Got That Erie Feeling

Discussion in 'HO Scale Model Trains' started by hudsonelectric, Mar 14, 2004.

  1. hudsonelectric

    hudsonelectric Member

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    This is the Erie caboose kit that I've been wrapped up with lately. Because the riveted and welded steel side versions of this crummy were only available in brass, I jumped on the opportunity to get one as a styrene kit. I still have a couple of parts to hang on and some touch-up to do, but it's 95% complete.

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  2. cidchase

    cidchase Active Member

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    Hi Russ,
    The caboose pic is not showing, can you try again?

    I can't see the herald in your sig, either, maybe it's just me.
    :D :D
  3. RailRon

    RailRon Active Member

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    Russ, I don't see the two pics either. Didn't the reply editor complain when you attached your pics?

    Cid, relax, it isn't your 'pooter which is acting up. :D :D :D

    Ron
  4. shamus

    shamus Registered Member

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    Hi,
    The reason it won't show up is because you are trying to take it off your hard-drive.

    D:\Russ' File\Model RR\Erie Caboose Kit.JPG[/img]

    Also, I doubt it would have worked anyway as the \ needs to be replaced with / (Hope you don't mind me saying this)

    All you need do is use the browser here to upload a file from your hard-drive. No more than 70 bytes per photo.
    cheers
    Shamus
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  5. neilmunck

    neilmunck Member

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    70 kilobytes I hope:eek:
  6. hudsonelectric

    hudsonelectric Member

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    How's this?

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    cidchase Active Member

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    Now, that's a little beauty!!:) :) :)

    Show us some more, Russ! :D :D :thumb: :thumb:
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    TomPM Another Fried Egg Fan

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    Nice job!:thumb: :thumb: :thumb:
  9. RailRon

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    Yep, that's a pretty caboose, Russ. Fine modeling!

    Ron
  10. hudsonelectric

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    Thanks for the comments, crew!

    The Erie built a couple of series of these cabeese right after the war in the 40s, first in riveted side steel and then in welded side steel. I can't for the life of me remember Erie cabooses when growing up next to the mainline, but I'm sure I saw these at some time. :rolleyes: This was a tough kit to build because of the lousy instructions and illustrations and the herald decals were dried out and cracked. :curse: Fortunately, I know of the small operation that made them and ordered a fresh set. I tossed the instructions out near the end and worked off of photographs in my book library. The quality of the parts, both styrene and etched metal, is superb though. This kit is a must for Erie RR modelers...it's too bad that the manufacturer didn't realize the importance of drawings and instuctions. :(

    Thanks again, guys! :wave: :wave: :wave:

    Russ :sleeping:
  11. hudsonelectric

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    I wanted the caboose to go along with this Kato NW2. I picked it up on eBay undec and researched out the engine number and handrail configuration.

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