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Fuel Tanks for Refrigeration Trailers??
« on: March 13, 2012, 05:04:04 AM »
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I was going to say fuel for reefers, but thought better of it....  :P

Are there any recommendations for adding a fuel tank below the trailer for the refrigeration unit?  I don't have any round stock available and don't want to go hunting for a PFE trailer that Trainworx just released to pull a few tanks off those (not the best option just for a tank = $$).

Want to add them to these:




Thanks,
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Re: Fuel Tanks for Refrigeration Trailers??
« Reply #1 on: March 13, 2012, 05:59:05 AM »
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Try cutting one of those plastic coat hangers ... see what that gives you .. or a thick sprue from a building kit ..

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Re: Fuel Tanks for Refrigeration Trailers??
« Reply #2 on: March 13, 2012, 08:00:16 AM »
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Try cutting one of those plastic coat hangers ... see what that gives you .. or a thick sprue from a building kit ..

See, something as simple as that completely escaped me.  I'll try the hanger out tonight and see what it looks like.

Thanks John!

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Re: Fuel Tanks for Refrigeration Trailers??
« Reply #3 on: March 13, 2012, 10:39:54 AM »
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On this Chiquita container chassis, I used Evergreen styrene rod for the fuel tank in front of the wheels and rounded off the ends.  The refrigeration unit also was built from styrene.

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Re: Fuel Tanks for Refrigeration Trailers??
« Reply #4 on: March 14, 2012, 12:20:22 AM »
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Pat Sanders of Trainworx told me that he would be offering the parts (fuel tank and reefer units) separately if enough people were interested.  You might want to contact Pat.  Here is the email address he uses to send out product updates:  trainworx@wic.net

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Re: Fuel Tanks for Refrigeration Trailers??
« Reply #5 on: March 14, 2012, 07:13:46 PM »
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I have some resin ones I made several years ago for our Can-car trailer project - 50 gal and 100 gal.

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Re: Fuel Tanks for Refrigeration Trailers??
« Reply #6 on: March 16, 2012, 10:45:13 AM »
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I made some cheap & easy ones using K&S (?) aluminum tubing, MT truck pins for the ends, Evergreen channel for the mounting brackets, strapping made from black decals, and small length of wire placed into hole drilled in one end.  The hole in the MT pin facing inside can be filled with putty or ACC & sanded smooth, I left the outer one open to represent the gauge.
 



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Re: Fuel Tanks for Refrigeration Trailers??
« Reply #7 on: March 16, 2012, 03:00:04 PM »
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Very nice work! Quick and easy!
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Re: Fuel Tanks for Refrigeration Trailers??
« Reply #8 on: March 16, 2012, 05:50:18 PM »
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Nice work!  Thanks for the ideas and I'll add those supplies to my next order from my favorite pusher....  :D

I also emailed Pat at Trainworx about spare parts availabilty, but haven't heard back yet.  We'll see if that pans out as well.

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