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Old 23rd September 2008, 13:14   #21
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Hi Keith,

the Uintah Railway used two tiny little coupola cabeese. One of them is shoen in this photo. I think this one will pretty match with my other 4-wheel-stuff

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Old 23rd September 2008, 13:49   #22
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Very nice Gerd.
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Old 23rd September 2008, 22:25   #23
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Today, my father was here for our weekly work evening and we startet with the caboose. The frame is on the wheels, but many details like steps and bolts are still missing. We also build up the basic plywood box for the superstructure.

I think I'll get the car finished during the next 10 days.

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Old 29th September 2008, 11:52   #24
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Hi,

I spend some time in AutoCAD, working on a decker style log loader.
This monster will be over 7.25' long in 2"-scale and 2.6' high. The frame will be made from steel U-channel and other stock material. The loader will be powered by some electro motors.



Construction will start when the caboose from above and my passenger car are in service.

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Old 29th September 2008, 12:35   #25
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Looks like a great project Gerd,I can't wait to see it getting built.
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Old 1st October 2008, 21:15   #26
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Got only small progress the last days. The chassic of the caboose has been finished and painted today. Now it's time to get the super structure done. I've to cut some strips to cover the plywood box this weekend. I hope to make some major progress this weekend.


Another news is, that I'll get back my old large passenger car. I'll rebuild them with typical US trucks and platforms. This will be the largest car on my railroad. I sold the car to a friend, while changing the theme of my railroad from european to us logging. Some days ago, I got an idea, how to convert the car body into a an US-style passenger car.


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Old 3rd October 2008, 21:15   #27
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I just covered the plywood box of the caboose with boards and painted them in caboose red. Next steps will be to add windows, handrails, door knobs and letters. When this part is done, I'll build the roof with the cupola to complete the car.

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Old 5th October 2008, 16:34   #28
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Well, the caboose is ready to run (except of the brakes )

Yesterday, I got the passenger car back home (see above) so I can start work on my first coach next week.

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That looks very nice Gerd,a weathered look is good.
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[...]a weathered look is good.
That's why I'm modeling a logging railroad and no museums railroad ;-)
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