Rosy's caboose update

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Rosy's caboose update
Posted by chocho willy on Friday, February 02, 2018 5:05 PM

Well the caboose has been out working and has picked up a little wear and tear, woods getting old, paint is fading and still dont have any place for the workers to sit.. It has A cupola because??? I think it's because it is out in the flat lands with tall sugar cane all around and unless you're taller than it why have a cupola? try an answer we will go with it, thanks BillCaboose getting dirtyworking hardgoing to pot 

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Posted by ttrigg on Saturday, February 03, 2018 11:36 AM

Looking better! Love the almost always forgotten mud on the steps.

Obviously the yard master took an old partially destroyed drovers caboose from a wreck/fire and built himself a mobile yard office. I hear roumers that he is still looking for a 'roll top' desk for the office.

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Posted by chocho willy on Saturday, February 03, 2018 2:20 PM

Tom, think your mind is starting to wander like mine, dreaming up stores about the trains, LOL I am thinking about putting benches in for the workers to sit and a soap box under the cupola for the boss to stand on and check for slacking workers ( has to be able to see over the cane). You are always too kind with your coments, thanks. Bought a caboose body from ana kramer on eBay for $10.50 with free shipping so I could steal the cat walks and ladders off it for Rosy's caboose. Now I filled the railing holes and think I will put a roof like the "grover" caboose and make it some type of yard/RR office. Maybe better lok for a 2nd desk. Pinterest, where I got idea from for the caboose said something about the railroad it was on as the revenue from the line diminished they converted some cars to hold touring passengers, easy to see as though there were no catwalks or roof ladders and the front and rear railings were more building like. Did you ever get the stuff to make your end car yet, would like to see what it turned out like, thanks again, Bill 

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Posted by ttrigg on Saturday, February 03, 2018 3:04 PM

Still grumbling with myself over the undercarriage. Cannot make up my mind wether to 'bolt on' hubs for single axels or pull a truck from the parts bin that was on a 'Light Brite' box car that is currently a yard office.

As for story time, you need to go back in these pages about 8~10 years ago to read the multiple threads of 'the war of the robber barons'. Several of us wrote stories where we 'attacked' each others empire. On one occasion they even attempted to hi-jack my 'fast attack trawler' the S.S. minnow. I mean we went so far as to create and publish fake news paper headlines.

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Posted by PVT Kanaka on Tuesday, February 06, 2018 1:30 AM

Please, oh please, restart the "War of the Robber Barons!"  You have at least two sugar can roads to go head to head!

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Posted by ttrigg on Tuesday, February 06, 2018 2:25 AM

Rules of engagement: War of the Sugar Cane Moguls

1. Keep it clean, no 'adult' language.

2. Keep it fun.

3. You may 'capture' the opponents photos of rolling stock and photoshop any graffiti, damage or flames etc. 

4. You may 'capture' any photo of named scale people to use in newspaper headlines, ransom notes etc.. Any 12 inch to the foot people must be removed from the pic prior to use.

5. You may stage a wreck of your own equipment and blame the gang from opposing mogul.

Douglas Flatbottom, President and CEO of Rosebud Falls Scenic Railways was the target of several kidnapping attempts. He is currently listed as 'missing in action', it is beleived that he is currently resting at the bottom of the Koi pond when the Fast Attack Trawler S.S. Minow capsized and sank in a storm 5 years ago.

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Posted by chocho willy on Tuesday, February 06, 2018 7:51 AM

Sounds like fun, I'm afraid i'm not computer savy enough to do some of those things, but I'll ask my daughter in law to maybe clue me in. I imagine it could get pretty funny, I'll get with her this week end and see if I'm trainable, just remember how long it took me to figure out how to post pictures on the forum before, LOL, Bill  

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Posted by PVT Kanaka on Wednesday, February 07, 2018 1:19 AM

Photo evidence may have to wait until this weekend...I heard pirates may have been hired!

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