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mwbpequod
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Posted - 12/07/2018 :  5:05:48 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Anybody recognize what, if any, prototype that this might be aiming towards? I grabbed this lovely bit at the O scale Nat'l in Aug. - serious impulse buy that could not be resisted, but before I start in on it, I thought it might be worth seeing if there was an actual target in mind or just another creative mind at work



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Orionvp17
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Posted - 12/07/2018 :  6:33:08 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Off the wall here, but is this an in-process conversion of a boxcar to an MOW tool car? There's probably a prototype somewhere!

Pete
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desertdrover
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Posted - 12/07/2018 :  7:36:05 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
In my opinion that was a bay window caboose, judging from the end steps, that someone wanted to make a transfer caboose out of it, and removed a bay window and installed an overhead door in its place. Just my 2 cents worth!
Ellis Clark Trains had these O scale brass caboose kits, and it my be one similar to them with an overhead door.




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mwbpequod
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Posted - 12/07/2018 :  8:19:41 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Both good ideas and thoughts and I can certainly pursue those to an endpoint. That roll up door though seemed quirky enough that I hoping that someone here has seen a prototype basis for it.

Otherwise, I'm just winging which is more fun for me - no rules, restrictions, etc!


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BurleyJim
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Posted - 12/07/2018 :  9:05:26 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
That roll up door would make a great 'Roach Coach' for the RR-Line mobile lounge. A little lettering and the RR-Line logo....and you're there!

Jim



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Orionvp17
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Posted - 12/07/2018 :  9:19:01 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by BurleyJim

That roll up door would make a great 'Roach Coach' for the RR-Line mobile lounge. A little lettering and the RR-Line logo....and you're there!

Jim





Pete
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quartergauger48
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Posted - 12/07/2018 :  9:33:13 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Lot's of possibilities Martin'. No suggestions from me. I know you will work your magic as always and I can't wait to see the results'..


Ted

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ocalicreek
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Posted - 12/09/2018 :  12:13:49 PM  Show Profile  Visit ocalicreek's Homepage  Reply with Quote
The roll up door reminds me of the Amtrak F40-to-baggage conversions, what became known as a 'cabbage'. Not sure when these were done...late 2000's? Anyway, the door type and shape is the same.

Galen


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mwbpequod
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Posted - 12/10/2018 :  2:34:52 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Well, I'm beginning to get the glimmer of an idea that this might end being a shop build freight motor not unlike some of those one might have seen on the H&F or the W&OD.

Have to look to see what i have in the way of drive units now and start accumulating the needed parts and bits into the project box!


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jbvb
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Posted - 12/22/2018 :  8:35:03 PM  Show Profile  Visit jbvb's Homepage  Reply with Quote
I recall a ?70s? Model Railroader article on 'Side Door Cabooses', of which the IC was the last major owner. Perhaps an IC fan wanted to modernize, or maybe there was some prototype which was tasked with hauling express when the mixed was taken off.


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man7sell
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Posted - 04/21/2019 :  12:39:05 PM  Show Profile  Visit man7sell's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Looks like it could be for horses, walked up a rack through the roll up door... Just a thought.

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mwbpequod
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Posted - 06/09/2019 :  10:40:13 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I think now that this might have actually started off as a LWS bay window caboose kit that someone was bashing into something else.....and I'll probably bash it further into something else yet....

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desertdrover
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Posted - 06/09/2019 :  2:17:17 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Pretty much my thought back in 12/07/2018.


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mwbpequod
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Posted - 06/09/2019 :  9:19:52 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by desertdrover

Pretty much my thought back in 12/07/2018.



Yup. I ran across a LWS kit for a bay window caboose and the sides (rough as they are) look to line up very close to what I have as do the ends. Now that door in place of the bay window is still something I'd like to get a handle on understanding what prototype in any existed, just to know what the thought here might have been.

I'm turning it into a traction freight motor,


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