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Re: MORRISTOWN & ERIE RAILROAD - WESTERN DIVISION
« Reply #1380 on: February 14, 2018, 05:38:14 PM »
Frank,

The steel mill area is going to be wonderful. I love planning and redoing parts of my layout. Oh wait, that was the old Tom. Now, I plan and execute that plan with no REDO'S. 8) 8) :P

Looking forward to the updates my friend.

Tom ;D
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Re: MORRISTOWN & ERIE RAILROAD - WESTERN DIVISION
« Reply #1381 on: February 14, 2018, 06:04:08 PM »
Frank


It's good to see you getting back at the Steel Mill Project. I will be following along.
John Siekirk
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Re: MORRISTOWN & ERIE RAILROAD - WESTERN DIVISION
« Reply #1382 on: February 19, 2018, 10:26:57 PM »
John, Tom, Jeff & Greg,


Guys, Thank you for stopping by. The steel mill complex is a big challenge. I continue to dig " under the layout". You all know what I am referring to, because we all do that. Anyway, I find elements that will be used either in the complex or close to it. Lots of spare parts or building components. A big pile is growing near the steel mill complex.
In the meantime, as I mentioned in my morning post, I have been building a couple of cars; a caboose and a passenger car.As I mentioned earlier, i found the caboose at a swap meet. I think i paid a dollar for it, maybe even 50 cents. It was a total disaster. The prior owner/ builder has used Walters Goo to bond the car together. A couple of days in the Arizona sun could give you an idea of what the car looked like. Everything was or had fallen off. The end walls were zamac castings and had degraded almost totally. One touch and the wall became grit. I saw it as a challenge. I took the entire car apart, built new end walls and that was the beginning. I don't intend to run the caboose on the layout, I just wanted the challenge. Everything had to be squared up to insure proper fit. I decided to detail the interior, so I added studded walls, a wood burning stove, seating, storage areas, etc... the marker lights are led's and work off of track power. All the wiring is hidden beneath the cupola seating on one side. The side wood walls were in bad shape regarding the pigment applies some time in the past. I decided to  weather versus restore the pigment. the ends had to undergo the same process.
I am close to completion. I am still working on the underbody. The cupola roof has a real nice snug and tight fit. If anybody happens to know the kit manufacturer, please let me know. The other car under construction is a 1905 closed vestibule wood coach by LaBelle. This car was also started by another modeler. The prior builder did a pretty good job of building the kit, but the devil is in the details. More about that kit in a future post. Here are a couple pics of the caboose.Enjoy.


Frank / Erieman



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Re: MORRISTOWN & ERIE RAILROAD - WESTERN DIVISION
« Reply #1383 on: February 20, 2018, 07:35:07 AM »
Frank,

Nice save!  Great job re-working and finishing up this caboose. 

Jerry

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Re: MORRISTOWN & ERIE RAILROAD - WESTERN DIVISION
« Reply #1384 on: February 20, 2018, 09:13:36 AM »
Neat looking caboose Frank.  8)
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Re: MORRISTOWN & ERIE RAILROAD - WESTERN DIVISION
« Reply #1385 on: February 20, 2018, 10:12:53 AM »
Very nice job.
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Re: MORRISTOWN & ERIE RAILROAD - WESTERN DIVISION
« Reply #1386 on: February 20, 2018, 06:30:10 PM »
Frank,

Great find on the "bobber" and fantastic job on the repairs.

Tom ;D
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Re: MORRISTOWN & ERIE RAILROAD - WESTERN DIVISION
« Reply #1387 on: February 21, 2018, 11:50:22 AM »
Thanks to everyone that stopped to see the caboose. Here are a couple of final ( or as final as it is going to get) photos of the caboose.


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Re: MORRISTOWN & ERIE RAILROAD - WESTERN DIVISION
« Reply #1388 on: February 21, 2018, 02:35:14 PM »
Frank


Very nice work!

John Siekirk
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