New Coal Car for the MF&W

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  1. N Gauger

    N Gauger 1:20.3 Train Addict

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    Here's a new Coal Car I built from a caboose... Why?? Because I didn't need a Caboose, but the LPB's were getting upset because they had to keep coming back for more coal.. :) :)
    First: Heres the caboose. I had to cut it down to a respectable length, by cutting a 2" section out of the middle.

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    N Gauger 1:20.3 Train Addict

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    Notice how much shorter it is now.

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    N Gauger 1:20.3 Train Addict

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    and after painting, lettering and pinstriping: The finished product.

    With the Demolition Expert looking on. (See other thread) :)

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  4. Matthyro

    Matthyro Will always be re-membered

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    What desecration of such a neat little caboose. Obviously there were no heritage preservers in the LPB gang. I know you wanted to transport coal but dang me, did you have to pick the caboose to destroy.:rolleyes: :rolleyes: :rolleyes:
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    N Gauger 1:20.3 Train Addict

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    I know... It was a tough decision, but we had 3 cabeese & only 2 trains.. :( So we had to take it down. If it's any consolation, We will be recycling the "Body" for future use :) :)

    Office space ? Perhaps? :)
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    Looks good, Mikey, glad King Kitty approves of your work. I'll bet with the expense of larger scale rollin' stock, it's easier to wack a caboose to avaid paying for a new tender. Sometimes I wack an HO scale caboose just for giggles.
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    N Gauger 1:20.3 Train Addict

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    Awwww jon -- ya found me out. :) The capital gains of the MF&W RR arent what they used to be :(

    It was cheaper to wack the caboose by about 90% Savings :) :) :) Doing it "In House" is always cheaper.

    Thanks!! :) :)
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    Nice work!

    Nice job Mikey - that coal car looks really good. But since when did you start listening to the LPBs? You shoulda made them carry that coal, shovel by shovel!

    cheers
    Val
  9. N Gauger

    N Gauger 1:20.3 Train Addict

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    Re: Nice work!

    ROFL.. They took too long, I even threatened them with the soldering iron. :) :) :)
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    Nice Job anyway.

    I have a N scale caboose just like that. I am not using it so you gave me an idea.
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    Re: Nice work!

    Right on Val!
  12. N Gauger

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    Sounds good man.. :) :) Post the pics when it's done :)

    Thanks!!