|Project by htl||posted 04-26-2016 01:04 PM||1099 views||1 time favorited||19 comments|
I had so much fun building the Caboose I just had to build another car.
I really like the looks of the Toys and Joys passenger car but wanted to do a scratch build sooo off on a search for the perfect candidate or victim it’s all in your point of view.
Here’s the car that got my attention.
It’s in the same style but serves a slightly different job.
On some of the shorter runs they wouldn’t need as many seats for passenger so the car was partitioned off to serve two or more jobs.
Mobile post office for one, many had a safe as we’ve all seen in the old cow boy movies.
Here’s what mine is hauling this trip.
In the shipping department we have two massive gears and a grind stone going to the new water mill down at Five Mile Creek.
In the passenger section plenty of seats and a nice refreshment bar.
You may also just notice in a corner the spittoon much needed back in the day.
This was a very fun build the roof really had me questioning my design and building abilities.
It’s made with walnut and cheery and took 4 day to get er done.
One nice thing about trains, many of the parts like the frame and wheels, stairs and the like are the same so knowing your going to need them you can cut extra part for you next build as you go.
Once the saws set up cut extras, mass production on a one of a kind model.
This was scratch built so no plans just some pictures to go by.
I was afraid about half way through that I had got it wrong and the car wouldn’t match th caboose thankfully it worked out ok.
The car is 12” long if this was the T&J car I be leave it would be around 18” or so.
So buy shrinking it down a bit I’ve got room on the shelf for an extra car.
Here’s the short blog on the build.
-- There's a hundred ways to do anything, alot depends on the tools at hand.