Which 50ft boxcar?

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The idea of ​​a locomotive and caboose set is great. It would be a good beginner set.
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It makes no difference that the caboose has NOT been required on US trains since the late 1980's...
Buyers, even most experienced modelers, expect one.

Remember... in most prototype cases... the caboose MUST match the engine.

So... [Engine]+[50 ft box]+[gondola]+[matching caboose] = 'Start Set' ...
but nothing is wasted... this is a useful set even for established TT operators.
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Cabooses are available from Lok-n-Roll. Well, I haven't checked lately but they were a while ago. We need another locomotive.
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I will also buy a bunch of PS-1s. We need road locos as our fleet of SW1200s is being worn down. It's time to retire them to yard service before they break down completely. But, as Bill said...
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I think Siggis also have some caboose kits.

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Not too fast guys. Things are not that easy in this moment.

The Corona virus is a big hickup in the planning, making things un-predictable. For sure if you look to the economy / healthcare situation. People are simply not interested in TT models.

But we do our best to keep things rolling.

Anyway a question for the specialists:
If you look to the end sides of a PS1 box car, than these sides consist of two parts. Till the end of 1956 those two end parts were connected with rivets and from 1957 there is a welded connection. See pictures of an Usax example with rivets and a welded GTW example. (Yes with the maple leaf.) For simplicity, can we say that all cars, 40 ft and 50 ft, have welded connections from 1/1957 and between 1950 and 12/1956 have a riveted connection? Remember, I skip PS1 box cars before 1950.
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Hi Rob!
I would say pick one style and do it.
Those rivets on a model wouldn't be that easy to notice, and it wouldn't be too hard to change one to the other. If it has rivets and you don't want them, they could be easily scraped off with a sharp blade. Or if they're not there and you want them, Archer makes a resin rivet strip that could be easily added. either way it would only need a small touch up of paint on the ends.
And I would bet that most guys would just run them as is and be very happy to have them!
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areibel wrote:I would say pick one style and do it.
I tend to agree...

In regard to rivets, given limited numbers, addition (via Archer rivet decals) is MUCH faster and cleaner than removal (via X-acto, steady hand, and good eye).
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Richard-B wrote:In regard to rivets, given limited numbers, addition (via Archer rivet decals) is MUCH faster and cleaner than removal...
^^^ This
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ConducTTor wrote:Cabooses are available from Lok-n-Roll. Well, I haven't checked lately but they were a while ago. ...
We don't have any online. There is a caboose in production (new in 2017). I hope for positive progress this year.

RodTT wrote:I think Siggis also have some caboose kits.
Sold out. Another production by Ingo Schwaetzer isn't planned.


@rdikken: Choose a style! My thought would be welded.
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