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SP Whaleback tender in N scale ?
« on: October 31, 2013, 05:40:43 AM »
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Hi all
reading this with interest and thinking about ....
https://www.therailwire.net/forum/index.php?topic=29974.msg343105#msg343105

Nobody with spare time and CAD knowledge is planning to do an ESPEE whaleback tender ( shapeways or any different technology like resin casting or ..) ?
I sure sure will be in for some for my Bachmann Consolidations and the Mogul ( I plan in near future to convert one of these into a 0-6-0- S12 switcher )
This is a particular design, I know, but will be of some interest to SP modelers as nothing is available today.
Well, a suggestion :)
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Re: SP Whaleback tender in N scale ?
« Reply #1 on: October 31, 2013, 07:04:27 AM »
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If you REALLY can't live without in of theseā€¦

I did a quick check comparing the Whaleback from the Oriental Limited SP C-9 with the cover from an Atlas 50 000 000 Series 42' Steel Coil Car. They are really close. Close enough for government work. You might be able to kit bash a version.



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Re: SP Whaleback tender in N scale ?
« Reply #2 on: October 31, 2013, 08:00:19 AM »
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Atlas 50 000 000 Series 42' Steel Coil Car.
They are really close. Close enough for government work. You might be able to kit bash a version.
Not a bad idea at all.... if nobody do a Shapeways project :)
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Re: SP Whaleback tender in N scale ?
« Reply #3 on: October 31, 2013, 11:47:34 AM »
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I've been hoping and praying that SOMEONE would do a whaleback tender for a long time...I've even considered trying to do one myself but I just don't have the time to learn the software and then try to create one. If anyone else wants to take this on, I'll buy at least one (probably more). I think I still have the plans and other info needed. I've kitbashed one for a Mikado before but we didn't have the decal rivets that we now have (I embossed the rivets one at a time) and won't be doing that again. LMK...
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Re: SP Whaleback tender in N scale ?
« Reply #4 on: October 31, 2013, 12:12:16 PM »
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I do have plans to cast one within the next month.

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Re: SP Whaleback tender in N scale ?
« Reply #5 on: October 31, 2013, 12:42:23 PM »
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I do have plans to cast one within the next month.
Hei... good news?
Your plan use a commercial chassis ? MT trucks? Dimensions? .... Ops, sorry, to early!

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Re: SP Whaleback tender in N scale ?
« Reply #6 on: October 31, 2013, 12:50:36 PM »
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Mine will not come ready to run or to be used with unmodified frame.  Most likely one would use a stretched  frame of there engine they are attaching it to.  But my casting will be superior to a shapways version, no stepping.

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Re: SP Whaleback tender in N scale ?
« Reply #7 on: October 31, 2013, 01:32:51 PM »
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Mine will not come ready to run or to be used with unmodified frame.  Most likely one would use a stretched  frame of there engine they are attaching it to.  But my casting will be superior to a shapways version, no stepping.

What version of the tender are you planning on producing-?

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Re: SP Whaleback tender in N scale ?
« Reply #8 on: October 31, 2013, 07:21:17 PM »
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Superturbine, what's it going to be for? Not that it really matters, I'll take one (at least one)!
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Re: SP Whaleback tender in N scale ?
« Reply #9 on: October 31, 2013, 11:11:11 PM »
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I have a flyer from GHQ with a photo of an cast N Scale SP whaleback tender and said "Comming December 2011" (Correction, looks like it was expected Winter 2008/9!).   The photo showed it was already done and ready for mass production... yet.. nothing.  And now I'm sad. 

I've always had a whaleback on the back of my mind for CG N Scale, but with how little time I get to dedicate toward Shapeways and how much time it takes keeping things "printable" (funny how they print perfectly for months, then suddenly are deemed unprintable), it's just not something I can see happening in the near or distant future. :(
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Re: SP Whaleback tender in N scale ?
« Reply #10 on: October 31, 2013, 11:13:14 PM »
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Here's the flyer...



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Re: SP Whaleback tender in N scale ?
« Reply #11 on: November 01, 2013, 01:14:50 AM »
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Superturbine, what's it going to be for? Not that it really matters, I'll take one (at least one)!

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Re: SP Whaleback tender in N scale ?
« Reply #12 on: November 01, 2013, 05:45:17 AM »
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I like to look of that Vanderbilt tender. My C-9 has the "sausage" tender (I believe the SP guys call it) and was the only C-9 I could get at the time although I did want the Vanderbilt.

One for the C-9 and another one for the SP Mikado conversion.  I hope they become available soon.

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Re: SP Whaleback tender in N scale ?
« Reply #13 on: November 01, 2013, 11:32:10 AM »
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That's a Vandy tender, not a whaleback tender.

Superturbine, are you going to do the C-9 boiler as well (and I assume mount on a Bachmann 2-8-0)? Pleasepleasepleaseplease
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Re: SP Whaleback tender in N scale ?
« Reply #14 on: November 01, 2013, 07:03:07 PM »
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That's a Vandy tender, not a whaleback tender.

Superturbine, are you going to do the C-9 boiler as well (and I assume mount on a Bachmann 2-8-0)? Pleasepleasepleaseplease

YES  :D