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    Hi, all modelers, Union pacific water tender is one of my favorite carriage, so I wonder where i bought it if it had HO scale version?Thanks! This is the image.
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    I'm not sure I understand the question.
    Those tender were originally bunker 'C' fuel oil tenders used behind the Union Pacific's gas turbine engines. When they went out of service, the tenders were converted to hold water, and are used today behind the 3985 and 844 steam engines.
    Athearn sells them.
    http://www.athearn.com/Products/Defa...rodID=ATH88665
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    I don't think they have been modified much externally if at all.

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    Flyboy2610, thank for your reply, that tender is gas turbine, not water tender. I'm still looking for it...

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    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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    http://128.173.197.94:443/RRCmov
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    Mark C.

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    The only model of that particular tender that I'm aware of is a part of Overland's brass three unit "Big Blow" turbine. I'm not sure that any were brought in separately, though you could watch e-Bay. Be prepared to pay through the nose. That three unit turbine model goes anywhere from $1500.00-2,000.00. You can see one here:

    http://www.brasstrains.com/Classic/P...bine-18-Custom
    Alan

    Modeling Espee on the Coast and in steam

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    funny as this thread pop up, when im thinking of getting the athearn tender for my UP fef.
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    All you'd have to do is modify the walkways on the Athearn and you'd be pretty close.

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    Last edited by julienjj; 09-27-2010 at 01:03 PM. Reason: Fixed link
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    Quote Originally Posted by julienjj View Post
    So they converted steam tenders to hold fuel oil for the turbines? Now, that I did not know. Then these were originally Vanderbilt tenders, converted to fuel oil, and then converted back to water. As Spock would say: Fascinating.
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