Don McErlean posted:
Handyandy: Caboose looks great. The 7" tin cars always were pretty cool. I don't know if you knew but Marx actually made the Nos 20110 through 20124 "Pacemaker" caboose in 8 wheel form using type D trucks, 1954-1958. It also made a similar 8 wheel caboose, same shell, as numbered 1951, but lithographed AT&SF from 1951-53. I also have the AT&SF with Type G trucks, which were the "high" trucks made to match the type 21 Santa Fe lithographed F-3's.
STEAMWOLF : Red CV looks really neat, but the tender is OUTSTANDING, looks factory fresh in both paint and lettering. Rick did one great job.
By the way, you mentioned that you had cleaned your Marx motors - what method and cleaner did you use? I plan to try the same thing on some of mine. Thanks.
I have not seen an 8 wheel NYC caboose before, but I have seen the AT&SF ones, usually in sets with the #21 "F" units.