Red Caboose

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Project by FestusHaagen posted 02-26-2021 04:01 AM 549 views 1 time favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I finished the red caboose to go along with the locomotive and tender. the box is made out of padauk with a black walnut roof. It has a cocobolo pot belly stove a desk and a bed on the inside. I also included a rail road crossing sign specifically for LBD. I cut a 300 Win. Mag. brass cartridge to make shades for the lights. Worked great. The ladders were made from 1/8 inch square brass rods. I was afraid the square stock would collapse when bending so I inserted a round rod inside that end of the ladder. This sticks out 1/4 of an inch and is used to anchor it to the roof. Rungs in the ladder are 3/32x.75 inches in length. A hole was drilled on the inside of the square stock and soldered into place.

-- Ed Haagen, Moscow, Idaho

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#1 posted 02-26-2021 05:12 AM

That is really, really cool.

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#2 posted 02-26-2021 06:10 AM

Looks cool FH... those tracks really set it off… Will look good with the rest of the family…

BUT… run out of film or was the caboose shy on it’s maiden presentation?

Thanks for the sign and forget chickens… answers the question of Where can a duck cross railway tracks!

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#3 posted 02-26-2021 06:52 AM

Very nice and luxury tracks. I also like the LBD sign.


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#4 posted 02-26-2021 05:50 PM

That’s amazing to me the detailed amount of work that must go into your trains. Very great work. Good looking!

-- mtnwild (Jack), It's not what you see, it's how you see it.

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#5 posted 02-27-2021 01:48 AM

Ed, very nicely done, love the details. Agree it will look very nice with the rest of the set.

-- Eric, building the dream

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#6 posted 02-27-2021 02:46 AM

Beautiful work, alot of time and effort but the end result is outstanding.

-- Live to tell the stories, they sound better that way.

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#7 posted 02-27-2021 06:43 AM

First class caboose Ken, beaut detailing. Well done on the crossing and tracks which really set off your craftsmanship sir!

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

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#8 posted 02-28-2021 12:35 AM

Very nice project but watch out wood working is beneficial and fun but model building is addictive. LOL

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