Re: Athearn C&EI Caboose


Fritz Milhaupt
 

--- In STMFC@yahoogroups.com, "Paul & Bernice Hillman"
<chris_hillman@...> wrote:

Athearn is advertising the coming of an "Eastern 2 Window Caboose".
Upon calling them, they told me that this would be released in April,
2007. It's said to be a MDC re-release?

Just wondering if anyone might have an idea of it's authenticity to the
C&EI protoype. I have a photo of C&EI #5 and it looks quite similar.
The CEIHS said that they think it's very "close", and that #'s 1-6 were
acquired in 1947.

Thanks, Paul Hillman

Actually, from what I remember of the photo I saw of one of the C&EI
cabooses a couple years ago, the Atlas Trainman caboose is far closer
to what C&EI #1-6 looked like. See
http://www.atlastrainman.com/HOFreight/tmhocupcab.htm

I'd describe the MDC caboose as "the model closest to C&EI #1-6 that
Horizon manufactures," but there's a closer model out there. It hasn't
been released in C&EI paint yet, but I think that's just a matter of
waiting for one of the next runs.

-Fritz Milhaupt
Web Guy and Modeling Editor, Pere Marquette Historical Society, Inc.
http://www.pmhistsoc.org

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