Re: Weight Of An Industrial Boiler?

Charles Peck

What we do not know, and do not NEED to know is the operating purpose of 
these boilers.  If they are building heating boilers, they likely operate at 
15 to 30 PSI.  If they are power boilers, they possibly operate at 100 to 
200 PSI.  There would be a major difference in the thickness of materials 
used and thus difference in weight.  
You may well decide that yours are heating boilers and are a fairly light load.
Chuck Peck

On Thu, Apr 23, 2020 at 7:14 PM Bob Chaparro via <> wrote:

Weight Of An Industrial Boiler?

I have an HO scale Birchfield industrial fire tube boiler to use as a flat car or gondola load. It is a 3D printed model:

This is a very large boiler. It scales out at roughly 18 feet long, 13 feet high and 8 feet wide.

This photo shows as many as two of these large boilers and two smaller ones on a fifty-ton flat car:

Out of curiosity, what would one of these larger boilers weight?


Bob Chaparro

Hemet, CA

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