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Toy Construction #145: Caboose----mail car

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Blog entry by htl posted 07-27-2017 09:50 PM 510 reads 0 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 144: #2 Cattle car Sliding door build #3 Part 145 of Toy Construction series Part 146: Caboose #2 »

Getting started on the next car for my train set.
It will be a caboose – mail car.
It will be something like this.

I got started on the base and sides today.
It will be made out of green poplar with cherry ascents.
It is a scratch build and will be full size in line with toys and joys train plans.
The picture I found on a google caboose search came up with this and the third picture bellow show what I’m using to build this car.
I printed out the picture and then had to enlarge it to get the wheels to 1 1/2” once I had this all other measurements can be taken off the new picture.
Here’s what got done today.
I was thinking I had some beginning pictures but???
And as you can tell I’m back making some groovy parts. :-]

As you can see in this picture all measurements can be taken straight from the picture, there’s no needing to divide any thing it’s already done for you.

-- There's a hundred ways to do anything, alot depends on the tools at hand.



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GR8HUNTER

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#1 posted 07-27-2017 11:06 PM

grooves don’t match first picture …..but it looks good either way …... VERY NICE :<))

-- Tony Reinholds,Pa. REMEMBER TO ALWAYS HAVE FUN

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htl

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#2 posted 07-28-2017 12:45 AM

Gr8 Well I’ll be!!!! lol
Didn’t want to go to the trouble of cutting and gluing wood to get the grain going in the right direction, so one of my many changes before this is done.

-- There's a hundred ways to do anything, alot depends on the tools at hand.

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LittleBlackDuck

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#3 posted 07-28-2017 02:46 AM

You certainly don’t let moss grow under your tracks #4...

One of the affiliates for the Prevention of Cruelty to Moss will be visiting you soon.

Great job/progress and if you hadn’t posted the picture we’d be none the wiser. Just work quick before the Moss people have you committed!

-- If your first cut is too short... Take the second cut from the longer end... LBD

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oldnovice

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#4 posted 07-28-2017 03:31 AM

Based on ypur previous work, that is going to be beautiful when you get done!

-- "I never met a board I didn't like!"

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crowie

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#5 posted 07-28-2017 05:58 AM

Getting started is a huge understatement….

-- Lifes good, Enjoy each new day...... Cheers from "On Top DownUnder" Crowie

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LittleBlackDuck

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#6 posted 07-28-2017 06:10 AM


Getting started is a huge understatement….

- crowie


Sorry crowie, I must disagree when it comes to #4. He seems to finish before you can click on the ”page forward” button. The lad is a machine… that cant build tracks....

Oops… I promised myself not to mention tracks again! C’mon guys… you all know I’m a liar and if you don’t then rest assured I am…!

-- If your first cut is too short... Take the second cut from the longer end... LBD

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Dutchy

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#7 posted 07-28-2017 06:31 AM

That groovy parts! So nice. How thin are they?

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Smitty_Cabinetshop

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#8 posted 07-28-2017 11:54 AM

Love the look you’re going for, a great start. Fun to watch you work, thanks for blogging!

-- Don't anthropomorphize your handplanes. They hate it when you do that. -- OldTools Archive --

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oldrivers

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#9 posted 07-28-2017 12:13 PM

Very Nice!

-- Soli Deo gloria!

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htl

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#10 posted 07-28-2017 01:35 PM

Dutchy This is a full size model so I went with just under 3/8” helps with any worpage but even when I use 1/4” I’ve had no problems.
You need to remember this is store bought cabinet grade lumber.

-- There's a hundred ways to do anything, alot depends on the tools at hand.

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GR8HUNTER

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#11 posted 07-28-2017 01:48 PM

just joking you Bruce ….it will look real nice once it is sitting with that beautiful Loco …..ON TRACKS LOL ....sorry couldn’t resist it …...GREAT JOB :<))

-- Tony Reinholds,Pa. REMEMBER TO ALWAYS HAVE FUN

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htl

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#12 posted 07-28-2017 08:08 PM

“ON TRACKS LOL”
GR8,7,6,5,4,3,2, your almost a 1 with that last comment!!!

-- There's a hundred ways to do anything, alot depends on the tools at hand.

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