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« Reply #260 on: Oct 9th, 2006, 3:43pm »
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http://www.srclry.com/
 
If anyone is interrested, Check out the above link for the right way to scratch build a set of trucks. Yes they are archbars, but the premis is the same for any non-swing link freight truck. The geometry works.
 
Bruce,
About time you drifted back through here. I neede your support on this issue. Ya gotta remember, George is half our age and twice our size!
 
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« Reply #261 on: Oct 9th, 2006, 8:59pm »
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hey, hey, hey!
 
i'm only 1.99 of your size...i'm gettin' shorter every year!
 
anyway, yesterday i was able to get back into the shop for a little while and make some progress on the step-units for the bobber caboose.  here's a peek at what i did...also a question.  take a close look at the differences and tell me what you like.
 
enjoy,
 
moose the caboose
 
 
on Oct 9th, 2006, 3:43pm, pockets wrote:       (Click here for original message)
Bruce,
About time you drifted back through here. I neede your support on this issue. Ya gotta remember, George is half our age and twice our size!
 
Greg B.



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« Reply #262 on: Oct 9th, 2006, 9:07pm »
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hi all!
 
here's a closer view of 'the' question.  well, actually 2 questions in 1 photo.  which do you like?
 
 
 
enjoy,
 
moose the caboose
 
 


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« Reply #263 on: Oct 9th, 2006, 9:12pm »
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hi all!
 
this is a view of this one as seen in context of its position.
 
 
 
enjoy,
 
moose the caboose
 
 
 


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« Reply #264 on: Oct 9th, 2006, 9:18pm »
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hi all!
 
and this view of the last one.  i gotta pick one soon...for me, i think this one is it.  what do you think?
 
 
 
enjoy,
 
moose the caboose
 
 
 


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« Reply #265 on: Oct 9th, 2006, 9:24pm »
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hi all!
 
one last photo for tonight.  i was also able to finally skin the last door for the bobber caboose.  it will see paint soon!
 
 
enjoy,
 
moose the caboose
 
 
 


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« Reply #266 on: Oct 9th, 2006, 10:23pm »
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This thing's really appropriate for the upcoming holiday.... Even though you've got this whole "Great Pumpkin" thing goin' on I do agree with you on the steps.
 
Greg B.


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« Reply #267 on: Oct 10th, 2006, 8:22am »
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Moose,
 
For what it's worth - I like your choice best too.


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« Reply #268 on: Oct 24th, 2006, 10:26pm »
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Moosey,
Where're y'at? Didja ever get those steps mounted?
 
Sure is quiet in here....
 
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« Reply #269 on: Oct 25th, 2006, 6:23pm »
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hi all,
 
thanks go to pockets for reminding me that i'm still human.  in the last week, i haven't felt that for all the events that have occurred at work.  many 'surprizes' is how i would characterize having to work late into the night(s).  oral surgery today hasn't helped, but tomorrow is a brighter day.  when the cloud of painkillers lifts, i'll be back in the shop and the bobber caboose will be closer to being done.  
 
the western maryland will soon be back on the build table and the carcass of a vinegar tanker will take it's place on the saw bench....unless the erie makes it there first!  pockets, we're in for a road trip...shortly!
 
enjoy,
 
almost re-toothed moose the almost cabooseless
 
"Sure is quiet in here...."
 


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« Reply #270 on: Oct 25th, 2006, 8:01pm »
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Moosey,
Hope you're feelin' better after the surgery.
 
As for thee rest of it; Ya want some cheese with that Whine?
 
Greg B.


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« Reply #271 on: Oct 25th, 2006, 8:05pm »
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Hi,
 
Remember, it is better to be Mooseless than toothless.
 
And to help out immediately: Drinking is Swell with Lionel.


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« Reply #272 on: Oct 26th, 2006, 6:55pm »
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i think i just became a bigger fan of lionel...
 
hi all,
 
felt good enough to return to the shop this morning and decided that it was time to paint the caboose body.  here's how it looks now.
 
enjoy,
 
moose the caboose
 
 
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Remember, it is better to be Mooseless than toothless.
 
And to help out immediately: Drinking is Swell with Lionel.



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« Reply #273 on: Oct 26th, 2006, 7:04pm »
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hi all,
 
i didn't forget the step-units, two are pretty much finished and awaiting installation.  the second set were painted today in the first of two colors.  here's how they look now...and no, one of them isn't warped.  the mooses' sense of humor maybe, but the camera lies!
 
enjoy,
 
moose the caboose
 
 


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« Reply #274 on: Oct 26th, 2006, 8:00pm »
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Gee, George, you really are clever. I've never seen a punkin carved into a rectangle and wheels under it....Wait a minute...I seem to remember something about mice and glass slippers... Anywho, I like the rerailing handles on the upper corners. An idea too long in coming.
 
Just nod yer head an' say hey, George.
 
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« Reply #275 on: Oct 26th, 2006, 10:23pm »
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   George, my friend,
 
   Will one SEE-MENT block make the springs work on the cute little bugger. Or, does it track nicely without the block.
 
   Looking good.  
 
   Take care,
 
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« Reply #276 on: Oct 27th, 2006, 8:21pm »
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hi bruce and all!
 
funny you should comment on the SEE-MENT block situation!  it's been in the back of my mind to go visit my friendly neighborhood oasis hardware store to see if i could find some softer springs for those who complain about ridin' in the 'brain-shaker box'.  otherwist, it'll be a TOO SEE-MENT block affray.  i'm a gonna take this here box to the track next weekend and   some people just because it's me! lol!  lighter springs should mean that it'll track as well or better than most stock suspensions seen at this particular track.  will let you know!
 
enjoy,
 
moose the caboose
 
will try to take pictures of alex's face when he sees the car in a finished state.
 
 
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   George, my friend,
 
   Will one SEE-MENT block make the springs work on the cute little bugger. Or, does it track nicely without the block.
 
   Looking good.  
 
   Take care,
 
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« Reply #277 on: Oct 30th, 2006, 7:40pm »
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hi all!
 
gettin' closer to delivering the bobber caboose to alex!  tonight i spent some time doing some trim painting.  i like to mask everything off to keep the 'accidents' down.  here's a photo of how the masking went.
 
enjoy,
 
moose the caboose
 


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« Reply #278 on: Oct 30th, 2006, 7:43pm »
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hi all!
 
here's a picture just after the paint was applied.
 
enjoy,
 
moose the caboose
 


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« Reply #279 on: Oct 30th, 2006, 7:54pm »
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hi all!
 
it's all starting to come together.  here's a picture showin' where it's a goin'.  tomorrow, there's some touch-up painting to do, more wire-work, and the endsills to finish.
 
enjoy,
 
moose the caboose
 


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