2 Erie brass HO scale cabooses roll out of the paint shop

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  1. Blake

    Blake Member

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    I had shown the before when they were just primed. They are done now (well almost, I will weather them a little later on). The first one is an NJ Custom Brass Erie bay window caboose. I replaced the old solid roofwalk with a Plano photo-etched one. I also replaced the "wagon wheel" antenna with an Overland Models one (they were available for a while and I had a few in the parts box for some RS-3's that I never did). I used Prime Mover decals, Polly Scale paint and Microscale clear coats (gloss before decaling, satin after).

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  2. Clerk

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    Great job Blake. What scale is this?

    That's OK. I see it is HO. Anyway still a good job.
  3. MCL_RDG

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    That C101 reminds me of...

    ...(Laura) that caboose that was locate off the right of way, as a "museum" in Ramsey, NJ. Am I even close?

    Meat
  4. Lackawanna Jim

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    Beautiful work, Blake, but man, I gotta tell ya, that workbench is WAY too clean ;)

    Seriously, you are hereby instrructed to bering them to my place next time you visit, take 'em for a ride on the BeanPea.

    Jim :cool:
  5. marty w.

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    Excellent work, Blake.
    Looks great!
    Marty
  6. TomPM

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    Very nice. Great job!
  7. Blake

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    Thanks guys. Hey Jim, will look forward to it. I'll bring them and my R-1 after I repaint it.
  8. Blake

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    My clean workbench was a lesson learned from my father. He didn't teach it to me, but rather had the opposite. My dad has a basement that is around 20' X 40'. If you go down there with a can of soda, you will prabably be unable to find a place to put it down. And the stuff isn't "good" stuff either. It's mostly crap. He has a huge workbench with an island in the middle and a clear workspace about the size of a magazine. It takes him 1/2 hour to locate each tool for a project and many times, if you pull out..say..a screw driver....WHAMM!!! Major crapalanch!! Anyhow, just an entertaining story I felt like telling.
  9. Gary Pfeil

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    Worse than my work area Blake? Those hacks look great and while they may visit Jim's layout I know where they'll be residing! And they'll be needed for the Berk and the Mikado Broadway Ltd. is coming out with.
  10. Blake

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    And don't forget my famous 2-10-2. Hey Gary, want to buy some cabooses!!:D