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    • November 2, 2019 11:18 AM EDT
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      The Evil Twins

      So Rooster made the statement -

      "Ric has box cab issues and I'm upset he didn't ask for my help !"

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      So he opened his mouth and we started having conversations.  I've got shelves of builds and first attempts and parts.   So after a phone call, a box is on its way to Rooster.  As he has stated, there are no rules with box cabs.

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      I've got to admit all this stuff is really interesting.  I guess I do have a problem with critters and Box Cabs.

      This post was edited by Ric Golding at November 2, 2019 11:19 AM EDT
    • November 2, 2019 11:58 AM EDT
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      "I've got to admit all this stuff is really interesting.  I guess I do have a problem with critters and Box Cabs." said Ric.

       

      They say admitting the problem is the first...

      But now everybody knows and still the collection grows!

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      John

       

      The older I get, the less I know, please don't make me prove it.

       

       

    • November 3, 2019 8:05 AM EST
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      Ric - You need to teach me the secret of getting friends to build stuff for you. I have way more ideas then time!

       

      Rooster did build me a Cigar Store once.  I've yet to detail the interior or finish the roof. It's only been about 10 years.

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    • November 3, 2019 3:06 PM EST
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      It is a true sickness Ric! got that bug from you in my g scale days, now I'm more focused in On30, yet it still continues to grow lol

    • November 3, 2019 9:13 PM EST
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      Jon Radder said:

      "Ric - You need to teach me the secret of getting friends to build stuff for you. I have way more ideas then time!

       

      Rooster did build me a Cigar Store once.  I've yet to detail the interior or finish the roof. It's only been about 10 years."

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      Jon???? I think you answered your own question - "Ozark Larry" of the Herget Lumber Company was built by the creator of Ozark Minitures, Larry Herget, and then named after him.  It has been all over the North American Continent on layouts.  Its even been used in an International advertising campaign. 

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      Sooooo!

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      "Rooster's Cigar Store, smells like a barn yard every time you light up.  Nobody ever forgets that aroma" - that actually sounds kinda catchy.

       

    • November 4, 2019 7:21 PM EST
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      Jon Radder said:

      Ric - You need to teach me the secret of getting friends to build stuff for you.

       

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      Ric did prefer a build log so we shall start here considering he already blew his nut with this thread !

       

       

       

      This is gonna be fun!

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

      This post was edited by Rooster ' at November 5, 2019 6:57 AM EST
    • November 4, 2019 9:20 PM EST
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      Rooster said - "Ric did prefer a build log so we shall start here considering he already blew his nut with this thread !"

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      Whatever works easiest for you.

    • November 6, 2019 8:06 PM EST
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      NO RULES !

    • November 29, 2019 11:31 AM EST
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      Ric,

        Was up till 1:30 am last night and awake since 6:30 am doing boxcab research (looking at pictures and pop-up books). I've got all your stuff out and semi gutted, polluting half of my dining room table while drinking way too much coffee doing laundry and domestics.  I have come to the conclusion that in order to meet your goals I would really like another 3000 series Lake George and Boulder coach. M9a is just to short to work with for the purpose and look you are after.

      The other solution would be to completely scratch up two new bodies to go over the motor blocks but then that would defeat the purpose of saying "guess what these were". I would like to put in a request with the Treasury Department (Aunt Jan) for a transfer of funds towards this coach for my own health. Two pots of strong coffee and 1/2 pack of cigarettes while looking at boxcabs in 5 hours is not good for ones health. I will let you do the begging for me and please post pictures or video of the begging process. 

       

      https://treasurydirect.gov/forms/sec1010.pdf

       

       

       

       

       

    • November 29, 2019 12:58 PM EST
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      I really kinda like the idea of the units made from LGB starter sets and powered tenders.  Just my thoughts, I'll yield to a more caffeinated mind.  I do think that basic length of the starter coaches sounds about the right size.  I also like the ribbed roof of those LGB coaches under the roof structure, it gives a beefy base look, even if there is a roof walk or other platforms for radiators, cooling and brake piping.

    • November 29, 2019 1:58 PM EST
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      The other solution would be to completely scratch up two new bodies to go over the motor blocks

      This tram/boxcab is a pair of LGB cabs back-to-back.  The power truck is a Piko (copy of the LGB 040 truck?)

       

       

      This post was edited by Pete Thornton at November 29, 2019 3:10 PM EST
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    • November 29, 2019 3:22 PM EST
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      Great, now y’all have me thinking that I can make my own box-cab loco. 

    • November 29, 2019 5:21 PM EST
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      Bill Sakalaucks said:

      Great, now y’all have me thinking that I can make my own box-cab loco. 

      Welcome to the madness, it just takes a spark of an idea....

       .... my that's a tasty worm ...

      hooked.

       

      The important stuff: you will get a lot of helpful advice and solutions when problems arise, stop thinking you can't.

      Do it!

      Have fun.

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      John

       

      The older I get, the less I know, please don't make me prove it.

       

       

    • November 29, 2019 7:02 PM EST
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      John Caughey said:
      Bill Sakalaucks said:

      Great, now y’all have me thinking that I can make my own box-cab loco. 

      Welcome to the madness, it just takes a spark of an idea....

       .... my that's a tasty worm ...

      hooked.

       

      The important stuff: you will get a lot of helpful advice and solutions when problems arise, stop thinking you can't.

      Do it!

      Have fun.

       

       

      Amen !

    • November 29, 2019 7:35 PM EST
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      Ok,

        So here we go Ric and remember if it happens outside of work "We don't owe an explanation"!

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