Did it again, 5.00 € Caboose Kitbash
#16
Lutz, this is a superb build, very nice indeed! Smile
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#17
Very nicely done sir. :tada: Cheers :tada:
My other car is a locomotive, ARHS restoration crew
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#18
Hello,

thank you.

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Next was chaining it up.




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The upper ends of the ladder ends were bed in an app. 30° angle and the excess was cut away.
The upper hanger for the hand brake equipment was bent out of 0,3mm soft brass wire and soldered onto the railing (sorry for the fuzzy photo)




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The brake shaft is 0,3mm bronze wire, the lower hanger and the brake wheel are kit surplus.
The brake hose mounting is by Kadee.
Cheers Lutz
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#19
Hello,

working some further on this project:

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The coupler boxes (Kadee # 262) are glued onto.
The two side bolsters are for de-wiggling the car.




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The other bolster is centered. This creates the classic 3-point suspension.




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The trucks were mounted.




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The brake plumbing some more straightened. There is a switch visible on the floor.




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And this the caboose looks alike on it's own wheels.




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This is why the switch is there. Here an rechargeable NiMH battery is mounted.




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This is the older version with incandescent micro bulbs.
Cheers Lutz
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#20
Beautiful work Lutz :tada:

Mark
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#21
Chains between handrail stanchions usually hang down way more than yours do. Attached image D&RGW (?) 0575 that shows the white chain sagging. Looks like this one is "stuffed" at a museum given all the fresh paint everywhere. Don't think real chains were painted as the paint would flake off from the constant shaking.
   
And many modelers have absolutely straight wires between power/telephone poles. Those always have a sag to them.
PS: Don't forget the brake pipe hose plus the angle cock to right of coupler.
Andy Jackson
Santa Fe Springs CA
ATSF/LAJ Ry Fan & Modeler
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#22
Very fine work Lutz;
Loving the detail and care taken with this build.
Andrew Martin
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