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Are trucks like these made in N ?
« on: October 27, 2021, 07:39:43 AM »
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The RBMN aux tender has these trucks. Was wondering if anyone makes them in N. Since I shot the pic with my phone I am sure it will be upside down when I post it.

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Re: Are trucks like these made in N ?
« Reply #1 on: October 27, 2021, 08:59:58 AM »
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Well this time I was proven wrong. Photo is posted properly.

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Re: Are trucks like these made in N ?
« Reply #2 on: October 27, 2021, 09:03:19 AM »
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Do you know anything about the tender and where it came from? Would help with the ID on the trucks if we knew original railroad, etc.
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Re: Are trucks like these made in N ?
« Reply #3 on: October 27, 2021, 10:11:26 AM »
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While at first glance these seem to be a Baldwin Pedestal Tender Truck, they have several unique variations that may require 3D Wizardry to replicate.

The Arnold Rapido / Revell 4-6-2/4-6-4 had similar trucks.  So did some of the Bachmann Spectrum engines have them but they are heavier versions.

The design is essentially a Master Car Builders truck which had many versions used as power trucks in Interurban Cars.  Some of the Tomytech power units come with MCB side frames and they may be available from Green Max and other Japanese suppliers as trucks.

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« Last Edit: October 27, 2021, 07:48:08 PM by ncbqguy »

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Re: Are trucks like these made in N ?
« Reply #4 on: October 27, 2021, 10:48:39 AM »
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Do you know anything about the tender and where it came from? Would help with the ID on the trucks if we knew original railroad, etc.

It's a Baldwin pacific built for the Gulf, Mobile & Northern.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Reading_Blue_Mountain_and_Northern_Railroad_425

@propmeup1 , are you bitten by the R&N bug now? Gonna make yourself a 425?

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Re: Are trucks like these made in N ?
« Reply #5 on: October 27, 2021, 12:09:31 PM »
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They may have been from the Reading. Reading had those tenders behind the I8, M1 and a few others small engines back in the early 1900s.  The M1 ended up
With larger tenders later.   There is one down here in Newark, DE but it’s a tad different with different trucks. In Hamburg, PA there is one restore in PHL and RDG.

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Re: Are trucks like these made in N ?
« Reply #6 on: October 27, 2021, 03:36:58 PM »
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GHQ makes those tender truck sideframes in pewter as part of their Northern Pacific Mikado conversion. Think they are just Baldwin sideframes.

https://jnsforum.s3.amazonaws.com/monthly_2021_10/large.BA6EFDB4-718E-49B4-88F4-C0650F80DD93.jpeg.4f00a37adad675d9c3d2a5c5b50f0606.jpeg

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Re: Are trucks like these made in N ?
« Reply #7 on: October 27, 2021, 06:04:13 PM »
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GHQ makes those tender truck sideframes in pewter as part of their Northern Pacific Mikado conversion. Think they are just Baldwin sideframes.

https://jnsforum.s3.amazonaws.com/monthly_2021_10/large.BA6EFDB4-718E-49B4-88F4-C0650F80DD93.jpeg.4f00a37adad675d9c3d2a5c5b50f0606.jpeg


Interesting in that the NP's W-3 Mikes were built by Alco.
I think the W-3's tender truck sideframes were much heavier duty than the one pictured in this thread.
« Last Edit: October 27, 2021, 06:07:30 PM by wazzou »
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Re: Are trucks like these made in N ?
« Reply #8 on: October 27, 2021, 06:28:50 PM »
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It's a Baldwin pacific built for the Gulf, Mobile & Northern.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Reading_Blue_Mountain_and_Northern_Railroad_425


Thanks for the link, Ed.  Interesting read.  The OP referred to the tender in question as an "aux tender" which I took to mean "auxiliary".  My question was specific to the "aux tender"- which I am assuming is not the one connected to the ex GM&N loco, but one used to haul extra water or some such.  Am I reading too much into the "aux"?
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Re: Are trucks like these made in N ?
« Reply #9 on: October 27, 2021, 09:20:09 PM »
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Ed, no not doing the 425 but I'm making a copy of the aux tender to put behind my M1s and I10s.  I may get the BLI 425 anyway and then do a tender for that as well but not right now.    Looks like it was stated GHQ has side frames.

Thank you for the info,

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Re: Are trucks like these made in N ?
« Reply #10 on: October 28, 2021, 12:43:15 AM »
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Here's the GHQ casting, if you want to see it: