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Wall Framing - Variations
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Below are a few of the variations that occur in the caboose framing.

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This is an example of how the A-end, right side (RSA) wall was framed. This wall section is unique on the caboose.
 

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This is the way the rest of the caboose was framed.

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The right side interior walls have this short stud section to help support the cupola platform.

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The left side interior walls lack the short stud section. The unpainted board at the top of the pic was a temporary piece used to aid in the installation of the wall section.

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The right side interior walls also have a 2X4 flat against the wall boards. It acts as a nailer and a support for the cupola platform deck.

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The left side interior walls lack the 2X4 nailer. The wall boards are nailed to the end of the cupola platfrom deck boards.

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On the A-end, the hand hold bolts thru the carline, just above the interior post carriage bolts.

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On the B-end, the hand hold is lag bolted into the interior posts. Only the interior post carriage bolts come thru the carline.

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On the left side, the cupola X-brace is attached directly to the frame. A notch allows the X-brace to extend thru the floor.

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On the right side, the cupola X-brace extends to the top of the floor.

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All photos Copyright 2007 by Martin Nemerever. Copying prohibited without permission.