Sunday, December 20, 2009

The Dixie Central Acquires New Caboose!

The Dixie Central is proud to announce that they have just acquired a new caboose for the line. Instead of spending hours building one in the shop the purchasing department found this one on Ebay and decided that we could give it a little weathering and a dry transfer number and it would be good enough.

Bachmann HO RTR SS Bobber Caboose Red/Unlettered

This caboose is unlettered and already painted, so it will be easy to prepare. I like the fact that it is very small, a key feature on the Dixie Central. The protoype Southern cabooses were quite long, almost as long as our locomotive. So this tiny bobber, albeit unprototypical, will be fine. It has metal wheels and automatic couplers, too. I'm thinking I may add a ladder and some marker jewels to dress it up.

We'll number it X41 to give it a little Southern flavor.


This HO Scale Bachmann Silver Series Rolling Stock Features an
Unlettered Bobber Caboose.

Cost: $16 including shipping

FEATURES: Compatible with any HO scale model railroad equipment.
Fully assembled Silver Series car.
Fine line moldings create an authentic appearance.
Blackened machined-metal wheels with RP25 contours.
Body mounted couplers.
Non-magnetic blackened-brass axles with needlepoint bearings.
Added weight for optimum tracking.
Celcon trucks.
Detailed black underframe.
Body color is red with a black roof and railings, and red grabrails.
Caboose is packed in a plastic tray and viewed through a windowed
cardboard box.

INCLUDES: One HO Scale Bobber Caboose (Unlettered)

SPECS: Scale: HO 1:87
Length: 3" (7.6cm)
Width: 1-1/4" (3cm)
Height: 2" (4.9cm)


Part BAC18449

1 comment:

  1. Scott,

    That's a cute one! I can't wait to see it in action on your layout.