Kitbashed 4-wheel Caboose

Glanville Lumber Co. 4-wheel Caboose. This model of a tiny logging caboose (or crew car), the kind probably built in the company's own shops, won me the March 1982 Railroad Model Craftsman kitbashing award. As I explained in the RMC photo-article, I began with an Athearn plastic part for a deisel engine, which I then modified and attached to a 4-wheel flat car built from Red Ball cast metal sides and a block of wood. This kind of equipment was far more typical of this small lumbering railroad than its other, more grandiose, caboose. It has handrails, brake wheel, and a coupler at only one end. [Click on images to enlarge them.]

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