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  1. Ralph

    Ralph Remember...it's for fun!

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    ...show us your (enter road name, freight car type, loco, etc. here) thread

    How about a Show Us Your Caboose, Cabin Car, Hack, Crummy, and even EOT device?

    Pictured below is the KP&W's only transfer caboose that is used mostly on runs from Williams Yard to the car float yard in West Mill. Its a bit low on accommodations and comfort and is known derisively around the yard as "the tin can". I bashed it out of two Tyco cheapie cabooses and a flat car that I got at a flea market.

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    Let's see yours!
    Ralph
  2. UP SD40-2

    UP SD40-2 Senior Member

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    Ralph:wav:, i REALLY LIKE your transfer caboose!:thumb::thumb::thumb: i often thought about making a transfer caboose:mrgreen: ....but never have:oops: .

    is this a post "one of" your cabooses, or, i have 5:winki: , can i post 'em all?:confused:

    GREAT THREAD Ralph!:bravo:
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  3. Ralph

    Ralph Remember...it's for fun!

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    Nice one Dean!

    I say post 'em if ya got 'em! :)

    Penn Central line up....

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  4. UP SD40-2

    UP SD40-2 Senior Member

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    NICE LINE UP RALPH!:thumb::thumb::thumb: geez, looks like you have quite a few:winki: :thumb: .

    this is the last one i have weathered:oops: ...on the bright side, THIS THREAD will give me the incentive to weather the rest:mrgreen: .
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  5. TrainNut

    TrainNut Ditat Deus

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    Does this count? I posted a picture of this a while back but here it is again. I was just goofin' around and this is what I came up with.
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  6. Ralph

    Ralph Remember...it's for fun!

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    Yessir it does! I remember that one! :thumb:
    Ralph
  7. MadHatter

    MadHatter Charging at full tilt.

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    TrainNut that conversion looks SUPER!!
    Ralf- love the scratchbuilt "Tincans"!
    Deano- As usual your U.P. stuff look great!
  8. chessie4155

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    Ralph: That is a cool looking tranfer cab..
    Deano: Nicely weathered Safety cab..
    Ralph: Great looking PC cabins..
    Deano: Cool looking GB&W cab..
    Trainut: That is a very cool looking crane tender/caboose...well done
    All right, I love cabeeses!!:thumb: If it's ok to show all we have , I have several to post...:eek:
    PC cabin car:
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    CR cabin car ex PC exx PRR:
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    CR Cabin car ex PC exx RDG:
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    C&O CCH safety cab:
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    More to come!!!
  9. UP SD40-2

    UP SD40-2 Senior Member

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    TrainNut, i like your 'bashed" caboose:thumb::thumb::thumb:

    Mark, i know Ralph has gotta be drooling over your PC:winki: . the first Conrail, that type of caboose was typical for eastern roads, wasn't it? i have never seen one in real life, but have seen pics of them:winki: . i think you and Ralph win the prize so far on the most cabooses:thumb: .

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    heres #3 of 5:mrgreen: , I'll try and get the other two up tonight or by the end of the weekend:thumb: . :deano: -Deano
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  10. chessie4155

    chessie4155 Active Member

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    Deano: That cab was, as far as I know ,PRR only...I think they made them in their own shops:confused: I liked the porthole windows:cool:.
    Here's one that I believe was more common in the East.
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    Here's one pretty common on the C&O.
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    A[​IMG]nd here's one very commn on the B&O
    and here's Chessies only transfer caboose along with a couple of other brethern
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    more to come:twisted:
  11. steamhead

    steamhead Active Member

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    Hi...Thought I'd join this parade with a couple of my favorite crummies....

    This one is a kitbash (unbash..??). Made a MOW car out of a regular caboose kit. Needs a little weathering yet, so it'll look like it's been earning its keep...:mrgreen:

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    Next is the "flagship" of my crummie fleet...It's the one you've all seen in my avatar. A drover caboose from a "Ye Ol' Huff & Puff" kit.

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  12. UP SD40-2

    UP SD40-2 Senior Member

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    Mark, THANKS for the info and pics!:thumb: GREAT looking cabooses:thumb::thumb: . looks like you have more cabooses then all of us so far:winki: .

    Gus, OUTSTANDING wood cabooses!!!:thumb::thumb::thumb:

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    Heres my NEWEST caboose i finished tonight:mrgreen: , its a CA3. i only have one more caboose, i keep it at dads as his "house rule" is you have to run a caboose behind your train there:toug: , i am headed there today, so I'll post a pic of it tonight:winki: . :deano: -Deano
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  13. Ralph

    Ralph Remember...it's for fun!

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    Great collection of pictures everyone! Chessie, I do like that PC Cabin and the Conrail with the port holes. Here's a little background info on those port holed former Pennsey cabeese:

    The Official Whippany Railway Museum Web Site
  14. Ralph

    Ralph Remember...it's for fun!

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    Here's another picture of my PC transfer caboose, also bashed from two Tyco flea market purchases. I've been fascinated by these cabins ever since I saw one roll out of Kingston NY in the early 70s. I remember watching it pass by and asking "What was THAT!?"

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    nice shots everyone---here's a shot of a classic canadian national wooden caboose

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    cn nutbar…..Canadian National wooden caboose…..Don’t see this one often…nice!

    Ralph…..Some PC…..bashed…OK!

    UP SD40-2….love those slogans!

    Steamhead….some home grown….Needs a little weathering yet (I agree)

    chessie4155….A whole herd!!!!….What a selection….

    TrainNut….. Needs a little weathering yet (I agree)

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  17. UP SD40-2

    UP SD40-2 Senior Member

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    Ralph, THANKS for the link on the Pensy caboose, VERY interesting:thumb: . i REALLY LIKE your PC transfer caboose:winki: , you done a GREAT JOB on the bash!:thumb::thumb::thumb:

    nutbar, GREAT LOOKING CN caboose:thumb: , the detail on it is OUTSTANDING!!!:winki: :mrgreen: .

    tomkat, WOW!!!:eeki: NICE assortment of cabooses:thumb: , NICE JOB weathering too!:thumb::thumb::thumb:

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    OK, here is the VERY LAST caboose i have:winki: , its a CA7:mrgreen: . this is the one i keep at dads(remember i mentioned dads house rule: you MUST have a caboose behind the train:winki: ). No, its NOT weathered...thats just a bunch of dust on the roof:oops:....:oops:....:119: . we are so far behind schedule on his layout, it will probably be a while before i get a chance to weather this one:oops: .

    SIDE NOTE: dad at one time was collecting cabooses:thumb: , unlike me he isn't picky about roads, he likes them ALL:thumb: , i took pics of a few of them today and will post some of them for him either later tonight, or tomorrow:winki: . :deano: -Deano
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    chessie4155 Active Member

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    Great pics everyone:thumb:..Keep em coming!
    Heres a typical B&O cab.
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    My make shift version of the C 23 caboose..
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    Another typical C&O Eastern Style cab.
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    Another PC Eastern Style cabin car.
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  19. Ralph

    Ralph Remember...it's for fun!

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    I really like those flat roof, bay window cabins. I just saw a good one in PC colors inthe most recent Walther's catalog. I circled it for my wife as a possible gift suggestion. She's pretty good at catching obvious hints! :)
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    Here's my very first kitbash, done in the '60's. It started out with the cupola centered. Following an article in MR, I moved the cupola to one end, shaved the molded on hand rails, formed new ones from wire, and added a roof walk. It's not in very good shape as it has been following me around the country since then. Maybe someday I will restore it.

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    Tom