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Building or fixin things on the SR&CL Ry.
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« Reply #200 on: Aug 24th, 2011, 11:35pm »
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tomc, if you want to email it to me, I can probably get it to an image for you or I can post it.  Email it over to me at " dgmarklin  at   gmail.com "
 
 
Guys, those cars and parts look really nice!  Keep up the good work, I sure would love to get up there and see this prestigious operation sometime.
 
 
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« Reply #201 on: Aug 25th, 2011, 4:30am »
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#Gregg, The plan came today but it is a pdf and it won't post.  anybody help with this? #
 
The low-tec way would be to print it, then scan it as a picture (jpg)
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« Reply #202 on: Aug 25th, 2011, 7:23am »
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Tom,
I don't know how I missed your response. Between remodeling the bath and making some chips on Moosey's T, I've been a little distracted. At any rate, I appologize and look forward to seeing the plan.
 
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« Reply #203 on: Aug 25th, 2011, 10:14pm »
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Pete,  
 
Thanks for the advice,  I have a scanner DUH!!!!  Anyhow, I now have a Jpeg to post of what the caboose will look like when done.  
 
Dean thanks for the offer and the nice comment.
 
Here it is.
 
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« Reply #204 on: Sep 2nd, 2011, 8:17am »
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The caboose got the basic box on the frame.   A shot of one side as it was heading to the turntable to swap sides in the shop.  Next up is interior paint.
 
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« Reply #205 on: Sep 2nd, 2011, 8:19am »
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The side doors got shot on one side.  A second pair for the next caboose got done also.
 
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« Reply #206 on: Sep 5th, 2011, 1:45pm »
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Happy Labor Day for all that can still labor.  Here is Mel squirting the inside of the copula.
 
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« Reply #207 on: Sep 18th, 2011, 2:01pm »
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With the rain in Spain falling mainly on Chicago,  Nascar is on hold, I have time to do some updates.  Here is a shot with the under layer of the body on.  We pop riveted the plywood with construction adhesive, to attach to frame.  Worked good on Alina for us.
 
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« Reply #208 on: Sep 18th, 2011, 2:15pm »
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Here is a shot of the outer skin on. Glued and nailed.  Mel spent a couple of days in the basement routing the groves in the plywood.
 
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« Reply #209 on: Sep 18th, 2011, 2:19pm »
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We decieded that almond was to light and would show the dirt and grime to much so we darkened the second coat.  The A end with it's new color.
 
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« Reply #210 on: Sep 18th, 2011, 11:46pm »
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Tom , that is going to be a nice cab.   It's almost firewood train season.  43 here the other night. Ray III

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« Reply #211 on: Sep 28th, 2011, 8:26am »
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Thanks Ray,  The caboose took another step forward last week when Mel had some time to go over and get the windows cut in and trimed, add the roof and corner trim and put on the letter board.  It is taking shape.  
 
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Steps were added and Mel would like to get the paint on it before the snow flies so we cardboarded up the windows so it is ready to spray when the weather cooperates!
 
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« Reply #213 on: Sep 28th, 2011, 8:45am »
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Tom,
Thanks for the update.
 
All: This is going to be a magnificent piece of rolling stock. Scratchbuilding in the truest sense of the word. A fantasy fulfilling, ride IN caboose. Ol' Moosey, and I, had the opportunity to see the chassis durring our visit in July.
 
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« Reply #214 on: Sep 30th, 2011, 4:37pm »
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Here is a wedge shot before steps were put on.
 
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« Reply #215 on: Sep 30th, 2011, 5:26pm »
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Tom,
I saw the casting post, 'cross town, thanks.
 
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Mel sent this over of his handy work.  
 
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« Reply #217 on: Oct 13th, 2011, 7:41pm »
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Awesome work, and classy too. My carriage keeps getting near the top of the list only to be pipped by some less interesting but more urgent task
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The air shocks got mounted and we now need a latch to keep the roof down!  Lucky for us, Mel has an idea!
 
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« Reply #219 on: Jan 31st, 2012, 11:47pm »
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The grab irons got made and painted and installed.  The steps got there dirt/mud guards put on.  Closeups sure show the dust!
 
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