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Title: Chivers Finelines Caboose
Post by: #94 on February 10, 2008, 10:56:49 PM
I have painted and lettered the caboose for the Allegan & Lake shore R.R. These are nice "little" all plastic kits. My question is: as the tail end car do I need to add any weight ?


Title: Re: Chivers Finelines Caboose
Post by: David(UK) on February 11, 2008, 06:58:21 AM
My experience is that all the Chivers cars could benefit from some added weight


Title: Re: Chivers Finelines Caboose
Post by: jpipkin on February 11, 2008, 06:20:10 PM
I just built one that I converted to two axles.  It definitely needed some weight.


Title: Re: Chivers Finelines Caboose
Post by: br549 on February 18, 2008, 03:23:15 PM
Jpipkin, how about posting some pic's of your Chivers conversion? Did you use BVM axle posts?  I have 3 kits waiting for construction and the trucks supplied are too bulky for me.


Title: Re: Chivers Finelines Caboose
Post by: jpipkin on February 19, 2008, 12:52:40 AM
I just tried to upload a picture, but the Bachmann site would not allow it due to too large a size.  I used Grandt Line SR&RL Railcar Pedestials with Kadee 36" (HO) wheels mounted to an inner frame.  I also added larger Grandt Line C&S caboose windows to the sides, replacing the existing window and adding another one for two windows per side.  There were other changes, but the bottom line is that it now sits a little lower and looks great with Porters and gas mechanicals.

Jim


Title: Re: Chivers Finelines Caboose
Post by: br549 on February 19, 2008, 09:43:20 AM
Thanks for trying to post a pic anyway, The parts you mentioned helps tremendously. It sounds like a real nice build. Thanks!