Cabooses from Ingo Schwaetzer

Re: Cabooses from Ingo Schwaetzer

Postby ConducTTor » Wed May 06, 2015 11:49 pm

Guys, so far I have the following wanting in on a group buy/shipment:

Bernd - 1 * coupola
gerhard_k - 1 * SP bay window caboose, the one with windows

Anyone else?
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Re: Cabooses from Ingo Schwaetzer

Postby Richard-B » Thu May 07, 2015 11:02 am

ConducTTor wrote:Guys, so far I have the following wanting in on a group buy/shipment:
<snip> Anyone else?
dragged kicking and screaming....
Much as I dislike rewarding kits which fail to accurately follow MAJOR prototype features...
http://www.ttnut.com/cabooses-from-ingo-schwaetzer-t2338-20.html#p30680
I will reluctantly ante-up for the square-windowed attempt at an SP C-50-5...

It is probably my only hope for getting an SP caboose running this year!
There will, however, be sheet brass and body filler involved in the construction!!!
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Re: Cabooses from Ingo Schwaetzer

Postby areibel » Thu May 07, 2015 11:12 am

Richard-B wrote:There will, however, be sheet brass and body filler involved in the construction!!!



That sounds like a perfect chance for a How To article
(says the guy that needs to move the end windows on his!) :whistle:
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Re: Cabooses from Ingo Schwaetzer

Postby Richard-B » Thu May 07, 2015 11:49 am

areibel wrote:That sounds like a perfect chance for a How To article
(says the guy that needs to move the end windows on his!)
Ahh... I am not alone!
What prototype are you looking for...?
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Re: Cabooses from Ingo Schwaetzer

Postby areibel » Thu May 07, 2015 12:18 pm

Erie Lackawanna, of course!
It's not bad except for the windows on the ends. They're up too high, they should be in the same plane as the ones on the side.
If you look at a prototype pic there is some yellow safety striping above the windows, right where the current opening is. The decal sets I have from Dan's Resin Casting (http://dansresincasting.com/Decals.htm - and he will do TT!) actually include the striping done as a block so it wouldn't be that hard to get it on.
The first one I built I'll just paint as is, but I'd like to fix the other one I have. I'm not so worried about filling the upper part, but cutting the new lower section out has me nervous, getting it straight and square (I can just see myself messing it up!). I had thought about marking it off, painting it all except the new window area and etching it out with a muratic/peroxide mix. then it's just a matter of filling the top section, figuring out how to make one of the EL's wagon wheel antennas and adding a few equipment boxes underneath. I'd like to have the etching done before I form the body if that's the way I go.
With my experience so far I can recommend two things- First, don't solder the roof on, at least until you're finished. I did and had to remove it, but it will make it much easier to paint and glaze the windows. I think I'll solder the end rails back pn and touch up the paint, but I think I'll just use ACC to fasten the roof back to the body.
Second, use a little ACC or or a small touch of solder to align and fasten the nut inside the bottom of the bolster. I didn't on the first one and I got a glob of solder in it when I flipped it upside down to solder it to the floor.
The kit is very nice and was not bad to build, even with a newbie holding the soldering iron!
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Re: Cabooses from Ingo Schwaetzer

Postby Tom Dempsey » Thu May 07, 2015 1:32 pm

Alex, Are you interested in adding other things from Siggi or is this just a caboose lot?
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Re: Cabooses from Ingo Schwaetzer

Postby Richard-B » Thu May 07, 2015 3:16 pm

areibel wrote:Erie Lackawanna, of course!!
I wonder if ERIE C-300 was the actual prototype for the brass kit?
It is (as far as I can tell) the only ERIE hack with the 4 square side windows.
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ERIE C-300 - from FallenFlags site
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Re: Cabooses from Ingo Schwaetzer

Postby areibel » Thu May 07, 2015 3:36 pm

I'm not sure what he based it on, originally. The ones I have are his first run, and the windows are in a slightly different location than the one in the last pics posted. They're more centered between the ends and the bay. I didn't compare it to a drawing to see if they're correct, but once it's painted up it'll be at least as nice as the Athearn HO bay window ones (and they weren't 100% correct either, but the EL guys loved them!) I'll have one up on them, Rob M. made a 6 foot express reefer truck that's great for these cabooses (the early versions rode on trucks recycled from the express cars)
The only problem with C300 is it was the prototype built by the Erie, so it had riveted sides and four windows per side. The later ones were welded and only had two windows.
http://www.rr-fallenflags.org/el/frt/erie-c300g.jpg
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Re: Cabooses from Ingo Schwaetzer

Postby ConducTTor » Fri May 08, 2015 7:21 pm

Tom Dempsey wrote:Alex, Are you interested in adding other things from Siggi or is this just a caboose lot?


Sure why not.
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Re: Cabooses from Ingo Schwaetzer

Postby Tom Dempsey » Fri May 08, 2015 9:22 pm

Put me in for a OTTX 68' flat, please.
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