50,000 Gallon Water Tank

6-16861 | Price: $149.99

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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.

  • 1:48th scale
  • Die-cast metal discharge spout
  • Metal pulley chains
  • Metal ladders, realistic tank hoop support rings, and other separately applied details
  • Operating pulley system to lower and raise spout manually
  • Simulated concrete piers
  • Separately applied realistic tank hoop support rings
  • Opening door on vertical frostbox

Gauge: Standard O Scale

Dimensions: Approx. 12” Height x 7” Diameter

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Lionel 2010 Volume 2


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