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Railway Water Column USSR
JPTRR
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RAILROAD MODELING
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Posted: Wednesday, August 21, 2013 - 05:38 AM UTC
This review examines and builds Armor35’s Water Crane USSR (water column). The model consists of resin, acrylic, photo-etch and lens components.

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Posted: Wednesday, August 21, 2013 - 08:15 AM UTC
Anyone know how applicable this design would be to general use throughout Eastern or Western Europe?
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Posted: Wednesday, August 21, 2013 - 11:05 AM UTC
Michael,

There were zillions of designs and variants. A quick spin through the 'net revealed designs closely resembling this one in France, Germany, Italy and Czechoslovakia. Some have the signal atop, some don't.
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Posted: Thursday, August 22, 2013 - 05:08 PM UTC
For those interested in water column history, here's a nifty article: http://rlhs.org/Publications/Quarterly/PDF/nl28-4.pdf

This is a photo of one: http://www.123rf.com/photo_16047735_steam-train-locomotive-engine-water-crane-column-standpipe-spout-railroad-station-railway-tracks-wat.html
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Posted: Monday, September 02, 2013 - 05:52 AM UTC
Beautiful reference photo of very similar water column found online.