Lets throw another 75 hacks on the pile..    every one is different for one reason or another.  no duplicates.   there are a handful of custom cabooses on the right hand column on the pool table pic.  P1110068P1110069P1110070P1110071

Kevin Quinn

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It is from Bass Pro Shop's Christmas 2014 edition. That was my first venture in RXR'n. I bought it for my grandson who was 2 at the time; he only showed a little interest for a short while so I did not get anything in 2015. This year (2016 I mean) he showed a lot of interest so we ended up buying two sets from Bass Pro Shop.

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I like cabooses.  Here's one I kitbashed from a couple of Atlas (orAHM)  bobbers (don't remember which).  A very nice construction article outlining the process was in an old issue of Model Railroader.  Trucks are Atlas.104_0401

I Thought Growing Old Would Take Longer.

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Latest addition and a long time looking Oriental Limited CB&Q NE-1 Waycar.

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With my Kitbashed NE-1 from a Lionel wood Cab.

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US Army retired

Suncoast Regional Coordinator 

First Florida  Chapter of the MVPA HAZMAT SME(RID,DOD,IATA,ADR,CFR 49)  

 

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Dave Ripp. posted:
suzukovich posted:

Latest addition and a long time looking Oriental Limited CB&Q NE-1 Waycar.

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With my Kitbashed NE-1 from a Lionel wood Cab.

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Your making me jealous LOL.

Sorry, but it is nice to have the real deal in addition to the Kitbash. Will have to admit that I never thought I would get my hands on one.

US Army retired

Suncoast Regional Coordinator 

First Florida  Chapter of the MVPA HAZMAT SME(RID,DOD,IATA,ADR,CFR 49)  

 

Strummer posted:
mwb posted:

Here's one that I built:

Wow...

When I first saw this thread, I was thinking of posting a different picture of my own scratch-built caboose; now I'm not so sure I will...this is awesome!

Mark in Oregon

Thanks!

But, please post yours!


There are many mysteries in this universe, big and small. Like, why do clowns make us laugh? Why do we love puppy dogs? And why, why do little blue midgets hit me with fish?

Another one arrived today. A mint Lionel SRR wood offset cupola scale caboose. It is already in the paint shop. I thought I might just remove the tampo and keep going but it would not come off without taking some paint too. So now it's getting a complete repaint. Custom decals are finished and I'll print them Sat if it rains....if it don't I plan on taking the 46 Ford out for a rare Winter time ride......not been out since before Thanksgiving. Thanks for looking!! 

SRRCAB

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I love cabooses, so that has been one of my favorite pieces to work on since I started modifying rolling stock to fit my taste. I love the White Pass and Yukon Route out of Skagway, Alaska but  you don't see alot in o-gauge. So here are a couple of repaints I've done 

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I have at least one more caboose to do, but that gets a little tricky. The White Pass had a custom built caboose that they used with their rotary snow plow fleet, #907.

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As you can see no current o-gauge offering would match this design. So I started working out a design using a 3d CAD program. 

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It's not perfect yet, and I'm still looking for a caboose chassis to put it on so that it will look good going down the rails with my 3d printed GE Shovelnose Diesels. These engines are on postwar alcohol chassis.

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Once I find a workable chassis I can adjust the dimensions of the caboose to match the chassis and the engines and then send it off to the 3d printer. My goal is to have the Rotary caboose printed, painted, and decaled this year.

There's a right way, a wrong way, and a Skagway

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Moonson posted:

Wow, that caboose is really sharp,  Logan Matthews. You certainly have skilled hands and a healthy imagination to guide them. Very cool.

FrankM

Thanks, Moonson, glad you liked it..  I'm honored by your comments, for I have followed your posts regularly.  Your Moon Township is one of the most skilled and creative layouts on the forum. 

          Logan

I Thought Growing Old Would Take Longer.

Logan Matthews posted:
Moonson posted:

Wow, that caboose is really sharp,  Logan Matthews. You certainly have skilled hands and a healthy imagination to guide them. Very cool.

FrankM

Thanks, Moonson, glad you liked it..  I'm honored by your comments, for I have followed your posts regularly.  Your Moon Township is one of the most skilled and creative layouts on the forum. 

          Logan.

 Really nice to hear this from you, Logan. Very gracious of you, especially considering there are so many layouts I have seen on OGR Forum and in the magazine that I admire, of course, that to have you include my Moon Township among the good ones is a particular joy for me.

Your kind approval has me encouraged to post more photos, but I have not kept a record of which ones I have posted so far and don't want to bore anybody nor take up space needlessly, At any rate, Thanks again very much .

FRankM

Imagination is more important than knowledge. Knowledge has limits.     Dr. W.Dyer

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MTH PRR N6B caboose 980167

 pro hobby I'm very much interested in this particular caboose. It was assigned to Rochester (NY) Yard in the fifties. I've got a few questions about the prototype and any information you might have. How can I contact you? Please drop me an email at joey.hunter.27@gmail.com. I'm also on the PRR yahoo group. Thanks!

 

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MWB builds the kind of cabooses l like, and have kitbashed, scratch built, and kit built several of. I have used several Bob Peare, Train Craft, kits and others, including the one side door MTH caboose (kitbashed). I have no modern bay window or wide vision cabooses, but do have several brass side door and drovers cabooses on three rail trucks. I have posted pictures of several including very long and very short versions on here in the past.

??Another one of THOSE!!??  What you want to sell is not what I want to buy!

I know this is about model caboose however if you want to see some real size cabooses and spend the night in one, go to Strasburg PA just down from the railroad museum and train ride is the Strasburg Caboose motel area, also near the TCA museum.

Lee Fritz

Philadelphia & Reading Railway, one of the first railroads in the USA, first to have a double track system in the USA.

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