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railman28
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USA
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Posted - 11/04/2017 :  08:42:11 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Nicely done indeed!

It's only make-believe
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Michael Hohn
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USA
5597 Posts

Posted - 11/04/2017 :  10:16:10 AM  Show Profile  Visit Michael Hohn's Homepage  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Orionvp17


Add in the Hacks, Crummies and several other interesting descriptions, and things get complicated quickly!

But whatever you call them, your little cabeese are works of art. Very nice!


Pete,

In the random, disorganized way I have picked up information, it's no surprise that I can't recall reading that a caboose can be called a buggy, even with my interest in NE railroads.

And thank you for the compliment.

Mike

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Michael Hohn
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USA
5597 Posts

Posted - 11/04/2017 :  10:20:53 AM  Show Profile  Visit Michael Hohn's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Greg and Bob,

Thank you very much.

Mike

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Guff
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USA
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Posted - 11/04/2017 :  11:08:40 AM  Show Profile  Send Guff an AOL message  Reply with Quote
Mike,
I'm impressed with your work! Making buildings or rolling stock, you make everything you do look easy...the sign of a master craftsman. [:-thumbu][:-thumbu][:-thumbu]
Best regards,
Dave

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OK Hogger
Crew Chief

829 Posts

Posted - 11/04/2017 :  12:02:39 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Mike:

Meant to ask: What RR/locale is depicted in that prototype picture in your caboose topic? Really like the small cupolas on them!
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BlairM
Section Hand

97 Posts

Posted - 11/04/2017 :  12:06:51 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Michael Hohn



They are just sitting on the roof for now, and will actually be attached once everything is painted and windows installed.




They look sharp. You are going to set them down into the roof a little bit right? Sitting on top they look slightly too high right now, but setting them down in will correct that by the right amount. Here is another useful view - 3/4 view from above showing the the top of the roofs.

Blair



Edited by - BlairM on 11/04/2017 12:09:34 PM
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Tim Hebert
Engine Wiper

USA
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Posted - 11/04/2017 :  3:34:57 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Mike,

Very well done! Looking forward to seeing the finished products.
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Michael Hohn
Fireman

USA
5597 Posts

Posted - 11/04/2017 :  6:07:47 PM  Show Profile  Visit Michael Hohn's Homepage  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by OK Hogger

Mike:

Meant to ask: What RR/locale is depicted in that prototype picture in your caboose topic? Really like the small cupolas on them!


The photo was taken somewhere on the Lehigh Valley, but I don't know where. It was posted by Blair on an earlier page of this thread. My guess is somewhere in PA. It looks early from the appearance of buildings etc.

Mike

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Michael Hohn
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USA
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Posted - 11/04/2017 :  6:11:26 PM  Show Profile  Visit Michael Hohn's Homepage  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Guff

Mike,
I'm impressed with your work! Making buildings or rolling stock, you make everything you do look easy...the sign of a master craftsman. [:-thumbu][:-thumbu][:-thumbu]
Best regards,
Dave


Dave, Thank you. It might look easy because nobody sees the mistakes that go in the trash.

Mike

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Michael Hohn
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USA
5597 Posts

Posted - 11/04/2017 :  6:19:00 PM  Show Profile  Visit Michael Hohn's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Blair,

Thank you for the suggestion. I think it's a case of the whole being greater than the sum of its parts. I measured from a drawing but did not want to skimp so the result was a little large. I've shaved some off of the bottom of each cupola and they look better and set down on the roof with fewer gaps. I'm trying to be careful to not go too far because the cupolas in photos of these cars really do seem to stick up higher than expected for their width.

Great photos you're providing; they've been a help already. Do you know dates and locations?

Mike

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Michael Hohn
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5597 Posts

Posted - 11/04/2017 :  6:20:31 PM  Show Profile  Visit Michael Hohn's Homepage  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Tim Hebert

Mike,

Very well done! Looking forward to seeing the finished products.


Tim,

Thank you!

I'm trying not to get impatient. I feel an urge to rush to a conclusion.

Mike

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BlairM
Section Hand

97 Posts

Posted - 11/05/2017 :  11:31:13 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Michael Hohn


Great photos you're providing; they've been a help already. Do you know dates and locations?

Mike



The photo of the LVRR train is at Penn Haven on the Lehigh River, the cars are turning onto the branch to head up along Quakake creek towards Weatherly. The year is 1895, the caboose is still fitted with link and pin couplers despite the rest of the equipment having been upgraded.
This is the from the book "The Handsomest Trains in the World". I recommend you order a copy for yourself Mike; lots of good early references. Actually probably just about 20 1800s references, but those early photos are scarce.

The 2nd photo is of the Lehigh Valley at Glendon PA near Easton circa 1885.
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OK Hogger
Crew Chief

829 Posts

Posted - 11/05/2017 :  7:16:24 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks for the pic info Blair!

Really like those little cabeese, and Mike is doing a super job on them. Being much more impatient and lazy than Mike ever thought about being, I will settle for little repainted/relettered AHM bobbers with a few niceties added.
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Michael Hohn
Fireman

USA
5597 Posts

Posted - 11/05/2017 :  11:33:17 PM  Show Profile  Visit Michael Hohn's Homepage  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by BlairM


The photo of the LVRR train is at Penn Haven on the Lehigh River, the cars are turning onto the branch to head up along Quakake creek towards Weatherly. The year is 1895, the caboose is still fitted with link and pin couplers despite the rest of the equipment having been upgraded.
This is the from the book "The Handsomest Trains in the World". I recommend you order a copy for yourself Mike; lots of good early references. Actually probably just about 20 1800s references, but those early photos are scarce.

The 2nd photo is of the Lehigh Valley at Glendon PA near Easton circa 1885.


Blair, thank you. I was thinking that the second photo with the lineup of bobbers is the earlier one. Looks to me that they are lettered "Lehigh Valley R.R. Co." Does that look right to you?

Mike

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BlairM
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Posted - 11/06/2017 :  6:47:18 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Yes, I would agree with Mike, "Lehigh Valley Railroad Co."

Caboose brown too.


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