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Building Live Steam Railcars with Moose the Caboose
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« Reply #440 on: Apr 26th, 2007, 8:09pm »
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Hi,
 
Do you mean Vinyl This would be as in PVC, PolyVinylChloride.


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« Reply #441 on: Apr 27th, 2007, 7:22am »
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Hey Pennsy:
 
Kinda, I think, as in vinyal stickers, really thin sticky stuff, like bumper stickers.  We do logo's, signs, decals, etc. with it.  I can't spell right.


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« Reply #442 on: Apr 29th, 2007, 8:17pm »
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hi all,
 
it's been a busy day in the shop.  i've been slowly installing more lighting fixtures over the last several weekends.  i was able to make the home run for the wiring of one of the fixtures today...let there be more light!  the other 2 fixtures will be lit up next weekend.
 
as the detail work gets finer, the need for more light climbs (or is it that my eyes are getting older).  i've needed more light for some time now, oh well, i'm finally getting it done.
 
today was also a good day to paint some of the brass-work for both the bobber caboose and the wm caboose.  i'll have pictures as soon as they are completed.  i didn't get everything done that i wanted tom but enough that i'm satified.  'til next time!
 
moose the caboose
 


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« Reply #443 on: May 5th, 2007, 11:54am »
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hi all,
 
it's been a busy in the shop.  over the last few weekends, i've installed 3 of the 5 lighting fixtures that i needed.  the wiring runs have been made for the 3 fixtures that have made it into the air.  all that's left is making connections in a junction box and wiring 2 switches and re-wiring 2 outlets.  with 2 of the lighting fixtures now up and running...it's like daylight in the shop!  the last 2 fixtures will be movable miniature spotlights for close detail work.  i haven't found them yet and may have to make them.
 
today, i also put the bobber caboose back together (minus the lanterns) and will be returning it to alex.  it will remain with him until i'm ready to install the lanterns, a toolbox, and an electrical system (my cabooses may be in the collections of others, but i still tinker with them).   here's a picture of today's work.
 
enjoy,
 
moose the caboose
 


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« Reply #444 on: May 5th, 2007, 12:00pm »
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hi all,
 
here's another view.
 
enjoy,
 
moose the caboose
 


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« Reply #445 on: May 5th, 2007, 12:03pm »
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hi all,
 
and another.
 
enjoy,
 
moose the caboose
 


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« Reply #446 on: May 5th, 2007, 12:15pm »
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hi all,
 
for the benefit of those who haven't been following the saga of the wm caboose, it was delivered to it's home railroad during the winter meets here in florida.  2 hours after delivery, one of the ladder hoops went awol.  there have been those who thought that a third ladder hoop wouldn't match the other 2 (they're all handmade).  here's a picture of the newly completed ladder hoop with it's mate.  what do you think!?!!
 
it still needs 6 window shades, 8 window grab-irons, and 2 doors...not too much to do, i don't think!  after that, there's are erie waiting in the wings for a much deserved 'rehab'.
 
enjoy,
 
moose the caboose
 


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« Reply #447 on: May 5th, 2007, 1:23pm »
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Whew! That was a dry spell!
 
Looking real nice, Moosmeister. Alex ought to be tickled plum silly.
 
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« Reply #448 on: May 6th, 2007, 9:39pm »
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Greg, if he isn't tickled plum silly at the sight of that caboose, then check his pulse!
 
Very nice work as usual George!


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« Reply #449 on: May 7th, 2007, 6:48pm »
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thanks guys,
 
i'm not totally happy with the bobber caboose yet.  it still needs a tool box and lighting system, but that will come as soon as i'm happy with the brass lanterns.  building them from scratch is a tall learning experience, but it will pay off in future projects.  i'll keep trying to perfect my skills over the next few months (more like lifetime) while i'm working on other projects that are on the build table.  for the immediate future,  i want alex to enjoy his caboose.  
 
the shop lighting system is almost complete!  the overhead lighting is done with just the small spotlights remaining.  i completed all the wiring and fired the system up (maybe fired isn't the wisest way to say it, but it worked...no sparks, no smoke, and no thrown circuit breakers) today!  it's so bright that i'm going to have to add a 10'x10' lit up cross at night!  yes, pockets, i do know how to and have flagged in 747's!
 
for now, i'll spend the next couple of days cleaning up the mess i made and then get back to the wm caboose for finishing details.
 
moose the caboose
 
 
on May 6th, 2007, 9:39pm, B+MNW21201 wrote:       (Click here for original message)
Greg, if he isn't tickled plum silly at the sight of that caboose, then check his pulse!
 
Very nice work as usual George!



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« Reply #450 on: May 8th, 2007, 3:27pm »
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Very Cool Moose. Now you can fun in the dark with the lights on
 
Anthony


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« Reply #451 on: May 8th, 2007, 4:08pm »
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   George,
 
   Beautiful work, as useual. Knowing Alex as long as I do, I'm sure he will thoughly enjoy running his bobber caboose. Hopefully, those around him won't do any damage to it. That would be a real shame.
 
   If you do this kind of great work on my Erie caboose, I'll be afraid to run it. Ha,ha,ha.
 
   Take care,  
 
   Bruce


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« Reply #452 on: Jun 12th, 2007, 3:49pm »
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hey ray!
 
here's an idea for your caboose...whadda ya think?!
 
moose the caboose


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« Reply #453 on: Jun 12th, 2007, 3:52pm »
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steamheaton:  or maybe one like your buddy's cab!
 
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« Reply #454 on: Jun 12th, 2007, 4:01pm »
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steamheaton:  or maybe even an interchange road like this one...the car is just about 40' long!
 
i just may build this one for myself.
 
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« Reply #455 on: Jun 12th, 2007, 6:04pm »
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George, I like  the first one , it's pretty neat , but I think I will still go with curtain # 2
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« Reply #456 on: Jun 12th, 2007, 9:01pm »
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I think #2 is a good choice, #1 has no coupla, thats kinda sad in a way, doesnt really look like a caboose with out one.  #3, That one could fit my whole family inside it to live.  Maybe, at this rate, with the price of property, we will be doing that soon,  
 
Ray, go with your gut feeling, I support #2 also though.
 
Moose:  Really like'n how that bobber caboose came out, nice lights and all!  One just like that in FERL colors would look AWESOME!
 
 
 
And from a kinda while ago, watch where you flag those 747's in, those things are bigger than they look.     HHHhhhmmm, 747 parts on a live steam flatcar, now theres a project!


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« Reply #457 on: Jun 13th, 2007, 5:59pm »
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#1 is cute, but then what real man wants a "cute" caboose........wait, let me think about that some more.
 
#2 is a very cool looking caboose
 
#3 the design apparantly not very good at staying on the track.
 
I agree that #2 would be the perfect caboose to follow his new Mikado.
 
But thats just my opinion.


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« Reply #458 on: Jun 13th, 2007, 6:42pm »
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No.1- that one I like, I can see it on a shortline
 
No.2- I like that one the best. I think it looks the best
 
No.3- I like it but I like 2 the best
 
I defiantly agree as well 2 would be good for a mikado
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« Reply #459 on: Jun 13th, 2007, 11:08pm »
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Nice Sighting, I didnt even notice that #3 was off the track!  Yah, dont go with that one then, bad luck seems to play out in small scale just like large...
 
#1 is "cute" alright...  But not a man's caboose, no offense "ladies"!


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