I don't know about any lamentations... but it's pretty much an exact match to the Red Caboose model
if you replace the running boards with open-grid steel. Plano makes an etched metal set for the model.
The US Army (DOD) and UTLX were the largest buyers for the cars represented by the model. Perhaps
people lament inaccurate paint schemes, but then they'd be lamenting most of what is out there in hobbyland.
I think Red Caboose offered both Army and UTLX paint schemes. I know I sent pictures to Bill.
On 5/31/2020 5:54 AM, Garth Groff and Sally Sanford wrote:
identified the often-lamented Red Caboose model as a suitable representation of these cars.