Water Tank Shigaraki Line Kioigawa Station Type : Kobo-Nanarokuni Finished product 1:80(HO) 1019

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Pre-painted 1/80 size (HO) by Kobo NANA ROKUNI

Building size (including base): approx. W140xD80xH150mm (tank diameter 51mm)

Original (self-made full-scratch) work.
The prototype is the water tower of the Kibukawa station on the Shigaraki line of the Japanese National Railways (the windows in the photo and the dimensions are based on a guess from someone nearby, so some parts may differ from the real thing that existed. The colour is a guess as well.
The water supply tube of the tank itself can be rotated horizontally and extended or retracted to some extent, making it easy to recreate the scene of the water supply to the locomotive.
The spport is the popular movable type, also made by myself.
The spport can be set up independently and freely, the shaft can be rotated and the water tube can be adjusted up and down (back and forth) to some extent, so you can enjoy recreating water supply scenes here too.
Note: The building is screwed on from the back of the base plate and can be removed.

Information edit: Sakatsu Gallery

The prototype is a six-legged concrete-footed water tank that was located at the Kioigawa station on the Shigaraki Line. This is the first time we have made a model of a water tank and water tower.
While the popular movable spout is included, in this model even the water supply tube attached to the tank itself is movable! The self-made brass port can be rotated 360 degrees, and the water tube (water supply outlet) can be positioned up and down (front and back) to some extent. This is a great way to recreate your own steam locomotive water supply scenes.
Of course, the water tank itself is also made with care.
The tank sits on concentric circles on concrete legs that form a precise hexagon, with a dodecagonal roof on top. The precise geometry is a thing of beauty.

This is a full-scratch work, with fine details such as water level gauges, ladders and valves, and elegant weathering adding to the story.
The style of the work, which looks as if it has been carefully finished from a good quality kit, is the result of the craftsmanship of the model workshop "Nanarokuni", which makes its own jigs for each creation. We hope you enjoy this work of art from the masters of the Heisei era!

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