Coming to N scale in 2018: International Car Co. Bay Window Cabooses in 5 Versions!
Transfer Caboose - Long Roof. Transfer Cabooses were usually built by the railroads themselves using materials on hand such as old freight car frames and side sheets from retired boxcars. Since they were meant for cross-town moves between yards, bay windows or coupolas along with other amenities were left off. Also produced in Undecorated #23000.
Some runs have the deck mounted tank and toolbox and/or battery box omitted as appropriate.
Transfer Caboose - With Running Board. Most Transfer Cabooses built in 1967 and earlier had running boards (a.k.a. roofwalks) and ladders to reach them. Many kept their running boards until the end of the caboose era. Since this test shot was assembled and photographed, improvements have been made to the ladders. Also produced in Undecorated #25000.
Bluford Shops products are not intended for children under 14.
Note: All caboose runs originally released LATER than June, 2014 are equipped with Fox Valley Models Metal Wheels.
Bluford Shops is announcing new N scale models of a family of steel bay window caboose designs developed by International Car Company
in the early 1950s. Over the years the design of the bay windows evolved and Bluford Shops is presenting four phases of these designs
plus the iconic half-bay window edition. Ladders and running boards will be included on appropriate paint schemes for each version.
The ready-to-run models will feature magnetically operating knuckle couplers, Fox Valley Models metal wheels, wire grab irons, window
“glass”, and plenty of weight. Two road numbers will be available on each road name. MSRP: $39.95.
Short Body and Transfer Cabooses in N scale.