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Michael Hohn
Fireman

USA
6106 Posts

Posted - 09/29/2018 :  09:50:00 AM  Show Profile  Visit Michael Hohn's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Bob, Carl, Bernd, Dave, Frank and Galen,

Thank you. I think I'm on a roll now; it's all downhill. Yesterday I added the railings and couplers. I need to install smoke jacks, window glass, and some additional little bits. Only then will I put the brakes on.

Meanwhile, I have an op session at our club today and a regional NMRA board meeting tomorrow. And, I've started thinking about the next project . . .

Mike

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Michael Hohn
Fireman

USA
6106 Posts

Posted - 10/08/2018 :  7:56:52 PM  Show Profile  Visit Michael Hohn's Homepage  Reply with Quote
A quick update. The latest work has been to add the platform railings and brake wheels.



Window glass next.

Mike

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Tyson Rayles
Moderator

USA
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Posted - 10/09/2018 :  07:35:49 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
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Michael Hohn
Fireman

USA
6106 Posts

Posted - 10/09/2018 :  10:30:53 AM  Show Profile  Visit Michael Hohn's Homepage  Reply with Quote
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Thank you!
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railman28
Fireman

USA
5544 Posts

Posted - 10/09/2018 :  10:18:31 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Wow, they had their own ideas on handrails too. Excellent application

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Michael Hohn
Fireman

USA
6106 Posts

Posted - 10/09/2018 :  11:17:01 PM  Show Profile  Visit Michael Hohn's Homepage  Reply with Quote

Bob,

Thank you. I followed an LV car diagram. The shape of the railings looked unusual enough to suggest the drawing was a reasonable representation. Not generic.

Mike

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Wow, they had their own ideas on handrails too. Excellent application


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Michael Hohn
Fireman

USA
6106 Posts

Posted - 10/13/2018 :  7:51:42 PM  Show Profile  Visit Michael Hohn's Homepage  Reply with Quote
I am going to pronouce my two LV bobbers complete . . . for now. I need to figure out a good way to do marker lights that go on the cupola. Nevertheless, I can go ahead and run them on my railroad.

For those new to this little effort, I based my models on photos and an LV car diagram. I would like to thank Blair ("BlairM") for photos he posted on this thread earlier, and for the individual who made 1891 car diagrams available on a mail list.

Here are a couple of photos:





I've run them a little on the layout and I can see why they are called "bobbers" with all the movement they exhibit as they go down the track. So far they have picked a switch and derailed where I have a very minor kink in my track. They are going to be my track testers in the future. (Fortunately the track joint is in a section that was probably destined to be redone.)

In addition to these bobbers, the Lehigh Valley also ran four axle cabooses with a very odd-looking design during the period I'm modeling: a project for the future. I'm going to do a little structure construction next.

Mike

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deemery
Fireman

USA
8252 Posts

Posted - 10/14/2018 :  10:49:48 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Do you plan to weather them? They look nice and bright as-is. Thanks also for the note about bobbers as track test cars. Do you think it's the combination of long wheelbase and light weight?

dave

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

USA
6106 Posts

Posted - 10/14/2018 :  12:06:28 PM  Show Profile  Visit Michael Hohn's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Dave,

Thank you for taking a look. I weathered them a little, mainly to cut the brightness of the lettering.

The sensitivity to track irregularities is due not only to the long wheelbase but also to the less than perfect castings or my scratchbuilt frames. One of the cars has a slight but definite wobble on a flat surface.

Mike

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Bill Gill
Fireman

USA
2961 Posts

Posted - 10/14/2018 :  12:32:03 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Those look good with light weathering, Mike! They're bobbers, not crummies :)
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ocalicreek
Crew Chief

USA
679 Posts

Posted - 10/14/2018 :  9:20:31 PM  Show Profile  Visit ocalicreek's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Now they have been put into service, how do the crews like them? If your trackside observation is any indication, I suspect they'll be complaining soon enough. Despite the rough ride, I suppose the high cupolas provide a good view.

Nice work. I pulled out my caboose project and poked at it, but haven't resumed work just yet. Soon.

Will they be assigned to any regular runs or do you have a small enough pool to have to assign any caboose to any train?

Galen

My Train Blog: http://ocalicreek.blogspot.com/
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masonamerican
Fireman

Sweden
1759 Posts

Posted - 10/14/2018 :  10:30:57 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
They look fantastic Mike! Well done!

Håkan

Edited by - masonamerican on 10/14/2018 10:32:03 PM
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railman28
Fireman

USA
5544 Posts

Posted - 10/14/2018 :  11:41:55 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Wow! what a sweat and unique pair they are. They really look Good Mike.

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Michael Hohn
Fireman

USA
6106 Posts

Posted - 10/15/2018 :  06:38:37 AM  Show Profile  Visit Michael Hohn's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Bill, Galen, Håkan, and Bob, Thank you!

Galen, right now they are in the caboose pool. I’d have to get as far as a regular scheduled train before they could be assigned.

Mike

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Bill Gill
Fireman

USA
2961 Posts

Posted - 10/15/2018 :  08:50:22 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Wow! what a sweat and unique pair they are. railman28

Yes, They are a perspiration to us all :)
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