MODELS MADE BY ANDY
WEGMULLER IN HO SCALE (1:87)
- MODELS ARE FULLY DETAILED AND
- HANDCRAFTED MUSEUM QUALITY
- COMPOSITE CONSTRUCTION (EPOXY
RESIN AND BRASS)
- AVAILABLE IN LETTERING
DIFFERENT TIME PERIODS
Pacific Railway Wooden Caboose
wood caboose design goes back to about 1905. Many series
until 1945 with the same basic dimensions. Construction
changed over the years and many were modernized in 1960’s
and 70’s with
plywood sides. Beginning in 1912 steel center sills were
used. In the
side were three windows and the cupola had eight windows.
In the mid
1920’s the end beams were beefed up and one side window in
was sheeted over. During the depression (1930’s) no new
built, but existing ones were rebuilt. The third side
removed and the center window in the cupola end was
sheeted over. Most
received storm doors to keep out the draft and the inside
warmer in the
wintertime. The roof was now painted black and the side
in size. For safety reasons the steps were changed for
longer ones and
the end railings heightened.
Traffic increase in WW2 faced CP with a shortage of
no new cabooses were built since 1929. Beginning in 1941
new ones were
built to the old design but they had welded double beam
and steel end beams. After 1943 the truck centers were
increased by one
foot. Hand rails and grabs were painted yellow starting
during WW2. All
wooden cabooses were built with tongue and grove siding.
Starting in 1960’s CP rebuilt many with plywood sides. On
plywood was nailed over the tongue and grove siding, on
T&G siding was removed before the plywood was nailed
on. Some had
their wooden end beams replaced with ones made from steel.
From 1959 on
the script logo was used, after 1968 the CP Rail logo was
In the early 1970’s they were painted yellow and the roof
ladders were removed.
All wooden cabooses were removed from service in
the early 1980’s.
|19 inch or 482mm
is the ultimate, most accurate detailed model of
wooden cabooses in 1:87 scale ( HO ) offered to the public, you
forget anything else, in Plastic or Brass. Every detail is
scaled and correct for the particular caboose number.
The hand built masters were prepared from original CP blue prints,
measurements and many photographs. It is exquisitely detailed
to prototype with detailed under floor, full brake rigging, cut
and brake hoses. The marker lights are correctly mounted on the
not the side or end as with other models. The models are one of a
Museum quality, completely finished. The parts are cast with epoxy
resin, carefully assembled, painted and lettered. Interior is
and the cupola has interior and a brakeman/ conductor is present.
detail has been faithfully replicated. The roof walk is made up
individual boards, hand rails are made from brass wire and the
are meticulously made up from brass parts. Every model reflects
prototype with distinguishing features for the time period. Even
basic design did not change, details make the difference. They are
a generic model to fit all, every detail is correct for the
model represents. Differences are Cupola sheeting, stack, steps,
of hand rails, end beam, storm door, under frame, K brake or AB
trucks, bolster spacing.
Lettering art work was specifically made for this models.
The model has then been weathered using a unique process. This
process allows the finer details of the model to come to life
“real live” look and making it a truly astounding museum quality
They are fully operational with Kadee No. 78 couplers and have
Arch bar or Bettendorf trucks with leaf springs as per prototype
semi scale wheels.
Length of standard model is 137mm or 5 3/8 inch, length of Shorty
100 mm or 3 15/16 inch.
trucks, steps were lenghtened in the 1930's.
||Plywood sides with script
logo, cupola has frame for bug screen. Steps have safety
|Plywood sheeting with script
logo and ACI label.
This one has a tall chimeny.
|Plywood sheeting with CP Rail
logo. Steel end beam and steps.
|This caboose was rebuilt with
plywood sides and steel end beams. The roof walk was left
||Most cabooses had the
roofwalk removed when they got the yellow paint job.
|Roof walk is made from
||All CPR cabooses had storm
doors installed in the 1930's
All models and pictures ©Andy Wegmuller