pictures of a PNR Caboose, these will be used as a guide. I have looked
at many shots on the internet & every single caboose has differences
so have decided to do FCD-6 but colour scheme my vary as will some
details. The model will be as close to a PNR prototype as possible in
its early days but with a modern paint scheme. A big thanks must
go to Brad Peadon for pictures & Farouk Tan for a cad drawing.
Well I have
started, Above Left; Chassis is mainly complete & the body
pieces laid out. Above Middle; A dry run with an end & other
side placed on chassis. The sides are made out of 2mm styrene with the
look-outs out of 1mm, the trucks are USA Trains. I am finding it a very
interesting model to construct as I have to keep checking pictures for
details & compereing sizes, there are so many variations to
consider! Above Right; Close
up of the detail on the side end windows, the bars are 1mm mig welding
Above Left; 2
sides & the 2 ends complete with barred & mesh screened windows
added. Above Left;
Close up of the detail on the bay window, the square mesh look-out is
6mm X 7mm, They took some doing!
Close up view of the door & windows with grills under the varanda
end. The 4 main up-right poles can be seen awaiting the extra railings. Above
Right; Roof is on with side flashings & gutters attached, still
the end boards on the roof to do.
Side on shot of the finished caboose you might notice the chooper
couplings instead of knuckle this is a personal choice that all my 1/24
models have choppers fitted. Above Right; End view with all
the railings being cut & glued seperately, I think this was the most
important part of the model with all the levels & heights have to be
so close to spot on! The main pipe frame is hollow tube with welding
wire up the centre to reinforce it, with the result being quite strong.
Above Left &
right; Showing detail of the railings, steps & the
DIAMONDS!!!!!! What a job getting them to look the same, any way it is
now ready for the paint shop........
Well it is
Above 2 Pics;
2 end views of FCD-7, the red & grey were sprayed with the blue
& black being brushed. The lettering is woodland scenics dry
transfer. As mentioned before it should have knuckle couplers but
personal preference for my 1/24 rolling stock I used choppers. Below;
Side on shot of FCD-7, At the start I thought this model would be a easy
one to construct but it had a few hidden challenges, end rails, the
grill work on the windows & of course not seeing or having knowledge
of the prototype before construction began.