And Now For Something Completely Different

Discussion in 'Narrow Gauge Model Railroading' started by Drew1125, Jul 8, 2005.

  1. Drew1125

    Drew1125 Active Member

    Well, here's a strange little project I started the other night...I think it stems more from a lack ofsleep than any creative process...:sleeping:

    I was puttering around at the workbench the other night, & I had the chasis for aLL N scale FA-2...It wasmissing couplers, & I was just sitting there wondering if there was anything I could do with it, & then I got to looking at this old cheapo HO caboose...

    Next thing I knew, I had chopped up the caboose, removing the roof, end doors, & cupola, shortening it from 34' to 24, & narrowing it from 9' to 7'...(HO scale)
    I added some styrene to the N scale chasis to widen it to 7' (HO), & now (I think) I have the beginings of a boxcab in HOn30...

    I cut some end doors off another old HO caboose, to serve as doors for the you can see, I also botched one of the walls, when I was removing the roof, so I'm going to have to hide that somehow...

    For now, I've dubbed it the "Frankencab"! :D

    We'll see where this takes us...?
  2. jetrock

    jetrock Member

    "oxcab"? Now there's a potential name for such a beastie...

    inspiration strikes! ouch!
  3. Drew1125

    Drew1125 Active Member

    Hey, I like that jetrock! "Oxcab"...hmmm...yeah!:cool:

    Typos strike! Ouch!:D :confused: :D
  4. Drew1125

    Drew1125 Active Member

    Well, now I’ve added a roof, some paint, & a few details…still got lots to do…


  5. Tileguy

    Tileguy Member

    Lookin good Drew,You gonna have air conditioning leather bucket seats and a snack bar? ;)
    Very creative, i'm excited to see where this will end up :)
  6. JBBVry

    JBBVry Member

    cool now that is kind of cute. i like it.
  7. Drew1125

    Drew1125 Active Member

    Thanks guys! :)

    I've added a couple more details...still a lot more to do...


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