An essential structure on any rail line in the steam era, railroad water tanks provided thirsty engines a place to stop and refill tenders with water. These tanks were dispersed at regular intervals all along rail line routes so that locomotives were never more than a handful of miles away from a fresh supply of precious water. Recognizable by a massive circular tub shape on top and a substructure of posts and Frostbox below, water tanks are also easily identified by a counterweighted drop-down spout which funneled water into locomotive tenders.
The new scale water tower by Lionel accurately depicts a 50,000 gallon version of this essential railside structure. Realistically detailed and scale in size, it is the perfect accessory to enhance any layout running scale-size steam locomotives. This new water tank features a variety of separately applied details including a metal spout, ladders, and pulley chains. Additionally, the discharge water spout can be lowered manually as your train parks for a water stop. Use the pull-down rope to lower the spout, and release the rope to allow the spout to raise back up automatically on the operating pulley system.
50,000 Gallon Scale Water Tank.
- SKU: 6-16861
- Dimensions: Approx. 12” Height x 7” Diameter
- Gauge: Standard O Scale
- price: 149.99
- year: 0
- rail line: None
- Minimum Radius: None
- Catalog Year: 2010
- Catalog Title: Lionel 2010 Volume 2
- Road Number: None
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