Question on Era

Discussion in 'Getting Started' started by Bob Collins, Apr 3, 2002.

  1. Bob Collins

    Bob Collins Active Member

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    On page 113 of the new (May) MR is an ad for Overland Models. There are pictures of three UPRR cabooses. Can someone tell me what era they represent? They are identified as "CA-11/CA-11M and CA-12." I don't believe I've ever seen them or at least noticed them before. Thanks

    Bob
  2. Bob Collins

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    I'm trying to decide if no one knows the era of these cabooses or no one has received their May Model Railroader:rolleyes: :rolleyes:

    They look to me as if they might be from what was almost the end of the caboose time of use, but if someone knows for sure that would help a great deal.

    Thanks

    Bob
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    sumpter250 multiscale modelbuilder

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    Bob,
    I have the MR, and checked out the ad, I really can't pin down the era, but, I'd say relatively recent based on the fact that the cabooses have roller bearing trucks.
    Pete
  4. Bob Collins

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    Thanks Pete.

    I'm not technically qualified (other otherwise either) to know a roller bearing from a ball bearing once they are in place.

    I too thought they looked like they might have come along near the end for cabooses. I then suppose we are talking about them probably just being used during the diesel era.

    I'm really not looking for any rolling stock right now. I think I counted that I have stashed away about 40 kits that I haven't touched yet, but if I spot a classy UPRR caboose or two, that are r-t-r I will bite!!!

    Bob