Overland Caboose

Discussion in 'Cabooses' started by BN8002, Jan 31, 2014.

  1. BN8002

    BN8002 Did someone say B-Unit?

    I'm looking into picking up one of the Overland brass frisco wide vision cabooses but before I shell out that kind of cash I have a question for you. From the photos everything looks to be correct but I'll admit I didn't spend a ton of time researching it. Is there any glaring details that are wrong? Thanks in advance.
     
  2. FriscoFriend

    FriscoFriend Passed Away April 12, 2018 Frisco.org Supporter

    It depends upon the production run. The early runs were prototypically correct in regards to the windows on the roof, etc. but at that time brass didn't have see-thru roofwalks and therefore looked somewhat heavy compared to the later run. These were all unpainted from the factory and at the time retailed for around $50.00.

    The second run was more detailed with see-thru roofwalks and end platforms and were beautiful in all regards. They were offered factory painted in two road numbers in red (1216 & 1256), two in orange & white (1260 & 1270), and one in red.white, and blue (1250). They retailed for $250 at the time.


    Hope this helps,
     
  3. BN8002

    BN8002 Did someone say B-Unit?

    That was a big help thank you.
     
  4. FriscoFriend

    FriscoFriend Passed Away April 12, 2018 Frisco.org Supporter

    You're very welcome. Let us know if you snag one!
     
  5. BN8002

    BN8002 Did someone say B-Unit?

    Will do. I've got my eyes open. A friend of mine convinced me to start in on brass cabooses..this could get expensive haha
     
  6. Steve40cal

    Steve40cal Member

    This one is on Ebay right now
     

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  7. BN8002

    BN8002 Did someone say B-Unit?

    I've been watching that. It's the one that spurred this thread
     
  8. FriscoFriend

    FriscoFriend Passed Away April 12, 2018 Frisco.org Supporter

    That's one from the early run that I mentioned in my earlier post that had an MSRP of around $50.00. Note the heavy handrails that were common at that time on the brass market. There is nothing wrong with that as when painted you will have a beautiful model.
     
  9. BN8002

    BN8002 Did someone say B-Unit?

    From your previous description I gathered that it was from the first run. Thank you for your help.
     

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