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mwbpequod
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Posted - 08/18/2019 :  08:41:58 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Ends added, roof "adjusted" railings added, and a minimal underbody set out that may or not get expanded. Milled out the end castings to accept KaDee couplers, too.







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Edited by - mwbpequod on 08/18/2019 08:42:46 AM

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Michael Hohn
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Posted - 08/18/2019 :  10:50:11 AM  Show Profile  Visit Michael Hohn's Homepage  Reply with Quote
It all looks nice, Martin, the railings in particular. Itís interesting, the castings with steps and truck bolster combined.

Mike



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mwbpequod
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Posted - 08/18/2019 :  11:13:32 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Michael Hohn

It all looks nice, Martin, the railings in particular. Itís interesting, the castings with steps and truck bolster combined.


Old Walthers castings - the actual steps are another set of castings that glued in place.

They do give this car plenty of weight!


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slimrails
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Posted - 08/19/2019 :  07:15:30 AM  Show Profile  Visit slimrails's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Another fine build, Martin. What did you use for the railing stanchion bases?


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mwbpequod
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Posted - 08/19/2019 :  09:56:22 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by slimrails

Another fine build, Martin. What did you use for the railing stanchion bases?



Those bases are out of my stock of resin castings - almost too much work to use them; sanding the back flash off and then drilling them out for the wire......but probably better than just sticking the wire into the decking.


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mwbpequod
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Posted - 08/25/2019 :  7:48:57 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
More painting, roof installed, ladders to be installed are off being painted...



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mwbpequod
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Posted - 09/08/2019 :  08:57:45 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Done for now or as far as I'll go with this one....









And, that's enough cabooses for quite a while, I think. Off to some other type of car for the next exercise.


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Michael Hohn
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Posted - 09/08/2019 :  10:20:16 AM  Show Profile  Visit Michael Hohn's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Very nice.


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mwbpequod
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Posted - 09/08/2019 :  11:10:50 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks, Mike.

I think I'm off cabooses and off to looking through the kits on the shelves for a bit of fun next.


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Orionvp17
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Posted - 09/08/2019 :  11:33:52 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Nicely done!

Pete
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mwbpequod
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Posted - 09/15/2019 :  11:17:54 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Ok, something a little different - not a caboose

An older Main Line kit (why that Athearn paperwork was included is a mystery) that I had thought would be fun to relax with building....... except..... the roof is missing..... and the floor is missing ....and the end block (well, I think that's what they are...) are too short for the sides, and the doors that someone made are mismatched... and, so okay then.....it is a salvage yard exercise after all. Not sure if there are enough detail parts in the bag to do this car but not a problem there. Grandt Line narrow gauge reefer hatches....we'll see how those look....



Actually, this provides a bit of opportunity to install what might be better floor and underbody than the kit every provided. And, I'm betting that just about everything other than the sides will go into either the trash or the scrap box.


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Orionvp17
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Posted - 09/15/2019 :  11:23:43 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Martin,

I always enjoy watching your resurrections; this one promises to be a Cultural Experience! Go for it!

Pete
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Michael Hohn
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Posted - 09/15/2019 :  11:30:39 AM  Show Profile  Visit Michael Hohn's Homepage  Reply with Quote
I suspect the Athearn paper came from the box containing the missing roof, floor etc.

Mike



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mwbpequod
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Posted - 09/15/2019 :  11:57:38 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
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I suspect the Athearn paper came from the box containing the missing roof, floor etc.


Possibly...but Grandt Line hatches? Well, it's either those or some Scale Craft or Walthers metal ones out of the parts bins.

Working up the sides this week and a new interior framing & floor assembly.


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mwbpequod
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Posted - 09/22/2019 :  09:11:04 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Sides assembled and reinforced from the back with 1/32" basswood cross grain on the back - pre-painted side parts were "variable" in thickness so getting stuff aligned with this "kit" will be something to be watched as I go along.



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