Bachmann Tender Question...

bremner May 17, 2021

  1. bremner

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  2. John Moore

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    A lot of the comments have been that the tender used on the 4-6-0 is too big and if I remember right the the 2-8-0 tender was the one behind the 4-6-0.
     
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  3. Moose2013

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    Moose suggest contacting Bachmann Trains or specifically asking "Mr Bachmann" the question on thier forum.

    You can try comparing part numbers on the 4-6-0 and 2-8-0 parts diagrams that are available on the Bachmann Trains website. However, Moose just checked, and they appear to have different part numbers -- at least for the tenders' metal chassis.
     
  4. brokemoto

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    The tenders are the same externally. Over the years, B-mann has added items internally to accommodate the decoder.
     
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  5. sumfred

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    The tender frame from the 2-8-0 is from the old "Spectrum" issue, i.e. it has cut levers at the back for the coupler, the tender frame from the 4-6-0 is the standard line and only has a horizontal bar simulating the cut lever. The body is the same.
    Fred
     
  6. JMaurer1

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    I have that very tender from SW but haven't tried to install it yet. Since it is planned to go on a 4-6-0 and I already know it won't fit because of BMans decoder, I have set it aside for the time being. I guess I need to see if I can find it and maybe install it on my 2-8-0 that already has a decoder installed (and sand dome moved to the correct position). BTW, I have been waiting on his 'updated' tender shell that will fit the 4-6-0 for a year now. Send him an email and maybe he will get it finished knowing that more are interested other than just me.
     
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  7. John Moore

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    Have you thought about laminating some styrene to the bottom of the whale back tender. The curved sides are probably what is keeping the tender shell from sitting on the frame. Maybe some .040 by .060 or .080. or .0100 to simply raise the tender slightly.
     
  8. bremner

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    Thanks for the info guys
     
  9. JMaurer1

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    That's my eventual plan but it got set onto a back burner (like so many other projects have lately...I have LOTS of back burners) and I didn't loop back. I did dig out my 4-6-0 but am still looking for the whaleback tender...it should be near the top of the pile but isn't.
     

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