1.5 inch scale bobber caboose build

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10 Wheeler Rob
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Re: 1.5 inch scale bobber caboose build

Post by 10 Wheeler Rob » Sat Jan 23, 2016 5:14 pm

Some roof prgress, and a surprise inspection by the conductor.
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Re: 1.5 inch scale bobber caboose build

Post by 10 Wheeler Rob » Sun Jan 24, 2016 3:09 pm

Finished up the roof planking.

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Re: 1.5 inch scale bobber caboose build

Post by steamin10 » Sun Jan 24, 2016 6:54 pm

Looks like it was ready for an inspection. Coming right along.
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Re: 1.5 inch scale bobber caboose build

Post by 10 Wheeler Rob » Thu Jan 28, 2016 4:09 pm

More progress. Roof, cat walks, doors, tool boxes.

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Re: 1.5 inch scale bobber caboose build

Post by 10 Wheeler Rob » Tue Feb 02, 2016 10:03 pm

Made polling pockets, corner brackets, lantern/flag holders and end bracing rods.

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Re: 1.5 inch scale bobber caboose build

Post by Pipescs » Tue Feb 02, 2016 11:07 pm

Looking very nice.

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Re: 1.5 inch scale bobber caboose build

Post by 10 Wheeler Rob » Fri Feb 05, 2016 4:28 pm

Been making hand rails last couple of days, turning the wife's clothes hangers into nice little trinkets. It's 0.090" diameter steel wire, with a little hardness. The center supports were pinned with 0.040" diameter brads and than silver soldered.
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Re: 1.5 inch scale bobber caboose build

Post by 10 Wheeler Rob » Tue Feb 09, 2016 6:05 am

Made the light for the cupola.

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Re: 1.5 inch scale bobber caboose build

Post by SilverSanJuan » Tue Feb 09, 2016 8:46 am

Absolutely stunning work, Rob!

How did you flatten the ends of the handrails?

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Re: 1.5 inch scale bobber caboose build

Post by 10 Wheeler Rob » Tue Feb 09, 2016 9:41 am

The hand rails are .090" diameter steel coat hanger wire. I bent it to shape with aid of vice and small hammer. Vice jaws paded with some aluminum angle. I then trimmed the ends to length and fattend with a small ball peen hammer on the anvil of the vice. 4 or 5 hammer blows did the trick. Held the right angle end upside down against the sharp edge of the anvil. Then a little tweaking in the vice after to get the ends to lay flat and straight. I sanded the ends to a radious on the 1" belt sander after drilling the holes.

Rob

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Re: 1.5 inch scale bobber caboose build

Post by SilverSanJuan » Tue Feb 09, 2016 11:02 am

Thanks, Rob. I was curious as to whether you had heated them or not. I see that wasn't necessary.

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Re: 1.5 inch scale bobber caboose build

Post by 10 Wheeler Rob » Tue Feb 09, 2016 11:28 am

I tried heating and it didn't work as well. They cold formed just fine.

Rob

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