Narrow Gauge- "What's on your workbench?"

SteamDonkey74 Jan 14, 2013

  1. traingeekboy

    traingeekboy TrainBoard Member

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    Maybe I need to start my own thread. Yet I am not building a layout I'm just messing around with what's on the workbench and right now it's this caboose build.

    Walls are assembled...

    So... adding wood to build up the base. Remember this is a Tyco caboose I cut up for chassis and trucks and couplers.

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    I learned about bending wood many moons ago while watching the wood wrights shop on PBS. Well, I am using tiny wood, but it's the same thing. This was my first time ever using steam to bend wood and it was amazingly easy to do with the steam from my stove top tea pot.

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    ok, there is my roof piece. It's actually not hot, I used the tongs just to show how I handled it while steaming.

    Ok that's it for today. I actually got the model built. Can't locate my pin vise so the grab irons and hand rails will have to wait for another time.
     
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  2. JimJ

    JimJ Staff Member

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    I think this deserves a build thread.
     
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  3. traingeekboy

    traingeekboy TrainBoard Member

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    It might be a bit late to do a build thread, as this one is nearly done.

    My workbench is the dining table.

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    I posed the caboose with the rest of the fleet just to give an idea of how it fits in. Everything in my fleet needs the last finishing touches, either paint, details like grab irons, or other things.
     
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