Caboose

Manufacturer:American Flyer
Category:Caboose
Road Name:Houston & Galveston Coast (H&GC)
Product Type:Plastic
Finishpainted & lettered
Formerly a Reading caboose, American Flyer converted to scale by Jack Troxell.
Photo
photo © Bob Werre
Manufacturer:American Flyer
Manufacturer ID:630
Category:Caboose
Road Name:Reading (RDG)
Road Number:630
Model Introduced:1946
Finishpainted & lettered
The #630 was produced from 1946 until 1953 in 26 variations. Many of the variations have to do with the style of lettering and window coverings. There are, however, four major variation groupings. The first variation grouping has seven variations, which were produced in 1946. They carried the "READING" name, and the the frame was either red or black plastic. Due to material shortages, early 1946 cabooses that were part of lower priced sets, came without a light and had silver lettering. Later in 1946, both the red and black frame models had lights and silver lettering and finally the lettering was changed from silver to white. The main photo shows six of the seven variations. In the front row the cabooses are, unlighted silver lettering, lighted silver lettering, and lighted white lettering. In the back the cabooses are unlighted silver, lighted silver, and lighted white lettering. Photo #2 shows the underside of those same models. The second major variation grouping has nine variations with the "READING" name. These were produced in 1947, 1948, and 1950. All of these cabooses have a diecast metal frame to eliminate the wrapping that occurred with all of the 1946 plastic frame cabooses. The front row of Photo #3 shows examples of those models. In 1949, Gilbert created the third major variation again based upon the frame type. In 1949, 1951, and 1952 the "READING" cabooses all had sheet metal frames to reduce cost and weight of the cabooses. This grouping has three variations. Two of the variations within the group have red plastic bodies, while the third has a red painted body. Shown in the back row of Photo #3 are a red plastic model on the left and a red painted model on the right. The last major grouping produced in 1952 and 1953 has seven variations. In that grouping, all of the frames are sheet metal and none of the cabooses carried the "READING" name. In 1952 the one variation carried the "AMERICAN FLYER" name while in 1953 the six variations all carried the "AMERICAN FLYER LINES" name as can be seen in Photo #4.
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Photo #2
Photo #3
Photo #4
photo © Ted Hamler
Manufacturer:American Flyer
Manufacturer ID:938
Category:Caboose
Road Name:Central Railroad of New Jersey (CNJ)
Road Number:91524
Model Introduced:1954
Finishpainted & lettered
The #938 was produced in 1954 and 1955 in three variations. The first variation, shown in the main photo, is painted red over a Type I or a Type II black plastic body that is a bobtail style caboose (no rear coupler) with Type 8 trucks. The second with a straight-sided "M" is painted red over a Type I black plastic body with Type 8A. The third variation is painted red over either a black or a white Type II body that is mounted on Type 7 trucks. Photo #2 shows Holt's hand-painted model using Testors paint. He added the smokestack cross piece and applied window glazing. Both dry-transfers and wet decals were used. It is modeled after a prototype of the early 1960s. Photo #3 shows a #938 that Holt substantially repainted and decorated for the Boston & Maine. The C92 model closely matches one of ten (C90 - C99) northeastern style cabooses purchased by the B&M in 1962 from original owner L≠ they were built by Magor Car Co. in 1931, as wood cabins with steel underframes. Holt applied two coats of Testors flat enamels by hand. Lettering and logos were dry transfers and Microscale decals, sealed with flat clear lacquer. End brass parts and brake wheels were painted white as per the prototype. The stack top crosspiece was cut from brass tube stock. Windows were glazed. These ten C90s were the only wood-framed, 4 windows per side, cabooses on the B&M to wear the late-1950s blue, black, and white McGinnis era paint scheme.
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Photo #2
Photo #3
photo © Ted Hamler
Manufacturer:Amity Star Models
Manufacturer ID:14
Category:Caboose
Road Name:Great Northern (GN)
Model Introduced:1993
Product Type:Wood Kit
Finishpainted & lettered
The kit was an upgraded version of the Ambroid/Northeastern Scale Models kit. It consists of basswood, cast soft metal hardware, brass parts, and decals, but does not include trucks nor couplers.
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Manufacturer:Amity Star Models
Manufacturer ID:15
Category:Caboose
Road Name:Denver & Rio Grande Western (D&RGW)
Model Introduced:1993
Product Type:Wood Kit
Finishpainted & lettered
Standard-gauge. Wood-sheathed car.
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Manufacturer:Amity Star Models
Manufacturer ID:16
Category:Caboose
Road Name:New York Central (NYC)
Model Introduced:1993
Product Type:Wood Kit
Finishpainted & lettered
Wood-sheathed car. 19000-series.
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Manufacturer:Amity Star Models
Manufacturer ID:17
Category:Caboose
Road Name:Union Pacific (UP)
Prototype Class:CA-1
Model Introduced:1993
Product Type:Wood Kit
Finishpainted & lettered
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Manufacturer:B.T.S. (click for web site)
Manufacturer ID:09011
Category:Caboose
Prototype Year/Era:1927-1965
Road Name:Denver & Rio Grande Western (D&RGW)
Model Introduced:1998
Product Type:Resin Kit
Finishunpainted
1100-series wood caboose in a urethane kit, with interior details. Trucks, couplers, and decals are not included.
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photo © (B.T.S. stock photo)
Manufacturer:Division Point
Category:Caboose
Prototype Year/Era:1940
Road Name:Denver & Rio Grande Western (D&RGW)
Model Introduced:1995
Product Type:Brass
Finishpainted & unpainted
1400-series steel caboose, welded version (no windows in the body, rounded corners). Made in Korea by Woosung Brass Models. Available factory-painted or unpainted. As per the photo, the prototype cars were painted a solid orange.
Photo
photo © Tom Henderson
Manufacturer:Division Point
Category:Caboose
Prototype Year/Era:1940
Road Name:Denver & Rio Grande Western (D&RGW)
Model Introduced:1995
Product Type:Brass
Finishpainted & unpainted
1400-series steel caboose, modernized riveted version (single-pane windows). Made in Korea by Woosung Brass Models. Available factory-painted or unpainted. Prototype models were painted D&RGW gold and silver.
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Photo #2
photo © Dan Navarre
Manufacturer:Division Point
Category:Caboose
Prototype Year/Era:1940
Road Name:Denver & Rio Grande Western (D&RGW)
Model Introduced:1995
Product Type:Brass
Finishpainted & unpainted
1400-series steel caboose: original version (4-pane windows). Made in Korea by Woosung Brass Models. Available factory-painted or unpainted. D&RGW painted their original cabooses black, with a pair of yellow stripes along the sides if the unit was radio-equipped. Photo #2 shows the model painted for Bill's private-name SLE&P colors.
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Photo #2
photo © Bill Winans
Manufacturer:DKRickman's Shop (click for web site)
Category:Caboose
Road Name:Atlantic Coast Line (ACL)
Prototype Class:M-5
Product Type:3D-printed Plastic
Finishunpainted
Original design. Designed to accept Kadee coupler boxes. Comes with everything except for brake details, grab irons, trucks, and couplers.
Photo
photo © (DKRickman's Shop stock photo)
Manufacturer:DKRickman's Shop (click for web site)
Category:Caboose
Road Name:Atlantic Coast Line (ACL)
Prototype Class:M-5
Product Type:3D-printed Plastic
Finishunpainted
Newer split-window design, with roofwalk. Designed to accept Kadee coupler boxes. Comes with everything except for brake details, grab irons, trucks, and couplers.
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photo © (DKRickman's Shop stock photo)
Manufacturer:DKRickman's Shop (click for web site)
Category:Caboose
Road Name:Atlantic Coast Line (ACL)
Prototype Class:M-5
Product Type:3D-printed Plastic
Finishunpainted
Newer split-window design, that doesn't include the roofwalk. Designed to accept Kadee coupler boxes. Comes with everything except for brake details, grab irons, trucks, and couplers.
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photo © (DKRickman's Shop stock photo)
Manufacturer:G&W Models
Category:Caboose
Road Name:New York Central (NYC)
Model Introduced:1985
Product Type:Brass
Finishpainted & unpainted
Standard NYC 19000-series wood-sheathed (also available with simulated plywood siding - 20 models produced) caboose. Unpainted, equalized T-section Bettendorf trucks included (these were also separately available). Note that models could also be ordered pre-painted and lettered. Made by Samhongsa, Korea. Shown with Kadee S-scale couplers.
Photo
photo © Dick Karnes
Manufacturer:Gold Coast Models
Category:Caboose
Road Name:Southern Pacific (SP)
Road Number:23
Prototype Class:C-30-1
Model Introduced:1995
Product Type:Brass
Finishpainted & lettered
Built by Woosung Brass Models of Korea. Wood caboose.
Photo
photo © Paul Washburn
Manufacturer:Gold Coast Models
Category:Caboose
Road Name:Southern Pacific (SP)
Road Number:570
Prototype Class:C-30-1
Model Introduced:1995
Product Type:Brass
Finishunpainted
Built by Woosung Brass Models of Korea, representing a re-built wood caboose. Photos #2 and #3 show the unpainted brass version.
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Photo #2
Photo #3
photo © Paul Washburn
Manufacturer:Gold Coast Models
Manufacturer ID:GC-04P
Category:Caboose
Prototype Year/Era:1937
Road Name:Southern Pacific (SP)
Road Number:1027
Prototype Class:C-40-1
Model Introduced:1995
Product Type:Brass
Finishpainted & lettered
Built by Woosung Brass Models of Korea.
Photo
photo © Brian Jackson
Manufacturer:Gold Coast Models
Manufacturer ID:GC-05P-R
Category:Caboose
Road Name:Southern Pacific (SP)
Road Number:1045
Prototype Class:C-40-1
Model Introduced:1995
Product Type:Brass
Finishpainted & lettered
Built by Woosung Brass Models of Korea.
Photo
photo © Brian Jackson
Manufacturer:Gold Coast Models
Manufacturer ID:GC-06
Category:Caboose
Road Name:Union Pacific (UP)
Prototype Class:CA-1
Model Introduced:1995
Product Type:Brass
Finishunpainted
Wood caboose without side door. Made by Woosung Brass Models, Korea. These UP-specific models arrived unpainted.
Photo
photo © Bob Werre
Manufacturer:Gold Coast Models
Manufacturer ID:GC-07
Category:Caboose
Road Name:Union Pacific (UP)
Prototype Class:CA-1
Model Introduced:1995
Product Type:Brass
Finishunpainted
Wood caboose with side door. Made by Woosung Brass Models, Korea. These UP-specific models arrived unpainted.
Photo
photo © Bob Werre
Manufacturer:Kaslo Shops (click for web site)
Manufacturer ID:SK-05
Category:Caboose
Road Name:Pennsylvania Railroad (PRR)
Road Number:477829
Prototype Class:N5c
Model Introduced:2004
Product Type:Resin Kit
Finishunpainted
Model Online Article:visit site
These are undecorated resin kits, but modeled after the PRR N5c cabin car. They came without couplers and trucks. Peter's model has HO-scale Proto Max couplers by Walthers and American Models caboose trucks installed. Built as per the kit. Follow the Online Article link to see how it was built.
Photo
photo © Peter Vanvliet
Manufacturer:Kaslo Shops
Manufacturer ID:SK-12
Category:Caboose
Road Name:New York Central (NYC)
Model Introduced:2005
Product Type:Resin Kit
Finishunpainted
Prototype Dimensions:32'
The main photo and Photo #2 are of the model as built according to the kit's instructions. Photo #3 is of the one built by Dick Karnes, where he kit-bashed the model from the original 32-foot length to a 40-foot plywood-sheathed NYC "Pacemaker" caboose. The kit's sides have been overlaid with four-foot-wide panels of 0.050" sheet styrene. A Plastruct channel was used for the side sills.
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Photo #2
Photo #3
photo © Jace Kahn
Manufacturer:Kinsman Scale Models
Category:Caboose
Road Name:Delaware & Hudson (DH)
Model Introduced:1964
Product Type:Wood Kit
Finishunpainted
Center cupola. Available in a single kit or double kit.
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Manufacturer:Kinsman Scale Models
Category:Caboose
Road Name:Northern Pacific (NP)
Road Number:4216
Product Type:Wood Kit
Finishunpainted
Offset cupola.
Photo
photo © Ken Zieska
Manufacturer:Kinsman Scale Models
Category:Caboose
Road Name:Great Northern (GN)
Road Number:X204
Product Type:Wood Kit
Finishunpainted
This model is near identical to the GN caboose shown under the Northeastern Scale Models name (the roof ends are slightly different).
Photo
photo © Jeff Kruger
Manufacturer:Lake Junction Models (click for web site)
Manufacturer ID:4050
Category:Caboose
Road Name:Baltimore & Ohio (B&O)
Prototype Class:I-1
Model Introduced:2010
Product Type:Kit
Finishunpainted
Model Online Article:visit site
This is the pilot model built by Lake Junction Models' owner Bill Hoss. This S model of a B&O wood caboose class I-1 or I-1a comes as a craftsman laser cut wood kit with brass etched parts, and cast resin stack, coupler striker plate, and draft pocket. No trucks or couplers included. The instructions are provided on a CD which you can print out. All three versions were first available from The Supply Car, who supplemented the kit with American Models trucks, Kadee couplers, Grandt Line AB brakes, and decals. These B&O built cabooses were first built in 1913 and up until 1923 with 438 being built all with the narrow end platforms. In later years they were rebuilt with the full width platforms and some had the cupolas removed to use as transfer cars. Models of all three of these versions are indicated as still available from Lake Junction Models.
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photo © Ed Kirstatter
Manufacturer:Lake Junction Models (click for web site)
Manufacturer ID:4051
Category:Caboose
Road Name:Baltimore & Ohio (B&O)
Prototype Class:I-1
Model Introduced:2010
Product Type:Kit
Finishunpainted
Identical to product ID 4050, except with wide platform.
Photo
photo © (Lake Junction Models stock photo)
Manufacturer:Lake Junction Models (click for web site)
Manufacturer ID:4052
Category:Caboose
Road Name:Baltimore & Ohio (B&O)
Prototype Class:I-1
Model Introduced:2010
Product Type:Kit
Finishunpainted
Transfer caboose (no cupola). Narrow platform.
Photo
photo © (Lake Junction Models stock photo)
Manufacturer:Lake Junction Models (click for web site)
Manufacturer ID:4053
Category:Caboose
Road Name:Baltimore & Ohio (B&O)
Prototype Class:I-1
Model Introduced:2010
Product Type:Kit
Finishunpainted
Transfer caboose (no cupola). Wide platform.
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Manufacturer:Lima Models
Category:Caboose
Product Type:Wood Kit
Finishunpainted
The model shown in the main photo was built, painted, and lettered by Tom Boldt. It has detail inside. This model is made out of wood, styrene, and metal. It has American Models trucks and Kadee couplers installed. Photos #2 shows a custom-built-to-order this Wheeling & Lake Erie Railroad prototype caboose model from wood and card stock. This model has had battery powered marker lights added, and was painted & lettered for Jack Sudimak's Penn Creek & Western home road.
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Photo #2
photo © Alvin Clapp
Manufacturer:Lionel
Manufacturer ID:4-9400
Category:Caboose
Road Name:Chessie System (B&O)
Road Number:9400
Model Introduced:1980
Product Type:Plastic
Finishpainted & lettered
Chessie/B&O. This is a combination cupola and bay-window caboose. Note that we don't have a photo of the original Lionel Chessie car. The one shown in the photo was a car that was professionally repainted and lettered for the BN. Later Ted modified the caboose to add a miniature wireless color and sound camera that is powered by a 9-volt rechargeable battery. He added a toggle switch in the bottom of the car to open the circuit between the battery and camera to save the battery life (see Photo #2). While installing the camera, he had to drill out the rear window (see Photo #3) to allow the camera to peer out the rear of the caboose as it travels down the track.
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Photo #2
Photo #3
photo © Ted Hamler
Manufacturer:Lionel (click for web site)
Manufacturer ID:6-44112
Category:Caboose
Prototype Year/Era:1934
Road Name:Pere Marquette (PM)
Road Number:A909
Model Introduced:2018
Product Type:Plastic
Finishpainted & lettered
Photo
photo © (Lionel stock photo)
Manufacturer:Lionel (click for web site)
Manufacturer ID:6-44113
Category:Caboose
Prototype Year/Era:1941
Road Name:Reading (RDG)
Road Number:92902
Model Introduced:2018
Product Type:Plastic
Finishpainted & lettered
Photo
photo © (Lionel stock photo)
Manufacturer:Lionel (click for web site)
Manufacturer ID:6-44114
Category:Caboose
Road Name:Wabash (WAB)
Road Number:2738
Model Introduced:2018
Product Type:Plastic
Finishpainted & lettered
Photo
photo © (Lionel stock photo)
Manufacturer:Lionel (click for web site)
Manufacturer ID:6-47972
Category:Caboose
Road Name:Boston & Maine (BM)
Road Number:C-48
Model Introduced:2016
Product Type:Plastic
Finishpainted & lettered
Photo
photo © (Lionel stock photo)
Manufacturer:Lionel (click for web site)
Manufacturer ID:6-47973
Category:Caboose
Road Name:Nickel Plate Road (NKP)
Road Number:775
Model Introduced:2016
Product Type:Plastic
Finishpainted & lettered
Photo
photo © (Lionel stock photo)
Manufacturer:Lionel (click for web site)
Manufacturer ID:6-47981
Category:Caboose
Road Name:Atchison Topeka & Santa Fe (ATSF)
Road Number:999702
Model Introduced:2016
Product Type:Plastic
Finishpainted & lettered
Photo
photo © (Lionel stock photo)
Manufacturer:Lionel (click for web site)
Manufacturer ID:6-47982
Category:Caboose
Road Name:Chessie System (C&O)
Road Number:3181
Model Introduced:2016
Product Type:Plastic
Finishpainted & lettered
Photo
photo © (Lionel stock photo)
Manufacturer:Lionel
Manufacturer ID:6-48214
Category:Caboose
Road Name:Great Northern (GN)
Model Introduced:1999
Product Type:Plastic
Finishpainted & lettered
This was the 1999 NASG Commemorative car.
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Manufacturer:Lionel
Manufacturer ID:6-48705
Category:Caboose
Road Name:Pennsylvania Railroad (PRR)
Road Number:48705
Product Type:Plastic
Finishpainted & lettered
Holt painted the handrails yellow.
Photo
photo © Holt Apgar
Manufacturer:Lionel
Manufacturer ID:6-48706
Category:Caboose
Road Name:Burlington Northern (BN)
Road Number:8706
Model Introduced:1990
Product Type:Plastic
Finishpainted & lettered
The model in the background is actually a factory-error model; it didn't have its lettering applied.
Photo
photo © Ted Hamler
Manufacturer:Lionel
Manufacturer ID:6-48707
Category:Caboose
Road Name:New York, New Haven & Hartford (NH)
Road Number:8707
Product Type:Plastic
Finishpainted & lettered
Photo
photo © Holt Apgar
Manufacturer:Lionel
Manufacturer ID:6-48715
Category:Caboose
Road Name:Milwaukee Road (MILW)
Product Type:Plastic
Finishpainted & lettered
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Manufacturer:Lionel (click for web site)
Manufacturer ID:6-48743
Category:Caboose
Road Name:Chesapeake & Ohio (C&O)
Road Number:90877
Model Introduced:2007
Product Type:Plastic
Finishpainted & lettered
Photo
photo © (Lionel stock photo)
Manufacturer:Lionel
Manufacturer ID:6-48750
Category:Caboose
Road Name:Erie Lackawanna (EL)
Model Introduced:2009
Product Type:Plastic
Finishpainted & lettered
Photo
Manufacturer:Lionel
Manufacturer ID:6-48751
Category:Caboose
Road Name:St. Louis Southwestern (Cotton Belt)
Model Introduced:2009
Product Type:Plastic
Finishpainted & lettered
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Manufacturer:Lionel (click for web site)
Manufacturer ID:6-48752
Category:Caboose
Road Name:Burlington Northern (BN)
Road Number:10531
Model Introduced:2011
Product Type:Plastic
Finishpainted & lettered
Photo
photo © (Lionel stock photo)
Manufacturer:Lionel (click for web site)
Manufacturer ID:6-48754
Category:Caboose
Road Name:Western Pacific (WP)
Road Number:464
Model Introduced:2011
Product Type:Plastic
Finishpainted & lettered
Photo
photo © (Lionel stock photo)
Manufacturer:Lionel (click for web site)
Manufacturer ID:6-48755
Category:Caboose
Road Name:Northern Pacific (NP)
Road Number:10404
Model Introduced:2011
Product Type:Plastic
Finishpainted & lettered
Photo
photo © (Lionel stock photo)
Manufacturer:Lionel (click for web site)
Manufacturer ID:6-48756
Category:Caboose
Road Name:Conrail (CR)
Road Number:22133
Model Introduced:2011
Product Type:Plastic
Finishpainted & lettered
Photo
photo © (Lionel stock photo)
Manufacturer:Lionel (click for web site)
Manufacturer ID:6-48757
Category:Caboose
Road Name:Great Northern (GN)
Road Number:X-116
Model Introduced:2011
Product Type:Plastic
Finishpainted & lettered
Also produced as Lionel #6-44110 in 2018.
Photo
photo © (Lionel stock photo)
Manufacturer:Lionel (click for web site)
Manufacturer ID:6-49040
Category:Caboose
Road Name:Chessie System (C&O)
Road Number:3507
Model Introduced:2007
Product Type:Plastic
Finishpainted & lettered
Animated.
Photo
photo © (Lionel stock photo)
Manufacturer:Lionel
Manufacturer ID:6-49400
Category:Caboose
Road Name:Chessie System
Model Introduced:1980
Product Type:Plastic
Finishpainted & lettered
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Manufacturer:Locomotive Workshop
Category:Caboose
Road Name:Nickel Plate Road (NKP)
Product Type:Craftsman Kit
Finishunpainted
The kit consisted of photo-engraved brass components that the modeler soldered together, the larger of which were formed (bent) at the factory. Trucks, underbody, and details were not included. Dick built this model as per the NYC prototype, using Walthers and Microscale decals, American Models sprung trucks, and HO-scale Kadee couplers.
Photo
photo © Dick Karnes
Manufacturer:Mullet River Model Works
Category:Caboose
Road Name:New York Central (NYC)
Model Introduced:2006
Product Type:Wood Kit
Finishunpainted
Exclusively made for Des Plaines Hobbies. 19000-series.
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Manufacturer:Mullet River Model Works
Manufacturer ID:DPS61
Category:Caboose
Road Name:Chicago & North Western (CNW)
Model Introduced:2006
Product Type:Wood Kit
Finishunpainted
Exclusively made for Des Plaines Hobbies.
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Manufacturer:Mullet River Model Works
Manufacturer ID:DPS63
Category:Caboose
Road Name:Canadian Pacific Railway (CPR)
Model Introduced:2006
Product Type:Wood Kit
Finishunpainted
Exclusively made for Des Plaines Hobbies.
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Manufacturer:Mullet River Model Works
Manufacturer ID:DPS66
Category:Caboose
Road Name:Cleveland, Cincinnati, Chicago & St. Louis Railway (CCC&StL)
Model Introduced:2006
Product Type:Wood Kit
Finishunpainted
Exclusively made for Des Plaines Hobbies.
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Manufacturer:Mullet River Model Works
Manufacturer ID:SSA60
Category:Caboose
Road Name:Chicago, Burlington & Quincy (CBQ)
Model Introduced:2006
Product Type:Wood Kit
Finishunpainted
Exclusively made for Des Plaines Hobbies.
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Manufacturer:Mullet River Model Works
Manufacturer ID:SSA62
Category:Caboose
Road Name:Soo Line (SOO)
Model Introduced:2006
Product Type:Wood Kit
Finishunpainted
Exclusively made for Des Plaines Hobbies.
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Manufacturer:Mullet River Model Works
Manufacturer ID:SSA68
Category:Caboose
Road Name:Great Northern (GN)
Model Introduced:2006
Product Type:Wood Kit
Finishunpainted
Prototype Dimensions:30'
Exclusively made for Des Plaines Hobbies.
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Manufacturer:Northeastern Scale Models
Category:Caboose
Road Name:Great Northern (GN)
Road Number:X204
Product Type:Craftsman Kit
Finishunpainted
This was a craftsman kit of many wood parts to built this GN plywood-paneled caboose. The kit included decals. The trucks added were from the Culp Bros., of the Bettendorf type with leaf springs, replacing the coils for a better ride. Kadee HO-scale couplers were used at the time this model was built. This model is near identical to the GN caboose shown under the Kinsman Scale Models name (the roof ends are slightly different).
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Photo #2
photo © Ed Kirstatter
Manufacturer:Northeastern Scale Models
Category:Caboose
Road Name:New York Central (NYC)
Road Number:17098
Product Type:Craftsman Kit
Finishunpainted
Jim built this model around 1988. It was kitbashed from a D&H model offered by Northeastern. Masking tape was used to simulate the tarpaper roofing.
Photo
photo © Chuck West
Manufacturer:Oriental Limited
Category:Caboose
Road Name:Colorado & Southern (C&S)
Road Number:1002
Model Introduced:1986
Product Type:Brass
Finish(unknown)
With center cupola. (note: I have received a note stating that these were never actually produced; if anyone knows for sure, please contact the webmaster).
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Manufacturer:Oriental Limited
Category:Caboose
Road Name:Colorado & Southern (C&S)
Road Number:1003
Model Introduced:1986
Product Type:Brass
Finish(unknown)
With solid railing on cupola. (note: I have received a note stating that these were never actually produced; if anyone knows for sure, please contact the webmaster).
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Manufacturer:Oriental Limited
Category:Caboose
Road Name:Colorado & Southern (C&S)
Road Number:1005
Model Introduced:1986
Product Type:Brass
Finish(unknown)
Cupola on "B" end. (note: I have received a note stating that these were never actually produced; if anyone knows for sure, please contact the webmaster).
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Manufacturer:Oriental Limited
Category:Caboose
Road Name:Colorado & Southern (C&S)
Road Number:1009
Model Introduced:1986
Product Type:Brass
Finish(unknown)
With narrow fascia board. (note: I have received a note stating that these were never actually produced; if anyone knows for sure, please contact the webmaster).
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Manufacturer:Overland Models
Category:Caboose
Road Name:Pennsylvania-Reading Seashore Lines (PRSL)
Prototype Class:N5
Product Type:Brass
Finishunpainted
Model Online Article:visit site
Photo
photo © Bill Lane
Manufacturer:Overland Models
Manufacturer ID:1607
Category:Caboose
Prototype Year/Era:1941
Road Name:Pennsylvania Railroad (PRR)
Prototype Class:N5b
Model Introduced:1987
Product Type:Brass
Finishunpainted
Model Online Article:visit site
Model with PRR antenna. Made by Ajin Precision, Korea. The prototype cars were built in 1941 and featured rectangular windows. They were steel cabin cars with wood roofwalks.
Photo
photo © Bill Lane
Manufacturer:Overland Models
Manufacturer ID:1608
Category:Caboose
Road Name:Pennsylvania Railroad (PRR)
Prototype Class:N5c
Model Introduced:1987
Product Type:Brass
Finishunpainted
Model Online Article:visit site
Model with PRR antenna. Made by Ajin Precision, Korea.
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Photo #2
photo © Bill Lane
Manufacturer:Overland Models
Manufacturer ID:1609
Category:Caboose
Road Name:Pennsylvania Railroad (PRR)
Prototype Class:N5c
Model Introduced:1987
Product Type:Brass
Finishunpainted
Model Online Article:visit site
Model without PRR antenna. Made by Ajin Precision, Korea.
Photo
photo © Bill Lane
Manufacturer:Overland Models
Manufacturer ID:1610
Category:Caboose
Road Name:Pennsylvania Railroad (PRR)
Prototype Class:N5a
Model Introduced:1987
Product Type:Brass
Finishunpainted
Model without PRR antenna. Made by Ajin Precision, Korea. The model was labeled as a PRR class N5a, but it is a closer match to a PRR N5 than an N5a.
Photo
photo © Tom Henderson
Manufacturer:Overland Models
Manufacturer ID:4006
Category:Caboose
Road Name:Denver & Rio Grande Western (D&RGW)
Road Number:01509
Product Type:Brass
Finishunpainted
Wide-vision. Built by Ajin Precision of Korea. Also available with road number 01512.
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photo © Tom Henderson
Manufacturer:Pennsy Mainline Models
Category:Caboose
Road Name:Pennsylvania Railroad (PRR)
Prototype Class:N6b
Model Introduced:1987
Product Type:Wood Kit
Finishunpainted
Supplemental:view page
Mick describes the kit as being very similar to Quality Craft's O-scale version of this car, except for the O-scale car has four castings for the cupola, whereas the Pennsy Mainline Models' S-scale version used scribed siding which the modeler had to cut to create the window openings. Since no S-scale version of the PRR trucks exists, Mick used a pair of American Models trucks on his model.
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photo © Mick Hinkle
Manufacturer:Quality Craft Models
Category:Caboose
Road Name:Delaware & Hudson (DH)
Model Introduced:1979
Product Type:Craftsman Kit
Finishunpainted
Photo
photo © (Quality Craft Models stock photo)
Manufacturer:Ridgehill Scale Models (click for web site)
Manufacturer ID:SK-2
Category:Caboose
Road Name:Canadian National Railways (CNR)
Model Introduced:2004
Product Type:Resin Kit
Finishunpainted
Wood van with high cupola, and narrow window spacing. Manufactured for Ridgehill Scale Models by Kaslo Shops. Did not include trucks, wheels, couplers, or decals.
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Manufacturer:Ridgehill Scale Models (click for web site)
Manufacturer ID:SK-3
Category:Caboose
Road Name:Canadian National Railways (CNR)
Model Introduced:2004
Product Type:Resin Kit
Finishunpainted
Wood van with low cupola, and narrow window spacing. Manufactured for Ridgehill Scale Models by Kaslo Shops. Did not include trucks, wheels, couplers, or decals.
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photo © Trevor Marshall
Manufacturer:Ridgehill Scale Models (click for web site)
Manufacturer ID:SK-4
Category:Caboose
Road Name:Canadian National Railways (CNR)
Model Introduced:2004
Product Type:Resin Kit
Finishunpainted
Wood van with low cupola, and wide window spacing. Manufactured for Ridgehill Scale Models by Kaslo Shops. For road numbers 75900-77949. Not a steel underframe van; check prototype photos for numbering accuracy. Did not include trucks, wheels, couplers, or decals.
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Photo #2
photo © Andy Malette
Manufacturer:River Raisin Models (click for web site)
Category:Caboose
Road Name:Nickel Plate Road (NKP)
Road Number:1126
Model Introduced:2001
Product Type:Brass
Finishpainted & unpainted
1000 series. The model was available unpainted, painted and lettered "as-delivered", or painted and lettered for "High Speed Service" (shown in the photo). Made in China by Cheyenne Industries, Inc.
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photo © (River Raisin stock photo)
Manufacturer:River Raisin Models
Manufacturer ID:OMI-4019
Category:Caboose
Road Name:Chesapeake & Ohio (C&O)
Road Number:90233
Model Introduced:1992
Product Type:Brass
Finishpainted & unpainted
Steel caboose. These models were available unpainted, or factory-painted red or five-color yellow.
Photo
photo © Tom Henderson
Manufacturer:Scenery Unlimited
Category:Caboose
Road Name:Atchison Topeka & Santa Fe (ATSF)
Model Introduced:1988
Product Type:Resin Kit
Finishunpainted
Prototype Dimensions:35'
A product review was done in the February 1990 issue of the 3/16 "S"cale Railroading magazine (includes kit parts photo).
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Photo #2
Photo #3
photo © Bob Hogan
Manufacturer:SouthWind Models
Manufacturer ID:SWM-C6
Category:Caboose
Prototype Year/Era:1951
Road Name:Pennsylvania Railroad (PRR)
Road Number:478081
Prototype Class:N8
Model Introduced:1995
Product Type:Brass
Finishpainted & unpainted
Model Online Article:visit site
A small number of these models were available factory-painted and lettered with either freight-car brown or tuscan red. The majority were sold unpainted. Ninety models were made with the PRR antenna and ten models without. The main photo shows Bill Lane's model which required many hours to super-detail. Photo #2 was taken by Ed Kirstatter of Jack Sudimak's model, which shows the trainphone antenna and the gray-painted cupola.
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Photo #2
photo © Bill Lane
Manufacturer:SouthWind Models
Manufacturer ID:SWM-C8
Category:Caboose
Road Name:Atchison Topeka & Santa Fe (ATSF)
Model Introduced:1996
Product Type:Brass
Finishunpainted
Built by FM Models out of Korea. It is a model of a steel caboose with steel roof walks and high end rails. Photo #3 shows Bill's model painted for his private railroad.
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Photo #2
Photo #3
photo © Brian Jackson
Manufacturer:SouthWind Models
Manufacturer ID:SWM-C9
Category:Caboose
Road Name:Atchison Topeka & Santa Fe (ATSF)
Model Introduced:1996
Product Type:Brass
Finishunpainted
This is a model of a modernized steel caboose. Built by FM Models out of Korea.
Photo
photo © Brian Jackson
Manufacturer:Steam Depot
Category:Caboose
Prototype Manufacturer:Magor Car Corporation
Product Type:Plastic Kit
Finishunpainted
Designed by Frank TItman. This generic caboose kit had one side of the sides embossed to represent wood planks, while the other side was smooth. The instructions indicate to use the smooth side if the modeler wanted to represent a steel caboose. The main photo is of a partially-built kit bought second-hand. Photo #2 is of the accompanying instruction sheet, which shows various cars that could be built from the kit. Note that another modeler indicates that he has an all-wood kit, with the same instruction sheet.
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Photo #2
photo © Jace Kahn
Manufacturer:Super Scale Models
Category:Caboose
Prototype Year/Era:1880-1913
Road Name:Baltimore & Ohio (B&O)
Model Introduced:1948
Product Type:Craftsman Kit
Finishunpainted
From a 1948 Model Railroader magazine advertisement this 4-wheel B&O Transfer Caboose kit includes etched copper sides and ends, brass floor, copper roof, diecast end platforms, hardware, and rigid truck frame with wheels. All of that for $6.75! Ed indicates that there is some wood for the running boards and the floor included in the kit. The wheels seem to be of diecast metal mounted on steel axles. The parts are soldered and pinned together with hex head screws at the end sills holding everything to the wood floor. It has S Kadee #808 couplers mounted. It appears to be modeled after a B&O class K-1, a four wheel caboose, for which there had been a plan and construction article in the Model Railroader magazine of September 1946 in 1/4" scale by Mel Thornburgh, "Transfer Caboose". This is about the time Super-Scale was in their prime. This model was lettered after Jack Sudimak's home road, the Penn Creek & Western. Even though this is a very nice looking model, it is missing a few details; grab-irons on the end sills, door knobs, and the caboose stove stack caps needed to be drilled to let the smoke out. And it has no brake parts except one hand wheel.
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photo © Ed Kirstatter
Manufacturer:Willy Monaghan (click for web site)
Category:Caboose
Road Name:Ulster & Delaware (U&D)
Model Introduced:2015
Product Type:3D-printed Plastic
Finishunpainted
Circa 1880s.
Photo
photo © (Shapeways stock photo)

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