Grover caboose of the ORF company

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Grover caboose of the ORF company
Posted by chocho willy on Friday, January 05, 2018 3:31 PM

caboose rightcaboose backcaboose frontcaboose topcitrus loadscitrus train returning from the grove   Well I thought I had done this one already but guess not. Had an inquiry from Tom Trigg as to what the car was in the elevated switching tower picturecaboose right. Its my "grover" caboose. Just like cattle trains had a car, usually a converted long caboose, called a drover caboose for the drovers, AKA live stock handlers (cowboys) to stay in while transporting cattle, I made a car for my citrus pickers to ride in and out of the groves in and I called it a "grover" caboose. I started with a HLW short dump car, less the dump, and added a small shed that I made out of broken parts of a Bachmann box car. I added styrene strips add holes in the siding, even cut the strap rivet detail in a few places and repositioned for ware detail. Cut boards in the flooring and distressed them. Top is evergreen corrugated styrene sheet, ladders are from plastruct. Figures are just generic and painted to simulate people who pick fruit. Fruit in the cars is lava beads  oranges are 2mm and the grape fruit are 4mm, I painted them with spray cans in the bottom of a milk jug. After they dried I would shake up the jug till they were all free and paint another color, in all I used orange, yellow and avocado green. teamed them up with my kit bashed 0-4-4 LGB 2020 Forney, Fun build and fun train ties in with UD's Produce and going to make a orange packing plant in the future out of broken Piko Bill's garage.caboose leftcaboose right

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Posted by vsmith on Friday, January 05, 2018 5:47 PM

Very nice, great weathering too!

    Have fun with your trains

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Posted by ttrigg on Friday, January 05, 2018 7:01 PM

Awesome! You have a super active imagination. This would make a good addition to any "work truck combo". 

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Posted by PVT Kanaka on Saturday, January 06, 2018 2:28 AM

More really cool stuff!


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