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UP25831 Shoving Platform Caboose conversion
justsendit
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Colorado, United States
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Posted: Monday, October 26, 2015 - 06:26 PM UTC
Nicely tagged!

—mike
KoSprueOne
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Myanmar
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Posted: Wednesday, October 28, 2015 - 05:08 AM UTC
Yeah, both sides are pretty much destroyed




Stickframe
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Posted: Saturday, October 31, 2015 - 12:24 PM UTC
Hi KS - I really like your build - it looks great! Nicely done and quite creative. At one point, I was a model rr enthusiast - maybe if I had tried this I might still be working on the railroad! Looking forward to your next build -

Cheers
Nick
KoSprueOne
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Posted: Sunday, November 01, 2015 - 06:45 AM UTC
Hi Nick, Thanks for looking in. Very kind words on my project.

I like RR but only modern freight and I only prefer trying replicas of prototypes. And only stand alone subjects, no layouts (no space). I admire the work of others in representing all eras of RR though.

This UP 25831 just returned from Atlanta, GA so I'll be adding more details and weathering and "graffiti"




KoSprueOne
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Posted: Saturday, December 26, 2015 - 08:01 AM UTC
While in Atlanta, this model was handled a lot for running on a temporary running layout. UP 25831 has since returned (in great condition, Mr. Cole Only runs a tight ship).

Now I want to include the corner nite-lights and extra coupler and rack.



Digging through my spare parts I find what I'm looking for and the perfect solution. The old Revell kit No. 8308. A lot of parts that I never used still on the sprue.



I'll be using these parts for the circular shape of them.




cut out and shaped to fit


done

The spare coupler part and rack needed to be made so these parts also supplied these.






dry fit in place before paint.

thanks for looking…




KoSprueOne
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Posted: Wednesday, January 13, 2016 - 09:15 AM UTC
Photo album for this build, at least until I get this properly sorted:Photo album for this build, at least until I get this properly sorted:
http://imgur.com/a/JIgNt

I finally figured out the belt for the power generator.


I used electrical tape that I sliced in thin strips. And with a little weathering, they'll look the part

The following final shots show the added details: corner night-lites, extra coupler, belt and pulley system, head and tail light boxes on each end near the doors.





This was the starting kit




Photo album for this build, at least until I get this properly sorted:Photo album for this build, at least until I get this properly sorted:
http://imgur.com/a/JIgNt


Thanks for looking . . .