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    • November 9, 2018 3:46 AM EST
      • Fort Myers Beach & Annapolis, Florida & Maryland
         
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      My new caboose

      I picked up a Hartford "Hobart Estates" logging caboose from Pete Doty and thought the pics might be of interest.  Ozark, which now owns the Hartford line, have the kit on their website but I don't think they have re-released it yet.  Our own Bruce C. did a version of it back in 2008 - here's his build:
      http://www.jbrr.com/logging.html

       

       

      It came with a working stove!  Well, maybe it smokes, but I hope it doesn't produce any heat.

       

       

       

      The interior is interesting.  4 sets of wires (!) to a single lamp - probably a voltage regulator hidden somewhere in there.  The thin black wires come from the marker light - one is mounted, the other is in the bag.  Not sure where the wires going into the floor come out - there's no sign of them underneath.

       

      This post was edited by Pete Thornton at November 9, 2018 3:48 AM EST
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    • November 9, 2018 9:08 AM EST
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      Aha!  I found out what the 2 wires going into the floor are connected to.  The outer pair of wheels are quite shiny, and tucked away are a pair of pickups for the lights and smoke.  They look like they came from an Aristo coach or similar.

       

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    • November 9, 2018 10:38 AM EST
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      Nice.

      I am attempting to build a similar one in 7/8 scale.

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