Buckeye Tender Trucks


Modeled after Buckeye Steel Casting Co.'s 6-wheel tender truck
FEATURING: (per pair)
  • 24 service-free automotive quality sealed needle bearings
  • Primed and painted surfaces (semi-gloss black)
  • Bolt-together assembly design
  • Molded plastic spring retainers
  • 2 5-count spring packs between axles
  • 4 different spring weights
SCALE:1.6 inches equals one foot
MATERIAL:Ductile iron
WEIGHT:160 pounds (per pair)
DIMENSIONS:

Top of bolster to top of rail       5.320"
Overall length                     23.250"
Overall height (flanges included)   5.5"
Overall width                      15"
Stock diameter of axles             1.125"
Wheel diameter (36" prototype)      4.800"
Wheel width                         13/16"
WHEELS:
Stock wheels are contoured to IBLS standards
adding my own personal finishes. (see technical section)

Steel wheels are now standard.

Also available: 4 3/8" diameter wheels for rolling stock
such as drop-center flat cars, which lowers the bolster
height to 5.100"
FLEXIBILITY: The rise of any wheel at rest is 3/8".
LOAD CAPACITIES:
standard   1000 lb GVW (gray springs)
optional   1500 lb GVW (beige springs)
optional   2000 lb GVW (purple springs)
optional    500 lb GVW (stainless steel springs)

A short video on how assemble Tom's Buckeye tender trucks.