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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 - 03/18/2020 : 3:07:24 PM
Well, once I get this LWS MP54 kit that I bashed into the combine off my bench and out of my shop, I should be able to get into this pass car project. The LWS kit had been on the back of the bench 3/4 done for more than a decade. Every time I approached it, peals of derisive demonic laughter was issue forth.....but it should be done later this week.....
quartergauger48 Posted - 03/17/2020 : 1:53:33 PM
Martin, this renovation will be a walk in the park for you, the nack you have for building cars will be fully applied. I look forward to end results'...

As expected, the caboose is beautiful.. I really like th top windows open'... Nice touch'..
ocalicreek Posted - 03/16/2020 : 2:23:27 PM
Wow...that warp. I am curious to see how you address it, as I just recently purchased a similar HOn3 combine that could do with a good straightening-out. Following along with great interest, as always!

Galen
Frank Palmer Posted - 03/16/2020 : 10:20:06 AM

It's more of a reverse kit. It was once built and now it's a kit.
TRAINS1941 Posted - 03/16/2020 : 09:58:18 AM
A challenge to say the least

I'll be watching as you tackle this beauty!!
mwbpequod Posted - 03/16/2020 : 09:27:21 AM
quote:
Originally posted by Michael Hohn

Pretty sad looking. Good luck!



Yes.....reminds me of that scene in Blazing Saddles.

Need any help?
Oh, just all that I can get....



Right now I've got to get a LWS kit for an MP54 that I bashed into a combine off my #1 bench. Been there for about a decade staring me down...laughing at me.....and I finally worked up enough nerve to "finish" it. Couple days away from that end point.
Michael Hohn Posted - 03/15/2020 : 9:24:43 PM
Pretty sad looking. Good luck!
mwbpequod Posted - 03/15/2020 : 1:43:17 PM
quote:
Originally posted by deemery

So Martin, an "open concept" renovation? :-) This will be fun to watch.

dave



Maybe more of an open mind reno - I almost tossed this but I've tossed stuff before only to fish it out of the trash and have the finished item get a Merit award at the regional MER convention,
deemery Posted - 03/15/2020 : 11:02:23 AM
So Martin, an "open concept" renovation? :-) This will be fun to watch.

dave
mwbpequod Posted - 03/15/2020 : 10:54:45 AM
You ever watch those house renovations shows where they basically gut it to the frame and then build a new house. This car might fall into that category.....but I think it's worth salvaging.
Orionvp17 Posted - 03/15/2020 : 10:18:46 AM
OK, lemme see here....

Sow's ear: check
Ideas: check
Libations: check
Comfy chair: check
Martin beginning: check

This is gonna be fun!

Nice job on the caboose, too! Bravo!

Pete
in Michigan
Frank Palmer Posted - 03/15/2020 : 09:43:15 AM

You have got to be kidding.
Dutchman Posted - 03/15/2020 : 09:02:29 AM
Oh my!
mwbpequod Posted - 03/15/2020 : 08:59:51 AM
This might seriously test my sanity....one of a handful of passenger cars that I got off eBay from Trainz when proper packing was an alien concept.....but the trucks are there!







mwbpequod Posted - 03/09/2020 : 12:13:45 PM
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Originally posted by Michael Hohn

Very nice. Very nice indeed!



Thanks! Looking at the next candidate(s)... ...could be a real challenge!

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