Playing with a caboose this time.
I don’t know what I did but the pictures aren’t very good so just going to show a quick post of it so any that are interested in building the TOYS AND JOYS caboose can see whats involved.
The Caboose is a very simple fun project and a great way to get started building models.
There’s only 2 pages of plans so not as easy to get lost in all the details of one of the bigger plans.
Here are the main parts to the build.
For me framing out the window was a pain but by printing out the plans and hot gluing the parts to the paper plus I used a spacer board to keep the parts in line helped.
Then super gluing them it all worked out.
There must be an easier way but I haven’t come up with it yet.
O!!! I might need to mention that I shrunk the plans down.
The T&J is over 12” I cut it down to 9 1/2” which makes the small parts even harder to work with.
It’s funny when I was getting ready to build my last truck I was all freaked out at how big it was but if I would have shrunk it down like this caboose it would have been a MUCH harder model to build.
If your wanting to put details in your models bigger is better.
As always I can’t leave well enough alone and had to add some extras.
There are no plans for the in side but I got reading about cabooses and found the perfect info for filling the in side just like it should be.
This site has a history of the coboose plus great pictures and drawings to get it just right.
So off I went building cabinets and bunks stoves and even a sink. LOL
Got to have hand rails.
I really should make the top where it comes off to see all the work inside but you’ll just have to sneak a look through the windows when it’d done and when you do you’ll be back around 1920 or so.
I’ve been wanting to build this since I first saw the T&J plans, I built the Shop Smith train plans way back in the early 1980s and it was a ball to build.
This is a simple project and a great starter but with a little research can get quite interesting.
That’s all for now folks.
-- There's a hundred ways to do anything, alot depends on the tools at hand.