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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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Michael Hohn Posted - 01/19/2020 : 09:16:07 AM

That looks so nice. It gives me a hankering to order a LaBelle passenger car kit to build.

Itís going to be a handsome car.

mwbpequod Posted - 01/19/2020 : 09:09:49 AM
Got the car assembled around a wood block floor that was skinned with scribed siding and then framing was added onto that surface.

mwbpequod Posted - 01/12/2020 : 09:51:42 AM
Getting the cupola bits roughed out.


and starting to look at the ends - not the plywood scribed siding, but just regular scribed siding so a little fragile.

Orionvp17 Posted - 01/05/2020 : 3:55:26 PM
Originally posted by mwbpequod

Cupola is proving "entertaining"


Glad you're "enjoying" the build! I'd call the "entertaining" bits a "cultural experience," mostly because my efforts along those lines tend to lead me into interesting new forms of vocabulary...

Looking good!

in Michigan
BurleyJim Posted - 01/05/2020 : 1:27:34 PM
Compliments on the Pabst car, and on to checking this one out too.

mwbpequod Posted - 01/05/2020 : 1:06:57 PM
Originally posted by Michael Hohn

It looks like a drovers caboose.

Yes, a drovers caboose, but somewhat shorter than any of the prior ones that I have built. Cupola is proving "entertaining"
Michael Hohn Posted - 01/05/2020 : 11:29:58 AM
It looks like a drovers caboose.
deemery Posted - 01/05/2020 : 10:37:34 AM
It's good to see the construction/assembly approach for these old wood cars. (I have a couple of Northeastern wood passenger car kits on the shelf...)

mwbpequod Posted - 01/05/2020 : 10:32:30 AM
Got the sides roughed out, holes cut out for everything, and doors fabricated and installed.

On to the cupola and ends...
Nelson458 Posted - 12/27/2019 : 1:40:10 PM
Dang, Martin, looks like you put these cars together quicker than I can open the box and study the contents. Very well done. Love every one of them.
mwbpequod Posted - 12/22/2019 : 09:06:46 AM
Thank you, gentlemen!

Off to the next box in the queue in the shop. It's an old Bob Peare box but I'm pretty sure that the parts inside did not originate from a Peare kit.

Looks like someone started to lay out a side door caboose. Scribed siding is a plywood; loads of fun opening up holes for the windows and doors. Well, I'll have to spent a bit of time excavating window and door castings from the parts bins and see what I have that is suitable and then get to work with the scalpels, And, that floor and roof are not going to work at all; wrong contour. Looks like they came from an old Picard kit. Toss those into the tub to go to the next O scale meet. And, I've got a n extra cupola in styrene(?) and a pair of wood airtanks(?)..... Into the parts bins with those...

George D Posted - 12/15/2019 : 10:50:06 AM
Another fine looking car.

hon3_rr Posted - 12/15/2019 : 10:24:11 AM
Outstanding work and tutorial sequence. I can't wait to see your next project.
Michael Hohn Posted - 12/15/2019 : 10:05:01 AM
Given its scale and the billboard sides I bet thatís a very impressive car to see in person. You did a fine job.

Orionvp17 Posted - 12/15/2019 : 09:32:39 AM

in Michigan

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