Union Pacific water tender

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bigford

loco junkie
#5
i think the only water tank is from overland in brass and
there hard to find... i know there is a 3 peice turbine set
in N scale i'm trying to get but the end price is always to high $780.00
 
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julienjj

Noodle is good
#13
No, the challenger (up version) used a centipede from the very start.
I saw the athearn tender at our OP session and it was nicely detailed.
 
#14
i have the con-cor N turbine and it's just like the athearn's
a short round tank car. I wish somebody would make the right car in N
os remake the brass one again for alot less
 

julienjj

Noodle is good
#15
The round tender is right, they only used the converted tender with the first generation of turbine, after that they got the round one, that still have the Vanderbilt truck
 
#16
Hi,
As other members have said the tender in your photo is from the UP 3-unit 8,500 hp Turbines and the tenders from the previous Turbines are different.
The 3-unit tender ends are angled to clear the Turbine exhaust from the second unit.
Tower 55 advertised that they were to make a plastic version some years ago and when the plastic models were taken over by Athearn I think they said that they would produce the 3-unit turbine in the future.
Given that they have made the Standard and Veranda Turbines with separately available tenders they may make 3-unit tenders available but dont hold your breath as Standard and Verandas ran without tenders in the early days, 3-units never ran without a tender.
I was intersted to see the comments about the Overland 3-unit Turbines and especially their value. I bought one of these this year in brass (not painted) for £400 ($633).
Regards,
Colin.
 

julienjj

Noodle is good
#18
I just ordered the athearn tender, I will post some picture when i receive it, maybe there is a way to kitbash it with a vanderbilt tender. If its not the case, not much people will know its the wrong tender :D
 
#19
Bigford,
Forgot to mention, mine is H0 scale.
Both A & B units are powered.
Got it out yesterday and found one of the axleboxes was loose !!!
Had to dismantle it this morning and re-solder the little plate that holds the box into the bogie frame. If you get one I should check these although I don't know if the N scale version uses the same construction but it may be similar.
Colin.
 
#20
I just ordered the athearn tender, I will post some picture when i receive it, maybe there is a way to kitbash it with a vanderbilt tender. If its not the case, not much people will know its the wrong tender :D
The round tank Athearn tender is completely different from your original pic. That tender has a square body, except for the angled ends.:). You might see if you can find a similarly shaped UP coal tender and kitbash that, or just run the Athearn tender as is and be happy with a "stand in". We've all got a few of those! :D
 



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