Duluth Missabe & Iron Range
Build in two ways
Original Design or "Modernized" Version
HO scale Kit #2214
"Modernized" Wood Caboose with Generator and Steel Side Frame
This caboose was also used by the:
Chicago Great Western,
Duluth and Northeastern,
Minneapolis Northfield and Southern
Lake Superior and Ishpeming
The model is based on the original standard design of the Duluth Missabe
and Iron Range wood cabooses. These cabooses were built around
1909-1921 and lasted into the 1960's. The "Moderrnized" version
was an alteration of the original design which started to appear in the
late 1940's. A generator was fitted in the rear of the caboose
along with an access door, vent, and exhaust stack. To stand
up to the ever increasing weight of ore trains, a steel side frame was
also added to the cabooses. Along the way, many of these cabooses
were sold to other railroads including the CGW, D&NE and LS&I.
They continued to soldiered on for many years with new paint schemes.
WHAT’S IN THE BOX?
Each kit includes one laser cut caboose kit that can
be made into either the original or modern version of DM&IR's caboose.
The model is made of precision laser cut bass wood, fiber board, plastic,
and cast metal parts. All parts are designed for easy tab and slot
construction, with peel and stick trim, windows and doors. A jig is
supplied for constructing the grab irons and hand rails. Custom made
metal castings have been designed to match the prototype for the Smoke
Jack, Latrine Vent, and Marker Lamp, plus a Generator Vent and Exhaust Stack
for the modernized version of the caboose. There is also an alternate
wall included in the kit to construct the modern caboose with the rear
window removed and an access hatch and vent added to the area were the
generator was installed. The best instructions in the business
provide full photographic and diagramed instructions and included a
history of the cabooses with prototype
30 Scale Foot Caboose
Trucks, couplers, decals and paint not included.
HO scale Kit #2214
Master Card Accepted.