Greenfield & Northern Baggage-Coach-Caboose Combine

Discussion in 'Passenger Equipment' started by Karl, Mar 30, 2020.

  1. Karl

    Karl 2008 Engineer of the Year Frisco.org Supporter

    Passenger traffic between Greenfield and Aurora never warranted a passenger train (except for the Bull Mooses that ping-ponged between Greenfield and South Greenfield). Between South Greenfield and Aurora, a caboose-combine that handled the few passengers, express and sealed mail, and the rear-end crew was sufficient.

    Since I have been "working at home" for the past two week, I have been able to work and model from the same desk. I started work on G&N Rwy number 101. It's a bash from several kits and on hand parts...

    Thus far:
    I have completed the underframe details... brake system and links, truss rods and turn buckles
    I have fabricated a new cupola

    I have started on the interior...built Grandt Line seats and stoves and am building interior walls.

    greenfield_and_northern_combine_caboose.jpg
    This is the interior plan and side elevation. Ten seats are more than enough for the Aurora Branch.

    G_N_101_dry_fit.jpg
    This is a dry fit of the underframe, roof and cupola. The brake system and truss rods are in place. I will add the baggage door steps once the underframe has been glued in place.

    G_N_101_interior.jpg
    The partitions for the men's and women's toilets are complete. They need to be painted before they are glued to the wooden floor.
     
    Last edited: Mar 30, 2020
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  2. gbnf

    gbnf Member

    Great idea well executed.
     
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  3. meteor910

    meteor910 2009 Engineer of the Year Staff Member Frisco.org Supporter

    Nice work Karl!
    K
     
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  4. Oldguy

    Oldguy Member Frisco.org Supporter

    That looks really nice!
     
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  5. klrwhizkid

    klrwhizkid Administrator Staff Member Administrator Frisco.org Supporter

    Really nice, Karl.
     
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  6. Karl

    Karl 2008 Engineer of the Year Frisco.org Supporter

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  7. patrick flory

    patrick flory Member

    There was a similar scratch-built brass similar car on eBay maybe a year ago, combo coach combine caboose. It had been built by someone on this forum. But while it was truss rodded , it had steel sides. Not the same prototype at a different time period, right?
     
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  8. Iantha_Branch

    Iantha_Branch Member

    This is such a cool prototype to model. Can't wait to see the finished results.
     
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  9. gjslsffan

    gjslsffan Staff Member Staff Member

    That is a great idea and build so far Karl.
    Looking FWD to progress images.
     
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  10. klrwhizkid

    klrwhizkid Administrator Staff Member Administrator Frisco.org Supporter

    The Coach-Caboose model you are referring to was #844 and was kit-bashed styrene by Tom Teeples here in KC for Larry Fey, using information provided by Richard Napper's article and other information available on this web site.
    http://www.frisco.org/shipit/index.php?threads/car-844.8913/#post-61611

    Pictures of the model are on this post: http://www.frisco.org/shipit/index.php?threads/car-844.8913/#post-82753

    Please continue any further discussion about 844 on that thread so we don't dilute Karl's thread.
     
    Last edited: Apr 2, 2020
  11. yardmaster

    yardmaster Administrator Staff Member Administrator Frisco.org Supporter

    Really, really nice looking project, Karl. Pretty inspiring for anyone looking to construct a manageable, prototypical passenger consist.

    Offhand, do you know when the prototype was retired/scrapped?
     
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  12. Sirfoldalot

    Sirfoldalot Frisco.org Supporter Frisco.org Supporter

    Very nice work, KARL! Looking FWD to more as you progress.
     
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