Jumbo Water Tower ( Colchester )

Jumbo Water Tower ( Colchester )


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It’s the Jumbo Water Tower! Have you seen this on your travels? Are you a resident from Colchester who admires this building?
Why not print it so you can admire this grade 2 listed building in your own home.
Model size:
SLA: 45mm x 45mm x 100mm
FDM: 120mm x 120mm x 265mm
Digital File Size:
Zip: 11MB

SKU: 39699


3D Printed item includes £6.50 + VAT for DPD Next day Service Charge (UK MAINLAND ONLY).

Jumbo Water Tower is a water tower at the Balkerne Gate in Colchester, Essex. The tower was nicknamed Jumbo after the London Zoo elephant as a term of derision in 1882 by Reverend John Irvine who was annoyed that the tower dwarfed his nearby rectory at St. Mary-at-the-Walls.

Construction took around 20 months and was completed in 1883. 1,200,000 bricks and 819 tons of stone and cement were used in the construction of the tower. The tank is constructed of cast-iron bolted panels and when it was in use could hold 1069 cubic metres (37,800 cubic ft) of water. It was claimed at the time to be the second largest water tower in England.

Inside the central pier are 157 steps to a cupola which at 35.37 metres (116 ft) above ground offers views a long way over Colchester and the surrounding area.


What is a Digital File?

  • A Digital File is a 3D Model file which you can purchase if you would like to print the Model yourself.

Can 3D FilaPrint Ltd print the model for me?

Are items delivered – painted and ready to use?

  • No, sorry we do not provide a painted models service yet.

Can I paint the models?

  • Yes, you can, for best results always apply Primer first, you can use Acrylic paints or Alcohol based paints.

What sizes do the models come in?

  • All 3D model dimensions are provided in the description. Kindly check the sizes before purchasing, if unsure please get in-touch on 01702 611027.

What happens if I require smaller or larger versions of the model?

  • We can print models in different sizes depending on your requirement, however that may affect the print cost of the item.  Please contact us and we can discuss your requirements.

What Licensing rules do Digital files follow?

  • All digital files are Non-Commercial use, if commercial license is required kindly get in-touch on enquiries@3dfilaprint.com.

Can I Print and display your models online?

  • Sure, we would love to see them . If you Tag us in your posts that would be amazing we are @3DFilaPrint on social media.

How quick can I get my Model?

  • Digital files are sent instantly on checkout. Physical models are printed on demand and will take 3 to 5 Working days maximum for FDM & SLA prints to dispatch.

What is STL?

  • STL (STL has several acronyms such as “Standard Triangle Language” and “Standard Tessellation Language”) It is the digital copy of the model.

What does Rendered Image mean?

  • Rendered Images are Computer generated images colour and textures applied to look like a real object.

What is SLA?

  • SLA (Stereolithography) is commonly known as liquid resin based 3D Printing. This is a type of 3D Printing Technology which is mainly used for very intricate, super detailed and small prints.

What is FDM?

  • FDM (Fused Deposition Modelling) is a type of 3D Printing that uses a thermoplastic filament, which is heated to its melting point and then extruded, layer by layer, to create a three dimensional object.

What colour will the 3D printed item be?

  • SLA Prints: by default random colour selected.
  • FDM Prints: Basic colours White or Black.

What if i require specific Colour for my FDM printed item?

  • Kindly get in-touch with us to confirm the availability of the colour, depending on the colour and brand prices may vary.

What if I require a specific material for my printed item?

  • By default we will use the best suited material for the part.  If you have a preferred material option, please contact us to discuss 01702 611027 or enquiries@3dfilaprint.com. Depending on the material type and brand the prices may vary.

My question is not listed here?

  • Please feel free to get in-touch with us via email: enquiries@3dfilaprint.com or give us a call on 01702 611027.

Additional information

Digital/3D Printed Model

3D Printed Model (FDM), 3D Printed Model (SLA), Digital File Only


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