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V&T loco 26 and caboose 4.5
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 Posted: Sat Feb 23rd, 2013 04:44 pm
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Another project which has just sat there for a couple years, some paint and detail work on Bachmann's Big Hauler V&T loco to make it a look 1870s a bit better.
Their actual 26 was built around 1910 or so and other than also being a 4-6-0 looked rather more modern than this.
Here is set it is from

Product Information In the years following the Civil War, the Wild West offered hope to a recovering nation. The Comstock Lode promised much-needed wealth to help fund the reconstruction of the Union , but a railroad was needed to carry passengers and freight from remote silver mines to the boomtowns that sprang up around them. The Virginia & Truckee Railroad Company answered the call with trains like our Silverado

Caboose is Bachmann bobber kit painted and decaled by me.

That's the best the photo would come out for me today, don't know why.
Well used camera? Lowering batteries?

IMG_3246_33 by on30gn15, on Flickr

Decided to after a couple years unlettered to decal caboose today; film around decal letters shows because they were just applied and haven't been dosed with setting fluid yet.
Since it kind of looks like a baby cartoon of No 9 it is numbered 4.5.
Unsure if I'm going to hassle with the red pinstriping.
Maybe next year.

IMG_3247_33 by on30gn15, on Flickr

See y'all later, Forrest.
Screw the rivets, I'm building for atmosphere
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