Scratch Southern Pacific C30 Caboose

Re: Scratch Southern Pacific C30 Caboose

Postby Shipsure » Wed May 21, 2014 9:31 am

Image Given these are laser cut, it's easy to move windows around and extend and change details on the copula.



Arseny wrote:I suppose I'll buy one.
Can it work for some Midwestern railroads, like SOO Line or somewhere near it?
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Re: Scratch Southern Pacific C30 Caboose

Postby j p » Wed May 21, 2014 10:57 am

Shipsure wrote:Photo etching the end parts would be necessary for a kit, but I need to bundle it with other parts to make having a 12x18 sheet done. It's looking like any sales of just about anything would be in the 10's at the moment. :wink: I am looking at some accessory parts and possible the ladders and photo etched underframes for the two 50' cars. I may be able to do enough ladders here at home with my nifty Micro Mark etching system. I was looking at some 50' General Service tankcars the other day and it's possible to do the bolster ends photo etching with a resin tank. Lots of ideas, just need more days off.

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Great.
I was thinking of an old stamped brass ladder :)
Etched ladder would work too, of course.
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Re: Scratch Southern Pacific C30 Caboose

Postby Shipsure » Wed May 21, 2014 9:53 pm

Here I got some paint on the caboose, worked out a bending die for the hand rails and now, a coat of clear and work out the decals. I drew up the end rails and ladder for brass etching with some additional details...sunshades and such.

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Re: Scratch Southern Pacific C30 Caboose

Postby Arseny » Thu May 22, 2014 2:23 am

Joe, it's great!
Can you make "SOO" version? With 3 windows?
(If no, I'll buy this one nevertheless)
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Re: Scratch Southern Pacific C30 Caboose

Postby TiTan downunder » Thu May 22, 2014 7:46 am

I'm with Tom on the NP 1700's. I would be up for 3 to 5 of them.

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Re: Scratch Southern Pacific C30 Caboose

Postby Shipsure » Thu May 22, 2014 9:31 am

I have the drawings for the 1700 I did in z scale, let me see how long it would take to convert all the connecting points. As for the SOO line, possible, I would need to locate the drawings.

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Re: Scratch Southern Pacific C30 Caboose

Postby gerhard_k » Thu May 22, 2014 12:32 pm

Joe, you're just amazing. I had been pondering the idea of old-style scratching just this SP caboose, but my skills aren't that great. Little things like the platform steps, details on the cupola, etc. I'll take three of yours, anytime they're ready.
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Re: Scratch Southern Pacific C30 Caboose

Postby TTTerrific » Thu May 22, 2014 1:11 pm

Wow!

I remember these cabeese quite well--and the motive power that pulled them. Depending upon your pricing, I'd be in for at least two, maybe three.
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Re: Scratch Southern Pacific C30 Caboose

Postby Marquette » Thu May 22, 2014 1:38 pm

Yes I'll likely be in for one or two too!

Would these have been working on the Santa Barbara Sub in the early 1950s?
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Re: Scratch Southern Pacific C30 Caboose

Postby Shipsure » Thu May 22, 2014 2:32 pm

Xenia

These were system wide through the 1960's and someplace I have a list of Caboose road numbers that worked that part of the Coast Line....I am working on both the straight and slant copula that will be included.

Right now considering the response...and in the spirit of doing my bit to shove the scale a bit further forward I'm looking at about $35.00 cost plus shipping (flat rate I think is . I don't have access to trucks...and this will probably take either the 1025 or the 2004 body mount couplers. I will have it ready with instructions by the end of this weekend...I hope. :) Once I get this done, I'll wrap up the bulkhead flat and the 1200 series NP Caboose. The B-50 and PS 1 will need to wait for the Gold Coast Kit so I can make sure I get proper truck clearance. I'm a nut for proper ride height and if you see most any box car, they sit pretty low on the trucks. Off the top of my head I believe rail to deck of car generally measures out at 4'.

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Marquette wrote:Yes I'll likely be in for one or two too!

Would these have been working on the Santa Barbara Sub in the early 1950s?
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