48' TENNECO TANK CAR
My Second scratch built car!
During my tenure as president of SWLS I became inspired to build this car.
The original inspiration to build it came from running in the C&IG during
one of Texas' famous droughts. There were several trackside fires started and
all were in areas where a hose was not availible. The other inspiration was
to do a series of articles to run in the club newsletter on how to build it
with no machine tools. The Tank is functional holding 23 Gals. The car also
has a demand pressure pump and battery built in for fighting those trackside
fires. Trucks and Couplers by Mountain Car Co.
SEE THE CAR IN ACTION ON THE SWLS SITE
The articles are in Microsoft Word format.
Construction Article #1
Construction Article #2
Construction Article #3
Construction Article #4
Construction Article #5
August 26, 2006