Wooden Models #146: Caboose #2

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Blog entry by htl posted 07-29-2017 12:21 AM 1442 reads 0 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 145: Caboose----mail car Part 146 of Wooden Models series Part 147: Caboose----mail car Roof building #3.5 »

Started putting things together.

Using super glue I don’t use bar clamps much but when I got to this point I knew I wouldn’t be able to keep it all in place till it was all glued up so used slower drying wood glue and bar clamps to get it all together.

I hadn’t planned to do much with the inside but once I got started just couldn’t leave it alone..

I wonder where all those cushions came from Ducky?

One door will be closed and one open.

I just had to see what it would look like with some wheels, the poor tender may never get his wheels back.
I’ll have to get into wheel mod but not yet. lol

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#1 posted 07-29-2017 12:49 AM

That looks good #4. I take back my comment about “green” wood (don’t know what I was thinking).

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#2 posted 07-29-2017 02:54 AM

It’s really more a hint of green, so should fit in nicely with my other models.

Now will start the hard part, at least it was last time trying to get the roof to look right.

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#3 posted 07-29-2017 03:01 AM

your way to fast for me to even watch your post Bruce …...LMAO :<)) IM loving this rail car ….GREAT JOB :<))

-- Tony---- Reinholds,Pa.------ REMEMBER TO ALWAYS HAVE FUN :<))

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#4 posted 07-29-2017 07:00 AM

I say it again: So nice.

One point of “criticism” I don’t like the groves in the furniture. I writing this because I want to be honest, and not rude.


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#5 posted 07-29-2017 12:03 PM

This caboose is going to be finished and rolling down the tracks in no time…well done Bruce!

-- Lifes good, Enjoy each new day...... Cheers from "On Top DownUnder" Crowie

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#6 posted 07-29-2017 12:24 PM

Looks awesome Bruce. I need to make one to go with my train some day when I don’t have any projects going on.(yeah right when will that be).


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#7 posted 07-29-2017 04:53 PM

Dutchy once the roofs on you can hardly see any thing inside so it helps to add a little texture when looking in the windows..
On my last caboose all the cushions were two tone but hey everyone likes something different.

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#8 posted 05-09-2021 06:08 PM

I just wanted to mention that it is now May 2021 and the green car is a nice brown color all the green has faded way.
So be careful thinking to using green poplar in a build, [green army jeeps] come to mind.

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