American Model Builders
Wood Caboose - Kit (Laser-Cut Wood) -- Lehigh Valley (Late 25' Car w/Cupola #95100-95319)

American Model Builders
Wood Caboose - Kit (Laser-Cut Wood) -- Lehigh Valley (Late 25' Car w/Cupola #95100-95319)

Out of Stock
Expected: 30-May-2018
$49.95
HO
Scale
  • Undecorated/Unlettered
  • Walthers Part # 152-878
    p. 119 2018 HO Scale Reference Book p. 139 2017 HO Scale Reference Book

Product Information

Accurate laser-cut wood constructed caboose body kits ready for detailing. Trucks, couplers, ladders and decals not included. To further enhance these kits, Detail Associates produces an AMB Caboose Detail Kit (#229-550, sold separately) with ladders and pre-bent wire grab irons.
 
Photo shows assembled and painted model - assembly required.
 
Exhibiting a 25 foot inside length and rather short 15 foot 7 inch wheelbase, the eight wheeled, wood sheathed cabooses were from the LV's 95100 - 95310 car series, as originally built between 1913 and 1926 by American Car & Foundry, Standard Steel Car Company, and at the LV car shops. Many of the series were modernized following World War II and continued to serve into the 1960s. Upgrades included cast steel trucks, new safety appliances, AB brake system, and the rebuilding of the end platforms with steel steps.
 
This model represents these later modified cars and features 100% laser-cut components with custom laser-scribed birch plywood side, end walls, and cupola plus laser-cut underframe, end platforms, ladders, end railing, window glazing, and brake wheels. Kit comes with cast resin platform steps and white metal smokejack. Tab & Slot carbody construction with Peel & Stick window, door and trim assembly speeds construction. Couplers and trucks not included.