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O-Gauge - Bay Window Caboose - Long Island

O-Gauge - Bay Window Caboose - Long Island

As freight cars grew taller, observing a train from the cupola of a caboose became increasingly difficult. In the wooden car era, another problem with cupola cabooses was sagging roofs. In an effort to solve these problems, the Akron, Canton & Youngstown railroad introduced the bay window caboose in 1923. (In fact, however, bay windows had been used on New York & Harlem Railroad passenger cars as far back as the 1850s, to enable conductors to better anticipate station arrivals.) In 1930 the Baltimore & Ohio became the first railroad to adopt the bay window style as its standard caboose; it never purchased another cupola model. During the same decade, the Milwaukee Road and the Northern Pacific built substantial bay window fleets as well. But it was immediately after World War II that the bay window design became widespread, as car heights increased significantly and cupolas became less and less useful. As with diesels and other modern freight cars, these postwar bay window cabooses were part of the shift away from customized, railroad-specific locos and cars toward standardized designs produced in large quantities on efficient assembly lines. Key builders of bay window cabooses included International Car Company and American Car & Foundry. MTH Premier O Scale freight cars are the perfect complement to any manufacturer’s scale proportioned O Gauge locomotives. Whether you prefer to purchase cars separately or assemble a unit train, MTH Premier Rolling Stock has the cars for you in a variety of car types and paint schemes. Virtually every sturdy car is offered in two car numbers which makes it even easier than ever to combine them into a mult-car consist. Many of MTH’s Premier Rolling Stock offerings can also operate on the tightest O Gauge curves giving them even more added versatitlity to your layout. Features Intricately Detailed Durable ABS Body Metal Wheels and Axles Caboose Interiors With Overhead Lighting Die-Cast 4-Wheel Trucks Operating Die-Cast Metal Couplers Colorful, Attractive Paint Schemes Decorative Brake Wheels Separate Metal Handrails Fast-Angle Wheel Sets Needle-Point Axles Unit Measures:10 3/4" x 2 3/4" x 4" Operates On O-31 Curves

20-91422

1 in stock

$64.95

$58.46

O-Gauge - Canadian Pacific - N-6b Caboose w/Operating Signal Man

O-Gauge - Canadian Pacific - N-6b Caboose w/Operating Signal Man

Intricately Detailed Durable ABS Body
Metal Wheels and Axles
Overhead Lighting
Die-Cast 4-Wheel Trucks
Operating Die-Cast Metal Couplers
Colorful, Attractive Paint Schemes
Decorative Brake Wheels
Separate Metal Handrails
Fast-Angle Wheel Sets
Needle-Point Axles
1:48 Scale Dimensions
Moving Signal Man w/Operating Lantern
Unit Measures:9” x 2 7/8” x 4 1/16”
Operates On O-31 Curves

20-91581

1 in stock

$89.95

$80.99

O-Gauge - Chesapeake & Ohio - Double Door 50' Box Car - #9782

O-Gauge - Chesapeake & Ohio - Double Door 50' Box Car - #9782

O-Gauge - Chesapeake & Ohio - Double Door 50' Box Car - #9782

20-20612A

1 in stock

$59.99

O-Gauge - Chesapeake & Ohio - Double Door 50' Box Car - #9785

O-Gauge - Chesapeake & Ohio - Double Door 50' Box Car - #9785

O-Gauge - Chesapeake & Ohio - Double Door 50' Box Car - #9785

20-20612B

1 in stock

$59.99

O-Gauge - Chesapeake & Ohio - Double Door 50' Box Car - #9790

O-Gauge - Chesapeake & Ohio - Double Door 50' Box Car - #9790

O-Gauge - Chesapeake & Ohio - Double Door 50' Box Car - #9790

20-20612C

1 in stock

$59.99

O-Gauge - Chesapeake & Ohio - Double Door 50' Box Car - #9796

O-Gauge - Chesapeake & Ohio - Double Door 50' Box Car - #9796

O-Gauge - Chesapeake & Ohio - Double Door 50' Box Car - #9796

20-20612D

1 in stock

$59.99

O-Gauge - Norfolk Southern (Veterans) Bay Window Caboose

O-Gauge - Norfolk Southern (Veterans) Bay Window Caboose

O-Gauge - Norfolk Southern (Veterans) Bay Window Caboose

20-91594

1 in stock

$69.99

O-Gauge - Norfolk Southern - Extended Vision Caboose

O-Gauge - Norfolk Southern - Extended Vision Caboose

Product Features:
Intricately Detailed, Durable ABS Body
Stamped Metal Floors
Detailed Car Interior
Metal Wheels and Axles
Die-Cast 4-Wheel Trucks
Fast-Angle Wheel Sets
Needle-Point Axles
(2) Operating Die-Cast Metal Couplers
O Scale Kadee-Compatible Coupler Mounting Pads
Caboose Interiors With Overhead Lighting
Detailed Brake Wheel
Separate Metal Handrails
Brakeman Figure
1:48 Scale Dimensions
Unit Measures:10 3/4" x 2 3/4" x 4"
Operates On O-31 Curves

20-91571

1 in stock

$69.95

$62.99

O-Gauge - Norfolk Southern - Safety Train - Extended Vision Caboose

O-Gauge - Norfolk Southern - Safety Train - Extended Vision Caboose

Freight Car Features

Durable ABS Intricately Detailed Bodies
Metal Wheels and Axles
Die-Cast 4-Wheel Trucks
Operating Die-Cast Metal Couplers
Colorful, Attractive Paint Schemes
Separate Metal Handrails
Fast-Angle Wheel Sets
Needle-Point Axles
1:48 Scale Dimensions
Detailed Car Undercarriage
Operates On O-31 Curves

20-20578E

1 in stock

$79.99