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Tangent Scale Models HO 60115-01 Bay Window Caboose, Alton and Southern #16

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Red Repaint 1981+

Alton & Southern (ALS) "Red Repaint 1981+" is a great example of an accidental second-hand caboose acquisition, literally! The Alton & Southern Railway is a small switching railroad in the St. Louis area. The ALS wrecked a former NYC St. Louis Car-built N7A caboose, acquired it from PC, fixed it, and eventually gave it a wonderful coat of red paint. The caboose went on to be used in East St. Louis, IL area terminal operations and ALS transfers. The model features interior lighting only, as the ALS removed the PC-era end red markers as part of the rebuilding. Roller bearing caboose trucks are present, matching the prototype. This caboose is all about the little paint and stencil details - white reflective step stripes, SAFETY FIRST stencils in the step wells, and the subtle patch-out where ALS has renumbered the caboose from the earlier 5-digit series to the later 2-digit numbers.

Dimensional accuracy - designed from actual blueprints and meticulous field dimensions using 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
Era-specific body details for each RTR scheme, including multiple body roof and end window combinations
Wood, Apex "See through," or no roof running boards/etch metal running board supports, as appropriate for the era
Railroad and era-specific ladder roof hand holds: Round, square, and none
Multiple roof equipment options including locker vents, radio antenna and toilet vent
End steps to match the prototype: Kass, Diamond, or "See through" Apex
Two different end walkways platforms - Diamond and Kass - based on the prototype
Unapologetically fine etch metal end window screens, where appropriate
Thirteen (yes, 13!) different end railing/safety appliances options, based on railroad and era
Seven different smokejacks to cover DSI, SLCC, PC and other replacement options
Unlit NYC/ITC oil lantern and NYC pyle light options on the corner handrail posts where appropriate
Illuminated scale-sized PC and CR era end marker lights that can be controlled on or off - on each end - independently, where appropriate
Illuminated scale-sized CR and ITC late-era FRA end lights with a proper slow flash/prototype "decay" that can be controlled on or off - on each end - independently, where appropriate
Multiple side oil fill and overflow pipe options based on the prototype and era
Two "coupler lift bar" options per prototype application and era
Railroad specific battery/equipment box options
4 different toilet pipe options based on the prototype and era
Windshield wipers applied to bay windows based on era and prototype use
Full railroad-specific interior - chairs, bunks, desks, lockers, sink and even 2 stove options! The interior is accurately apportioned and fully-painted with railroad and era-specific detailing. From the signature ITC double bunks to the NYC fold-down table and tufted cushions.
Full underbody details - brake system with brake rods and piping, battery box, electrical plugs and conduit, water fills, axle generator and more - all based on the prototype and era!
Beautiful side details - wire grab irons, wire ladder rungs, wire roof hand holds, and wire coupler lift bars - no "molded in" plastic grab irons here!
Separate air hoses with mounting bracket detail
No complicated decoder. No complicated programming. No complicated electronics. DC/DCC compatible track-powered "no fuss" interior and marker light lighting - simple and easy to operate with included wand
"Warm" color LED lights for that "incandescent bulb" look of the prototype
CNC-machined standard RP25 .110" tread 33" wheels (Yes, semi-scale .088" wheels are available separately!)
All-New precision Tangent Scale Models 70-ton Gould plain-bearing trucks with separate brake beam part, or Barber 70-Ton Gould roller-bearing trucks with separate brake beam parts, as appropriate for each paint scheme

SKU: TSM-60115-01


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