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Michael Hohn
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USA
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Posted - 11/02/2018 :  8:10:14 PM  Show Profile  Visit Michael Hohn's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Martin,

Very nice job on the caboose. I like its no-nonsense lines and the color.

Mike

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railman28
Fireman

USA
5601 Posts

Posted - 11/03/2018 :  12:02:58 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote

nice classic lines. The caboose looks sharp. Well done!

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mwbpequod
Fireman

USA
2153 Posts

Posted - 11/07/2018 :  07:12:39 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Moving right along on the 1st gon. Not much I can do with the underbody other than to mock up some bits there to fill the space.

Topside exterior though was ripe for adding lots of small bits.





Should be able to splash some paint on it soon....

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Michael Hohn
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USA
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Posted - 11/07/2018 :  08:21:02 AM  Show Profile  Visit Michael Hohn's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Very neatly done, Martin.

Mike
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ocalicreek
Crew Chief

USA
682 Posts

Posted - 11/09/2018 :  7:15:45 PM  Show Profile  Visit ocalicreek's Homepage  Reply with Quote
All those nbw's...makes me cross-eyed just to think about drilling all the holes! Do you use a motor tool to drill?

Galen

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mwbpequod
Fireman

USA
2153 Posts

Posted - 11/10/2018 :  5:53:49 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by ocalicreek

All those nbw's...makes me cross-eyed just to think about drilling all the holes! Do you use a motor tool to drill?



I have a small variable speed drill press that I used for the sides. I also have a battery powered Dremel for the ends.

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mwbpequod
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USA
2153 Posts

Posted - 11/13/2018 :  07:59:07 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Splashed a bit of paint on it....


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George D
Moderator

USA
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Posted - 11/13/2018 :  08:25:29 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Martin, I've been away and just getting caught up with your beautiful work.

That's a great looking caboose and I all the NBW's on the gondola sure give it character. Nicely done.

George

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Dutchman
Administrator

USA
32440 Posts

Posted - 11/13/2018 :  08:45:05 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Another great project, Martin.

Bruce
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mwbpequod
Fireman

USA
2153 Posts

Posted - 11/16/2018 :  3:06:17 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks, guys!

I hope to get this gon wrapped up this weekend.

So much time, so few cars to build.....
Stop. Strike that.
So little time, so many cars to build.
Much better.

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Bill Gill
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USA
3005 Posts

Posted - 11/16/2018 :  4:20:02 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Looking really good, Martin. This kit is wood, but can you slow your battery powered Dremel enough to drill thin styrene?
I have a corded Dremel and its slowest speed still melts styrene almost instantly.
It's a "newer' Dremel with Thyristors, so can't use a rheostat to slow it down like the "old" ones (Bakelite body)
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mwbpequod
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USA
2153 Posts

Posted - 11/16/2018 :  5:30:23 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Bill Gill

Looking really good, Martin. This kit is wood, but can you slow your battery powered Dremel enough to drill thin styrene?
I have a corded Dremel and its slowest speed still melts styrene almost instantly.
It's a "newer' Dremel with Thyristors, so can't use a rheostat to slow it down like the "old" ones (Bakelite body)



Mine has a "Fast" and "Slow" setting; MiniMite Model 750.

I've not had it cause any problems with styrene; have had it not have enough "oompth" when drilling brass now and then, but I tend not to use for much other than wood and plastics. Not had any problem drilling any plastics as yet. "Slow" is pretty slow,

The corded Dremel generally has a cut off wheel in it and maybe an end mill or a drum sander in it at most. Rarely use it with any other tool in it. Will be using a tool in it for cutting out electrical box holes in drywall (I think...) to remove the spline from a cane seat chair so I can install a new seat.

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mwbpequod
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USA
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Posted - 11/17/2018 :  3:58:09 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Here's the variable speed drill press that I use.


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mwbpequod
Fireman

USA
2153 Posts

Posted - 11/18/2018 :  12:22:39 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
One gon done!




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deemery
Fireman

USA
8349 Posts

Posted - 11/18/2018 :  12:56:14 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Nice! Where was Boomer C&C?

dave

Modeling 1890s (because the voices in my head told me to)
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