Wooden refrigerator car

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Mike Walsh
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Location: St. Louis, MO

Re: Wooden refrigerator car

Post by Mike Walsh » Tue Aug 21, 2018 1:13 pm

caboose.jpg
Like this?

I have several sources, including the hobby shop (1/4" x 1/16" basswood) and several online retailers sell basswood stripwood as well. Beveling the edges is a whole nother story... Yes, each strip on that hack has beveled edges. This is a 1" Caboose. I guess I'm letting the cat out of the bag now... I have this caboose drawn up in CAD and the main body of it was cut on a CNC router. Might offer it as a kit once I work out the details on it. This is a prototype and by golly it has been a little time consuming. However it has been a nice distraction from the hot shop in these summer months, fiddling away with this in the basement.

I will put up a show of interest in another threat at a little later date when I have some time. I am trying to finish this hack for display at my wedding in October.... I still think there is a chance.

rkcarguy
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Re: Wooden refrigerator car

Post by rkcarguy » Tue Aug 21, 2018 6:18 pm

Guys, we have a shop that does a lot of aluminum with a CNC router, and I'd think anyone set up to router aluminum could groove plate for the sides so you aren't stuck messing with wood.

Mike Walsh
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Re: Wooden refrigerator car

Post by Mike Walsh » Tue Aug 21, 2018 6:27 pm

As long as you can hold your stock flat to the table...

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