Reading (RDG) Caboose, Wood

Manufacturer:Overland Models
Manufacturer ID:1602
Category:Caboose, Wood
Prototype Year/Era:1942
Road Name:Reading (RDG)
Prototype Class:NMn
Model Introduced:1984
Product Type:Brass
These models were imported from Korea. Ed applied paint, decals, and installed couplers and marker lamps to get a finished model. These wood cabooses were a wartime emergency (WWII) for the Reading to save steel for the war effort. The way the couplers were mounted on these cars would make you think these had Duryea cushion underframes! Photo #2 is one by Bill Lane of his model. According to Overland, these models could also be for the Lehigh & Hudson River Railway (L&HR). The models had brass plates included for those modelers who wanted to model a prototype that didn't have the double-windows on the sides.
Photo #2
photo © Ed Kirstatter

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