Correct K1 Tender

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Wed Jan 5 22:40:58 EST 2005

Hi All;

First of all, the Bachmann USRA Heavy 4-8-2 is appropriate for a K2, and take a bit of modification to become a K1, though it is certainly a very reasonable project.

You can get Bachmann Spectrum A-tanks from Trainworld for less than $20 each plus s&h (so purchase several at once), which a good price just for a pair of trucks of that detail level with electrical pickups.

I have purchased a P2K Y3 tender off of e-bay.  The forth coming release by Life Like is for a USRA 2-8-8-2 (no Worthington BL, pumps on the smokebox, etc), so the tender should be different too.

There was a series in Model Railroading several years ago on creating a E3 from a Spectrum PRR K4, one of the articles was on creating a tender from the then current Bachmann A tank, the new Spectrum A tank should work even better for that conversion.

For the PM tenders, the Rivarossi Berkshire tender is close, and the whole locomotive can be had for $50 from Trainworld, they may even have some of those with two tenders.......

Nigel F Misso
nfmisso at

  ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: nw-modeling-list at 
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  Sent: Wednesday, January 05, 2005 10:01 AM
  Subject: Correct K1 Tender

  Greetings folks, 
  I recently purchased Bachman's 4-8-2. Now, after breaking it in and putting a "correct" headlight on it, I'm ready to go for a correct Tender. Just one problem.... Where do I start? I've tried Life-Like to just get the frame and body from the old Y3 release... no good (go figure, it was worth a try though!). I also have a picture of a K with an ex Pierre Marquette tender. It just so happens that I have and old Rivarrossi Berkshire tender that would only need a little work to look right. If I go that route, anyone know what tender trucks would be correct? Anyone have any other ideas?

  BTW, don't try ordering Bachman's auxiliary water tender trucks... they're out of stock for a "few months". Who else makes these trucks? My old brass K3 could use a new set also!!!

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