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Drew
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Posted - 08/07/2005 :  7:29:06 PM  Show Profile
I’m not exactly sure hpw this got started, but I stayed up late one night not too long ago, & cobbled together this HOn30 boxcab by chopping up an old HO plastic caboose body, & piecing it back together on the chassis from a Life-Like N scale FA-2...


I’ve sanded everything down, painted it green, & added some scrapbox details…
http://www.railimages.com/albums/drewallison/aix.jpg

I added some couplers today…I used N scale body-mounts, with a long shank, since I’ll be running this on my little mini logging layout, with its tight little courves (9 & 10 in. radius)

I realize this is a total Frankenstein of a critter…bear with me…I’m kinda makin’ it up as I go!
-Drew-

"Life is all the stuff that happened while you were making other plans."

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Drew
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Posted - 08/07/2005 :  7:35:58 PM  Show Profile
Hmmm...it's not letting me edit my post...?

Here's a picture of the couplers...


-Drew-

"Life is all the stuff that happened while you were making other plans."

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Drew
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Posted - 08/07/2005 :  7:35:58 PM  Show Profile
Hmmm...it's not letting me edit my post...?

Here's a picture of the couplers...


-Drew-

"Life is all the stuff that happened while you were making other plans."

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Dutchman
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Posted - 08/07/2005 :  7:56:35 PM  Show Profile
Drew,

You sure do have a knack for seeing a diamond in the rough! A good example of thinking "outside the box(cab)".

BTW, the trouble with editing a post only occurs on the initial post for a thread. We can edit any subsequent reply.



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Dutchman
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Posted - 08/07/2005 :  7:56:35 PM  Show Profile
Drew,

You sure do have a knack for seeing a diamond in the rough! A good example of thinking "outside the box(cab)".

BTW, the trouble with editing a post only occurs on the initial post for a thread. We can edit any subsequent reply.



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acousticco
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Posted - 08/07/2005 :  8:08:21 PM  Show Profile  Visit acousticco's Homepage
Drew,

Great boxcab. I saw it on your mini Layout thread, and was going to ask about it, thanks for posting. You can sure have alot of fun with those little Life-Like diesels...

-Cody



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acousticco
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Posted - 08/07/2005 :  8:08:21 PM  Show Profile  Visit acousticco's Homepage
Drew,

Great boxcab. I saw it on your mini Layout thread, and was going to ask about it, thanks for posting. You can sure have alot of fun with those little Life-Like diesels...

-Cody



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RodH
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Posted - 08/08/2005 :  02:22:51 AM  Show Profile  Visit RodH's Homepage
quote:
Originally posted by Drew

cobbled together this HOn30 boxcab by chopping up an old HO plastic caboose body, & piecing it back together on the chassis from a Life-Like N scale FA-2...

Very Impressive. I think I'll try one.


Rod Hutchinson
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RodH
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Posted - 08/08/2005 :  02:22:51 AM  Show Profile  Visit RodH's Homepage
quote:
Originally posted by Drew

cobbled together this HOn30 boxcab by chopping up an old HO plastic caboose body, & piecing it back together on the chassis from a Life-Like N scale FA-2...

Very Impressive. I think I'll try one.


Rod Hutchinson
Growing Old Disgracefully
Australia

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Bbags
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Posted - 08/08/2005 :  08:56:24 AM  Show Profile
Drew,
Interesting thread.
This is something that I may try someday so keep the pictures coming.



John Bagley
Modeling the Alaska Railroad in HO in Wildwood Georgia.

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Bbags
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Posted - 08/08/2005 :  08:56:24 AM  Show Profile
Drew,
Interesting thread.
This is something that I may try someday so keep the pictures coming.



John Bagley
Modeling the Alaska Railroad in HO in Wildwood Georgia.

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