So first up...a water tank and carrier.
A visit to my local Model Railway shop, I was going to purchase some rolling stock with the cylindrical tanks on the boggies. After a chat with the owner he said he had a box full of broken trains/rolling stock that I could look through if I wanted. Looking through the box there were lots of knackered trains and at least a dozen with tanks on them. So, one carriage and transporter later - (for free!) Off home I went. Basically the cylinder was removed from the existing cage. The base of the frame had all the mounts for the boggies removed and levelled, extra bracing/diagonals were added along with the sheet tray on the top. All done by eye, no measuring of angles involved. Its not even a close match to the photo, however without starting from scratch on the frame work,.. its close enough.
I built it up in such a way I could remove the cylinder for painting.
Cylinder work, the original colour was silver, decals from the box, 'Water' made up from individual letters.
Cylinder and frame work in the early process of weathering. This looks quite harsh and overdone, however most of this will be removed later on in the process.
Decals on, all two of them! and started with the lights.
A little chipping and weathering, looks harsh when enlarged.
An early test fit for the containers.