Homebuilt caboose diagrams?

Discussion in 'Caboose Diagrams' started by friscomike, Apr 14, 2009.

  1. friscomike

    friscomike Administrator Staff Member Administrator Frisco.org Supporter

    Howdy folks,

    I have the diagram book purchased from the old Frisco Museum, but it does not have any of the home built caboose diagrams. Does anyone have access to them and would post them here in the appropriate series forum?

    I am especially interested in the PS-1 rebuilds.

    Best regards,
  2. craigh

    craigh Member

    hello mike i might be able to get something on the cabooses your looking for im going back to springfield on thurs. and i will see what i can do, also i have a question for you im at tyler tx today 4-14-09 and saw this (see pic) at the rail yard do you know what it might be? thanks

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  3. meteor910

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

    That most likely is a covered bulk storage bin for some solid material that is just piled up but needs to be protected from the weather.

  4. friscomike

    friscomike Administrator Staff Member Administrator Frisco.org Supporter


    That would be great, thanks for looking.

    The structure appears to me like one of the maintenance facilities used to store winterizing materials such as salt and sand.

    Best regards,
  5. craigh

    craigh Member

    thanks guys for your help and i will get back to you on you caboose as soon as i find out something i should get back to you by fri or sat
  6. FriscoFriend (Bob Hoover RIP 4/12/2018)

    FriscoFriend (Bob Hoover RIP 4/12/2018) Passed Away April 12, 2018 Frisco.org Supporter

    Mike is right on the money! These types of buildings are prevelant all over Kansas along the turnpike and they hold salt and chemicals for use in the winter. There are usually big maintenence dept. dump trucks lined up outside and a winch and rack where the salt spreader beds can be put on and taken off. The truck can actually back inside and be loaded and unloaded.
    Down in Texas they probably are used more for sand.

    The modern form of an igloo!

    Bob Hoover
  7. SLSF Freak

    SLSF Freak Staff Member Staff Member Frisco.org Supporter

    Hey guys -

    Bumping this up because I'm finalizing my version of a homebuilt and was wondering if there are diagrams/blueprints out there that I've missed? I've scoured numerous images and used ratios and PS1 dimensions but I don't think I could sleep if I was a couple feet off one way or the other - lol. Destined for N-Scale...

    Anyone out there able to help with a schematic with dimensions?

    Cheers -Mike
  8. Brad Slone

    Brad Slone Member Frisco.org Supporter

    Probably won't help much, but I've been working on a set of cads that will probably end up in one of the magazines eventually.

    Brad Slone
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  9. Ozarked

    Ozarked Member

    Mike, where are you on developing this file? My son just purchased a fancy 3D printer and I am curious on how your's turned out. Ed
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  10. SLSF Freak

    SLSF Freak Staff Member Staff Member Frisco.org Supporter

    Things were going great, in fact I thought it was just about done, and then I noticed something odd going on with the chassis piece. Pulled it out of the shell and it had bowed. I left it for a few more days for observation and the thing curled up like a banana!! I had never seen anything of mine go that bad before - obviously no good. So I started to experiment with different configurations of how the chassis could be constructed to kill off the defect. You see, the flat side (top, inside floor of the caboose) has less plastic/resin than the underside with all the struts and supports so there's an un-even curing rate causing one side to shrink more than the other. Normally for thicker pieces this wouldn't be an issue but this piece is long, flat and thin so the effect is amplified. The resin could also be a factor. Could be a combination of both resin and design. I will get it figured out.

    Long story short, I temporarily shelved it to continue work on a couple other projects while I ruminate over the chassis problem. I did come up with an idea to try over the break - kind of different than what we're used to but different is not always bad in my book!

    Cheers -Mike

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