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  1. #1
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    Help with model trains

    I guess this is the best place on the forum to post this..

    Yesterday at the hobby store, my GF suddenly got the urge to build a model of a caboose!

    So I need help finding a plastic model of a caboose. I'm looking for a static model, not the powered kind. I remember several years back, Monogram released a line of plastic model locomotives, and something along those lines was what I was thinking.

    I've been searching online, but since I'm not familiar with what manufacturer makes what, I'm at a disadvantage.

    Any help would be great!

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    Re: Help with model trains

    http://www.kalmbachstore.com/grpdf029.html

    http://www.piedmontsub.com/Caboose.shtml

    For the Gloor Craft Models used in the above project,
    contact Stephen R. Gloor
    Address: 715 N. Locust St.
    City: Oak Harbor
    State: Ohio
    ZIP: 43449
    Phone: 419-898-0572
    County: Ottawa
    Manufacturing Firm: Gloor Craft Models

    ...or you might be able to get the kit and components from various model railroad store in your area. They may direct you to other kits and components as well. My encouragement and best wishes for this enterprising young lady.
    You are
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    When it counts---The Masao
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    Re: Help with model trains

    Heya, Sgt. Schultz!

    Here's another possible source:

    http://www.walthers.com/

    Their catalog is like a phone book!

    Did a quick search for "caboose kits" and itr came back with 3233 hits:

    http://www.walthers.com/exec/search?quick=caboose+kits

    Looking there are probably lots of accessory type things, but you should still get a fair number of complete cars kits.

    Hope this helps!

    Russ
    Proud son of Rose and Wes
    "Women uh... women sense my power and they seek the life essence." General Jack D. Ripper

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    Re: Help with model trains

    Thanks for the assist guys!

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    Re: Help with model trains

    Hey, have you ever gone to "The Original Whistle Stop" in Pasadena on Colorado? Check 'em out, not the biggest place, but they got some cool stuff and you can find some cool stuff for 1/6th as well.
    "Will shill for free man dollies!"

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    Re: Help with model trains

    if you want to go big, look for garden railroad stuff. can't remember the scale,but some can be had cheap.

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