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Project by htl posted 04-21-2016 01:27 PM 1558 views 3 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Toys and Joys Coboose.
Had a ball building this simple project.
I’ve always had a thing about Cabooses so when I finally got the time to start my train set the Caboose was first up.
The very short build blog is here.

She’s made from walnut and cherry.
The biggest change I made to the plans was adding details inside the plans didn’t provide for that.
While I was looking for ideas to add to the build I found this great site about trains and the caboose pages were very interesting with many great drawings to help with my build.

Half the fun for me is finding ways to add the little extras to make it different.
The T&J plans are a great help when building, the main parts are printed out full size so there’s no worry’s with proportions not being right and you can get right in to building with out all the head aches of planing a project.
But then once you’ve got you feet wet with building and have the know how behind you scratch building becomes much easier.

I’m thinking the cattle car will be my next build, it will be the same width but just a bit longer. The wheel and frame system is the same so just some small changes and I’ve got a scratch built cattle car.
That’s all for now happy modeling.

-- Learn More About Making Wooden Models. An Index Of My Model making Blogs.

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#1 posted 04-21-2016 02:29 PM

Good job. That is a nice caboose.

-- Bruce, Boise, ID

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#2 posted 04-21-2016 03:17 PM

Sure does look like Zabrawood to me

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#3 posted 04-21-2016 03:31 PM

Very nice Bruce. Well done.


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#4 posted 04-21-2016 04:25 PM

W. O W. Fantastic model.

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#5 posted 04-21-2016 06:06 PM

I like this wheel assembly. Those ladders looks great too.

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#6 posted 04-21-2016 09:34 PM

Great looking Caboose! Best car on the train!

-- St Augustine FL, Experience is the sum of our mistakes!

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#7 posted 04-21-2016 10:36 PM

Nice looking caboose!

But how come when I did a Google search for “Nice looking caboose” I see a lots of pictures of pretty girls? LOL

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#8 posted 04-21-2016 11:17 PM

Joe behave or we’ll have to send you over to the gardening section.

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#9 posted 04-22-2016 02:07 AM

Looking forward to the cattle car and eventually the train. When I get my shed/workshop done, and all my stuff moved and my 64’ Chevy stepside moved to my new house I will start on some model projects. Ha



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#10 posted 04-22-2016 03:19 AM

Bret I’m going in another direction.

Should have a blog started tomorrow,
and ordered my T&J engine today but that won’t be here for a week or so.

-- Learn More About Making Wooden Models. An Index Of My Model making Blogs.

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#11 posted 04-27-2016 12:08 AM

Excellent Bruce, It’s come up a treat…well done sir!

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