Water tower, gauge 1 (Carette for Bassett-Lowke)

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Water tower, gauge 1 (Carette for Bassett-Lowke)

Water tower, gauge 1 (Carette for B-L).jpg Carette/B-L gauge 1 water tower (i)
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location:
Arch Three , Area 30
Classic Locomotives (display)
Shelf 2

A lithographed tinplate model of a rectangular brick railway water-tower, made for gauge 1 model railway layouts by Georges Carette for Bassett Lowke.

The tower has a printed brick-effect base with two front arches and one arch at each side, and a rectangular jutting yellow water-tank with red lines representing reinforcing struts or ridges. The tower has a side-ladder, and delivery tube, and carries a number of printed advertising placards as part of the design.

Carette Water Tower, gauge 1, for Bassett-Lowke

See also:

The model was also made in a smaller size (gauge 0) - an example is on the main 1930s gauge 0 layout.