N Scale Climaxes and Shays - Oh My

Discussion in 'N / Z Scale Model Trains' started by billk, Jan 18, 2002.

  1. billk

    billk Active Member

    Here's someone making rolling stock for logging layouts in N scale. Looks like mostly resin kits.

    Small Scale Logistics

    Got a question - they have a bobber caboose that mounts on a single truck. In their picture the truck has couplers on both ends. Where you get one of those?
    Bill K
  2. Tyson Rayles

    Tyson Rayles Active Member

    :confused: Bill I think those couplers are body mounted. If not it I guess you would have to make it yourself?
  3. billk

    billk Active Member

    Tyson - I think you're right - to quote from the description - "You must supply one archbar truck and one pair of couplers." Duh!
  4. shamus

    shamus Registered Member

    Hi Bill,
    That Nn3 Crummy/Logging Caboose is in fact a Bobber, you can make one for N-scale using a cut down caboose chassis, and scratchbuild a body for it out of stripwood and card. I made my H0 version this way. If you cut the chassis in the middle, and cut off one end with the coupler on, then re-join the end piece with the couplerto the main chassis, you will have a chassis with two couplers on a pair of wheels.
    Shamus
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