Skip to main content

Reply to "Building an Auxiliary Tender out of Legos"

@coach joe posted:

I know what you mean about the cost of any auxiliary tender.  I've got a MTH RK N&W Y6B and I wanted to add and Aux Tender.  Costs were way to prohibitive.   I wound up using a tender like the ones that came with the starter set 4-4-2s from the 80s to make one.  I think our LEGO tender looks pretty good.  A union Pacific decal on the side will make it blend even better.  Looks like it sits a little high in the video.  Does it actually sit high or does the bottom contour combined with the fact it is a little narrow give it that high appearance?

Probably just a bit of both, I feel one way to fix it would be to use a pair of 6 stud wide baseplates and make the car wider but for now this'll suffice. Funnily enough I had a similar idea to take an older tender and use it as my aux tender for the Big Boy but whereas you went with one of the old atlantic starter set engines I was looking for a 1654w to gut since it didn't have a coal bunker and I am not the best at kitbashing outside of these Lego creations.

OGR Publishing, Inc., 1310 Eastside Centre Ct, Suite 6, Mountain Home, AR 72653
330-757-3020

www.ogaugerr.com
×
×
×
×
×