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mwbpequod
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Posted - 06/02/2019 :  1:00:17 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
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.









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mwbpequod
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Posted - 06/16/2019 :  11:33:30 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
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.







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mwbpequod
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Posted - 06/25/2019 :  08:19:49 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Splashed some paint on and glazed the windows and doors.









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George D
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Posted - 06/25/2019 :  10:56:03 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Looking good, Martin. Those are interesting grab irons around the end windows.

George



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mwbpequod
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Posted - 06/25/2019 :  11:54:14 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
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Looking good, Martin.


Thanks!

quote:
Those are interesting grab irons around the end windows.


I agree, so I left them in place. Beats patching holes,


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mwbpequod
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Posted - 06/30/2019 :  10:12:49 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Fast forward to done, or at least as far as this one is going other than in its box to travel to Strasburg in August in search of a new home









On to the next in the queue.....


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Michael Hohn
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Posted - 06/30/2019 :  10:24:45 AM  Show Profile  Visit Michael Hohn's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Well done, Martin. This one has a lot of style. There’s something about its proportions that I really like.

Mike


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ocalicreek
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Posted - 06/30/2019 :  4:12:56 PM  Show Profile  Visit ocalicreek's Homepage  Reply with Quote
I like the juxtaposition between the curved elements like the end rails and ladder tops with the straight, squared elements like the boxed-in sliding window frames and sides. The matching roof and cupola curves stand out well against the boxy nature of the body. Classic lines.

Terrific work, as usual!

Galen


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mwbpequod
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Posted - 07/01/2019 :  1:31:51 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks, guys!

This was a good one to grind through and now that it's done, on to the next one in the stack. There are at least 2 left in this storage tray and then it's on to the next tray, and something other than cabooses for a few months!

Although, I know in the other set of shelves that there are 3 brass caboose in need of attention...


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mwbpequod
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Posted - 07/07/2019 :  10:14:40 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Next up out of the caboose tray of project boxes: needs finishing and all the details...looks like this might be an old Train Craft kit - pretty thick plywood scribed with Lobaugh trucks that as it turns out are mounted to a bit of brass inside the car body. Turns out that the entire roof in removable. Will make glazing windows far easier. May leave that roof removable - interior, maybe or not or next owner...



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mwbpequod
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Posted - 07/14/2019 :  11:14:25 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Getting it fitted out now...













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mwbpequod
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Posted - 07/21/2019 :  09:05:58 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Splashed a bit of paint on it all...



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George D
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Posted - 07/21/2019 :  10:43:02 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Good looking caboose, Martin. Did you solder those steps?

George



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mwbpequod
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Posted - 07/21/2019 :  12:50:50 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
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Originally posted by George D

Good looking caboose, Martin. Did you solder those steps?


Not on this one, but the previous caboose, yes.


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Michael Hohn
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Posted - 07/21/2019 :  7:32:36 PM  Show Profile  Visit Michael Hohn's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Another winner in the making.

Perhaps you could enlighten me on the purpose of the small window. Access to a lantern?

Mike


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