|BUILDING A PLYWOOD GP35
PAGE 10 - FUEL TANK
JULY 6, 2014
The next step is to build and install the fuel tank. It starts with a rectangular box 24 x 9.5 inches, 6.5 inches
high. To that we add notched pine pieces, a piece of PVC drain pipe, 3/4 inch filler panels, and 1/4 inch
end pieces. Then we jack up the locomotive and install the tank onto brackets attached to the hood sides.
|Rectangular holes are cut on the inside of the deck.
Brackets are cut to match the holes, leaving 3 inches of wood to attach the
Bracket positioned. It will be screwed to the hood sides when it is in position.
Parts: quarter-round piece of 4 inch PVC pipe and two notched pine pieces.
|PVC and pine pieces attached to basic tank using 3/4 inch spacers.
|End view. Pine will be shaped with a plane.
Tank is now shaped and painted. It will also have a 3/4 spacer after installation.
Tank installed. The locomotive had to be raised to fit the tank onto the
|End view showing the shape of the tank.
An air reservior was built from a 19 inch piece of 2-inch PVC pipe, which
has on outside diameter of 2 3/8 inches. Later we will add pieces to the ends.