Bob's caboose build

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Re: Bob's caboose build

Postby ParTaxer » Tue Aug 15, 2017 7:49 am

That's definitely long sleeves work. Sorry I missed you at CRA this year.

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Re: Bob's caboose build

Postby bobhenry » Tue Aug 15, 2017 8:00 am

I didn't plan well and I donated a pint or so of blood from cuts on my hands and arms. To make it worse it was overgrown with raspberry bushes as well, and they cut me up. I think you are right long sleeves and gloves next weekend.
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Re: Bob's caboose build

Postby Gold5one » Fri Sep 01, 2017 3:57 pm

Bob, I helped my retired friend over by Kokomo trap some cats- one of those 4 mo old kittens drew blood with its claws!!- he was so nice, until I tried to put him in the box! After that blood-letting, I let the Havahart trap catch them- They were barely tame enough for the animal shelter to adopt out.
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Re: Bob's caboose build

Postby bobhenry » Fri Sep 01, 2017 9:19 pm

HAD A GREAT OLD GAL OF A NEIGHBOR PASS AND WAS ASKED TO HELP CATCH THE BOYS. ( damn cap lock) 5 Tom cats :?

I was ripped to shreds by one of the big tom's ! One of the neighbors and I finally won the war but they can get a bit crazy.
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Re: Bob's caboose build

Postby bobhenry » Tue Sep 05, 2017 9:37 am

Roof is 1/2 on the tractor barn addition. The rafters went in last weekend and for this long holiday weekend I found a trainable 15 year old dynamo who know little but can follows instructions very well. We now have all the purlins on and 1/2 of the roof's steel in place. About 3 hours and the roof will be complete. I know I know pics :pictures:
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Re: Bob's caboose build

Postby Ned B » Tue Sep 05, 2017 12:58 pm

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Postby godskid » Tue Sep 05, 2017 2:04 pm

Yay for the 15 year old trainable helper! I'm sure he's learning skills he will use all his life. Win for both of you. :D
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Re: Bob's caboose build

Postby bobhenry » Tue Sep 12, 2017 6:48 am

Well 200 sq feet of the 300 sq feet of steel roofing I purchased for $35.00 is on the implement shed with sheets to spare. The 1x6 10' boards I purchased for $1.50 each where installed as the purlins. HOWEVER the $20.00 per gallon worth of elastopolymer roof coating was a bit of a waste. It seemed to have escaped down the 2.5 / 12 roof slope and missed me by inches I was decorated knees down in white roof coating. It WAS a brand new gallon. My helper was a bit rattled and laid his mop down (on the brown shingled roof). :x I had to make myself scarce I had just told him to be sure and set the bucket over the head of the roofing screws to lock it on the roof. This accident combined with painting the brown shingles white where he lain the mop had me go ballistic. Cooler heads stepped in and the landlady coached him thru the application of the remaining gallon of the coating. I made myself scarce and went to work on the "Platform" party deck.

Monday I finished the 8x20 "platform and the wheel wells that were showing are now gone.
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Re: Bob's caboose build

Postby bobhenry » Tue Sep 12, 2017 6:49 am

bobhenry wrote:Well 200 sq feet of the 300 sq feet of steel roofing I purchased for $35.00 is on the implement shed with sheets to spare. The 1x6 10' boards I purchased for $1.50 each where installed as the purlins. HOWEVER the $20.00 per gallon worth of elastopolymer roof coating was a bit of a waste. It seemed to have escaped down the 2.5 / 12 roof slope and missed me by inches I was decorated knees down in white roof coating. It WAS a brand new gallon. My helper was a bit rattled and laid his mop down (on the brown shingled roof). :x Image
I had to make myself scarce I had just told him to be sure and set the bucket over the head of the roofing screws to lock it on the roof. This accident combined with painting the brown shingles white where he laid the mop on the shingled roof of the barn had me go ballistic. Cooler heads stepped in and the landlady coached him thru the application of the remaining gallon of the coating.

I made myself scarce and went to work on the "Platform" party deck.

Monday I finished the 8x20 "platform" and the wheel wells that were showing are now gone.
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It now is a 8 x 20 rectangle. I hope to get the roll out shade installed next weekend if my little helper is brave enough to show up again after my explosion. Tractor barn addition completed the deck all but done it is time to pull the depot trailer frame into place and start on building it.

Here is a early picture of the depot frame in place near the caboose right after the unit was in place. Image
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Re: Bob's caboose build

Postby Nansplace » Tue Sep 12, 2017 6:56 am

Sometimes there's truth in the old saying: If you want something done right, do it yourself! I'm sure he learned a valuable lesson, too bad it was at your expense.m :o
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Re: Bob's caboose build

Postby bobhenry » Tue Sep 19, 2017 9:01 am

Well the caboose has an extra covered patio (very temporary) Went from this Image
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Re: Bob's caboose build

Postby bobhenry » Tue Sep 19, 2017 9:13 am

Did a few toy projects on Monday. Seems a few of my guests objected to my toilet seat perched precariously on a bucket so I got busy


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Re: Bob's caboose build

Postby bobhenry » Tue Sep 19, 2017 9:20 am

Any one remember a year ago the free trash rescued porch glider well it was falling apart and needed some lovin.

I found a stash of unused battens I had cut for the caboose siding and pressed them into service to replace the broken slats.

I even cut to length and reused an old slat to replace the missing drink rest slat "Waste not want not " :lol:


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Re: Bob's caboose build

Postby godskid » Tue Sep 19, 2017 1:56 pm

That toilet "compartment" is a great idea! I'm taking a paint bucket toilet on a camping trip this weekend, for the middle of the night trips when I don't want to walk as far as the official loo. But gosh, those bucket toilets sit rather LOW to the ground! My knees don't thank me.

Maybe I need to pack a few bricks or something.

(PS For camping trips, I fill the bucket with kitty litter.)
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Re: Bob's caboose build

Postby bobhenry » Tue Sep 19, 2017 1:58 pm

Look around kid there are 6 and 7 gallon ones that set at 17 inches and better ! ( I have the same problem with my knees )

https://www.usplastic.com/catalog/item. ... emid=23470
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