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Request for Model Power 2-8-2 Vanderbilt tender measurements
« on: February 20, 2013, 12:38:53 AM »
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Hi all...

If anyone has a Model Power 2-8-2 Mikado with the Vanderbilt tender, would you mind taking a few
measurements (or some close-up, sharp photos with a fine scale ruler alongside for scale?)
of the tender please?

I want to know:

- total body length
- body height (not from the railhead, but from the bottom edge of the tender) to the top of the bunker
- height from the bottom edge to the walkway on the top of the "barrel"
- length of the bunker itself

Oh, and when I say "bottom edge of the tender", I mean the straight edge along the bottom of the
bunker.  (It's kind of hard to have a bottom "edge" on a round tender!)

Thanks to the kind soul who takes the time to help me out!


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Re: Request for Model Power 2-8-2 Vanderbilt tender measurements
« Reply #1 on: February 20, 2013, 04:01:13 AM »
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Hi all...

If anyone has a Model Power 2-8-2 Mikado with the Vanderbilt tender, would you mind taking a few
measurements (or some close-up, sharp photos with a fine scale ruler alongside for scale?)
of the tender please?

I want to know:

- total body length
- body height (not from the railhead, but from the bottom edge of the tender) to the top of the bunker
- height from the bottom edge to the walkway on the top of the "barrel"
- length of the bunker itself

Oh, and when I say "bottom edge of the tender", I mean the straight edge along the bottom of the
bunker.  (It's kind of hard to have a bottom "edge" on a round tender!)

Thanks to the kind soul who takes the time to help me out!

- total body length ----- 2.330 not including the itty bitty front lip or the steps of the rear footboards

- body height (not from the railhead, but from the bottom edge of the tender) to the top of the bunker ----- .458 on the side , rear is got a curve.

- height from the bottom edge to the walkway on the top of the "barrel" ..... .348
 
- length of the bunker itself .....2.03 inside the rear cap to below the forward front of the bunker .
..................................................1.322 inside the rear cap to the rear of the rear wall of the bunker

Oh, and when I say "bottom edge of the tender", I mean the straight edge along the bottom of the
bunker.  (It's kind of hard to have a bottom "edge" on a round tender!)

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Re: Request for Model Power 2-8-2 Vanderbilt tender measurements
« Reply #2 on: February 20, 2013, 04:27:15 AM »
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More importantly... whatcha buildin'  :)

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Re: Request for Model Power 2-8-2 Vanderbilt tender measurements
« Reply #3 on: February 20, 2013, 06:04:27 AM »
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Yeah- whatcha makin?   :D

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Re: Request for Model Power 2-8-2 Vanderbilt tender measurements
« Reply #4 on: February 21, 2013, 12:46:22 AM »
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Richie,
Thanks for the measurements!   Those are just what I needed.

  Soon, I hope to have drawings so I can see if that tender will do the trick, or be close.

Drawings of what, you may ask (actually, Chris and John DID ask....)

I'll keep you in suspense until I amass drawings and parts, and actually start on it.   It will be a while.
I am working on my layout after that long stretch of building the 4-4-2.  I am strictly in the research phase on this
one right now (but I am definitely going to build it... it's not a "someday" project).

I don't know how Jason and some of the rest of you churn out engines as fast as you do.  It takes me
months.   So I need to breathe in between them.


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Re: Request for Model Power 2-8-2 Vanderbilt tender measurements
« Reply #5 on: February 21, 2013, 06:26:31 AM »
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Oooooo, suspense!  I know the feeling Max, been wanting to start another bash myself.  Soon, but I have so many now I don't know which one to start with and I still have two in progress.  Maybe I should finish those...