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 Posted: Sun Sep 18th, 2011 12:29 pm
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Lucas Gargoloff
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I´m working in a couple of 0n3 kits from San Juan, this is a nice kit of the short caboose. Almost built, only have to add some details and ready for base colour.





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 Posted: Sun Sep 18th, 2011 02:09 pm
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San Juan makes some nice resin castings.

When you get done with the caboose, Lucas, I'm sure that it will be a winner.


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 Posted: Fri Sep 23rd, 2011 10:24 pm
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That is a great looking kit-might have to look at what else they offer. Could you post pics when you get it painted? thanks, Duane



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Lucas: I looked at their website and may have to order a boxcar or two-they are really beautiful. Their website says that their cars operate on 34" or wider radius curves. I was wondering if you had attempted to operate them on sharper curves?

 



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 Posted: Sat Sep 24th, 2011 10:00 pm
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Yeap, this kits are really great, very complete out of the box. And for curve radii, SJCC suggest a minimum of 34", even in 0n30. But I did som modifications to my long caboose, lowering the coupler box and add some washers to the bolsters, I think it could work fine in 26" as minimum. Or, if you like to operate them in tight radius, I think you have to omit some pipes and rods that are in the frame, because they interfere with small radius.



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