CRI-1 baggage door caboose kit
In 1940 and 1941 The Rock Island Railroad had taken 20 boxcars from the B-2 class series 42200 to 45699 and rebuilt them into baggage door cabooses. Some of these cabooses lasted all the way to the end of the railroad in 1980 and beyond some owned by individuals some by railroads. Some of the equipment used on the cabooses that are supplied in our model is both KC and AB brake equipment which most of the cabooses were switched to the AB type equipment in 1953 or 1954, Wood covered canvas type roof is represented. With wood roof walk, To make the kit assembly as customer friendly as we could. The caboose cupola is a one piece casting and roof is not a build up style as with some kits. Windows are cast in place with separate window sashes to be installed be customer. Both styles of platform steps are cast as one piece. Also the kit comes supplied with caboose style trucks, brass ladders, decals, all detail parts needed to produce a very nice representation of the cabooses without the cost of brass models. The customer supplies nothing but the paint, couplers, time and the railroad bed to run it on.
Pricing for CRI-1 is $54.00 plus $5.00 for shipping and handling.