Does your railroad use cabooses?

wt&c Aug 16, 2000

  1. Bendtracker1

    Bendtracker1 TrainBoard Supporter

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    Nothing on the Little Rock moves without one!

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  2. Team DTO

    Team DTO TrainBoard Member

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    I model modern era CSX, so when i'm running locomotives with late 80's early 90's paint schemes I will also run a caboose. DSCN0105.jpg
     
  3. Doug A.

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    Wow, an almost 14 year old thread...impressive!

    I model turn-of-the-century BNSF, so generally no cabooses, but they're still used on a few locals as "shoving platforms" so I'll have a couple hanging around.
     
  4. HemiAdda2d

    HemiAdda2d Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    D&RGW, 1987 and earlier sure does use cabooses (at least on my layout).

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  5. johnh

    johnh TrainBoard Member

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    Bummer, I thought that was a GN caboose and was hoping it was N scale. I guess I need to learn 3d modeling and try shapeways.
     
  6. bobsmart

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    I don't have a definite railroad yet but I am thinking about maybe altering history a little bit.
    Like taking the BNSF mainline and instead of what it is today I would be building a modern Great Northern Railway.
    This is mostly a what if kinda thing taking modern equipment and pre big merger companies, and mashing them both together.
    So Yes it will use cabooses both wood and steel. In my world the railroad regulations are nonexistant.
     
  7. BoxcabE50

    BoxcabE50 HOn30 & N Scales Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    Welcome to TrainBoard!

    What part of the GN would you model?
     
  8. Altoona1223

    Altoona1223 TrainBoard Member

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    No cabesse

    No cabeese on my RR, I have cabin cars.

    Judd Barton
     
  9. bobsmart

    bobsmart New Member

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    I am figuring somewhere along the line between Shelby mt and whitefish mt
     
  10. r_i_straw

    r_i_straw Mostly N Scale Staff Member

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    Here is one of my many cabooses.
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  11. BoxcabE50

    BoxcabE50 HOn30 & N Scales Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    That would be VERY interesting. You're getting really, really close to my territory.
     
  12. WPZephyrFan

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    I model the Western Pacific, so yep, cabs on every train. I love cabeese (cabooses?), so I'd have to have them.
     
  13. MRL

    MRL TrainBoard Member

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    Mid 90's to present Crawford Hill yes!!!
     
  14. Tred

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    I may blow all of this modeling details & eras out of the water, but I don't care if it's era correct or not. I will run a caboose/cabeeses as I see fit. I don't care if it's in this era, the last era, or the early 1900's. If I want to watch a caboose run around my track, so be it. Basically, it my railroad, I'll do as I want to! LOL
     
  15. BoxcabE50

    BoxcabE50 HOn30 & N Scales Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    Exactly what this hobby is all about. Happiness of the individual participant.
     
  16. Michaelt

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    All of the MP trains on the Hoxie Sub are assigned caboose's before leaving the NLR or Bald Knob staging.
     
  17. ogre427

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    AMB-550-2.jpg

    American Model Builders makes this as a laser cut wood kit in N scale. It's still available at the place I buy my "model train stuff".;) Maybe other places as well.
     

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