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Sunday, May 13, 2018
A new combine arrives
Here is a Tyco old-time combine modernized for service on my mixed train. First I popped off the clerestory roof and was surprised to find the body had a full roof already. Then the silhouettes and truss rods were removed. The roof was painted aluminum and a couple ventilators added. Weighted up to spec, glazed windows, added a view block inside. Grab bars highlighted with a silver Sharpie pen. Now it’s ready for service in a Cape Ann mixed, picking up fishermen and hikers from those remote flag stops!
Combine on the tail end of a local mixed train.
Remote flag stop at Cascade serves fishermen and hikers.
Before. Pic from eBay seller mikecdog.
Pop off the clerestory roof to reveal a full domed roof.