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The lower section of body as well as underframe detail
was spray painted black, however, the battery box was kept body
The paint was a standard polyurethane, color matched
for "Uintah Railway Red"
The completed body, still without wheels installed
Here we see the roof. The catwalks were painted Burnt
Umber and Railroad Tie Brown. The roofing insulation is actually
roofing shingle cut to fit and glued onto the roof.
Reassembly of the wheels and journals after painting.
Here you can see the battery box, painted body color.
The Bobber Caboose features a full electrical system
built into the battery box. The interior of the car is lit with
8 high intensity white 5mm LEDs. Each tail marker light has another
white LED inside. There are also two working FREDs built into
the rear end of the caboose. These run off a custom designed and
created alternating blinking circuit which operates two 10mm high
intensity red LEDs. All this is run using a simple 9v battery.
The control box featuring the master on/off switch
as well as individual on/off switches for the tail lights, FREDs
and interior lighting.
A side view of the completed Bobber Caboose, all that
is still needed is lettering
All hand railings and detail parts were machined from
bar stock, all hand made.
A shot of the rear of the Bobber. The two black boxes
just under the roof overhang at the rear end are the custom made
COMPLETED PHOTOS The following 4 photos illustrate the completed Bobber Caboose