As I previously mentioned, the large potable water tank just north of the IAIS deck-girder bridge in Iowa City doesn’t play a role in the operating scheme of The Hills Line. However its presence is commanding enough to warrant inclusion on the layout.
The tank itself is part of the larger Madison Street Services Building at the University of Iowa. Within the past few weeks updated photos from Google Streetview became available for the area, allowing me to change the backdrop to show more of the support structures and better represent the prototype scene.
I also included the chain-link fence enclosing the tank pad. By itself it’s nothing special, but I’ll add additional scrub, weeds, and vines as part of the final scenery pass on the area to blend it all together into a cohesive scene.