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    Default Caboose bash.

    Hot on the heels of Zosimas' bobber bash is my MT cut up. I have 2 MTL wood cabooses, while nice models, they're a bit long for my trains so I'm coing to cut a section out of them. To aid this I got a new mitre box in this morning's mail along with a spare saw and did a photo edit to help plan the job.

    Original and proposed model



    Stay tuned for further developments......
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    Russ

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    Pennsylvania logging circa 1890s

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    Quote Originally Posted by mosslake View Post
    Stay tuned for further developments......
    And here they are. After an hour of cutting, filing and glueing, the first one is done.
    The body was removed from the metal underframe, end rails & ladders, cupola and smokejack removed...
    Using the windows as a guide, first the body was cut in two, then the end cut off.
    The trucks were removed from the underframe, the removed section was compared to the underframe and marked where the cuts will be, almost dead centre.
    After the first cut on the underframe was completed, the second section was lined up but a technical difficulty then became apparent, the end steps were preventing the underframe from resting parrallel to the mitre box. a scrap piece of styrene packed the underframe out and an accurate cut was made.
    The body was glued and clamped, as was the underframe with styrene stiffners ACCed on as well, then the trucks refitted and body reattached to see how it all looked....





    Next is caboose number 2's turn then a repaint and end railings reinstalled....
    Cheers,
    Russ

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    Pennsylvania logging circa 1890s

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    I guess I need to buy a miter box...
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    Quote Originally Posted by zosimas View Post
    I guess I need to buy a miter box...
    They are always useful mate...
    Cheers,
    Russ

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    Very cool!
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