1.5 inch scale bobber caboose build

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10 Wheeler Rob
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1.5 inch scale bobber caboose build

Post by 10 Wheeler Rob » Thu Jan 07, 2016 7:53 pm

One of my winter projects is this bobber caboose.
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Mike Walsh
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Re: 1.5 inch scale bobber caboose build

Post by Mike Walsh » Thu Jan 07, 2016 7:55 pm

How did you slot the wood?

10 Wheeler Rob
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Re: 1.5 inch scale bobber caboose build

Post by 10 Wheeler Rob » Thu Jan 07, 2016 8:11 pm

Marked with a pencil line and cut slot with oscillating cutter with a half round blade on it. I was surprised at how well and straight it cut. The cutter is Harbor Freight variable speed for around $28 bucks. I used it to cut out windows as well.

Rob

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Re: 1.5 inch scale bobber caboose build

Post by chooch » Thu Jan 07, 2016 9:37 pm

Rob,
Is the cutter you the 'Multi Purpose" tool. One shown with a 3 sided (whatever)attachment? H F shows cordless and electric.
Thanks.
chooch

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Re: 1.5 inch scale bobber caboose build

Post by 10 Wheeler Rob » Fri Jan 08, 2016 6:24 am

I got the variable speed plug in model. The three sided thing pictured their adds is a sanding pad. I did not have any success with HF rechargable battery tools in the past.

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Re: 1.5 inch scale bobber caboose build

Post by Jawn » Fri Jan 08, 2016 9:58 pm

Very nice. I was thinking of building something very similar... looking forward to seeing this one come to completion.

chooch
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Re: 1.5 inch scale bobber caboose build

Post by chooch » Fri Jan 08, 2016 11:21 pm

Thank you for your reply.
chooch
chooch wrote:Rob,
Is the cutter you the 'Multi Purpose" tool. One shown with a 3 sided (whatever)attachment? H F shows cordless and electric.
Thanks.
chooch

10 Wheeler Rob
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Re: 1.5 inch scale bobber caboose build

Post by 10 Wheeler Rob » Wed Jan 20, 2016 3:44 pm

Here are a couple more pics of progress, and a pic of the of the tool and cutter used for grooving and window cut outs.

Rob
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Re: 1.5 inch scale bobber caboose build

Post by Pipescs » Wed Jan 20, 2016 6:57 pm

Very Nice Work

Are you putting an interior in it or will it be a tool box?
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Re: 1.5 inch scale bobber caboose build

Post by DRS_RR » Wed Jan 20, 2016 11:19 pm

I see some drawings in the one photo...did you do the drawings for this caboose or are they part of a kit or from a book?

Looking really good...I need to scribe some wood for some projects and I'm amazed how good yours look, especially for free handing them...might be worth the $28 and give it a shot...really have nothing to lose at that price.

Thanks for posting on here for us to follow along as you build it.

Dave

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Re: 1.5 inch scale bobber caboose build

Post by 10 Wheeler Rob » Thu Jan 21, 2016 4:51 pm

I think I will find a lot of used for the tool, I been wanting one for years and finally got a excuse to get one. The print is one I drew on turbo cad, based of the prints in the article. I like to get dimensions and angles down to a nat's butt.

Rob

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Re: 1.5 inch scale bobber caboose build

Post by 10 Wheeler Rob » Fri Jan 22, 2016 6:27 am

I'm using a construction article from Live Steam 1989 January issue for plans. Some details in different drawing views do not line up properly, so some head scratching and modification is needed.

I am not planning to detail the inside, I may put a small compressor in it some day to power train brakes.

Rob

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