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  • Steel Caboose for the C -and- R

    I'm working on a caboose for the C & R starting with the frame. It's going to be steel framed with a steel sheathed body similar to the East Broad Top's boxcars. Here's a couple of shots of the frame so far showing a detail of the horizontal stiffeners. Next up is the brake rigging.





    Russ

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    Looking good so far, Russ. Looking forward to the developing stages. Should be a real beauty ni your capable hands! [:-apple]
    Mike Hamer

    Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

    http://www.bostonandmaine.blogspot.ca

    http://www.craftsmanstructures.blogspot.ca

    http://modelrailroadsivisit.blogspot.ca

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    • #3
      Here's the assembled frame. I had to remove the diagonal steel bracing at each end of the car frame because I forgot that I was building a steel underframe caboose and not a hopper car. [:-paperbag] The modification was needed in order to support the end platforms and coupler pockets. The coupler height lines up with my other cars without requiring additional fiddling. Gee, what did I do right? [:-dopey] The trucks are from PBL. Next up are the walls and windows.






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      • #4
        That is some nice looking brake rigging, Russ. :up:
        Bruce

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        • #5
          Thanks, Bruce. This is as far as I can go because I'll have to handle the frame while making the walls and I HATE breaking off parts. :erm: Once the walls 'n windows are completed, I'll add the interior.

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          • #6
            The underside looks great Russ!

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            • #7
              Mike...I'll pas that on to my 1:64 fitters and welders.

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              • #8
                This is an interior end wall shot with the door. I'm using materials that I have on hand and the end wall wood looks very heavy in this photo. I'll have to sand it down a bit. The door needs to be cleaned up some and then pinned vertically on the frame edge so it can be swung open or closed. Another pin on the bottom of the door will hinge it on the floor. Need some more fiddlin'!


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                • #9
                  Nice idea to have an operating door, Russ.

                  Indeed the wall needs a bit of thinning...

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                  • #10
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                    Originally posted by Frederic Testard


                    Nice idea to have an operating door, Russ.

                    Indeed the wall needs a bit of thinning...


                    Hey, Frederic...

                    I'm going to sand the wall down tonight and see how it looks. I just had a thought. I need the wall thickness to accommodate the swinging door, but if I still don't like the looks of the wood, I have very thin styrene strips that I can lay over it. I'll see how the sanding turns out. I'm also going to have operating windows as well.

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                    • #11
                      "I'm also going to have operating windows as well."


                      Yeah, you can do that when you model in those 1:1 scales!

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                      • #12
                        I'm just getting caught up with your build, Russ. The operating doors and windows are unique. You're off to a nice start.

                        George
                        Flying is the 2nd greatest thrill known to man. Landing is the first.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by slimrails

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                          I'm going to sand the wall down tonight and see how it looks.


                          Well, that didn't work out too well. [:-dunce] I do have styrene the same width as the boards on the wood piece so I'll lay it over wood.

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                          • #14
                            Russ, I had missed your last post. Have you solved the problem?

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                            • #15
                              quote:


                              Originally posted by Frederic Testard


                              Russ, I had missed your last post. Have you solved the problem?


                              Problem solved...Photos to follow!

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