I am in the process of building a 1:20 Water Tank, and am in need of a water spout. Have had the HP spout on order since December but they are having vendor supply issues. Doesn't look like one will be delivered any time soon (or at all). Any ideas for another supplier or way to scratchbuild one?
I made mine from a 1"x1"x5" piece if cedar. Put a screw in one end and cut the head off. Mounted the piece in my electric drill and the held the drill over my belt sander. Had a tapered spout in a short time. Finally cut the end off in 3 parts at a 22 degree angle. Look great. Dave Cozzens
I just last night read in an old back issue of NG&SL Gazette a how to: Briefly, if you want to fab it up out of brass, cut a piece of paper for a pattern. It should be a trapezoid so you get the taper. Play with the paper cutouts until you get what you want. Then you use it for a pattern to cut the brass and roll it up and butt solder it.
For my part, the suggestion on the 1/4" copper tubing is the way to go.