Cast Iron Water Pump
This model is 3d printed to a high standard in PLA.
This model is not based on any specific real-world item, but is an amalgamation of different designs and stylings.
Pumps of this style were common from the late 1800’s through to the mid 20th century. Some are still found in rural areas today.
Scale is approximately 1/56, but tending to the larger side.
Assembled model is 29.5mm (1 3/16″) from bottom of base to top of handle.
It is ideal for 28 – 32mm wargaming from Victorian through to WW2.
This means it would not look out of place on an american ‘O’ / 1:48 layout, or in a 1/4″ scale doll’s house setup.
Model is supplied unpainted and unassembled. Some cleanup will be required and some parts are very fine.
Cleanup is most easily done with a sharp, new #11 blade.
PLA can be glued with super glue (cyanoacrylate).
PLA is a relatively hard material at room temperature and can be filed and gently sanded with ease.
Solvent can also be brushed on to soften the surface for a smoother finish. Allow this to dry before touching the surface.
Models are under constant revision and improvement and may vary very slightly from pictured.