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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 - 06/16/2019 : 11:33:30 AM
Got a bit done on the floor, Had some decent etched brass steps about that were looking to be put into use, and so they were here.

mwbpequod Posted - 06/02/2019 : 1:00:17 PM
Thanks, guys!

On the next one in the queue.

Nice body shell; loose cupola and hole in roof where it sits, and a floor...that seems a wee bit short in the body, but reasonably something to work with - no end sills/railings, no underbody, some details to address all about, but should be straightforward.

Michael Hohn Posted - 05/26/2019 : 10:19:49 PM
Excellent workmanship, Martin.
Orionvp17 Posted - 05/26/2019 : 4:26:25 PM
Nicely done, Martin! Nicely done!

in Michigan
George D Posted - 05/26/2019 : 4:17:15 PM
Well done, Martin.

BurleyJim Posted - 05/26/2019 : 1:23:36 PM
Martin, It really came out great, nice job. Love that railing detail.


slimrails Posted - 05/26/2019 : 09:43:16 AM
She's a beauty fer sure, Martin.
mwbpequod Posted - 05/26/2019 : 09:37:17 AM
Ok, done as far as I'm going to bother with this one as I'm not keeping it.

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.


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.


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!

mwbpequod Posted - 04/21/2019 : 10:15:35 AM
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!


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