|CLONING A GORRE & DAPHETID DROVERS CABOOSE
This caboose couldn't be run on my old layout because the cupola would
hit one the the bridges. It runs fine on the new layout, so I finished detailing
it the other day.
John Allen built one for his narrow gauge part of his layout, but
mine is standard gauge. Notice that a drovers caboose is a combination of
a parlor car, baggage car and caboose. John said they were used on the cattle
trains. The seller and hired hands could ride in the coach part, the baggage
part was for their luggage and tack, and the caboose part was for the conductor
and other necessary train crew. The car is lettered for the Kaibab RR but
is a spoof of a John Allen old time consist.
The scene is a scratch built version of a fine Scale Miniatures kit
called, " Hooligans Alley" that I built from a picture. The building
at left is stuccoed with our #1250 stucco product. The papered roof was
coated with #1340 green powder and lightly brushed with Green Pigment #1460
to leave a worn look. Touches of Mars Black Acrylic paint represent some
An angle shot looks much better if the scenery is completed. The track
is less than an inch from the front edge of the bench work and the fascia
board showed up in the last picture. To fix that problem, I made a shelve
attached to the bottom edge of the pine board fascia. Now I could rest a
PRE made rock formation on it. It was a little low, so some loose red rock
was added to completely hide the fascia.