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  • Yes, I would agree with Mike, "Lehigh Valley Railroad Co."

    Caboose brown too.


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    • Blair,

      The LV used a fairly bright red caboose color. Interesting that different reds were used as base and final coats.

      Mike
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      • quote:


        Originally posted by Michael Hohn


        Blair,

        The LV used a fairly bright red caboose color. Interesting that different reds were used as base and final coats.

        Mike


        Might be interesting to try the technique and see what results!


        Pete

        who has enough of his own paint issues

        in Michigan

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        • Pete,

          I'm considering it.

          Mike
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          Not everything that is faced can be changed, but nothing can be changed until it is faced. James Baldwin

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          • [^] Very interesting build thread Mike, and historic. 1885, the year my Grand father was born'.. I like the looks of your cabooses'...


            Ted

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            • quote:


              Originally posted by quartergauger48


              [^] Very interesting build thread Mike, and historic. 1885, the year my Grand father was born'.. I like the looks of your cabooses'...


              Ted,
              The 1880's are a scratchbuilders paradise. And I keep stumbling over new information on my chosen prototype. So, although progress is slow I stick with it.

              Thank you for your interest and kind words.

              Mike

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              Not everything that is faced can be changed, but nothing can be changed until it is faced. James Baldwin

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              • [^]Mike, you are very welcome'. I enjoy your work quite a bit, and have been a fan since I joined the forum'..So thank you, for some very factual and interesting threads'.. [:-dopey]


                Ted

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                • I've experienced a serious slow-down working on the caboose steps. First, the jig I used for bending the metal parts and for assembly:




                  Steps in various stages of construction:



                  And a couple sets glued in place:



                  It's also about time to complete the Southern Central car shop. The slate roofs are almost complete and doors are ready to be added:






                  I am figuring out where the car shops and engine house will set and have started putting down some track. Wiring next, then ballast and scenery. It would be nice to have one scene complete.

                  Mike
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                  Not everything that is faced can be changed, but nothing can be changed until it is faced. James Baldwin

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                  • Mike, Good to see progress on the caboose steps even i slow. And the engine house and car shops look really good.

                    They'll make an interesting scene when the area is completed.

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                    • Thanks, Bill!
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                      Not everything that is faced can be changed, but nothing can be changed until it is faced. James Baldwin

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                      • Mike, your little step jig worked out very well.

                        I'm certain that your engine house & car shop area will be a really fantastic when completed.

                        Stop reading this, and get back to work on it!

                        Greg Shinnie

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                        • Great idea on the jig!

                          Liking the look of your car shops. Looking forward to seeing them in a scenic setting!

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                          • Greg and Andre,

                            Thank you for your comments.

                            I’ll get back to work, tomorrow.

                            Mike
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                            Not everything that is faced can be changed, but nothing can be changed until it is faced. James Baldwin

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                            • nice jigs, shop layout is working looks like you didn't put them too far back from the viewer.
                              It's only make-believe

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                              • Great jig idea! :up:
                                Carl

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