The end of the side plate rests on top of the wall stud nailed
to the cupola post.
Looking down at the end of the side plate. The two nails can be
seen outside of the two wood dowels. (This side plate was originally going to be used as a door post.)
With the side plates in place, the A-end is starting to take shape.
A carline was clamped on to help stabilize the walls.
This is one of the original filler pieces used to make the cupola
post the correct height.
The first cupola side plate has been installed.
The second cupola side plate has been installed.
The first B-end side plate is in place.
The second B-end side plate has been installed.
The basic car body frame is done. It is starting to look like
a caboose again.
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