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US ARMY O GAUGE CABOOSE QUESTION

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US ARMY O GAUGE CABOOSE QUESTION
Posted by POTRZBE on Friday, April 21, 2023 4:47 PM

I am putting together a military train for the 80th anniversary of D-Day a year from now. I am looking for an army caboose that looks more like the real thing than a caboose with LEDs or a spinning searchlight. Your thoughts?

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Posted by fifedog on Saturday, April 22, 2023 8:05 AM

Most prototype military trains usually have a DODX caboose in tow. And most of those are non-descript, wide-vision caboose types, and they come in a multitude of colors.

If you're looking for a quick answer, the Menard's ARMY caboose should fit the bill.

I would say it should depend on what kind of train you're assembling. If you have all premier/scale cars with scale size military equipment, you might NOT want to tack on a "traditional" size caboose...and vise-versa.

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Posted by POTRZBE on Saturday, April 22, 2023 8:24 AM

It is the Menards army caboose I am hoping to replace.  Alternately blinking LEDs just don't seem 1940s world war II. I am not a rivet counter but that is a bridge too far as is a Lionel army caboose with spinning searchlight.

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Posted by fifedog on Saturday, April 22, 2023 9:20 AM

Ok, you're wanting something more authentic. Each host railroad would supply it's own caboose for the military trains. I like K-Line's PRR caboose with BUY WAR BONDS emblazoned on its sides.

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Posted by POTRZBE on Saturday, April 22, 2023 9:45 AM

Thank you fifedog.  There is quite a beauty on eBay right now.

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