of these steel tanks lasted beyond the days of
steam and still supply water to shops or other company facilities.

Perfect for serving your biggest and best steam power, this kit offers all the
versatility of the prototype. It requires a small amount of layout space and
comes with two standpipes which you can install wherever you want. Detailed
parts are molded in color, while complete instructions make construction fast
and fun. For the finishing touch, decal signs are provided.

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