Erie 40-foot bay window caboose (ERIE 308).
This is an extensive kitbash of the Model Power model, most of which was performed by
Chris Schmuck. When I acquired the model, all of the main body modifications were
complete, and the extra equipment had been added to the underbody. The existing
couplers were removed, as well as the dry transfers. New truck bolsters were formed
from styrene and repositioned, and the existing coupler screw holes were filled. Modified end railings
from the Kato caboose with Micro-Trains Ajax brakewheels were added.
Micro-Trains 2004 knuckles in 1015 coupler boxes were
added to be flush with the end railing frames. The truck frames are resin castings of a master
that Chris kitbashed, with Fox Valley wheelsets installed. Prime Mover decals were utilized with some
modifications. Windows were milled from clear plastic and added after the decals were
protected with Dullcoat. This model took 2nd place in the Rolling Stock Caboose category of the model
contest at the N-Scale Enthusiast 19th Annual National N Scale Convention in Hershey, Pennsylvania
in June 2011.