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 Posted: Sat Feb 12th, 2011 12:03 am
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titus
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Can anyone share the approximate dimensions of the Mogollon caboose?
I'm guessing the body height was around 80" based on how tall the men
on the patio are in pictures, but does anyone know the...

- body length
- body width
- coupler height
- wheel size

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 Posted: Sat Feb 12th, 2011 12:13 am
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A little googling and I answered my own question.

For others interested in the answer...

http://dave-mills.yolasite.com/caboose.php
This guy here built the caboose to 7 1/4" gauge and provides plans about halfway down the page which could easily be resized to whatever scale you'd like.

Additionally, I found out Narrow Gauge & Short Line Gazette ran a set of plans in the Jan/Feb 1999 issue (page 31).

Also, it seems there is a company offering a kit for this caboose in On30. http://fireboxmodels.com/fbmHTML/sscab.html

Last edited on Sat Feb 12th, 2011 12:15 am by titus

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 Posted: Sat Feb 12th, 2011 05:33 pm
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Both Garrie Tuffords and Keith Pashina's drawings are based on best guestimates, there's only so much you can do with a limited amount of photographs. For my layout, I scratchbuilt a version, then purchased a Firebox version, and prefer the Firebox version.

As a footnote, When I did the Silver City book, I had the opportunity to interview the last living person to ride in the Caboose, her name was Juanita Franks. The first time I met Juanita I saw her with one of those two handle post hill diggers digging a post in that rocky "soil" near Pinos Altos. I commented to a co-worker that I thought it wrong to allow someones 70 year-old grandmother do that kind of work in the blazing New Mexico sun. I was pretty shocked when my co-worker told me that she was 93! I didnt interview her about the Silver City, Pinos Altos & Mogollon until she was 101. She remembered riding in it for the 4th of July celebrations, but didnt recall the color or details about the interior. Good luck on the model, and apologies for the highjack!

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