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mwbpequod
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Posted - 10/05/2016 :  10:28:57 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Seems I have more than a few Ambroid cars to do in the queue or at least some are and some surely look to be of that heritage,

And, most are unfinished or in need of "help"....

Good play value to be had!
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mwbpequod
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Posted - 10/05/2016 :  10:34:56 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
1st up is a decent looking caboose that needs a bit of help to get finished and then go find a new home,

Missing some roofwalk parts, some of the end railings, a ladder, and grabs and "stuff"...







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Philip
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Posted - 10/05/2016 :  10:43:34 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote


Looks Great!

Philip



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bitlerisvj
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Posted - 10/05/2016 :  11:04:30 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Very nice Martin, we all love cabeese.
Regards, Vic B.



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mwbpequod
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Posted - 10/05/2016 :  11:21:36 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Guys,

That's the starting point - someone else did a pretty decent job on it so far....and that's how it looks coming out of the stack of project boxes. Not sure why I even have this one at all other than it might have come along for the ride with a bunch of other stuff. Every so often I will with the greatest of foolishness succumb to impulse and buy a lot of 6-12 cars to get 1-3 that I might keep after re-working - I suspect this one to be one of the "others".

I'm just going to finish it off,

And then it's going to go find a new home!!!


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Michael Hohn
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Posted - 10/05/2016 :  4:35:54 PM  Show Profile  Visit Michael Hohn's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Martin,

Looks like it's in good shape already. The previous builder did a good job.

Mike


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mwbpequod
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Posted - 10/05/2016 :  7:28:14 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
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Originally posted by Michael Hohn

Martin,

Looks like it's in good shape already. The previous builder did a good job.

Mike



In general, yes.

Some of the old glue is failing, but it's all correctable and adding all the missing stuff should not be a problem.

I actually see a fair number of partially built cars at the various meets most of the time at very reasonable prices, too. Lots of good stuff on the secondary market!


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Dutchman
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Posted - 10/06/2016 :  08:40:18 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I'm am looking forward to seeing its reclamation and final glory!

Bruce

Modeling the railroads of the Jersey Highlands in HO and the logging railroads of Pennsylvania in HOn3

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mwbpequod
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Posted - 10/18/2016 :  08:36:33 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
As far as I've gotten and I'm pausing here since someone has spoken up with an interest in taking it off my hands so it's resting quietly in a dark place...now with trucks and couplers under it.









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Dutchman
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Posted - 10/18/2016 :  08:43:41 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
It is looking very good, Martin.

Bruce

Modeling the railroads of the Jersey Highlands in HO and the logging railroads of Pennsylvania in HOn3

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desertdrover
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Posted - 10/18/2016 :  09:56:51 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Great looking caboose with the wire detailing coming along.

Louis
Pacific Northwest Logging in the East Coast

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slimrails
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Posted - 10/19/2016 :  07:46:28 AM  Show Profile  Visit slimrails's Homepage  Reply with Quote
A very fine build indeed! I love the old wood kits from Ambroid.


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Philip
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Posted - 10/19/2016 :  09:31:48 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote


Nice looking caboose!

Philip



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mwbpequod
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Posted - 10/24/2016 :  08:19:35 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Setting the caboose to the side for a while as it may have a new home in the near future (I hope...).

Off to the next in line.....



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Dutchman
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Posted - 10/24/2016 :  08:54:41 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Martin,

Have you already cleaned up those window and door castings, are were they free of flash from the 'factory'?


Bruce

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mwbpequod
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Posted - 10/24/2016 :  1:33:50 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
What you see is what I got out of the crate of stuff and that's my starting point. Someone did a pretty nice job to this point but never finished it off. That's my next exercise - complete this one and add it to the other 2 unstarted ones that came with it along with more "stuff".

Remaining castings are pretty clean,


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After the first glass, you see things as you wish they were.
After the second, you see things as they are not.
Finally, you see things as they really are, and that is the most horrible thing in the world.

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