Märklin New Caboose

Raytl Jan 26, 2017

  1. Raytl

    Raytl TrainBoard Member

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    Hi All,

    It's always a fun day to receive some new train stuff in the mail. I was excited that my little Southern Rail Caboose arrived today, so I thought I'd share a quick picture.

    Best,

    Ray

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  2. SJ Z-man

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    Its very easy to convert to Micro-Trains trucks, place them closer to the end and lower the frame.
     
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  3. Raytl

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    Indeed, do you have photo of one that's been altered by chance?
     
  4. Kurt Moose

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    If Zelatory would ever produce more of they're conversion, this would be a piece of cake. I've done 6 Marklin cabooses so far, really easy!(y)
     
  5. Kurt Moose

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    caboose1.jpg caboose1.jpg One I did recently, took about 15 minutes...
     

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  6. SJ Z-man

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    While they add the battery box detail, the relocation isn't too hard.
    Pullout the märklin truck (just pull it off, it has a mushroom head that will pop out).
    Shave off the 'bump' where the märklin bolster was.
    Place your MTL or AZL truck similar to Kurt's picture (He used body mounts but truck center will be virtually the same).
    I you body mount the coupler, you can cut the plastic under the porch and get another .1mm lower body (placing the top of the coupler up against the metal porch).
    Add a spacer to the underframe so the coupler is the correct height and wheel flanges clears the under body.
    Drill bolster pin hole.
     
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  7. Raytl

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    Thanks guys!! Will add this to the list when I convert my passenger cars.
     
  8. SJ Z-man

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    Like N scale, I'm not so concerned with the string of cars, just the ones that 'show', like the end or need to change for the loco. For the passengers, you can just do a coupler conversion on the baggage to loco coupling.
     

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