small tower kit

Small LSWR Water Tower

Based on the pre 1960 Swanage ground mounted water tower. It features faux metal tank with pitched corrugated iron roof above a Purbeck stone effect tower. BR(S) building green door.

Footprint: 44 mm x 44 mm (47 x 52 incl. overhangs)

Required Skill Level: INTERMEDIATE (Please see Home page for definition)
Expert build time: 2.5 hrs

Our Build Material Kit (below) contains sticky backed paper, board, transparent film and wire, or you can supply your own materials. Complete DIY material and Tool requirements are listed towards the bottom of this page.

small lswr water tower

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Small LSWR Water Tower

Delivered as a .pdf data file.

When your payment has cleared at PayPal you will be shown the assembly instructions to download. The kit .pdf file will be delivered separately to your PayPal registered email address within 24 hours of cleared payment.

Small LSWR Water Tower Material Kit

  • 1 x 750 micron (0.75 mm)  A4 Grey Board.
  • 1 x A4 Sticky Backed Paper for Ink Jet or Laser Printers.
  • 1 x 80 mm x 2 mm diameter wire

Note: Ladder not supplied.

You still need to print the model kits yourself and source adhesives.

Some kits require additional, standard, A4 white print paper that you probably already have to hand (not included).

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DIY Material List

  1. Small LSWR Water Tower Kit  (.pdf file)
  2. 1 x A4 Sticky Back 1 Label Sheet (Recommended). Otherwise, 1 x 80g/m2 A4 Copier/Ink Jet White Paper and Paper Glue Stick
  3. 1 x 80g/m2 A4 Copier/Ink Jet White Paper 
  4. 1 x 0.75mm A4 Grey Board*
  5. 1 x 2 mm diameter x 80 mm solid wire, e.g. 1 core incl. sleeve from 3-core mains cable
  6. Quick Drying PVA glue. (For grey board butt joints)
  7. Paper glue stick
  8. Cyanoacrylate glue 
  9. Grey enable or acrylic paint
  10. Artist Fixer Spray - To protect from potential ink runs due to moisture ingress if using water based ink.

* Grey Board is a thicker form of cardboard, usually made from recycled material. Available from eBay.


Tool List

  1. Scalpel with either spare blades or, sharpening stone
  2. Scissors
  3. Cutting Mat or Thick Card
  4. Metal mm rule
  5. Metal paper clip (about 1 mm diameter)
  6. 4 mm Diameter Drill Bit or Rod
  7. Small paint brush
  8. Dark brown felt tip pen

The Prototype

on which this model is based: Swanage pre-1960.