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HO Scale Freight Car
N-8 Caboose

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Kit Includes: Plastic molded body, roof, cupola, end railings, window glass, open roof walks, smoke stack, free rolling trucks, separate grab irons (customer to apply), McHenry KS couplers, x2f couplers included. Both are designed for using screws if necessary. This kit is designed for easy assembly with a no glue required.

Drawings for the HO Scale N-8 Caboose   (PDF document 1.8Mb)

Release Schedule:  First Release is available and is indicated by a plus sign [+] in the first character of the part "Description" will have three road numbers available.  The second release scheduled for May 1, 2004 is indicated by a asterisk [*] in the first character of the part "Description".  This is new kit - please refer to the assembly tips below.

Listing of Available Models and Associated Car Numbers:  The list below identifies the cars and roadnames that are currently available.  Underlined part numbers have pictures available for you to see on-line by clicking on part number.  Please note that each production run of a roadname uses a new series of car numbers.  We do not re-use a previous numbering series for any subsequent production run.  Thus, we only can fill orders for the most current production run and associated numbering series.   Please refer to our list of N-8 Caboose car numbers that have be used and the current numbers which are available.

Part #DescriptionPrice
1~55320  N-8 Caboose- Illinois Central * n.a.
1-56300  +N-8 Caboose Undecorated * n.a.
1-56301  *N-8 Caboose PRR Circle Keystone Eastern Region * n.a.
1-56302  +N-8 Caboose PRR Circle Keystone Central * n.a.
1-56303  *N-8 Caboose PRR Circle Keystone Pittsburg * n.a.
1-56304  +N-8 Caboose PRR Shadow Keystone * n.a.
1-56305  *N-8 Caboose PRR Shadow Keystone Buckeye * n.a.
1-56306  +N-8 Caboose PRR Shadow Keystone Pittsburg * n.a.
1-56307  *N-8 Caboose PRR Shadow Keystone Chesapeake * n.a.
1-56308  +N-8 Caboose PRR Shadow Keystone Susq Region * n.a.
1-56309  *N-8 Caboose PRR Plain Keystone Red * n.a.
1-56310  +N-8 Caboose PRR Plain Keystone Red/Yellow * n.a.
1-56311  *N-8 Caboose PRR Plain Keystone Red/Yellowith Buckeye * n.a.
1-56312  +N-8 Caboose PRR Plain Keystone Orange * n.a.
1-56313  *N-8 Caboose PRR Penn * n.a.
1-56314  +N-8 Caboose Conrail * n.a.
1-56315  *N-8 Caboose Conrail Large Logo * n.a.
1-56316  *N-8 Caboose ConrailL Green Body * n.a.
1-56317  +N-8 Caboose Penn Central * n.a.
1-56318  *N-8 Caboose Penn Central P Logo * n.a.
1-56319  *N-8 Caboose Penn Central * n.a.
1-56320  +N-8 Caboose Illinois Central Gulf * n.a.

Assembly hints. These are a few things I did when I built the cars for photos.  Be careful - we made the parts small and thin to get as close to prototype as possible.
1 Cut handrails one at a time with a very, very sharp knife.  I placed the handrails on the edge of the box with the mounting pins up.  This made the cut a straight down motion.
2 Put on handrails first.  If you prefer to use glue - please try to use the glue on the inside only.
3 Put in weight and window glass next.  Spread body with your fingers to get the glass to pass the side windows.
4 Assemble the roof starting with the grabs.  I opened the holes for the roof walks with a sharp knife.  They are a very close fit.  I glued the the underside mounting pins very lightly.  Then I cut off the posts
5 To mount the KS couple use the sleeve molded on the X2f coupler sprue..
6 To make good track operation I cut all the wires short of the trucks.  They will not interfere with truck swing

I hope you will have as much fun with this great new model as I have.

    Lee English
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