Discussion in '2-10-0 Decapod' started by pat duffin, Mar 28, 2010.
Looking for pictures of the top of the oil bunkers on the decapods
There was a measured diagram of a brakeman's tender "doghouse" posted on this chat board by Don Wirth, who went to the Museum of Transport and took the measurements. Maybe he has one of an oil bunker?? Somebody here will probably link you up with the diagram, I can't locate it at the moment.
Here is the link to the doghouse:
I have several oil bunker diagrams from the Frisco, but don't see one for the Russian.
Mike,Please forward any of the oil bunker diagrams you have, thanks Pat
Pat, check out this link, it might be helpful:
Trying to build a couple oil bunkers. One on a 2-10-0 and another on a 2-8-0.
From the photos that Pat, Keith and others have posted, it seems to me that they all have a man-way, a filler cap, some vent pipes, both those details are all over the place on the prototypes. Some had handrails some did not, even the same class had them on different sides of the dog houses (if equipped). Some were flat on top other than the covers and railings, some had an additional smaller box atop the oil bunker, towards the front of the tender, some didn't.
Can I assume that one could be right with just about any arrangement absent of having photos of the particular prototype?
As for those man-way covers and filler caps.
Where would be a source to look for some to buy?
Also would like to find some tool boxes for between trucks on the tender.
Any help is appreciated.
I have a couple of oil bunkers from two Hallmark 4500's which might be parted-out. I'll try to get some images posted later today.
Here are several pics of the oil bunker on a Hallmark 4500. If interested send me your email address via PM. With regard to its accuracy, consider the source.
Tom, take a close look at some of the round hatch covers on covered hoppers. I bought some replacements (#94446) from somebody about a year ago for my auxilliary water tender project. They are a close match to the covers on the 1522a auxilliary tender used by the SLSTA in the 90's and later. Some of the others that are out there are probably a better match for the fill caps for the bunkers. Take a look at all of your rolling stock for ideas.
Thanks Mike, Karl, Keith. Pat and all the others for posting the photos and sharing your thoughts.
Karl, thanks a bunch for posting the photos of the bunker it answered some questions and clarified some others
Just went thru every single type of hopper kit I have, and of course nothing even comes close. I think my stuff is to new to have that type of hatch.
Keith can you remember what kind of kits those lids came out of??
Made the tool boxes out of styrene yesterday and they turned out OK I think.
I can make those round man-way covers with some hole punches and styrene, and add some rivets. but the shape and bolt patterns on the filler lids are going to be a real challenge if I have to make them.
Take a look at Walthers 932-79xx series of PS2 2893 covered hoppers or any of Athearn's PS2 covered hoppers - I believe that the covers I got came from Athearn.
Seems to me Details West or Details Associates also offer round covered hopper hatches. I'm out of town right now so I can't check - I know I have a pack from someone.
I did find some from Precision Scale CO.
They stock several different types of filler hatches and round hatches gangway ladders etc, etc.
They will ship direct $30.00 minimum+$7.00 S&H 2 week processing.
Noticed they had all in stock even stuff Walthers says they don't, as I talked to the fellow at Precision Scale.
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2383 Meridian Road
Victor MT 59875 USA
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The Details Associates part I noted above is Details Associates #FC 6218. These are round ACF covered hopper hatch covers. I don't know if they are appropriate for use on anything other than atop a LO, but they look pretty nice.
Got to looking at some hoppers and the lid from the airslide is close too.
I had forgotten that DA made those hatches too.
I know it's been awhile, but could you please explain how you built your oil bunkers? I intend on running a mix of coal steamers and oil steamers and I'd like to understand how you built them.
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