Wood Caboose

Discussion in 'Getting Started' started by mrgooch, Apr 12, 2002.

  1. mrgooch

    mrgooch Member

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    What type of caboose should I run with a turn of the century steam engine.
  2. BillD53A

    BillD53A Member

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    Any kind of caboose with vertically scribed wood siding would be fine. You can use 8 wheel cars, or 4 wheel bobbers. Model Die Casting makes some nice wood cars, as well as a lot of other truss rod era car kits.
  3. Wyomingite

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    Bachmann still makes the four wheel bobbers.
  4. RI541

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    Wyomingite,

    did you ever get in touch with Shapaug about those logging car flats?
  5. alkcnw

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    American Model Builders have real wood wooden caboose kits. Kind of expencive though!:eek:
  6. Bill Stone

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    Keystone Locomotive Works makes a kit for a dandy little caboose, not much larger than a 4-wheel bobber, but has two trucks, and (in my seldom humble opinion) is better looking than the bobbers.

    It is definately a "craftsman" kit in the "old style" with die cast metal parts and some wood parts. But it builds up really nice, and because of all the parts is really easy to kit bash and/or customize. Its prototype was a logging caboose.

    If you cannot find it elsewhere, look on page 193 of the 2002 Walthers HO catalog.

    Bill
  7. Wyomingite

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    logging cars

    Hi Shane,

    I sent them two E-mails but so far no answer. I'll send another on monday.


    Ron:rolleyes:
  8. RI541

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    Ron,

    I'll Email you his phone and hours,Person to person call could be better.