Scratch Southern Pacific C30 Caboose

Scratch Southern Pacific C30 Caboose

Postby Shipsure » Tue May 20, 2014 9:22 pm

Hey,

So I'm waiting for the Gold Coast 40' Box so I can get a pair of trucks to measure for the bolster and underframe heights on my boxcar...so I went ahead with the Caboose. Again, laser cut out of 1/32 ply, .025 laserboard and black card stock. I need to add window sills and other details. The ladder will be trick to bend at the top, but I have a small metal former and if I torch the dies the heat will soften and then set the bend necessary...I hope :wtf:

Next I need to bend up some brass wire and locate the grabs in the holes the laser cut...paint and decal and we are ready to roll.

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Re: Scratch Southern Pacific C30 Caboose

Postby ConducTTor » Tue May 20, 2014 9:29 pm

Damn dude. You're very good.
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Re: Scratch Southern Pacific C30 Caboose

Postby Tom Dempsey » Tue May 20, 2014 9:44 pm

What do you think the odds are you'd be able to roll out a couple of 1700 series NP cabeese?
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Re: Scratch Southern Pacific C30 Caboose

Postby Shipsure » Tue May 20, 2014 10:27 pm

Possible once things calm down a bit. I have a SSW Drover Caboose on the back burner...but want to finish the PS1 50' and the A-50 Autobox before I take on anything else. I'll take a look at what I have on that NP caboose.
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Tom Dempsey wrote:What do you think the odds are you'd be able to roll out a couple of 1700 series NP cabeese?
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Re: Scratch Southern Pacific C30 Caboose

Postby Marquette » Wed May 21, 2014 1:10 am

Will this be available to buy?
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Re: Scratch Southern Pacific C30 Caboose

Postby Shipsure » Wed May 21, 2014 1:52 am

yup. :)
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Re: Scratch Southern Pacific C30 Caboose

Postby Arseny » Wed May 21, 2014 2:06 am

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 richardedmonds » Wed May 21, 2014 2:24 am

That looks great, superb work, well done
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Re: Scratch Southern Pacific C30 Caboose

Postby j p » Wed May 21, 2014 3:12 am

Excellent work.
I think that brass ladder would be easier to bend.
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Re: Scratch Southern Pacific C30 Caboose

Postby Shipsure » Wed May 21, 2014 9:30 am

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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