In this section we introduce wood based Track-side structures that would be at home in the age of big steam locomotives. Please note wood bridges shown below are showcased in the Wood Bridges page
The superstructure for this tower is made from the same wood used for our bridges and decking so offers a solid, sturdy foundation. There are now two versions of this water tower. Version 1 has a plastic tank while version 2 has a wood laminated plastic tank. Both versions have plastic ladders and piping while the vent pipe is is plastic coated wire. The railing is piano wire. The plastic tank is 4” tall and 2 inches in diameter. The wood tank is 3 inches tall and 2.5 inches in diameter The wood superstructure is about 8 ¼ inches tall and about 4 inches square at the base.
Made from the same wood as all our bridges these loading docks are extremely sturdy and durable. The universal loading dock measures 14 inches long with a 6 inch ramp for a total of 20 inches. The dock is 3 inches wide so can also be used as a universal dock between two tracks. The flat car loading dock measures approximately 4 inches with a 6 inch ramp for a total of 10 inches. This dock can be placed at the end of a line where a flat car can be backed up to it for loading.
Custom lengths can also be accommodated.
Flat Car Loading Dock
The standard loading dock can be modified to include an optional railing system on the top portion. We can also quote custom lengths.
Loading dock with railing
An O scale storage tank the old fashion way sitting on top of a wood superstructure ready to service your favorite steam locomotive. The tank is 9 inches long and sits on top of a wood platform approximately 3 1/2 inches high. The tanks are available decorated with one of several railroad / custom decals.
Tank on Wood Platform
The Open Air Loading Dock measures 6 1/2 inches (W) x 13 1/2 inches (L) x 7 inches (H). The loading dock is 2 1/2 inches wide and 13 1/2 inches long. The standard Flat Car Loading dock is used as a ramp for this structure so adds an extra 8 inches to the total length. The roof is styrene plastic painted to simulate a tarred roof.
M Weise Layout