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mwbpequod Posted - 12/24/2011 : 1:16:10 PM
These 2 are the first of several left over from a large box lot of cars and rubbish (emphasis on rubbish, ) that I had bought a few years ago. I pulled all of the decent cars that took only a few hours of effort to move them to either keep or depart. The rest were salvaged for parts, trucks, etc and more than a few made some great kindling last winter,

But, I kept a few on the shelf thinking that there might be something there other than just kindling.

These 2 were basically wooden boxes with a boxcar roof section all nailed together when I started.
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mwbpequod Posted - 05/19/2019 : 3:14:06 PM
Caboose is coming along....

Cupola on, roofing added; ends and ladders...





mwbpequod Posted - 05/12/2019 : 2:56:42 PM
Busy week not in the shop...but a bit of progress - black paint splashed on where the cupola gets installed.

mwbpequod Posted - 05/05/2019 : 10:03:07 AM
Slapped a coat of paint on the body and on the cupola, and glazed all the windows with slip cover glass.

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mwbpequod Posted - 04/25/2019 : 09:53:42 AM
Building up a floor....and the ends with the detail parts and railings. End sills were made from 4 resin castings cut up and reassembled to get the right car width. Steps and brake casting from the parts bins; resin bolsters cast by me; wood from the supply boxes. Tool box is a wood block skinned in styrene with a Train Craft casting. Some scribed siding for the platforms...cranking this one right along.

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It even fits into the caboose shell - fancy that!



BurleyJim Posted - 04/21/2019 : 10:25:23 AM
I was typing about the bobber, got distracted, and you slipped this 'new one' in. It is cool too!

Jim
mwbpequod Posted - 04/21/2019 : 10:15:35 AM
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Originally posted by BurleyJim

Excellent craftsmanship!


Yes, somebody, not me, did a very nice job on this shell. Probably what got me to buy it whenever and wherever that happened. Hopefully, I'll be able to put a floor into it and add the needed details to make it completed enough for somebody else.
BurleyJim Posted - 04/21/2019 : 08:52:26 AM
Excellent craftsmanship!

Jim
mwbpequod Posted - 04/21/2019 : 08:32:28 AM
Thanks!

On to the next one in the queue....another caboose! Fancy that happening...except that I had a crate of them waiting for their time in the shop.

Got a body shell and a nice styrene/ABS cupola but nothing else.







Michael Hohn Posted - 04/15/2019 : 07:58:07 AM
Looks great, Martin. One of my favorites of cars you’ve built.

Mario Rapinett Posted - 04/14/2019 : 11:06:51 PM
Orionvp17 Posted - 04/14/2019 : 3:37:13 PM
Very nicely done!

Pete
in Michigan
mwbpequod Posted - 04/14/2019 : 12:30:14 PM
Calling this done!





Next!
mwbpequod Posted - 04/08/2019 : 07:54:38 AM
Thanks all!

Not quite finished with this one yet - got to prep it for some dry transfer lettering and then I'll call it done - believe I'll keep this one.

Might as well - took 3 of my cabooses to the O scale meet in Strasburg and nary a one got sold...
slimrails Posted - 04/07/2019 : 4:24:35 PM
Terrific, Martin! The markers really add that finishing touch.
George D Posted - 04/07/2019 : 2:06:13 PM
Good looking Bobber, Martin.

George

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