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    • March 16, 2020 2:40 AM EDT
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      Wanted - water column

      Anyone have a 3 foot models water column they are willing to part with?

    • March 25, 2020 11:36 PM EDT
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      Could get an MTH O scale one and stretch it out. Fits pretty good.

       

      Jason

    • March 26, 2020 10:28 AM EDT
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      Not sure what you mean by water column do you mean tank spout?

    • March 26, 2020 10:46 AM EDT
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      Tim Muluna's photo of a Water Column at EBT. This is (was) fed by a pressurized underground water line.

       

       

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    • March 26, 2020 11:51 AM EDT
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      Bill Barnwell said:

      Not sure what you mean by water column do you mean tank spout?

      Columns allowed engines to refill away from the tank or source. Sometimes multiple columns were available.

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    • March 27, 2020 10:26 AM EDT
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      From post: MTH Water Column mod... (During the Invasion, Fred showed me the MTH Water Columns. I know, they've been out for some time, but I had never seen one in person. For under $20, you could just use it to get a nice metal water spout for a water tank, but I decided I'd get some to use in a small space where I didn't have room for a tank. They seem a bit oversize for O scale, but look pretty good for my 1:20 stuff. The only problem is that it's a bit short, to say the least.[:p] So, when they arrived, I immediately took one completely apart to see what I could do to make it taller. I found that the column was a 5/16 OD copper tube. I saw that Hobbylinc had 5/16" aluminum rod and decided that would be good enough. Painted black, it fits right in. I may still shorten it a bit, but it was sure an easy bash.

      In the picture, the original MTH Water Column is shown on the left. The modified one is shown next to a Connie tender.)

       

      I found this was a cheap and simple solution to the problem of not finding one of the Three Foot Classic.

      Jason

      This post was edited by Jason V. at March 31, 2020 6:52 PM EDT
    • March 27, 2020 1:06 PM EDT
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      Jason:

       

      Thanks for your reply and picture.  I had the TFCM column on my to buy list (that's why I sort of knew what Ian was asking about) for a couple of years but obviously waited too long.  I just ordered the MTH O scale version today from Active Powersports and hopefully it is actually in stock and they have one to ship.

       

      Mark

       

    • March 27, 2020 2:54 PM EDT
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      Mark

      I received mine few days ago, It was as easy as Bruce said in his post. I raised mine 2“ and it looks good. its a little shorter than his in that picture. 

       

      Jason

    • March 27, 2020 7:49 PM EDT
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      Jason, you must have gotten the last one.  I received the following form the vendor -

       

                "Unfortunately the item that you ordered is currently back ordered until late April. "

       

      Patience I guess will be a virtue.  

       

       

    • March 27, 2020 8:33 PM EDT
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      Mark, Ugh bummer! I found mine off Evilbay

       

      Jason

    • March 28, 2020 11:51 AM EDT
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      Jason:

       

      You must have found the last one.  Before ordering from Active Powersports I searched both via Google and directly in ebay and couldn't find the MTH version.   I found a number of O scale brass ones and the MTH fuel and water column versions. Perhaps the searchfu was weak with me. 

       

      Too bad the vendor doesn't have a better online system that actually ties to stock on hand.  Hopefully his estimate is accurate and I'll have it by end of April; fingers crossed.  I'm old and retired and I am trying to do things now, not later.

       

      Mark

    • March 31, 2020 6:54 PM EDT
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      Sent you a lead Mark

    • March 31, 2020 8:58 PM EDT
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      Lian:  Thanks, responded.

       

      Is this good forum etiquette to notify each other regarding PMs?   

    • March 31, 2020 9:05 PM EDT
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      Mark Hadler said:

      Lian:  Thanks, responded.

       

      Is this good forum etiquette to notify each other regarding PMs?   

      I've seen our thread cop suggest it and requests for emails, so it must be ok, if you're special.....

      This post was edited by John Caughey at April 1, 2020 6:14 PM EDT
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    • April 2, 2020 7:30 PM EDT
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      It is always in the timing isn't it, I just happened to have just rebuilt a used MTH column for my RR.

      It was a rusty and a little hard to take apart but we did it, added 2 1/2 inches in height and it came out pretty good.

       

       

      Here it is line side for a photo op, this is not it's final resting place.

    • April 3, 2020 7:22 AM EDT
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      It looks like you have a leaking pipe were it connects ..look at the moist ground around it ...

      This post was edited by Sean McGillicuddy at April 3, 2020 7:23 AM EDT
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