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Re: SR&CL Ry new Caboose takes shape

Postby tom c » Thu Oct 13, 2011 12:14 pm

Fresh out of the paint booth!

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Re: SR&CL Ry new Caboose takes shape

Postby Fitz » Thu Oct 13, 2011 4:48 pm

Caboose looks great, Tom and thanks for posting the progress on it from the frame on up.
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Re: SR&CL Ry new Caboose takes shape

Postby tom c » Sun Oct 16, 2011 9:12 am

Thanks Fritz. Will post another set after the lettering is done and the ladders and grab irons are on. Sounds like that is our winter shop program!

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Re: SR&CL Ry new Caboose takes shape

Postby tom c » Wed Feb 15, 2012 12:37 pm

The caboose is almost done, the side grab and an end view.
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Re: SR&CL Ry new Caboose takes shape

Postby Fitz » Fri Feb 17, 2012 6:24 pm

REALLY looking good. Great detail there.
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Re: SR&CL Ry new Caboose takes shape

Postby Mark D » Mon Feb 20, 2012 8:56 pm

Hi Tom. My bad, I haven't been looking in this forum lately.
You are a true craftsman. How many cars total are in the fleet now? And locomotives?
BTW, I keep forgetting to take a photo of that Clishay, Clyshay or whatever. I'm never going to get around to doing anything with it, so I'm going to try to find a good home for it.
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Re: SR&CL Ry new Caboose takes shape

Postby tom c » Tue Feb 21, 2012 7:08 pm

Mark, It isn't I that is the craftsman, It is my friend John that is the MAN when it comes to building and repairing. We have 8 freight cars, 1- 4 wheel caboose, 1 passenger car, 3 steam enginges, and two gas hydralic. We built all but the steam engines. They came from 2 other folks who loaned them to us and 1 is bought.

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Re: SR&CL Ry new Caboose takes shape

Postby Mark D » Mon Feb 27, 2012 11:49 am

Thanks, Tom.
And as long as you mentioned the steam engines, can you give me an idea of the cylinder sizes on the engines? And the operating pressure? I'm trying to figure out whether this Clishay thing I have, with its tiny cylinders could pull a train of people. It sure wouldn't move very fast, but I wonder how much it can actuallly do.
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Re: SR&CL Ry new Caboose takes shape

Postby tom c » Mon Mar 12, 2012 7:25 am

Mark, #7 has a 4 inch bore, not sure of the stroke, maybe 4 inch also. It carries 100#'s of steam. I have seen pictues of those things on Utube pulling a car or two with a few folks. If you want to donate it to a good group, i would suggest the Live Steamers in Hudson Wi. would be a good home for it.

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Re: SR&CL Ry new Caboose takes shape

Postby Mark D » Wed Mar 14, 2012 8:45 pm

4" bore? Wow! This little Clishay has, from outward appearance, about a 1" bore. I'm not sure how much pressure it's supposed to run at. I have all the paperwork with it, but I haven't bothered to read anything. Heaven forbid, I might learn something..
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Re: SR&CL Ry new Caboose takes shape

Postby tom c » Wed Apr 04, 2012 7:17 am

Well it is done! We rolled out #559 to make it's official debut. Just missing marker lights. Next project is to make some from our castings.

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Re: SR&CL Ry new Caboose takes shape

Postby tom c » Fri Apr 06, 2012 8:32 am

Since the caboose was rolled out, we needed some pics with an engine. What better than # 10?
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Re: SR&CL Ry new Caboose takes shape

Postby Mark D » Sat Apr 14, 2012 9:54 am

Well, will ya' look at that! It's finally done, and on the rails.
Has it been put into service yet? I can't tell if that engine is hot in those photo's, or just cold and sitting there.
Nice looking caboose (engine too, but this is about the caboose)
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Re: SR&CL Ry new Caboose takes shape

Postby tom c » Sat Apr 14, 2012 6:32 pm

Mark, this is a picture on it's first trip.

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Re: SR&CL Ry new Caboose takes shape

Postby Mark D » Mon Apr 23, 2012 11:01 am

At mile post 0-0. :-)
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