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 Posted: Mon Nov 7th, 2016 04:05 am
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I have a K-line Porter that I want a tender for.  I am struggling with finding anything that seems right, even to kitbash.

Can anyone point me in the right direction?  Am I going to have to build one?

Pic of the Porter in front of my Camelback, it is about 5" long:




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 Posted: Mon Nov 7th, 2016 04:47 am
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Hi Helmut,
it may be a scratchbuild. Look at whether you can pilfer a small 4-wheel or bogie hopper and chop one end out of it.

For inspiration have a look at http://bouldervalleymodels.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=5_11&products_id=1 These are no longer being sold, but you might be able to pick up a similar sized wagon and bash your tender from that.

Hope this help to get you started,

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 Posted: Mon Nov 7th, 2016 03:42 pm
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One again, the prototype for 0-4-0t Porters is here to save the day. Sure it's funky but it is prototype. Hope you didn't expect a double truck model!

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 Posted: Mon Nov 7th, 2016 04:03 pm
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One of my favorite Porter photos !

I think a hacksawed Tri-ang swingin' '60s HO underframe.
A mouthful of toffee-apple sticks.
Some old furniture veneer.
Those paperclips magnetized to the fridge.
&
BOB'S YER UNCLE !

A car builders dream-ticket !!

:moose:

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Thx guys. No that is part of the problem Woodie - it is not easy to find single truck tenders!

What is that 'coupler' device out the back end of the tender? Or is that in the background of the pic?



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Helmut, that's a link for a link & pin coupler-used on the West Side Lumber Co up till the end...in 1961. It should be easy to build such a tender, this one appears to be made from wood with cast wheel journals. Give it a try.

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What's that thing sticking out of the cab up high above the fireman's (?) head? Looks like a way to fill the water tank--but it doesn't make sense being there----

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No Herb, you silly boy...that's the toggle for a big DPDT switch to change direction. I'm surprised that you don't know that!

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More likely a canvas sheet to hang down when the rain is coming in from behind Herb.
cheers
Bob

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Hi all,
I'll back Bob's take on the canvas roll attached to the back edge of the cab roof.



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