Had this European tank car and it just didn't look right with the American scene so I made my lumber company an stubby water
tank car, added American 4 wheel trucks, ladders from kids play train, the brackets that hold to hose up are shortened sanding tubes off old 2010 Stanz, cat walk expanded steel is scrubby glued to styrene strip, tank hose is para cord from sewing dept. at Wal-Mart to simulate canvas hose and the fittings are old brass ones I had laying around. Cat walk on the top of the tank is styrene scraped with a hobby saw to give grained look. Railings are made from piano wire and the lettering on the side of the tank is to let the workers know it for water and not oil, in Chinese, English and spanish, LOL. Fun buildhttps://i.pinimg.com/564x/0a/c1/88/0ac188baf0bf7b974fbd4d79a85b76c7.jpg
Well over a decade ago, one of the members of the garden railroad club I belonged to then made all of us tank car "kits." Each kit had a basic car frame and a wood dowel. The rest was up to us. For the longest time I did not have a clue. Then I got some wood coffee stir sticks and got to work. The primitive water tank car shown is the finished product.