HO tender mashups

NW Modeling List nw-modeling-list at nwhs.org
Tue Oct 23 09:37:28 EDT 2018

Mr. Flick,

Yes, you may be suffering from a NWSL "16k fishbelly" tender with their 
late E2a. Weirdly, NJ Custom Brass/GOM created the reverse. To get a 16k 
tender for their Y2a, they essentially straight-framed their correct 18k 
fishbelly behind their Y3.

Grant Carpenter

On 10/22/2018 3:53 PM, NW Mailing List wrote:
> Thanks, that's what I was leaning towards, but wanted to get another 
> opinion before I started taking a serious look at modifying tenders 
> for some modeling projects I've been putting off. On a related note, 
> the NWSL 18K fishbelly in HO scale appears a little short, closer to 
> the actual length of the 18K water bottoms and 16Ks. Has anyone else 
> noticed this, or am I measuring from the wrong spot? Marty Flick
---- NW Mailing List <nw-mailing-list at nwhs.org> wrote:
> To my knowledge, no fishbellies were ever assigned to K2's or K2a's. (Although "never say 'never.'") The 16k tender was more common in the 30's and 40's, although some eventually got 18k waterbottoms (which went to the K1's when the K2's were streamlined.). My guess is that this is an error on the part of the author of the article. So don't consider it as a reliable source. For years I kept seeing references to General William "B" Mahone. Best I could tell it was an error it Waynor's paperback book on Car Numbers, Names, and Consists. People kept repeating it until it was considered as fact. It was not.
> Jim Nichols
>      On Sunday, October 21, 2018 7:08 PM, NW Mailing List<nw-mailing-list at nwhs.org>  wrote:
>   The article on the K2/K2a engines in the 23-2 Arrow says in the 1940s they received 18,000 gallon tenders of the fishbelly design.  This is the only such reference to this I can find, as Jim Nichols' tender series in the Arrow, the tender assignment chapter in the Williamson Terminal book, and any photographs I can kind show the K2's with 18,000 water bottom tenders, while the fishbelly's were used almost exclusively behind freight engines, the major exception being a pair of E2's in the 1950s for Clinch Valley service.
> Can anyone confirm if the K2 and K2a engines ever had 18,000 gallon fishbelly tenders?
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