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  • First Caboose for the Buffalo Canyon Railroad On30 IMA

    Howdy folks,

    This is a build thread for the On30IMA outside braced caboose. The caboose will be #1 on the Buffalo Canyon Railroad. The kit is mostly laser cut parts with plastic and wood details.

    The caboose is my first kit in ages, so I'm using it for practice. It is also only the third structure I've built in O scale, having been an HO modeler since 1968. I recently moved from Texas to Georgia and still have about 20 train boxes to unpack. I'm still scrambling to find tools, paints, and most of all the Optivisor!

    Comments are welcome, especially tips and photos of your On30IMA caboose build.

    Away we go...

    To start, here is the obligatory kit photo with instructions. The instructions were downloaded from the On30IMA website.


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    Followed by a photo of the kit contents:

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    Hope you enjoy this fun journey,
    Mike
    O scale builds: Choctaw Lumber Kitchen, Dining Room, and Buffalo Canyon RR Caboose

  • #2
    Mike,

    Hey, I'll be along on your journey with this one.

    Tom

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    • #3
      All right Mike, I'm all in. looking forward to your progress.


      Louis L&R Western Railroad
      Pacific Northwest Logging in the East Coast

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      • #4
        I’m onboard…

        KarlS
        Karl Scribner-Curmudgeon

        Cedar Swamp
        SW of Manistique, MI

        Avatar image by Savannah Lyn Burgess 7-15-2022

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        • #5
          Hoo ah! Following !
          Philip

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          • #6
            Looking forward to it Mike. I'm sure it will be another great build by you!
            Jerry



            "And in the end, it's not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years." A. Lincoln

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            • #7
              Mike, I'm watching.
              Follow along as my dog and I travel the country in our van.
              FaceBook link: https://www.facebook.com/A-Dog-A-Van-and-A-View-108345371976229

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              • #8
                Howdy folks,

                Finished the frame. This was my first time to use wire for truss rods. I think I still prefer monofilament fishing line.

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                Topside view of deck
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                Painted without weathering
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                That's it for today. Next will be the caboose ends and outside bracing.

                Have fun,
                mike
                O scale builds: Choctaw Lumber Kitchen, Dining Room, and Buffalo Canyon RR Caboose

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                • #9
                  Looking good there Mike. And, I'm with you with the monofilament line. The wire looks better when done right, but the monofilament is easier to work with, and tighter looking.


                  Louis L&R Western Railroad
                  Pacific Northwest Logging in the East Coast

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                  • #10
                    Looking good Mike. Is that kit readily available? Like you, I haven't built a kit in eons. Keep it up, I can use the inspiration.

                    KYLE CREL
                    SUPT., GM BCRR

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                    • #11
                      Mike that looks like a fun kit. I'll be following along for sure. Nice start on the build.
                      Nice to see you modeling once again; always look forward to your fine work.
                      Owner, General Manager, and all around "chief cook and bottle washer" of the Caz Coal-and-Wood Railroad

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                      • #12
                        https://www.on30ima.com/purchase.html

                        Neat little caboose! Like the little side door one as well.

                        monofilament line
                        Never liked working with it; I use surgical silk and will send you some if you'd like.

                        In a time like ours seemings and portents signify. Ours is a generation when dogs howl and the skin crawls on the skull with its beast's foreboding.

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                        • #13
                          Looks good! Did you locate Mr. Optivisor? My optivisor is on it's last leg, headband won't stay adjusted....
                          Philip

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by kyle_creel View Post
                            Looking good Mike. Is that kit readily available? Like you, I haven't built a kit in eons. Keep it up, I can use the inspiration.

                            KYLE CREL
                            SUPT., GM BCRR
                            https://www.on30ima.com/
                            Think so, Philip.

                            Mike
                            O scale builds: Choctaw Lumber Kitchen, Dining Room, and Buffalo Canyon RR Caboose

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by Philip View Post
                              Looks good! Did you locate Mr. Optivisor? My optivisor is on it's last leg, headband won't stay adjusted....
                              Sadly no. I unpacked five big boxes today, but didn't find it. ????. Mike
                              O scale builds: Choctaw Lumber Kitchen, Dining Room, and Buffalo Canyon RR Caboose

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