Caboose SLSF 162

Discussion in '001-999' started by adams, Mar 30, 2011.

  1. adams

    adams QLA-QSF

    Hello All,

    Atlas apparently has out now a Frisco caboose SLSF 162.

    It has a cupola and two side windows.

    Did Frisco have anything like this other than the Northeast Oklahoma (NEO) Railroad cabooses?

    I am not sure if it has been discussed here, but is it an authentic type with correct number?


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  2. renapper (Richard Napper RIP 3/8/2013)

    renapper (Richard Napper RIP 3/8/2013) Passed away March 8, 2013

    I believe the caboose is a correct representation of the NEO cabooses.

    Caboose number SLSF 162 is correct.

    I have one of them.

    Nice model.

    Richard E. Napper
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  3. adams

    adams QLA-QSF

    Thanks, I just looked at a picture of a former NEO caboose, but only one.

    This particular one had the same lower window arrangement as the Atlas model, but the cupola was a bit different, with narrower, rectangular windows and an angled sloping peak to the middle of the roof.

    The roof ends of the car also blended into the sides a bit differently.

    Again, not sure if the whole class looks like that, but all-in-all the Atlas seems a plausible representation.

    Probably as close as you can get without scratch building or kit bashing.
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  4. meteor910

    meteor910 2009 Engineer of the Year Staff Member Supporter

    The Atlas is a nice looking model, but I believe it is not quite authentic for the NEO cabooses.

    Look at the end steps and platforms, and, the cupola does not look like it is centered to me.

    However, I have only seen the Atlas photographs.

    I have not seen the model itself.

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