1.5 inch scale bobber caboose build

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UKlocoNut
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Re: 1.5 inch scale bobber caboose build

Post by UKlocoNut » Tue Mar 15, 2016 6:02 am

Rob

Very nice work, I look forward to seeing it in person at PVLS.

Regards.

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Re: 1.5 inch scale bobber caboose build

Post by 10 Wheeler Rob » Tue Mar 29, 2016 12:19 pm

The lettering showed up for the road name for the caboose yesterday. Got them applied this morning.

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Re: 1.5 inch scale bobber caboose build

Post by steamin10 » Tue Mar 29, 2016 8:36 pm

You are a builder snob. It always looks the best when first outshopped. New shiny paint, and the white wheel trim is killer. I agree the color seems right in the pic.

I watched the series and have good thoughts for your build. But will it ever be done? Lol.
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Re: 1.5 inch scale bobber caboose build

Post by kenrinc » Sat May 14, 2016 11:27 am

This was really nicely done. I'm working on one as well but I'm trying to get my head around the pedestal spring assemblies. From pictures I see it's pretty simple but how exactly do the springs themselves attach to the little hangers on the outside? I've see the typical pins but I'm not sure if the pins are actually holding the springs or if the pins are preventing the springs from going any further. Any help appreciated.

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Re: 1.5 inch scale bobber caboose build

Post by 10 Wheeler Rob » Sun Mar 05, 2017 9:46 am

Got some brake wheel castings from Little Engines of NJ when I was in Florida. Made mounting shafts and finished installation.
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