Re: Red Caboose 103W welded tank car (& Cocoa Beach)


I'm doing the 103W as a USAX car, and am about ready to letter it. In reviewing the kit (RMJ 4/96 p 56), Richard Hendrickson used Walthers decal set 131380. Walthers no longer catalogue their own decals. Does anyone know of a source for this set, or another source for an HO scale Army Transportation Corps logo? I think I can cobble up the rest of the lettering from other sets.


Al Brown, Melbourne, Fla.

--- In STMFC@..., Anthony Thompson <thompson@...> wrote:

Al Brown wrote:
Plano Model Products sell etched-metal Apex running boards and dome
platforms for the Red Caboose car: their part #306. Usual
disclaimer: no business relationship, just a happy customer.

(Smack talk: I will show this car at Cocoa Beach. But, I'm not
saying which year!)
The Plano parts are nice, indeed. Tell you what, Al--you bring
your car and I'll bring mine. Mine is a project Jim Hayes started,
cutting down a Red Caboose tank to 4000-gallon size. He passed it on
to me, and I've detailed it, including cut-down Plano running boards
and dome platforms, new dome top equipment, brake gear, etc., and my
own decals for Stauffer Chemical.

Tony Thompson Editor, Signature Press, Berkeley, CA
2906 Forest Ave., Berkeley, CA 94705
(510) 540-6538; fax, (510) 540-1937; e-mail, thompson@...
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