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Toy costruction #38: Caboose #2

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Blog entry by htl posted 04-20-2016 08:17 PM 728 reads 0 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 37: Coboose #1 Part 38 of Toy costruction series Part 39: Combined Car train build »

Just a few more shots.

Building these ladders was a pain, I don’t really have the passions for the really small stuff.


Almost done.
Will post it tomorrow.
That’s all folks

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#1 posted 04-20-2016 08:23 PM

Hartstikke leuk.

-- My englisch is bad but how is your dutch?

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#2 posted 04-20-2016 10:47 PM

I like it.

-- Bruce, Boise, ID

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#3 posted 04-20-2016 11:48 PM

That’s two post already and still no beer! At least we have something to admire…. while waiting.

-- There's two ways to do things... My way or the right way.. LBD

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#4 posted 04-21-2016 02:19 AM

Something just doesn’t feel right I’m providing the train car the bar and now you want me to provide the beer too???
Well here’s my beer at least it’s got my name on it.

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#5 posted 04-21-2016 02:26 AM


Well here s my beer at least it’s got my name on it.

- htl

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#6 posted 04-21-2016 02:37 AM

Laugh out Loud!!!

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#7 posted 04-21-2016 06:11 AM

Incredibly detailed presentation.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#8 posted 04-21-2016 01:15 PM

Holy Moly !!! This is a very fine project. Excellent detailing and rendition. I’m very impressed with the fully functional wheel trucks.
Big thumbs up from the ‘geek’ !!!

-- Ed

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htl

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#9 posted 04-21-2016 01:38 PM

Thanks all for checking it out and the great comments.
handsawgeek
If you look at the second picture and see the round spacer glued to the frame in the plans it is square and won’t let the wheel truck [O that’s what it’s called DA!!!] turn freely but with a little careful drilling with a hole saw I fixed it, scared to death that I would bugger it up after all this work.

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#10 posted 04-21-2016 02:59 PM

Looks Fantastic!. Are you going to put a finish on it? I really need to get this plan and build it.

Bret

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#11 posted 04-21-2016 05:47 PM

Sometimes, ya just gotta take a risk to make things better. Glad this one worked out.
Do they have similar plans for the rest of the train?

Too bad we don’t see cabooses (cabeese?) on real trains any more. It’s so disappointing now days to watch a freight train go by and see it ending with either the last freight car or a push locomotive or two. Understandable, though, because technology has done away with the need for railroad crews.

I think they should still add em’ on just for aesthetics!

-- Ed

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htl

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#12 posted 04-21-2016 11:02 PM

Bret if and when you order your plans your train was a Gatto I think and their car plans comes with 3 diffrent cars in the kit.
$16 and you get passenger, caboose and cool car, and I think $1 shipping.
T&J is $12 for the caboose plus like $9 shipping.
Cost quite a bit more but they hold your hand with the build a lot more, which I might mention you don’t need. LOL
Grizzy has the T&J plans a little cheaper with less postage.
A couple of the old car plans are on sale cheap!!!
From what I remember reading Cabooses died out in the 1980s.

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#13 posted 04-22-2016 01:02 AM


... turn freely but ….

Thanks for the heads up. At least it’ll be easier to “circle” before the glue up. Now at least the caboose will be able to take those sharp 90° bends to avoid collisions with track debris… I hope you do realise now we’ll have to build tracks with bends… and I thought tracks were always straight (like me).

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htl

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#14 posted 04-22-2016 05:25 PM

It still can’t turn much the wheels will hit the stairs but with out the change I got very little clearance at all could just be the way I did it but I don’t think so.
I think the round base has a more professional look to it any way, the square just looks like an after thought..
Just my $.02 and I can’t afford any more.

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#15 posted 04-23-2016 12:52 AM

.. my $.02 and I can t afford any..

Boy, you are rich.. You speak in $s, I can only afford 2cents (even for large values of 2).

-- There's two ways to do things... My way or the right way.. LBD

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