RoyBoy posted:
Gilly@N&W posted: 

I had to chase down a kid that stole this off of the back of my train at the County Fair.

SAM_1961



When you caught up with him, did his parents act like YOU were the bad guy?

You must be a mind reader. His mother did her best to block the exit when I chased him. She caught up with us after I had taken the caboose away from him. She told me I was "a mean man for not letting a child keep a toy". When she threatened to call the police, I told her to go ahead and I would have her thief of a son arrested. 

The sad thing is I probably had a MPC caboose that I would have given him, if he had asked. You meet all kinds. Thankfully the good outweigh the bad 100:1.

redjimmy1955 posted:

Well....here are some cabeeses, roosting like geese, on my I BEAM that supports the upper floor of my house. 

  They are all K Line Smokers...I am trying to collect one of each RR name if possible. All together, they are colourful!20181027_085205

Wonderful collection of cabeese, Jimmy, and very nicely displayed. But the thing that jumps out to me is the shopping cart - haven’t seen one of those in many years... and if you are of a certain age, you will remember the carts at the grocery store having two hooks on the front so you could carry your cart around when you were doing your shopping.

Paul

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So APPLE555...its really the shopping cart that interests you, huh?  (Lol)

Actually that can be bought at Costco...and the one in the pic we gave to my cranky 96 year old mom.

Note to all....those cabeeses cannot fall off the BEAM too easily....one, it is amazing but a caboose is as wide as the BEAM flanges, and two....I put one string of clear fishing line (from hobby #14) at half the height of the cabeeses.

Here is a Lionel NYC caboose with Tomar  LED marker lights added.

They are battery powered. The battery is mounted inside the caboose and an off on switch is mounted under the car frame.

 Thanks,

Richard Gonzales 

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Those markers look great on that Big 4 caboose, great work, Richard!

I had thought about trying battery power on some cabooses and some passenger cars I have.

What kind of batteries and switch did you use? I thought about a watch battery with LED's.

Rusty

And as the sunset faded, I spoke to the faintest first starlight.
And I said next time, Next time, We'll get it right!

Rusty

The caboose uses an AA battery to power the Tomar marker lights and a small slider switch mounted under the car body.

This  two rail GN caboose uses a 3v flat clock battery to power the LED marker lights. My friend rebuilt, painted, and lettered this caboose. I sold it on the OGR forum.

Thanks,

Richard

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Thank you for the information about your cabooses, Richard. I appreciate it very much! 

TNKMARX, I like how your transfer caboose turned out, nice work!

Rusty

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And I said next time, Next time, We'll get it right!

 

 

 

 

          X-181 was a "one-of-a-kind" caboose. It was originally built in April 1953 by GN's Waite Park shops as X-100. It was renumbered to X-181 in 1966. It spent most of it's life near and around St. Cloud, MN and later GN's Hutchinson branch.

 

 

 

Cotton Belt called it a long caboose or a nine window caboose. This type of car was used for local passenger service on mixed trains. SSW 2305 served on the PSE branch of the Cotton Belt through the 1950's
 
 
 
 
 
Missouri-Kansas-Texas R.R. #346. Drover Caboose. Used on livestock trains. Carried men that handled the livestock feeding and watering.
 
 
 
 

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Gilly@N&W posted:
RoyBoy posted:
Gilly@N&W posted: 

I had to chase down a kid that stole this off of the back of my train at the County Fair.

SAM_1961



When you caught up with him, did his parents act like YOU were the bad guy?

You must be a mind reader. His mother did her best to block the exit when I chased him. She caught up with us after I had taken the caboose away from him. She told me I was "a mean man for not letting a child keep a toy". When she threatened to call the police, I told her to go ahead and I would have her thief of a son arrested. 

The sad thing is I probably had a MPC caboose that I would have given him, if he had asked. You meet all kinds. Thankfully the good outweigh the bad 100:1.

That kid could easily grow up to be a crook. If only his mother was wiser.

RoyBoy

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