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O-Gauge - Alaska Steel Caboose

O-Gauge - Alaska Steel Caboose

Features
Intricately Detailed Durable ABS Body
Metal Wheels and Axles
Die-Cast 4-Wheel Trucks
Operating Die-Cast Metal Couplers
Colorful, Attractive Paint Schemes
Fast-Angle Wheel Sets
Needle-Point Axles
Near-Scale Proportions
Overhead Interior Lighting
Unit Measures:10 1/4 x 2 1/2 x 4 1/4
Operates On O-27 Curves

30-77258

1 in stock

$59.95

$53.99

O-Gauge - ATSF Bay Window Caboose

O-Gauge - ATSF Bay Window Caboose

ATSF Bay Window Caboose

30-7716

1 in stock

$39.95

$29.99

O-Gauge - Bay Window Caboose - Interstate (NS Heritage)

O-Gauge - Bay Window Caboose - Interstate (NS Heritage)

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.

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.

High quality, traditionally sized RailKing Freight Cars provide detailed bodies and colorful paint schemes for the O Gauge railroader. MTH makes an enormous variety of RailKing Freight Cars, including many different car types and roadnames. No matter what era or part of the country you are modeling, RailKing is sure to have something for you.

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 1/2" x 2 1/4" x 3 1/2"
Operates On O-31 Curves

30-77249

1 in stock

$64.95

$49.99

O-Gauge - Conrail - Bay Window Caboose

O-Gauge - Conrail - Bay Window Caboose

O-Gauge - Conrail - Bay Window Caboose

30-7011F

1 in stock

$59.99

O-Gauge - N5c Caboose - Pennsylvania  No. 477830

O-Gauge - N5c Caboose - Pennsylvania No. 477830

Product Features:
Intricately Detailed Durable ABS Body
Metal Wheels and Axles
Die-Cast 4-Wheel Trucks
Operating Die-Cast Metal Couplers
Colorful, Attractive Paint Schemes
Fast-Angle Wheel Sets
Needle-Point Axles
Near-Scale Proportions
Overhead Interior Lighting
Detailed Car Interior
Unit Measures:9 1/8" x 2 5/8" x 4 1/4"
Operates On O-27 Curves

30-77267

2 in stock

$64.95

$58.99

O-Gauge - Nickle Plate Road Bay Window Caboose

O-Gauge - Nickle Plate Road Bay Window Caboose

O-Gauge - Nickle Plate Road Bay Window Caboose

30-77307

1 in stock

$59.99

O-Gauge - Norfolk Southern - Bay Window Caboose

O-Gauge - Norfolk Southern - Bay Window Caboose

Intricately Detailed, Durable ABS Body
Stamped Metal Floors
Metal Wheels and Axles
Die-Cast 4-Wheel Trucks
Fast-Angle Wheel Sets
Needle-Point Axles
(2) Operating Die-Cast Metal Couplers
Caboose Interiors With Overhead Lighting
Detailed Brake Wheel
Separate Metal Handrails
Near-Scale Proportions
Unit Measures:10 1/2" x 2 1/4" x 3 1/2"
Operates On O-31 Curves

30-77287

1 in stock

$64.95

$58.99

O-Gauge - Norfolk Southern Bay Window Caboose

O-Gauge - Norfolk Southern Bay Window Caboose

O-Gauge - Norfolk Southern Bay Window Caboose

30-4236c

1 in stock

$64.99

O-Gauge - Offset Steel Caboose - MTHRRC

O-Gauge - Offset Steel Caboose - MTHRRC

Features - Intricately Detailed Durable ABS Body
- Metal Wheels and Axles
- Die-Cast 4-Wheel Trucks
- Operating Die-Cast Metal Couplers
- Colorful, Attractive Paint Schemes
- Fast-Angle Wheel Sets
- Needle-Point Axles - Unit Measures: - Operates On O-31 Curves

30-7779

2 in stock

$49.95

$29.99

O-Gauge - Rail King - Long Island Bay Window Caboose

O-Gauge - Rail King - Long Island Bay Window Caboose

O-Gauge - Rail King - Long Island Bay Window Caboose

30-77295

2 in stock

$64.99

O-Gauge - Woodsided Caboose - Union Pacific

O-Gauge - Woodsided Caboose - Union Pacific

Product Description:
Car no. 25602 Illuminated Wood-side caboose. Die-cast Trucks w/Metal Couplers. Designed for Operation on O-27 Track.

30-7710

1 in stock

$34.99