Re: HOn3 D&RGW caboose


Schuyler Larrabee
 

Thanks, Gary, that ties it down pretty well, I’d say. 

 

  • Two windows on the non-smokestack side
  • 1965-66
  • The packaging is consistent, in my experience, with that time period.
  • United model, so PFM (and it’s in the PFM catalog)

 

Still, strikes me as odd that there is not any label on the box.

 

Schuyler

 

From: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io <main@RealSTMFC.groups.io> On Behalf Of gary laakso
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The PFM catalogue pictures show truss rods and two trucks on the caboose.  The 9th Edition does not have a reference to the date of its issuance but likely 1965-66. 

 

Gary Laakso

 

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That helps, Gary.  What year is the 9th edition?

 

In response to Todd, the label (yes, on the bottom there was something over it) doesn’t say PFM, it simply says United

Scale Models

And at the bottom

Tokyo Japan

 

Schuyler

 

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The PFE 1963 catalogue (8th Edition) shows two windows on the side on the smoke stack side.   The same caboose with the dual windows on the smokestack side is shown in the 7th Edition catalogue.  The 9th edition catalogue shows two windows on the non-smoke stack side.

 

Gary Laakso

 

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Schuyler,

I don't want to tout the obvious, but the PFM label on the caboose (the bottom, I assume) identifies it as a PFM product, and it definitely has the appearance of a D&RGW narrow gauge caboose with 4 wheel trucks.I'm not sufficiently conversant with Rio Grande ng cabooses to be able to suggest a number or series, but there are photos on Google that show several of these short cabooses with numbers in the 0500 series.

Todd Sullivan

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