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MINIATURE...Windmill/water pump...scratch built...prototype...1/72 scale...14" tall...built out of scale wood lumber & brass...Cow figure is Preiser. RENEGE...I promised that I would not post any more (non-fantasy) nostalgic pieces...I extend my deepest apology to all the members who may not want to see these, but I have to renege on that statement...My wife asked if I had posted the (3) pieces that are on the shelf in our den (in bell jar glasses)...I told her that I had completely forgotten about them...I wanted to share them with the members...so here is the (1st) piece. HISTORY...Many years ago (some decades back)...I was approached by a model firm who asked if I would build a country windmill/water pump as a prototype to see what it would look like because they were thinking of producing one for the market. I built this...sent it to them...they bought the one time rights and produced a product based on this piece...The product they produced was all metal and about 5" tall. NOTE...The fan blade on my piece is scratch built out of brass (cut to size and soldered)...the fan blade actually moves (turns & pivots).
MINIATURE...Rural farm water tower/water tank...1/72nd scale...scratch built out of scale lumber & brass tubing...stands 14" tall...humans & birds are Preiser. PROTOTYPE...The same model company that asked me to build them a windmill...asked that I build a rural water tank...I built this prototype...sent it to them...they loved it but said that it was too complex for them to manufacture...so they bought the one time rights to just the water tank and used it as the base structure for a rural railroad water tower (they stuck the water spout apparatus on their released model).