Reekie Steeltec was asked to fabricate a new water tank for Thomas the Tank Engine by The Caledonian railway. The original mild steel tank had become badly corroded and needed to be replaced with a stainless steel version. We produced new drawings from the original tank and fabricated a new one in stainless steel.
The Original Mild Steel Tank
Using the old tank, new drawings are produced in order to cut and fabricate the new stainless steel replacement.
Laser Cutting Stainless Steel Panels
Several of the components need to be bent on our press brake before the fabrication process can begin.
All the laser cut and formed components are then welded into place by our experienced welders.