The Atlas Water Tank is patterned after a tank that served Pennsy engines at North Madison, Indiana, however it will look at home on your pike no matter which prototype road you favor. This Watertank is designed for use with your HO SCALE railroad layouts. Recommended for ages 7 and over. May require adult supervision.
Molded in authentic railroad colors (polystyrene plastic construction)
Does not require painting (you can paint the detailed accessories)
All parts are numbered (refer to instruction/diagram sheet)
I have built this two times. It is a fantastic kit and the photo on the box does not do it justice. The mechanism for raising/lowering the spout is really well done, as are the details of the wooden boards along the sides, the beams at the bottom (complete with bolt heads) and the roof. I used some scale ivy along the bottom to help it feel grounded in the layout (and because that leaking water is likely to cause some growth!). Real life railroads painted these (sometimes) in their line colors, so you can get creative with the coloring. The molding on the plastic really takes a wash well, so you can pull out all the details with some watered down black paint. GREAT kit!
Was this review helpful to you?
6 of 6 people found this review helpful