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  • Ambroiding along....

    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!
    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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    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"...






    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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    • #3
      :up:

      Looks Great!

      Philip
      Philip

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      • #4
        Very nice Martin, we all love cabeese.

        Regards, Vic B.

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        • #5
          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!!!
          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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          • #6
            Martin,

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

            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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            • #7
              quote:


              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!
              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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              • #8
                I'm am looking forward to seeing its reclamation and final glory!
                Bruce

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                • #9
                  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.








                  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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                  • #10
                    It is looking very good, Martin. :up:
                    Bruce

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                    • #11
                      Great looking caboose with the wire detailing coming along.


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

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                      • #12
                        A very fine build indeed! I love the old wood kits from Ambroid.

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                        • #13
                          :up:

                          Nice looking caboose!

                          Philip
                          Philip

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                          • #14
                            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.....


                            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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                            • #15
                              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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