Gondola Built from Scraps

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I love it when a photo or someone else's work inspires me to begin a new project. Such was the case with this gondola that I scratch-built with leftovers from other projects log since completed (except for the kadees which came from "new inventory"). Mostly, it was just a matter of gluing a bunch of wood together and giving it a really bad paint job. It only took one day to complete and I'm really happy with the results. I especially enjoyed building a cradle for the loads (with extra dunnage on the sides just in case).

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