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Large LSWR Water Tower

Based on the Crewkerne platform mounted water tower built in about 1859 and still extant today, albeit a pitched roof has replaced the tank. Similar styled tanks (some with a roof)  on different tower building architecture existed at other stations along the Waterloo-Exeter railway line including Salisbury, Axminster and Honiton.

The brick style and colouration is simulated ham stone ashlar and BR(S) building green and cream paintwork. Designs are also supplied to make the ball cock valve and water level gauge. The ladder is not supplied.

Footprint: 84 mm x 66 mm (90 x 72 incl. overhangs)

Required Skill Level: ADVANCED (Please see Home page for definition)

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.

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Large LSWR Water Tower in BR(S) livery

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Large LSWR Water Tower Material Kit


  • 3 x 750 micron (0.75 mm)  A4 Grey Board.
  • 6 x A4 Sticky Backed Paper for Ink Jet or Laser Printers.
  • 1 x 99 mm x 210 mm x 250 micron (0.25 mm) Transparent Sheet.
  • 260 mm x 0.2 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. Large LSWR Water Tower Kit  (.pdf file)
  2. 6 x A4 Sticky Back 1 Label Sheets (Recommended). Otherwise, 6 x 80g/m2 A4 Copier/Ink Jet White Paper and Paper Glue Stick.
  3. 3 x 0.75mm A4 Grey Board*.
  4. 1 x clear acetate sheet or packaging. For window glass. (Ideally 250 micron, thinner is ok).
  5. Double Sided Tape (For window glass fixing, if not using sticky label sheet)
  6. Quick Drying PVA glue. (For grey board butt joints)
  7. 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.

Optional Materials :

  1. Cyanoacrylate glue  (For water level pulley wheel and ball cock valve)
  2. 7/0.2mm electrical wire (For water level chain)
  3. Plastic railway signal ladder or fabricate one from soldered wire.

Tool List

  1. Scalpel with either spare blades or, sharpening stone
  2. Scissors
  3. Cutting Mat or Thick Card
  4. Metal mm rule
  5. 3mm Diameter Drill Bit or Rod (For forming curves)
  6. Magnifying Glass

Tools For Optional Parts :

  1. Thin Nosed Electrical Pliers & Wire Cutter (For water level chain and ball cock valve fabrication)
  2. Vice and Pin Chuck or Drill (For water level chain fabrication)
  3. 0.7mm Diameter Drill Bit or Pin (For ball cock pipe fabrication)

The Prototypes

On which this model is based.

water tower features