I want to pimp 2 of my HO caboose's (one side windows caboose and one
wide vision caboose) and do that I'm looking for interior kits. A tried
to get them in the netherlands but without succes.
So I googled a bit around but I couldn't find any good links to
webshops selling any.
So my question is : does somebody know a link to a webshop selling
these kits ?
Back in the 1960's a company called Ayers made a caboose interior kit. As I
recall it had a white metal cast pot bellied stove, several milled wood
passenger car coach seats of varying lengths, some wooden blocks to be used
for the lockers under the cupola and as a desk, and some basic instructions
that suggested anything else could be made from cardstock. Thus I'd second
Wolf's suggestion to use a selection of a few appropriate parts coupled with
simple wooden or plastic shapes and sheet stock from your junk box. Adding
to Wolf's suggestions, also look at passenger car and diesel loco interior
parts; many older cabooses used older style passenger coach seats, and many
newer ones used cushioned seats very much like those provided for the
engineer in modern diesels. Caboose interiors varied widely - bay window or
cupola, long distance with bunks or transfer service with none, drovers or
mixed train with accommodations for additional people, old with wood tongue
and groove interior partitions or modern with sheet metal surfaces, an old
pot belly stove for heat and cooking or a newer bottled gas range and oil
heater, an old commode that opened to the track or new retention type, etc.
etc. Again, Wolf's recommendation to find an example is a good idea. Which
caboose model are you planning to detail? Perhaps a reader will be able
recommend a source for appropriate interior information. Geezer
Only to a subset of the population - a subset that does NOT include me. I'm
still fuming over the media's decision to regularize irregular verbs :-).
But I think the definition extension of "pimp" is one of the more regrettable
It may be regrettable, but it's not something that you can stop. People
will use whatever words they feel will do the job they want - and
"simple communication" is a minor use of language, as should be obvious
to anyone who watches and listens to what people actually say in the
many different contexts and situations of their daily lives. (This IMO
explains why most people have such a tough time with manuals and
instructions - such productions are intended to "simply communicate",
and they do so, with a vengeance.)
The media don't decide usage, they follow it. By the time Time prints a
slang word, it's already so yesterday.
"Pimp" as a verb meaning "to offer for sexual services" already existed.
The extension to "make attractive to a potential customer" is an obvious
one, and the application of that meaning in non-sexual contexts is easy.
The definitions quoted by a previous poster are merely the dictionary
makers' attempts to keep current on how the word is used in different
contexts. We do not have an Academy prescribing and ruling on usage and
grammar as the French do, nor do we attribute superior quality to the
written language, as the Germans do.
BTW, did you know that in Shakespeare's time " accommodate" was
developing an unsavoury connotation? It was shifting from "to provide
services" to "to provide sexual services." This meaning became the
predominant one by about 1700, and the word dropped from polite usage.
It didn't reappear for about a century, by which time its sexual meaning
was forgotten, so that its original meaning was easily extended to cover
living space, etc.
I mention this in an attempt to soothe your ruffled feelings: within a
few years, "pimp" will either revert to a predominantly pejorative
meaning (more likely), or it will become innocuous, with its sexual
meaning all but forgotten (less likely).
I knew exactly what you meant. You made it very clear. If I don't know
what you mean , I'll simply say " Huh" ???....instead of giving you a
smart a** reply and a lesson in the english language.
Check the Walthers web site or catalog. They have a lot of detail
items. I ran across a web site for a new outfit here in the USA
specializing in detail parts , but can't recall the name. I'll try to
find it and get back to you.
Many people who frequent this group have apparently forgot what it's
all about....'model railroading ', .....not waiting for an opportunity
to try to prove someone wrong.
Merry Christmas !
Thank you all for the trouble replying to my post and pointing me in
serveral directions and giving me hint where to look for the HO
caboose interior kit. I'm sorry that I started almost a flame war
because of the P* word just before these days ;-)
I have decided to create the interior all by my self and I have started
looking for even more interior photo's of various kinds of cabooses
(thank you google :-)
I will create the interior from scratch using styrene (for example
evergreen) and other materials. Kits are fun but doing itself is even
I whish you all a merry christmas ( (no trains this year)
You mean they shoot dice in this show, isn't that the meaning of crap? Just
kidding Seabat, you see how easy it is to mix up the English language, maybe
because it is the most simple language with the least different words ( I'm
not sure this is a fact ).
Anyway like or dislike MTV , the language used on MTV is used by many.
Seeing you use a computer to communicate makes me believe that you are not
living in the past so MTV and other things of this generation can't be that
bad to you :-)
I meant it in the human waste category. :)
[Climbing onto soap box]
My opinion is that music videos are the curse of music, especially
rock-n-roll. Remember when you heard a song and you were doing
something cool, like getting your first kiss or getting to first base,
or getting to home....well, ahem! You know what I mean. And later when
you heard that song again it would bring back fond memories (or maybe
bad ones). Now when you hear a tune, all a body can see is that video,
which is the interpretation of somebody else, in reference to that
Music has become secondary to video. If you have a slick, fancy, naked
girls/boys prancing around video people will love the piece, no matter
whether the music is good or 'crap' :) ! e.g. Britney Spears. The
music is boring and mundane, with no imagination. Yet, she will make a
video of her and others dancing around in their underwear and all the
pimply faced little crumb snatchers of the world will swoon with joy
for her 'artistic' talent. Bah!
[Jumping off said box]
No, sonny, that's called craps.
It's not a question of modernity, it's a question of poverty of expression.
About what you would expect from people whose exposure to music is defined
by the limited, monochromatic palette of hip hop.
I have to laugh when I hear people use the term "hip hop culture". That's
as oxymoronic as "military justice".
Larry Blanchard spake thus:
So where is it written that one must use "proper English" (whatever the
hell *that* is) here? Remember where you are, my friend. And tell that
to all the poor dumb AOL-speaking masses out there, who cain't even
*spell* rite, for chrissakes.
Big Rich S> No trouble at all! you might start by researching caboose interiors
Auw, I see what you mean. I think I have to blend my own paint for that
Thanks for the links.