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    This is the only working caboose on the South Valley subdivision. It is used by the MOW crew.
    It still needs a few more details such as radio a antenna.
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    It's around 1996-1999. UP, MP, SP. South Valley Railroad. Some where in the west of Texas. Near San Angelo.
    Started in 2007, Super Empire Builder with radio throttles.

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    Here's the Dakotah Western's first Caboose.
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    NDJim, that looks great! But something about that caboose just screams "hang a marker lamp on me!" Any chance you can scrounge up such a detail part, and also I'd suggest touching some yellow paint to the grabs to make 'em pop out. Oh, and I'm sure you're gonna need a bunch more of 'em...

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    Here are a few of the recent additions:

    Overland Milwaukee Road cabooses:


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    Is there a reason that most of the cabooses shown here don't have any window panes in the windows?
    I see other details added, but the look of empty hole in the sides is way to distracting.
    Once I added this detail along with the painting etc, it became to look like a model, not an empty shell.
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    It's around 1996-1999. UP, MP, SP. South Valley Railroad. Some where in the west of Texas. Near San Angelo.
    Started in 2007, Super Empire Builder with radio throttles.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lake View Post
    Is there a reason that most of the cabooses shown here don't have any window panes in the windows?
    I see other details added, but the look of empty hole in the sides is way to distracting.
    Once I added this detail along with the painting etc, it became to look like a model, not an empty shell.
    Typical brass. They rarely come with window glass, this includes loco's and passenger cars. The brass manufactures aren't into injection molding so no nice window inserts.
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    Waiting for the Fox Valley MILW ribsides to come out.
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    It sounded like a good idea at the time... too bad the caboose wasn't in on the plan.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lake View Post
    Is there a reason that most of the cabooses shown here don't have any window panes in the windows?
    I see other details added, but the look of empty hole in the sides is way to distracting.
    Once I added this detail along with the painting etc, it became to look like a model, not an empty shell.
    Hi Ken,

    I can only guess, but like skipgear said the brass manufacturers aren't really in the injection molding business which is what probably eliminated any plastic from their models. All of the more recent Overland brass releases (2005 and up) come with glass and lighting so it was probably just a matter of the industry catching up with the standard, but that's just speculation on my part. Regardless, adding "glass" is relatively easy, especially when compared to adding the level of detail these models have. Personally I'd rather cut acetate than solder brass details.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mill-Bay View Post
    Waiting for the Fox Valley MILW ribsides to come out.
    Me too! I suspect the impending release is why I got these so cheap!

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    Hi,

    Here is my caboose. It was an AT & SF caboose that has been repainted in my private railroad livery for Wemyss Private Railway.

    Main colour is Bauxite brown with various drybrushes and a wash of black. The windows were filled in with Humbrol Clearfix. Both bogies were wired to pick up current and an LED has been fitted to the inside.

    At some point I may replace the curved handrails with .33mm brass rod.

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    This is an interesting conversion... really nice and very clean. Makes me wonder if something similar would be worth doing for my line as well, potentially as a homebuilt cab. I believe that I would alter it some, updating the roof to a peaked room and changing the cupola but even as is the design is really great overall[b]!!!

    My current preferences are a B&M wood caboose (done by Robert) or an Atlas Magor cab, though if I could get my hands on an N&W CF or CG cab I am sure I would gladly pursue these instead since N&W is a major connection for my lines.
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    Quote Originally Posted by skipgear View Post
    Typical brass. They rarely come with window glass, this includes loco's and passenger cars. The brass manufactures aren't into injection molding so no nice window inserts.
    Ok, that may be brass, but most of the ones shown are plastic and also do not come with window glazing.
    But it can be added. A few pieces of window plastic left over from a building kit cut in single or strips and some ca.
    Instant window.
    Ca also works on brass.
    It just looks unnatural to me the same as a diesel engine or a passenger car would look weird with out windows.
    I'm sure others will chime in with their feelings on this.
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    I like to add windows whenever I can using clear acetate. You don't want to use CA to secure it though because that will cause the "glass" to fog. I usually use testors window maker adhesive to secure them since I have it on hand, but I'm sure there are a buch of other products available too.

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    Default Vans and Hacks

    I really enjoy modeling vans, cabeese, hacks, crunies....Here are a few of my efforts over the years
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    "Daddy, what train is that "? - "Sam, that's called a Geep" - "Daddy, that's not a Jeep; it hasn't got enough mud on it....."

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    .. a few more....
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    "Daddy, what train is that "? - "Sam, that's called a Geep" - "Daddy, that's not a Jeep; it hasn't got enough mud on it....."

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    ... and still one or two more !
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    "Daddy, what train is that "? - "Sam, that's called a Geep" - "Daddy, that's not a Jeep; it hasn't got enough mud on it....."

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    Hi puddington,

    A very nice collection of cabeese. I like the weather beaten Soo one, very effective.

    Alex

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    Quote Originally Posted by alex crawford View Post
    Hi puddington,

    A very nice collection of cabeese. I like the weather beaten Soo one, very effective.

    Alex
    Thanks - it's modeled from the actual SOO 50 which I and my son see several times a month in the CPR Havelock, Ontario yard.... it's still earning a living on the Nepton line hauling silica hoppers down to the Havelock yard to be marshalled into consists for Toronto and forwarding to who knows what glass factores around North America.... It's beaten up real bad but my 8 year old has grown up with it os it's "his caboose"..

    The yard is totally accessable as it stands right beside the old CPR station which is now a pub and diner. We watch the switiching while chowin down. The SOO 50 is often on track 1 or 2 so you can climb right up. The crews leave it there for this reason they tell me; same with a plow and spreader... they'd rather have people stay off the yard mains so they take temptation away....Here's some pictures of the SOO hack, MOW stuff and the station... and my son at various stages of his development as a rail fan !
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    Re: Brake Vans operated by Tickford Valley Railway Co (London) Ltd

    The Tickford Valley Railway Co (London) Ltd (TVR) wishes to advise that it currently operates a fleet of 11 Brake Vans (aka 'Guards Vans'), of TVR Class F2. These are clerestory roofed vehicles, built to cope with an increase in parcels and express and perishable small-lots traffic. They were designed to be compatible with TVR passenger cars and the TZ-Class goods wagons which were of similar length.To this end they retained the distinctive TVR clerestory roof line, used on the passenger cars, together with the standard open platform at each end.

    Vehicle Class: F2
    Class numbers: 311-322
    Years Built: 1953-1960
    Length: 42'6"







    Class F2 Brake Van (Non-handbrake end)Vehicle Number: F2. 27
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    Note: F2 27 was subsequently re-numbered, becoming F2. No. 117


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    The F2 Brake Vans have operating rights over the entire TVR system and are permitted to run on the NZ Government Railways (NZGR) network and be carried on the Inter-Island Ferries should this be required.

    [Supplementary Note: In-service feedback suggests that the NZGR guards prefer to use these vans in preference to those supplied by NZGR - apparently they ride better, have greater storage space for small lots traffic and better amenities for the Guards]
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    Quote Originally Posted by puddington View Post
    Thanks - it's modeled from the actual SOO 50 which I and my son see several times a month in the CPR Havelock, Ontario yard....
    I was reading this thread and saw your earlier photo, and thought to myself "that looks exactly like the caboose I saw sitting in the yard at Havelock last weekend." Then I got to this post. I have to say you nailed it. Nice work.

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