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    Here are some of my cabooses. I still have two of Robert's kits to build, both B&M types, which were actually done by Robert Ray for Toxie's Models, here in Maine.

    What we have here is a B&A (BAR for you fellers from away!) buggy converted from a Pullman troop sleeper, a B&M "Laconia built" buggy, and two "narrow monitor" cabooses (I also have one of these lettered for the Sanford and Eastern RR).
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    Finally finished a project tonight...









    The parts were cut out of .015 Styrene with my vinyl cutter. If I can figure out how to make instructions for it, this may be offered as a kit.

    *** Edit - As pointed out on another forum, I blew it and forgot the hand rails, all of them. Hopefully revised pictures in a day or two. That is what I get for working on 5 caboose kits at once for 3 different people at 3am.
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    Here a couple of my six. Nothing special about them (other than their looks); just stock pieces as purchased! The ATSF one is a Bachmann while the Rio Grande one is an Atlas.

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    Altoona rounded out the cabin car fleet with two new N5's and four new N5c's.

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    Finished, really.



    I would like to offer it as a kit but there is quite a bit of hand bending and scratch building of parts. I'm not sure it would be for everybody. I need to find a better source for the frame details as I wouldn't expect anybody to whittle them out as I did. The end grabs are modified from a GMM set for the MP Bay Window caboose.
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    Wow Dick! I can't get over your BAR bay window buggy. Would love to have a couple of those! I'm just making a wild guess that you used the Micro-Trains Military Troop Cars as a starting point.
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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 Mill-Bay View Post
    Wow Dick! I can't get over your BAR bay window buggy. Would love to have a couple of those! I'm just making a wild guess that you used the Micro-Trains Military Troop Cars as a starting point.
    You're absolitely correct. I figured if the B&A could do it, so could I! LOL
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    Here are my cabooses: The all red with white printing is a stock Atlas, The brown is a Bachmann (I think) modified with body mount MTL couplers. The red/yellow/black is also a Bachmann modified with body mount MTL couplers. I have pieces to make another ATSF that is all red with yellow printing. I didn't try to get all ATSF, it has just worked out that way. I'd like to get a couple of MTL cabooses, maybe a BN, SP, or MoPac.
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    Took an Atlas CNR cheapie and turned it into a dirty looking piece. Put Intermountain brass wheels on as the old ones were Micro Trains pizza cutters.



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    Would multiple cabooses be "Cabii"??? Lots of great looking cabooses here!!

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    Clearly these are in need of weathering and detail items, particularly that one on the end! They'll get upgraded soon... I hope!!


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    Quote Originally Posted by eric220 View Post
    Altoona rounded out the cabin car fleet with two new N5's and four new N5c's.

    Nice flock of those lil boogers!!!

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    I finally sat down today and finished two more of them today. Three of them now have knuckles and detector wheelsets. Unfortunately, I cleaned my LHS out of 2004's, and I'm just about out of 33" detector wheelsets. Time for an order!
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    For a kitbashed caboose it is much closer that one would think...
    http://www.railcarphotos.com/PhotoDe...?PhotoID=65480
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    Quote Originally Posted by jlaboda View Post
    For a kitbashed caboose it is much closer that one would think...
    http://www.railcarphotos.com/PhotoDe...?PhotoID=65480
    WOW! Thanks for that link. Looks like just about the only other thing necessary would be to replace the trucks!

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    Here's one of the 3 that I own. It's by far my favorite. It's a stock Atlas caboose. This thing is so beautiful that I ended up buying MKT stuff just to park in front of it.

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    Here's an old Con-Cor N5 painted for the NYNH&H:







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    A TRIO OF NOR'EASTERS

    One of my purchases at the recent train show was a Northeastern style caboose, the cute center-cupola kind that happens to be an accurate model of N&W Class C-19, which it inherited in the 1964 merger with P&WV. They owned all of 15, and now I own one fifth of that total! I previously had one of the old Life-Like in factory paint (blue), plus one in the older red, black, and white "hamburger logo" scheme that I painted and decaled. At the recent show, I found one wearing CNW paint for about $5, and I decided to erase the "C" and just leave "NW" showing. This is the scheme introduced in 1971, so this will represent a freshly painted caboose. I still intend to do a little bit of weathering - it's spotlessly glossy right now. That's one of the things I love about 1971 - it's entirely feasible to see all three of these paint schemes in use.

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    Here's my only caboose. Sorry, the pic is fuzzy, but it is hard to focus on a flashing light.

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