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CieloVistaRy
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Posted - 01/29/2012 :  4:12:04 PM  Show Profile  Send CieloVistaRy an AOL message  Reply with Quote
Those boxcars are beautiful!

Arthur

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George D
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mwbpequod
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Posted - 01/29/2012 :  5:08:21 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thank you, gentlemen!

With a little luck I should be able to get started on the next 2 boxcars out of the salvage yard this week......I hope!


I’d say that your chances are as thin as a homeopathic soup made
from the shadow of a pigeon that died of starvation…

Edited by - mwbpequod on 01/29/2012 5:19:08 PM

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mwbpequod
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Posted - 02/05/2012 :  1:00:26 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Here are the next 2 candidates from the salvage yard; much, much better starting points than the previous 2. One of these has scribed siding on the sides even, so that saves me a bit of work and these 2 look to be from within my lifetime as well,





and even have side sills effectively in place. Putting in scribed flooring although is a little tricky; actually have to measure things....



I’d say that your chances are as thin as a homeopathic soup made
from the shadow of a pigeon that died of starvation…

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acousticco
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Posted - 02/05/2012 :  8:38:53 PM  Show Profile  Visit acousticco's Homepage  Reply with Quote
The painted car is looking great! And the upcoming ones are looking sharp as well.

-Cody



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mwbpequod
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Posted - 02/06/2012 :  7:14:07 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
And the upcoming ones are looking sharp as well.


Exceptionally encouraging considering that I have yet to actually do anything to those 2....or am I going to have a hard time making these 2 into something "interesting",


I’d say that your chances are as thin as a homeopathic soup made
from the shadow of a pigeon that died of starvation…

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deemery
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Posted - 02/06/2012 :  8:10:17 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Martin, how about a 'beer reefer' - insulated boxcar with reefer doors (but no roof ice hatches)? Those got used for MOW cars, or you could go for beer reefer colorful decals.

dave


Modeling 1890s (because the voices in my head told me to)

Edited by - deemery on 02/06/2012 8:11:50 PM

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mwbpequod
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Posted - 02/06/2012 :  8:51:48 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by deemery

Martin, how about a 'beer reefer' - insulated boxcar with reefer doors (but no roof ice hatches)? Those got used for MOW cars, or you could go for beer reefer colorful decals.

dave



Interesting idea - I have an outside braced reefer in the repair/restoration queue somewhere that just might be right for that. I'll have to take a look at what's available from Clover House, too.


I’d say that your chances are as thin as a homeopathic soup made
from the shadow of a pigeon that died of starvation…

Edited by - mwbpequod on 02/06/2012 8:54:18 PM

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mwbpequod
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Posted - 06/03/2012 :  11:12:48 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Back to that 2nd pair of what were just a bit more than wooden boxes that were sort of shaped like boxcars....

Got them fully sheathed in scribed siding were needed, beginnings of an underbody, doors made and mounted, and roofwalk supports installed.







Got to make up some wood ladders - B.T.S. laser cut ladders beat making your own!


I’d say that your chances are as thin as a homeopathic soup made
from the shadow of a pigeon that died of starvation…

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kc5gxl
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Posted - 06/03/2012 :  12:59:06 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Very interesting Martin!

Seems as though I inherited a couple of wooden boxes a while back. I might have to check them out to see if I can do something with them.

Thanks for sharing your progress! They all look great.

GT Dan
Orange Texas



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Ensign
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Posted - 06/03/2012 :  1:19:37 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Beautifully clean work Martin!

Greg Shinnie



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northern6400
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Posted - 06/03/2012 :  9:19:12 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Great job on the cars!

Chuck Faist
Burlington, Ontario
Enjoy yourself it is later than you think!

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mwbpequod
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Posted - 06/23/2012 :  12:41:47 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
These 2 are coming along and will go off to the paint queue shortly after which tar papering the roof and then the finishing touches.







I’d say that your chances are as thin as a homeopathic soup made
from the shadow of a pigeon that died of starvation…

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mwbpequod
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Posted - 08/13/2012 :  5:15:42 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I had to wrap these two up and they are getting close now so I've reclaimed a lot fo my bench and my radial saw table - both completed and painted; tar paper roof, etc.... Just have to get them both lettered now.







I’d say that your chances are as thin as a homeopathic soup made
from the shadow of a pigeon that died of starvation…

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cprfan
Engine Wiper



Posted - 08/13/2012 :  5:29:16 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by mwbpequod
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,


These actually look quite nice, but no mention of scale, so I'm assuming HO scale...

Alan


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