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Martin
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Post Next project in the queue
on: December 29, 2019,
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Off to the next box in the queue in the shop. It's an old Bob Peare box but I'm pretty sure that the parts inside did not originate from a Peare kit.

Looks like someone started to lay out a side door caboose. Scribed siding is a plywood; loads of fun opening up holes for the windows and doors. Well, I'll have to spent a bit of time excavating window and door castings from the parts bins and see what I have that is suitable and then get to work with the scalpels, 😉 😉

And, that floor and roof are not going to work at all; wrong contour. Looks like they came from an old Picard kit. Toss those into the tub to go to the next O scale meet. And, I've got an extra cupola in styrene(?) and a pair of wood airtanks(?)..... Into the parts bins with those...

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Martin
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Post Re: Next project in the queue
on: January 12, 2020,
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Got the sides roughed out, holes cut out for everything, and doors fabricated and installed.

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On to the cupola and ends...

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Post Re: Next project in the queue
on: January 14, 2020,
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So the "freight" doors are from dimensional lumber?

Martin
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Post Re: Next project in the queue
on: January 15, 2020,
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Yes, the doors were made up from scribed siding and dimensional lumber. The parts around the door opening were made from 1/4 round special shape lumber that I still have a small stock of in the shop. Not sure what I'll do when that runs out. Not sure if Northeastern still makes very much this stuff now.

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Dempsey

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Post Re: Next project in the queue
on: January 16, 2020,
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Before I put the wood shop in storage, I tried to make some for my own use out of doweling on the vertical band saw. Very difficult and mountains of "factory seconds".

Martin
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Post Re: Next project in the queue
on: January 17, 2020,
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I looked and found that Northeastern still lists 1/4-round in at least 4 small sizes so all is not lost as yet. 😉

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Dempsey

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Post Re: Next project in the queue
on: January 18, 2020,
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That's a good thing, I think I'm at least two years away from setting up for full production again.

Martin
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Post Re: Next project in the queue
on: January 19, 2020,
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Got the car assembled around a wood block floor that was skinned with scribed siding and then framing was added onto that surface.

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Dempsey

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Post Re: Next project in the queue
on: January 19, 2020,
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Please keep the pictures coming, I have a couple of caboose projects in mind down the road and they're definitely going to be scratch builds, no kits in site even close, and I absolutely could never bring myself to spend $300.00 on a brass caboose.

Martin
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Post Re: Next project in the queue
on: January 21, 2020,
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..........could never bring myself to spend $300.00 on a brass caboose.

Sadly, I will confess that I have done just that, but I sold off 3 other brass cabooses to make it a zero sum financial deal. Actually, it was better than that! I also saved myself from hacking up at least one of the 3 to make a version of the expensive one and I also recovered 2/3 of the space that the other 3 were occupying. That space part of the equation might be the most important variable!

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