Hello my friends,
many Romanian logging railroads used wood to fire the steam locos and since wood has a lower fuel value as coal, many locos used aux. tenders to enlarge the fuel capacity. For my railroad, I choosed the small 4-wheel tender used at the Moldovita forestry line. The prototype was rebuild multiple times and is still in service today for museum trains.
As the prototype, I used a regular logging truck for the chassis.
All the super structure was made from brass and steel. To determine the proportions, I used several photos from the internet, scaled to the correct size. BTW, I don’t try to create a 100% accurate model (which is at least not easy by all the different variations of the real thing).
All metal parts are soldered together and the sub-assemblies will get screwed to the chassis.
Next the parts will get sand-blasted and painted. More on the final touches will come next week.