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Transfer Caboose Construction

by Wayne Lette, April 2012
Transfer Caboose by Wayne Lette
This is a pictorial on how I scratch built an N Scale transfer caboose using an Atlas NE6 caboose frame
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1) Started by cutting panels for walls. Then cut out window and door openings. Then cut and glue .060" strips to make wall panels
 

2) Glue wood block to frame. Glue and clamp side walls to wood block
 

3) Image of sides walls glued to block and frame
 

4) Image of sides walls glued to block and frame
 

5) Image of sides walls glued to block and frame
 

6) Side view with roof cut from .010" material, and glue to sides walls
 

7) View shows red putty placed to fill voids in joints
 

8) End view
 

9) View showing roof ridge caps made from .060" channel
 

10) View showing clamps holding roof ribs
 

11) View showing clamps holding roof ribs
 

12) View showing clamps holding additional roof ribs
 

13) First ribs broke free and had to be re-glued
 

14) Post cut from .020" square stock to be used as railing posts
 

15) Side view with railing made from .010" round rods
 

16) Another view showing railing & vent pipe
 

17) Final view before painting
 

18) Finished model
 

19) Finished model
 

20) Finished model