Cars with interiors
I have been working on cars that have interiors, specifically cabooses. A caboose is a good candidate to have an interior. They were used in the early part of the last century as a mobile office. They had closets, desks, a stove for heat and a coffee pot. Some had sleeping bunks and a cupola for a better view of the train.
The Rio Grande Southern (RGS) 0409 was built as D&RG #11 in 1878. It later became D&RG 0510, and was sold to the RGS in 1891 to become their W409. The track was narrow gauge (3 feet wide) to enable engines and trains to snake through the narrow Colorado canyons and steep grades.
The 0409 was eventually sold to Bob Richardson's Narrow Gauge Motel in Alamosa in 1953. From there, it eventually wound up at Disneyland Tokyo, where it remains today on static display.
This kit was offered by The Cimarron Works and came with parts to detail the interior. The roof was designed to slip off. The scale is Sn3.
Star Brand paints where used on the exterior and interior. Tissue paper was used on the roof to simulate the tar paper. Microscope glass was used in the windows. Powder chalks was used for weathering.
This is what the caboose looked like before I started building the kit. It is a very nice kit, goes together well. I think it is now out of production.
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