V & T caboose Nos 5 & 6 under construction

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V & T caboose Nos 5 & 6 under construction

Postby Pencil » Thu Oct 23, 2008 10:09 am

After a nice break, I've started making more V&T cars. Here is a work-in-progress shot of caboose numbers 5 and 6. Much of this car is conjecture, as there exists (so far) only one partial photograph of the car.
These two cars were built in 1871 by the V&T in the Virginia City car shops, and were originally numbered 3 and 4. When the new Kimball cars arrived from San Francisco in 1872, these were renumbered to 5 and 6. 5 was out of service by June 1897. 6 was converted to a carpenter sleeper by the turn of the century, and was scrapped by 1905.
This is a small car - only 19' over the end sills (24' over the platforms). It looks kinda ridiculous with passenger trucks underneath, but one source says that all V&T cabooses & coaches did have passenger trucks, so here you go!
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Re: V & T caboose Nos 5 & 6 under construction

Postby thegrindre » Thu Oct 23, 2008 4:15 pm

He he, that's pretty cool.
Looking forward to that little jewel.

:D
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Re: V & T caboose Nos 5 & 6 under construction

Postby Pencil » Fri Nov 14, 2008 4:39 pm

Caboose 5 update:
Still needs some weathering, but it's getting closer!
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Re: V & T caboose Nos 5 & 6 under construction

Postby Pencil » Sun Nov 23, 2008 10:47 am

Final version:
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and, a later yellow version - circa late 1880's - 1890's
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Also planning to do an early 1870's tan....

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Re: V & T caboose Nos 5 & 6 under construction

Postby nwhitney » Sun Nov 23, 2008 12:53 pm

Looks pretty nice, Curtis.
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Re: V & T caboose Nos 5 & 6 under construction

Postby Pencil » Sun Jan 11, 2009 6:39 pm

Fixed the mesh error in the walls and added grunge to the yellow version. They're on their way to the DLS assuming no more issues found :)
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Re: V & T caboose Nos 5 & 6 under construction

Postby thegrindre » Sun Jan 11, 2009 8:59 pm

YES! Lookin' gooood. They're about as cute as a bugs ear...

:D
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