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Michael Hohn
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Posted - 04/15/2019 :  07:58:07 AM  Show Profile  Visit Michael Hohn's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Looks great, Martin. One of my favorites of cars you’ve built.




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mwbpequod
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Posted - 04/21/2019 :  08:32:28 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
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.









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BurleyJim
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Posted - 04/21/2019 :  08:52:26 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Excellent craftsmanship!

Jim



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mwbpequod
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Posted - 04/21/2019 :  10:15:35 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
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.


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

Jim



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mwbpequod
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Posted - 04/25/2019 :  09:53:42 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
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!





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mwbpequod
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Posted - 05/05/2019 :  10:03:07 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
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
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Posted - 05/12/2019 :  2:56:42 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Busy week not in the shop...but a bit of progress - black paint splashed on where the cupola gets installed.



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mwbpequod
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Posted - 05/19/2019 :  3:14:06 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Caboose is coming along....

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







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mwbpequod
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Posted - 05/26/2019 :  09:37:17 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Ok, done as far as I'm going to bother with this one as I'm not keeping it.









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slimrails
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Posted - 05/26/2019 :  09:43:16 AM  Show Profile  Visit slimrails's Homepage  Reply with Quote
She's a beauty fer sure, Martin.


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

Jim




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George D
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Posted - 05/26/2019 :  4:17:15 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Well done, Martin.

George



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Orionvp17
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Posted - 05/26/2019 :  4:26:25 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Nicely done, Martin! Nicely done!

Pete
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Michael Hohn
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Posted - 05/26/2019 :  10:19:49 PM  Show Profile  Visit Michael Hohn's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Excellent workmanship, Martin.

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