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MiniArt: Railroad water crane
CMOT
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Posted: Monday, March 20, 2017 - 02:03 AM UTC


Jacob Hederstierna-Johnsen reviews the Miniart''s 1:35 Railroad Water Crane.

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JPTRR
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RAILROAD MODELING
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Posted: Monday, March 20, 2017 - 07:33 AM UTC
Jacob, this is a sharp model. It should be well received.
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RAILROAD MODELING
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Posted: Monday, March 20, 2017 - 07:36 AM UTC
I am definitely not an expert on water columns but the only water columns of this design I have found are German. There were zillions of designs and variants but the only designs closely resembling this one are in German locales, with one example in Lebanon. Germany used many simpler designs so I can not figure out what the step in the spout was for. I will ask a German railway source.

Here are two examples:

https://plus.google.com/photos/photo/106231043588866443451/6266767558202246610?icm=false&sqid=115060249733882057489&ssid=b1cd0650-ea8f-49cc-9fb7-ae5dff00ac78

https://mikemorant.smugmug.com/Trains-Railway-overseas/Europe-Scandinavia/German-railways/German-railways-2/i-HkLHbrh/A
Hederstierna
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Posted: Monday, March 20, 2017 - 01:40 PM UTC
Frederick: Thank you for enlighten me on this. That one picture is excactly the same kind as the kit. Very nice.
Jacob
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Posted: Monday, March 20, 2017 - 10:57 PM UTC
Good review, Jakob! Thanks for bringing this to my attention. Now if I can just finish my BR-52!
Hederstierna
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Posted: Tuesday, March 21, 2017 - 01:27 PM UTC
Bill: Glad you like it, and I'm even more happy, that there now are no excusses for getting on with the mighty BR 52
Jacob
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Posted: Friday, March 24, 2017 - 06:50 AM UTC
Another great accessory for those interested in detailing-out theirtrain-based dios!
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Posted: Monday, March 27, 2017 - 12:07 AM UTC

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Germany used many simpler designs so I can not figure out what the step in the spout was for. I will ask a German railway source.



The step in the spout, as you put it, is so the bottom part can turn from side to side. This way it can service two rails, one on each side.