division of Bethlehem Car Works recently released a very nice
laser cut wood kit of this caboose. The kit is still available
from the ELHS.
I got one
of these kits for Christmas one year before I even had a lot of
the materials/supplies one needs to easily build kits. After I
finished my module of the Franklin station (a semi-daunting task
for a first timer,) I took another look at the kit.
best photo sources for this model would be the Erie/DLW
Color Guide to Freight and Passenger Equipment by Larry
in this kit are probably adequate for those who are familiar with
cabooses or prototype rolling stock generally. I needed some coaching
however and was graced with the text of a review by Richard Recordon
which someday will appear in Railroad Model Craftsman.
The kit is
not all that bad and made a very sharp little Lackawanna caboose
for me. Well worth the effort of research and careful assembly.
The kit does
not include trucks, but Mr. Recordon recomended Kaydee # 511 Bettendorf
"T" section trucks. He replaced the coil springs with
Walther's leaf springs for the ultimate in detail.
these things are always a matter of personal opinion. I chose
to paint my caboose Polly Scale Oxide Red.