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How To Build A Model Of The Maczki Water Tower.


The tower being built is based on the carton model plan published by Tadeusz Debrowski in 2004. You can get the plan book at this link.  Maczki Water Tower .

At the bottom of this page is a Google translate translation of the original instructions.

I have made the tower using wood veneer, brass and copper, and hand scribed brick texture. One might say it is kit bashed – if it is possible to kit bash a carton model plan.

I will cover building this tower in two pages.  This will cover the building itself.  A second page will cover the assembly process of the water pump and steam boiler.

Here is a gallery of images showing my work progress on the tower. Click on an image to get a larger view.  Below the larger view there is a small symbol with the letter i.  Click on that and you get a full description of what it shows.

This text is a translation of the original instructions included in the plan book.  You can get the plan book at this link.  Maczki Water Tower .

It’s a simple model, but … But it takes a lot work, especially if it is to be complete with interior fittings.

I have already described (issue 3/01 Control Unit SkB)the ways of gluing the walls, in this model, are glued on
contact, after the edge is chamfered.  So you need a wallstick to 0.7-0.9 mm cardboard and after drying the edges of the éciqó at an angle of 450.

Joinedthe edges are reinforced and the brick corners are flat(part 5 …), and from the inside you can add a cardboard squareor cardboard strips, which makes gluing very easy.

The same applies to gluing other cardboard parts (plinths, cornices, chimneys). it is still a demanding job patience, not for one, but for several evenings.

The walls, after bevelling the edges, glue them together, strengthening from the inside square box made of cardboard
or a cardboard slat 4.

They will be reinforced with an imitation of a bricked-in corner This model is not a simple “cutout”, some here you will have to customize the parts on your own depending on the thickness of the cardboard used.

Yes, you have to adjust the length and the slant of the straps plinths and cornices, 2-rails between roof rafters.

These parts are drawn with a matte excess (approx. 0.5 mm per side) and need to fit shorten accordingly.

The stripes imitating the cornice (part 6 …) should be glued layers matching the chamfered ends to each other.

In the modeling version, black must be removed parts and paint the edges of the cardboard to a brick color.

This work can be made easier by cutting first round holes, then straight edges.

for cutting holes in the cornice it will be more comfortable … and straight edges punch holes -no2em punch …
you can u2yó no2a, and The openings in the walls (windows and doors) must be made depending on the method of presentation adopted (glazed or not, closed or open).

Windows can “glazing” only with a piece of foil stuck to the background, because full “glazing”, with a frame cut out is obligatory to show a nicely crafted interior. At if the door is open, it must be covered with veneer and insideAvoid them.

In the residential part, I showed only the entrance hall by gluing an imitation of stairs; works not much and the effect
surprising. I have placed the second part of the booklet just buy some coal.

Construction of a tank with accessories (ladder, pipes), according to many colleagues, only fulfillment of one’s own ambitions, because it is not see. Yes, you can’t see it, but it is!

The side of the tank (part 21) must be glued with plywood “(cardboard strip), glue the bottom (part 21a), then paste the “surface” and the inner edge the ladle (part 21d) and all closed with part 21b.

Pretty additional water surface effect (why? you can’t see it anyway!) can be obtained by imposing on
kr qirek 2 1 c kr q2ek pze2r o pure f o I i i. R u ry þ2. 2 t h, i)

Roll with a 2 mm wire and dry completely Cut off the slopes needed and glue together as required
shown shape.

Ladder to the tank with the other end submerged in water, ladder to the roof, ladders from the level floor to the middle level and further – to the top, next to it the tank can be left printed belt, but you can also cut out individual rungs (this is another question again: what for? see!)

Or maybe show the engine room visible through the door ofuarle?

Please. It is a boiler (part 23 …), a steam engine (part 24 …) and a vertical cylinder pump below the floor level (part 25 …); machine wheels and pumps connected by a conveyor belt, exchanger warm.

Boiler feed water pump and its accessories I reduced only to a drawing on a piece of cardboard (part 22b), even though it would also stick.

everything will be worth nothing without imitation pipes. Rurç the chimney with the damper must be rolled up
from part 23i and on the back, attach the actuating lever long glass to it (to be serviced from the floor level)
fine wire handle.

Feed water pipes the tank on the top and the overflow can be made of wire 1.5 mm, pipe draining water to 2 cranes
it should be approx. 3-4 mm in diameter.

Connecting pipes boiler, machine and pump can be bent from wire approx. 1 mm. I did not imitate valves, only glued them the knobs themselves (on sheet 09, in a separate frame).
This part of the job, in addition to diligence and patience, it requires a lot of commitment and own and  nventiveness.

To make these simple ensembles instructional drawings should suffice, because even detailed descriptions will not help beginners, but for experience are superfluous.

All I need is a hint that it is rounded, rounded shape of the lower edge of the crane head (detail 271)

I achieved it by making a few small cuts this edge (still “wet”) and shaping it, as if it were kneaded with a smooth round object.

Such a model requires surroundings, a piece of “terrain”. It could be a diorama mat with this object only and a piece of track, 2 crane, some fence … it foundThere is still room for the sheets: on sheet 07

I added a handful of benches (it is inseparable and very a characteristic element of such objects, and on sheet 08 wheelbarrow with wooden box to be transported to the carbon compartment of the discharged vehicle
a door, a bucket, a “hobbock” to carry the coal from the room to the boiler …

I placed all the machines on the floor (part 22 on sheet 08) and covered with a “ceiling” from Lzw.

Klein vault (part 22d on sheet 04), located 50 mm on the floor. Through the holes in it sections of pipe imitations run along the vault. Outside the building, just a few centimeters away you can imitate the hatch to the water intake (part
28, a, b).

For the complete set you will need a 2-crane (c2.27 …), maybe even a few, but with their “multiplication” you have to
deal on your own (e.g. photocopyon the cardboard).
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Such a model may – and should – be integrated into a large diorama of the Warsaw-Vienna Road, with the control room (issue 3/01), and a warehouse (issue 4102), a freight train (book 41.01).

It may be an attractive work for the competition entitled 160 years of DZWW on cardboard models (detailed information about the competition on the website and
Have fun and be successful in the competition.

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