Papertrains caboose beta build

Discussion in 'Railroading' started by cgutzmer, Feb 7, 2007.

  1. RichBohlman

    RichBohlman Railroad Card Modaler

    Looking GOOD! Coming along really Nice! :)
  2. cgutzmer

    cgutzmer Guest

    Uh thanks but all those latest set of pictures were papertrains build ;).... he posted them to show me how it should be done. Mine isnt that nice....
  3. cgutzmer

    cgutzmer Guest

    Well folks here is the close to this project. Please note that I did not install windows. That would greatly add to the beauty of the caboose. I wasnt happy enough with the quality of my assembly along with having some of the parts uncolored that I had to fill in with sharpies (it was a beta build so thats to be expected) so I didnt go the extra mile.

    Issues I ran into in the closing phases:
    The red outside panels were notched on the bottom. I think they should have been notched on the top to gold under the braces for the roof.

    The roof braces that span the interior or the caboose were too long, I had to trim them.

    When I assembled the sides to the ends, I was unsure of how to go about the attachment - I glued the sides to the edges of the ends then folded over the tabs. This resulted in too wide of a cabin. The side hang over the edges leaving a gap - thats my bad for not thinking it through enough before jumping in and gluing - it not overly visible though.

    Also I could not figure out how the roof walk goes together. A diagram of that will be nice - be sure to include that in the final instructions.

    The underside of the roof is white. At least the part that overhangs needs some kind of texture glued or reverse side printed. I would like to see some overall texture inside too on the roof - black boards or something.

    The trucks are a bit wobbly. This could be due to my not installing turning axels though . Its fine for a static display though with my son,I expect to have to reglue on occasion ;)

    Overall impression. Its a fairly sound design that some simple diagrams will make it pretty easy to assemble. It was kind of a pain for the parts I did not have pictures of though papertrain did a good job of helping me along. One GREAT improvement would be a simple interior because of the size. Even really simple like a bench along each side with maybe a chest or closet. Oh yeah, couplers would be good too unless I just totally missed them which is possible with the kids "helping" ;)

    Thanks Papertrain!

    the cabin

    All Done!
  4. Amazyah

    Amazyah Senior Member

    Wow, Cool! Looks great!
    Now I know where you've been all day!:twisted:

  5. papertrain

    papertrain Member

    i will say that without any insrtuctions yoou did a great job. that you for helping out in the project...:grin: Note that the sides were to lap over the chassis ,,,,your initial thought that they were to extend down was the right choice,,,,,:roll: very nice overall job.....i will complete this one and get some more pictures for the roof fitting and try to get some interior going on it...
    you up for a mallet:twisted: again thank you for the comments, they will be very helpful:-D
  6. cgutzmer

    cgutzmer Guest

    OOHHH! the sides overlap the chassis! That would help correct some of my minor fit problems :) Yes Russell thats where I have been - started the next project too!
  7. Arjun

    Arjun Member

    Great stuff! This is one huge model, so I can imagine 3-D parts made entirely in paper, but there's not much space in my tiny suburban apartment for that size. I may do something at a much smaller (1/120) scale for which I may have to make flat parts (not folding) in harder cardpaper.
  8. papertrain

    papertrain Member

    :roll: i can make this in any scale but i think you should have very good eyes and a microscope to build it in 120th scale:twisted:
    i have more photos in railroading under leigh high caboose
  9. B-Manic

    B-Manic Peripheral Visionary

    I have a drawing of a typical caboose interior (bunk locations etc), if you want it, pm me. cheers. Great build Chris, the great thing about kids is they love anything you make specially for them.
  10. gleasure

    gleasure Member

    Any further progress?
  11. papaace

    papaace New Member

    What Scale is the caboose! looks etheir O or S scale.

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