Chessie System (B&O) "Raceland Repaint 1980+" illustrates one of the I-18 cabooses that received new paint. In 1980, the C&O Raceland, Kentucky, shops repainted the 3019 with a fresh coat of yellow. While the work was being done, the caboose received Chessie-style fixed "box" markers, replacing the small silver Pyle lanterns, as well as a new FRA-approved Star Model 845-F Incandescent Flashing end light. Check out the details of this 1980 Raceland paint job, including the silver smoke jack, silver area under the roof eaves, and distinctive C&O style "3" in the 3019. Notice the slightly lower Chessie cat, since the ACI label is no longer present, and of course, correct COTS lettering per the prototype. Lighting features include prototypically dim interior lights, lit box markers, and red flashing end lights. The FRA flashing red end light is worth noting - it has the correct flash rate and decay of the real thing. No "generic" LED flash here!
Dimensional accuracy - designed from meticulous field dimensions with real tape measures
Highly correct "true to life" colors
"Hyper-Accurate" lettering including exact fonts and lettering placement
Genuine Kadee scale couplers
"Near-scale" draft gear box with beautifully-rendered side "key" detail
Multiple road numbers for each scheme, as appropriate
"See through" Apex roof walkway
"See through" etched metal end platforms and steps
Unapologetically fine etch metal window screens
Era-specific body details for each RTR scheme, including 2 different bay windows and 2 different scale-sized marker lights - both Pyle and "box" lights - they are really small!
The scale-sized marker lights illuminate and can be controlled to be on or off - on each end - independently
Full ICC Interior - chairs, bunks, desks, lockers, sink and (non-operating) toilet! The interior is accurately and fully-painted with the two-tone green.
The interior is illuminated with (dim!) lights and the scale size Pyle lanterns or square box lights are lit as well
No complicated decoder. No complicated programming. No complicated electronics. It just works, DC or DCC.
Full underbody details - brake system with brake rods and piping, battery box, electrical plugs and conduit, plumbing detail options, axle generator and more
Beautiful side details - wire grab irons, ladder rungs, roof hand holds, and coupler lift bars no "molded in" plastic grab irons here!
Separate air hoses with B&O signature platform-level angle cock shutoff handle detail!
CNC-machined standard RP25 .110" tread 33" wheels
All-New precision Tangent Scale Models 70-ton Gould roller-bearing trucks with separate brake beam part
DC/DCC Compatible track-powered "No Fuss" interior and marker light lighting - simple and easy to operate with included wand