Malcolm why the one with a much smaller road number (18124)?
Those look awesome. Are those available for sale? I am a Penn Central fan(probably the only one on the forum)
Theres a few of us 1970s railroads fans. These transfer cabooses are awesome! Great work!
A true model of the original.
Beautiful job! Dead on accuracy.
Well what can I say the best ever seen about building cabooses, Owesome .
This Penn Central transfer caboose is being discussed because of Weekend Photo Fun.
In response to an earlier question, you said:
"Generally the cabins are .040” styrene and the frames are .060”. Cabooses such as this will also incorporate a piece of sheet brass within the frame for strength. Those with a full length cabin do not require the brass."
However, when I looked at your production photos, I was never able to see the frame sheet brass. Do you sandwich the sheet brass between layers of styrene? And, as a follow-up, do you somehow solder the brake rigging to this sheet brass piece or do you just glue it to holes in the styrene?
Thanks for any response.
Beautiful work, as usual!
I wish Lionel would make one of these!! I am a Penn Central fan and Lionel has made some great locomotives as of late and some great cabooses. Lionel is producing a Penn Central switcher in the latest catalog and this transfer caboose would go great with it.