I saw a photo of this one in Morning Sun’s new caboose portfolio book. This is one of those cabooses that is different from most and that makes it more interesting to me. Short lines have some really unique cabs. This was was numbered 2853. I built 2 and as of yet I have not been able to find out if there was more than one on the roster. This model still lacks ladders and side grabs that will be installed after the rivets are applied. I did not enjoy making the steps but I like the way they look .
I remember when you first started building caboose models...there have been many since. Better and better they are too. How many do you think you've done?
That caboose is a work of art.
Do you make your own turnouts also? They really look great.
Thanks for sharing the photos.
I did not realize you were back in the caboose business. If you are looking to augment your water damage relief fund I'd like to talk with you about doing a Southern wood side caboose.
Yes, these two GA cabs are 526 & 517. I have about 30 of those still in my possession. Thanks
I suppose this sounds silly but I love building my own turnouts. Mine are nowhere close to the quality I’ve seen here from others but they work good. Thank you.
These comments sent me to grab "Mixed Train Daily", and "The Railroad Caboose", by Knapke, as both books have a number of photos of "different" cabooses, side doors, combines, and drovers, many on the short lines of the South. I would like one of each of those, certainly the coach caboose of the Waco, Beaumont, Trinity, and Sabine RR. Every now and then l page through to drool over the beese, and through the MOPAC and Burlington caboose books.
Beautiful work!!! You are the master!!!
Fabulous as always sir
Thank you! They are all finished today, 3 2R and 2 3RS. That Southern caboose I finished today found a way Sneak into the photo.
Malcolm, Impressive work to say the least! Can't wait to get mine! Doug