Re: Bobber 4-wheel cabooses
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Absolutely fantastic info. I will go looking for it tomorrow.
From: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io <main@RealSTMFC.groups.io> On Behalf Of Bruce Smith
Sent: Saturday, February 12, 2022 2:47 PM
Subject: Re: [RealSTMFC] Bobber 4-wheel cabooses
The Ambroid kit is the same as the Gloor Craft kit and is for a PRR ND class cabin car. There was an outstanding article on building this kit in The Keystone Modeler, #33, April 2006.
It's probably way more information than you want, but the PRRT&HS just released a comprehensive book on PRR cabin cars that will overwhelm you with the amount of information. That is available from the PRRT&HS at https://www.prrths.org/content.aspx?page_id=586&club_id=171391&item_id=13159
With respect to PRR cars, anyone with any interest should bookmark the car diagram pages hosted by Rob Schoenberg at http://prr.railfan.net/diagrams/
The NC was an earlier all wood car, 25' 3" in length. The ND had a steel underframe (explaining why they lasted in service beyond the institution of "caboose laws") and was 26' long.
From: main@... <main@RealSTMFC.groups.io> on behalf of wrlyders via groups.io <blyders@...>
An excellent write-up and pics of the B&O Bobber Cabooses.
However, I had found an Ambroid PRR Bobber Caboose kit that I want to scratchbuild in styrene. So I would love to have similar information on the PRR Bobber Cabooses.
I have a number of PRR pics and believe my kit is the type NC cabooses from comparing pics. I have seen a number of type ND caboose pics but don’t yet understand the difference between NC and ND cabooses.
At a recent NMRA meet, the presenter had a book, Cabooses of the Norfolk and Western with him that had about 18 pages with pics and diagrams and text on N&W Bobber Cabooses. So if you are a N&W fan, like I am, that may be of interest to you.
Thank you, Eric for the link.
From: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io <main@RealSTMFC.groups.io> On Behalf Of Eric Hansmann
More images of Ed’s 4-wheel caboose are in this blog post. Plus extra detail on the B&O prototypes.