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Pacific Northern


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« on: August 15, 2008, 03:45:28 PM »

Seeing as Bachmann will be releasing a number of tenders for its N scale steam engines how about a new tender for the HO steamers.

An example would be for the Russian.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Image:NYSW2481.jpg

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« Reply #1 on: August 15, 2008, 07:28:41 PM »

I have bashed  several high side tenders using Bachmann USRA medium as a base. I sawed off the old low bunker at the top edge of the tank, then built a new bunker with .040 styrene.  The original "coal load" fits in the new top.

The tender in the picture you linked to would be easy to bash as it's basically just a square box. 

I've been planning a write up on it when I get time and inspiration. My projects are getting ahead of my documentation.  I can send you a sample picture if you like. If you enjoy a little painting and detailing, tenders are fun projects and the possibilities are endless. 
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« Reply #2 on: August 18, 2008, 08:47:07 AM »

What about an even shorter version of the USRA tender? I am modeling the Boston & Maine, and a shorty tender would be nice - would also work for oher early 1900s RRs

Christopher
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« Reply #3 on: August 18, 2008, 11:24:58 AM »

Dear Pacific Northern,
   In an earlier topic (Which I'm sure you know...), has us talking over a 14 axles tender. I would like to see Bachmann make a larger Vandy.  Smiley

Sincerely,
   Josh B.
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« Reply #4 on: August 18, 2008, 11:28:26 AM »

Hi Chris

The USRA can easily be shortened to 25'. The Paducah shop made several shorty tenders for Illinois Central.

I have the instructions and drawings if anyone wants them.
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« Reply #5 on: August 18, 2008, 11:31:35 AM »

What about an even shorter version of the USRA tender? I am modeling the Boston & Maine, and a shorty tender would be nice - would also work for oher early 1900s RRs

Christopher
Hey, another B&M Modeler.
There is a company doing the B-15's, and P-2b's in HO in Resin, and I think Laconia Buggies are coming. Also, North East Model Craftsman is reissuing the old Ambroid coaches as improved laser cut kits.
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« Reply #6 on: August 18, 2008, 12:49:59 PM »

I'm not sure I know of any Vanderbilt tender larger than the 16V that Bachmann makes. 
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« Reply #7 on: August 18, 2008, 03:06:55 PM »

Dear SteamGene,
   I would like to see some bigger Vandys! Grin

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   Josh B.
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« Reply #8 on: August 18, 2008, 10:07:11 PM »

Ok, dumb question for today, is there any railroad that used a vandy tender longer than the long one Bachmann makes?

I don't think I would attempt to stretch a Bachmann vandy tender.  Chopping or stretching the USRA is fairly simple. 
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