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LL NE caboose
« on: April 22, 2018, 03:18:32 PM »
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Has anyone body mounted couplers to the Life Like NE caboose? If so easy project?

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Re: LL NE caboose
« Reply #1 on: April 22, 2018, 05:13:54 PM »
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Standard 1015 will work perfectly. Just drill and tap the mounting hole. File the bolster down a bit to give it prototypical ride height. I like to use Atlas caboose trucks because they are centered on the bolster. Truck optons include:

MTL RB caboose trucks with offset bolster hole.
MTL RB caboose trucks with generator.
Atlas RB caboose trucks.
Atlas Bettendorf caboose trucks.
Bachmann Andrews caboose trucks.
Athearn RB caboose trucks
Athearn Caboose trucks with generator.
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Re: LL NE caboose
« Reply #2 on: April 22, 2018, 07:35:19 PM »
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Thank you!

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Re: LL NE caboose
« Reply #3 on: April 26, 2018, 01:07:44 PM »
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Standard 1015 will work perfectly. Just drill and tap the mounting hole. File the bolster down a bit to give it prototypical ride height. I like to use Atlas caboose trucks because they are centered on the bolster. Truck optons include:

MTL RB caboose trucks with offset bolster hole.
MTL RB caboose trucks with generator.
Atlas RB caboose trucks.
Atlas Bettendorf caboose trucks.
Bachmann Andrews caboose trucks.
Athearn RB caboose trucks
Athearn Caboose trucks with generator.

If using the Bachmann trucks, they have (or at least used to have) 36" wheelsets that can be swapped with Atlas (or compatible) 33" wheelsets.

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Re: LL NE caboose
« Reply #4 on: April 27, 2018, 09:02:39 PM »
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Has anyone ever put the round windows in the ends?
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Re: LL NE caboose
« Reply #5 on: April 27, 2018, 10:43:42 PM »
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Has anyone ever put the round windows in the ends?





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Re: LL NE caboose
« Reply #6 on: April 28, 2018, 02:58:45 PM »
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Jason, what did you use for the frame on the round windows? That's pretty cool.
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Re: LL NE caboose
« Reply #7 on: April 28, 2018, 03:48:59 PM »
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Jason, what did you use for the frame on the round windows? That's pretty cool.

Agree 100% - one in CNW paint is tempting...

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Re: LL NE caboose
« Reply #8 on: April 28, 2018, 05:16:13 PM »
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Jason, what did you use for the frame on the round windows? That's pretty cool.

IIRC, it's styrene tube I chucked in the Dremel and used an x-acto blade to shave to to size.  Part of the windows goes into the caboose wall and is stepped down slightly smaller.

This was at least 10 years ago.  Today I would just print them.

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Re: LL NE caboose
« Reply #9 on: April 28, 2018, 06:57:24 PM »
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Thanks Jason.
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Re: LL NE caboose
« Reply #10 on: April 28, 2018, 11:11:37 PM »
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Jason,

Love to see those old Rock Island NE's.  They only had 5 or 6 if I recall.

Thanks for posting it,
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