SR&CL Ry new Caboose takes shape

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Re: SR&CL Ry new Caboose takes shape

Postby tom c » Tue Jun 26, 2012 11:49 am

To finish off the caboose thread, The marker lights & brackets got put on #559. The finishing touch for us!

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Re: SR&CL Ry new Caboose takes shape

Postby Mark D » Sun Jul 01, 2012 9:31 pm

Tom, that caboose looks great. I have a question, though. How tall and how long is the car body? Just curious.
That is 7 1/2" track, right?
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Re: SR&CL Ry new Caboose takes shape

Postby tom c » Wed Aug 01, 2012 12:19 pm

Mark. i finally got back over to put a tape on it. the over all is 9 ft long between the end beams. not sure of the platform lenght. about 44 inches to the roof walk boards. 7.5 in gauge.

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Re: SR&CL Ry new Caboose takes shape

Postby tom c » Sat Aug 04, 2012 5:24 pm

Mark, body is 7 ft 7 in.

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Re: SR&CL Ry new Caboose takes shape

Postby Mark D » Mon Aug 06, 2012 3:33 pm

Wow, I'm amazed. I knew it was 7 1/2 inch track, but it looks so big in the picture that I had to ask. Now I'm surprised. I expected maybe 4' long and 3' high, or something like that.
Someone could actually ride inside that caboose.
And thanks for the information. Now I have a pespective.
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Re: SR&CL Ry new Caboose takes shape

Postby tom c » Mon Aug 06, 2012 8:27 pm

Mark, it has two seats in it. A rocker type on the end away from the cupola and a seat under the cupola that goes up and down with a linear actuator. Here is a pic of the seat & frame.
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Re: SR&CL Ry new Caboose takes shape

Postby Mark D » Tue Aug 07, 2012 6:20 pm

That's cool. But I have to ask, even though I"m sure all the engineering has long since been done - How stable is it at that height, on 7 1/2" rail?
But then I ask myself that all the time when I see Amtrak Superliner sleeper's, Superdome cars, and others on standard gauge rail. They get by just fine, so I guess it's just me.
That was the point of all my dumb questions. It was me wondering how it stays wheels down, roof up.
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Re: SR&CL Ry new Caboose takes shape

Postby tom c » Tue Aug 07, 2012 9:00 pm

It is real stable. Has lots of weight low plus we don't go 79 miles an hr or that in scale speed either. We have had other folks wonder that also til they ride it and see/feel for their selves.

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