MODEL FEATURES: •Fully assembled and ready for your layout •Wire truss rods (as appropriate) •Clear window glazing •Painted steps (as appropriate) •Razor sharp painting and printing •Machined RP25 profile 33” metal wheels •McHenry scale knuckle spring couplers installed •Appropriate to each prototype: Detailed Arch bar or Bettendorf trucks with brake shoe detail.
PROTOTYPE AND BACKGROUND INFO:
Perhaps one of the most recognizable icons of American railroading, the caboose completed the train. Cabooses provide shelter for crew at the end of a train, who were long required for switching and shunting, and to keep a lookout for load shifting, damage to equipment and cargo, and overheating axles.
COUPLER STYLE: McHenry Scale Knuckle ERA: 1930s+ Minimum Age Recommendation: 14 years Is Assembly Required: No