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Stewart Hart31/05/2019 08:22:16
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Some time back I bought a part finished Tender it was my intention to use it with the Crab Loco I'm building but when I got round to looking at it I realised that it wouldn't be suitable, so it sat under the bench. Then last winter as a change from working on the Crab I decided to convert it to a water/coal wagon for my Simplex Loco. The basic conversion went well, but I really struggled to convert the brass sides into a leak proof water tank it must have more solder than brass. This got me to think if any one has converted a plastic container or made a plastic tank any comment would be appreciated.

Any way this is my Water/Coal Wagon.



Peter Harris 331/05/2019 08:45:11
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I used a plastic storage box with a clip-on lid

I drilled several large holes in the bottom of the tender to let any water out and mounted the box on some 10mm blocks for the same reason.

I've had no problems at all, no leaks and it was cheaper than brass. There was also very little work involved in making the outlet and fitting it to the bottom of the box.

It's at the club but I can take some photos tomorrow.


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