I would think so Skip, I have no clear tender photos yet though, but VC-16 and VC-12 would be logical typologies to apply to 16k and 12k vandy tenders. I need to find a good reference on C&O engines (im guessing C&O power, given how good Pennsy power and B&O power are, is the place to start). I found a second photo from 1949 that shows a H4 with one of the longer tenders (VC-16 i would think) with its distinctive 3 axle trucks. Nice of bachmann to make so many correct tenders, even if they are incorrectly marked and come with the wrong models...at least they MADE them! Overall, I have been quite happy with bachmann the last 5 or so years, and hope they continue the trend (a nice 2-10-2 model would be an awesome addition to the spectrum steam family, or maybe an updated pacific, with a B&O style vandy please?)
So, we have a few nice C&O models...wonder who theyll target next...?
I am also thinking about converting one of my heavy 2-8-2s to C&O. I suppose all these tenders will have a use after all! It may be "easy mode" but its pretty exciting nonetheless to have ready models or very nice starting points for conversions. I am going to do some conversions on some of these H4s and H5s, minor details such as walkways, air tanks, bell locations, etc, wouldnt mind having half a dozen or more of these. Really a nice little model. Might even try to make one into an H6. Gonna get one of the Spectrum mountains as well as a couple of life like's 0-8-0s. Good times!
By the way, the new short tender (VC-12) would NOT be a bad tender to foobie behind a B&O loco, its pretty close. And im betting they will be available seperately just like the others.
Skip, i have the PDF of the H5 as KK from the B&O modeler, and it is a neat project; didnt B&Os 2-6-6-2s pretty much permanently stay on the BR&P tracks?