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Tender

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The BR standard engines use 3 main types of tender, namely BR1, BR2 and BR3. The largest tenders were the BR1 series and there were a number of permutations within that series.

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This is the BR1E(2) tender that was fitted to 71000 Duke of Gloucester. Note the high sides of the tender and the two sets of ladders. 71000 originally was fitted with a BR1E but this was replaced with a BR1J tender in 1957. The tender in the photo started off as a BR1C and was converted to a BR1E. Tender allocation on standards requires research!

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The Clans were originally fitted with the BR1 tender. As you can see in the photo, the major difference is the inset coal bunker at the top of the tender. There is a small window at the front of the tender on each side so that the crew can look down the side of the tender when running backwards. However, it was rare in BR days to see a Pacific loco running backwards so the plan was to fit the lot 242 Clans with BR1B tenders which have high sides and do not have the inset bunker.

Here is a list of BR1 series tenders. Note that the fall plate is a hinged plate that connects the tender to the engine. The BR1 fitted locomotives had a cab floor that extends rearwards right under the tender front. This provided a firm platform for the fireman but came with the disadvantage of a draughty cab. This was dispensed with in later builds and a convential fall plate fitted

Series Water Coal Fitted to Notes
BR1 4,250 gallons 7 tons 7MT, 6MT, 5MT Inset Coal Bunker, no fall plate
BR1A 5,000 gallons 7 tons 7MT - Originally coupled to 70025-9 Inset Coal Bunker, no fall plate
BR1B 4,725 gallons 7 tons 5MT, 4MT (both classes) High sides. With fallplate
BR1C 4,725 gallons 9 tons 5MT High sides. With fallplate
BR1D 4,725 gallons 9 tons 7MT - 70045-54 High sides. With fallplate. Coal pusher
BR1E 4,725 gallons 10 tons 8P, 9F (92150) High sides and back. With fallplate
BR1F 5,625 gallons 7 tons 5MT, 9F High sides. With fallplate
BR1G 5,000 gallons 7 tons 5MT, 9F Inset Coal Bunker. With fallplate and gangway doors
BR1H 4,250 gallons 7 tons 5MT Inset Coal Bunker. With fallplate and gangway doors
BR1J 4,325 gallons 10 tons 8P High sides and valances. With fallplate and gangway doors. Coal pusher

Hengist is being designed for the main line. Here the most important factor in any schedule is water. Our original plan was to fit a BR1B tender which would give us a larger water capacity than the original BR1 tender. However, other options are available (e.g. BR1G) which would a greater water capacity. Although rear facing running is unlikely on the main line, we do recognise that rear facing running is required on heritage railways where it is likely that Hengist will spend some of her time. We have now decided that we will build a BR1G tender for Hengist. This will give 5,000 gallons of water and will have the inset bunker to allow better rear view visibility. Other issues that need design consideration include

Highslide JS This is a image from a CAD model for a BR1C tender chassis. You can see the red axles. The yellow axle boxes indicate that roller bearings are fitted. The red strip indicates that lithium grease is required - before Lithium based greases became the norm. The tender suspension relies on leaf springs above the axle boxes.
Highslide JS This is the CAD model for a BR1C tender which a member is building for his model of a 9F. Originally only a single ladder was fitted.
Highslide JS This is a BR1G tender as fitted to 92214 - a 9F .