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    Default Bashing a “bobber”

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    the objective here is to try and bash a bobber caboose with this, a passenger truck and body mount couplers


    if that fails... https://www.shapeways.com/product/H5...=user-wishlist
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    You could start with the Bachmann Old Tyme bobber for the chassis.

    But just sectioning a standard one would be an excellent start. Cut the porches off the stock chassis and glue them to the shortened body. Add the couplers under the new body. Then you only need a way to support the body on the truck.

    I turned a 30 foot two truck caboose into a 20 foot one, by carefully cutting at the rivet lines and glueing it back together. I did such a clean job that no touching up to the paint was needed.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ChicagoNW View Post
    You could start with the Bachmann Old Tyme bobber for the chassis.
    I have one if you want it I will send it to you free.

    Dave

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    Quote Originally Posted by 56Pontiac View Post
    I have one if you want it I will send it to you free.

    Dave

    sure thank you, will send you a mail
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    Quote Originally Posted by zosimas View Post
    sure thank you, will send you a mail
    Done!

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    The Bachmann bobber has that strange window configuration under the cupola. Surprisingly enough, that did happen, found a picture of one on what I think was the original D&RG narrow gauge, but if you look at bobbers in general they just didn't have windows under the cupola.

    PRR had a huge fleet of them and it's amazing how many got passed off to other shortlines and logging operations as 'used cars'. And other railroads that had bobbers were nearly indistinguishable from the PRR designs.

    If you can find one, or bash one to about the same proportions, the old Rapido one is a lot more typical:
    http://www.spookshow.net/freight/arnoldbobber.html

    If you come across one of these old kits, the basic car, windows, cupola, etc. would bash very well into a PRR-style bobber on one of those resin frames:
    http://www.spookshow.net/freight/gloorn6b.html
    Mark used my photo (second one) on his web page, that's my build.



    I actually got to ride in Strasburg's restored PRR one, and between the crabbing, hard springs, and no draft gear to speak of, it was an unforgettable rough ride even at 15mph. I can see why crews absolutely hated them and were glad to see them go.
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    My memory was faulty.
    While I did do a clean cutting job, the caboose does need some touch up paint, on the seam.



    To to keep a strong build, the chassis was sectioned in the middle. The offset cuts make things stronger as the weak points are in different places on the body and chassis.
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    :hmm: I will get started on this sometime this winter....
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    Quote Originally Posted by zosimas View Post
    I will get started on this sometime this winter....
    yer right......................
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    Russ

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