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Caboose #2

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Project by htl posted 08-08-2017 06:17 PM 1877 views 1 time favorited 22 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I built a model train by the Toys and Joys plans and then needed to build some cars to go with it so here’s my caboose, I have already built a cattle car for the train set..
Made with poplar, cherry with oak wheels.
This is a scratch build from just a few picture.
The poplar has a green look to it so it follows the picture I used to make it.
My blog goes into more detail on the building of it..
Here’s what the car is based on.

I still want to build a chimney cap and light but not going to be able to get to it for a while, and now I will build some track for it knowing how long it needs to be..

The first 4 picture kind a hide the green because of using the flash but the last two show off the green a little better.
Thanks for checking it out and comments are always nice.

Here’s a few pictures with the train.

Here’s all the cars.

Now some of the older cars up next to their big bothers.

-- An Index Of My Model making Blogs http://lumberjocks.com/htl/blog/116729





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helluvawreck

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#1 posted 08-08-2017 06:26 PM

This is an outstanding model and it displays a lot of outstanding details and fine craftsmanship.

helluvawreck aka Charles
http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

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Dutchy

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#2 posted 08-08-2017 06:28 PM

Very nice build, as always Bruce. I also liked your blog.

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#3 posted 08-08-2017 06:35 PM

WOW,mate…incredible model ,Bruce

-- bambi

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#4 posted 08-08-2017 06:58 PM



This is an outstanding model and it displays a lot of outstanding details and fine craftsmanship.

helluvawreck aka Charles
http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

- helluvawreck


HW is very right; magnificent job!

-- Wood rescue is good for the environment and me! just rjR

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#5 posted 08-08-2017 07:41 PM

Looking great, lots of cars still out there.

-- A childs smile is payment enough.

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#6 posted 08-08-2017 07:54 PM

Fantastic job…

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#7 posted 08-08-2017 08:11 PM

Great job. Love your choice of woods also. I always wanted to buy a caboose have it hauled to the mountains and make a little cabin out of it.

-- “We all die. The goal isn't to live forever; the goal is to create something that will.” - Chuck Palahniuk

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#8 posted 08-08-2017 08:29 PM

Awesome build! I really enjoyed the blog too.

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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#9 posted 08-08-2017 08:51 PM

That came out looking great.

-- Bruce, Boise, ID

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#10 posted 08-08-2017 08:56 PM

Love all the fine detail she looks great. Really nice work!

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

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#11 posted 08-08-2017 09:22 PM

cant wait to see it with that awesome LOCO on tracks .....I very nice job on this mailboose …..GREAT JOB :<))

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

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htl

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#12 posted 08-08-2017 09:28 PM

This one is so dainty I wonder if it isn’t a femailboose. LOL

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LittleBlackDuck

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#13 posted 08-08-2017 10:18 PM

Finished up a beauty #4 with a great build blog to boot.

That roof stands above the rest (DOH!).


..... hide the green because of using the flash…..

Got a bit concerned about the loss of that great “original” greenish colour, but the last two photos redeemed it. The missus always told me flashing will only get me into trouble!

I still want to build a chimney cap and light but not going to be able to get to it for a while…

Guess they are following in the tracks of… hmm… something else that keeps getting swept under the wheels.

..... and now I will build some track for it…..

And I thought the flying cow was locked up in the cattle car!

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

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#14 posted 08-08-2017 10:43 PM

The timber contrast really comes to life with the finish on it Bruce… beautiful workmanship sir!!

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

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#15 posted 08-09-2017 12:27 AM

WOW!!! That is stunning. Absolutely beautiful.
Love the detail.

Bob

-- Bob, Western Australia, The Sun came up this morning, what a great start to the day. Now it's up to me to make it even better. I've cut this piece of wood 4 times and it's still too damn short.

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