LNE bobber caboose drawing?

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LNE bobber caboose drawing?

Postby RGlueck » Tue Sep 18, 2012 8:02 am

Would anybody have a drawing of the Lehigh New England four-wheel bobber caboose? I would like to construct a pair in 1/8th scale and need some measurements and details.
Please PM me. Help is greatly appreciated.
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Re: LNE bobber caboose drawing?

Postby RGlueck » Wed Sep 19, 2012 8:11 am

Received. No need to chase this further.
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Re: LNE bobber caboose drawing?

Postby RGlueck » Wed Feb 27, 2013 9:56 pm

Current status: Caboose #1 is the L&NE style with cupola. Since these pictures were taken, all windows are installed, as well as cat walks, and two dummy couplers are in.

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Caboose #2 is slightly behind. It has been difficult to work in my shop most of this winter, due to cold and aching fingers. Still, once I got the furnace running, things began to progress.
As you can see, this caboose will be finished more in the style of L&NE bobbers at the close of service. I am not happy with the way the roof fits at present, so a little carpentry is called for. Once that's completed, the cloth covering will go one and be heavily painted to waterproof the car.

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Journal pedestals have been cast in iron, but only three sets are completed, so until the forth is finished, we opted to run this one in aluminum for a mock-up.

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Hope you L&NE folks approve.

Dick
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