Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Banded Tank Car

Bought a old time wooden tank car at the Woodstock Train Show, it was begging me to take it home and for $4.00 why not. A little research and I found out it is a Ye Olde Huff n Puff, 30' banded tank car, kit price $19.95, however it is missing the top dome. The bands are brass and unpainted and there  is nothing holding the tank in place.

Removed and painted the bands and added cradles and hold down chains.  The railings were painted and a dome was scratch built.  Added a brake wheel at one end and a tap to the other end. A hose was also glued to the deck. The car was then weathered, looks a lot better now. A nice little addition to my logging branch line.