BAR work/tool car

Discussion in 'Scratchin' & Bashin'' started by absnut, Sep 18, 2003.

  1. absnut

    absnut Member

    Going through some old photos, I stumbled across a series I had taken at the Bangor and Aroostook RR's Seasport (Maine) yard. It was an old baggage car (circa 1903 or thereabouts) being used as some sort of work car. Looking at the photos, I decided I had to have one so, after finding suitable material with which to work, I bashed a tool car that, while not an exact model, captures the spirit of the thing.


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  2. absnut

    absnut Member

    My work car "inspired" by the above car:


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  3. absnut

    absnut Member

    One more view:


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  4. jon-monon

    jon-monon Active Member

  5. Bill Pontin

    Bill Pontin Member

    Dick, I really like the work you did on that one, going to have to give that one a try myself.
  6. Clerk

    Clerk Active Member

    My first post must have went to Mars. Here is my second one.

    I can use one of those. My train had to stop short to keep from running into some bison and the stove tiped over burning a hole in the top and side. (Soldering iron) lol
  7. Ray Marinaccio

    Ray Marinaccio Active Member

    Looks good. That's a car you don't see on a model railroad that often. Cool!
  8. belg

    belg Member

    Dick that looks like a very weathered car Oh that's the point then it's perfect! I see your also a kato trackman I was wondering if you had any problems with the height between some of your track sections I've had to sand some of them to get them smooth. The lighter the cars the more problems I had with uncoupling only twice so far has a car come of the track (you can tell I newer just by that statement)
  9. Lighthorseman

    Lighthorseman Active Member

    Well Done!

    That is a very nice piece of work! :) I imagine that your LPP work gang appreciates their new rolling clubhouse.
  10. Tyson Rayles

    Tyson Rayles Active Member

    Nice job Dick, a car like that is one of those little things that add to the overall effect. :cool:
  11. ezdays

    ezdays Out AZ way

    WOW! I can only dream that someday I could come close to doing something like that...:)

  12. Matthyro

    Matthyro Will always be re-membered

    Excellent work Dick.
  13. absnut

    absnut Member

    Thanks for the Kudos, Guys! It really was a fun and easy bash. The prime ingredients were two MDC "shorty". old time baggage cars, plus truss rods and trucks left over from previous bashes of MDC 50 footers to 63 footers, and a few odds'n'ends from the junk box.

    Belg, about 1/4 of my layout is Unitrack. My next layout will be 100% Unitrack. I have not had any problems with mine after about 12 years of usage, so I don't know what to tell you except, when fastening your Unitrack to the layout, use a glue of some sort and not nails.

  14. spitfire

    spitfire Active Member

    Looks great Dick! A really sweet addition and I can't believe how quickly you built it. Seems like one night on the chat you mentioned you were going to build this car for your next project and the very next night you had it done!!!


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