Poll - Wood Caboose Kits from Pacific Design Shops

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Wood Caboose Choices

Canadian National Wood Caboose
3
7%
Chesapeake & Ohio, Series K3-2
2
5%
Denver & Rio Grande Western Wood Caboose
10
24%
Nickel Plate Road, 1000 Series
4
10%
Norfolk & Western, CF Wood Caboose
4
10%
Pennsylvania Railroad, Class N6b
3
7%
Southern Pacific, C-30-1
10
24%
Union Pacific, CA-1 Caboose
2
5%
Virginian, Class C-1
4
10%
 
Total votes: 42

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Poll - Wood Caboose Kits from Pacific Design Shops

Post by SPSteam2491 » Fri Aug 14, 2020 10:10 am

Pacific Design Shops is excited to announce our next series of projects for 1/8” scale trains, Wood Caboose Kits! But rather than us decide the design, we would like feedback on what design you would like to see made. Please take a minute to look over the choices below and vote for the ones you would like to see made. As with all our kit offering, they are designed to be affordable while still providing a high level of detail. We will utilize many detail parts commonly found at existing Live Steam suppliers but will also look at custom manufacturing the other parts that are not yet available. These kits may also include steel components such as ladders and a steel under-frame (depending on the final designs chosen) as options to add even more detail.

We do understand that cabooses require specific trucks and while we don’t want to be getting into manufacturing caboose trucks, we will work with existing suppliers to help match their products to the prototype design as best as possible.

Finally, the poll will be open for a couple months with the plan to start working on the most popular designs over the winter and offer kits in the spring of 2021. We likely will produce 2-3 different kits for large scale production to fit the needs of many modelers. The target price range is around $350-$600 per kit depending on the level of detail the modeler chooses.
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Canadian National Wood Caboose.png
Canadian National Wood Caboose
Chesapeake & Ohio, Series K3-2.png
Chesapeake & Ohio, Series K3-2
Denver & Rio Grande Western.png
Denver & Rio Grande Western Wood Caboose
Nickel Plate Road, 1000 Series.jpg
Nickel Plate Road, 1000 Series
Norfolk & Western, CF Wood Caboose.png
Norfolk & Western, CF Wood Caboose
Pennsylvania Railroad, Class N6b.jpg
Pennsylvania Railroad, Class N6b
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Pacific Design Shops

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Re: Poll - Wood Caboose Kits from Pacific Design Shops

Post by SPSteam2491 » Fri Aug 14, 2020 10:12 am

Additional Photos
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Southern Pacific, C-30-1.jpg
Southern Pacific, C-30-1
Union Pacific, CA-1 Caboose.png
Union Pacific, CA-1 Caboose
Virginian, C-1 Caboose.png
Virginian, Class C-1
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John LaFavor
Pacific Design Shops

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Re: Poll - Wood Caboose Kits from Pacific Design Shops

Post by 8thscale » Fri Aug 14, 2020 6:06 pm

John, just FYI
Mainline Modeler covered the prototype with drawings of Virginian C-1 caboose Nov, Dec '02, Jan & Feb '03.
Keith Jackman sells (sold?) a very complete set of drawings for the SP C-30-1 caboose. Based on your prior kit I look forward to this one!
Dave

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Re: Poll - Wood Caboose Kits from Pacific Design Shops

Post by mattmason » Fri Aug 14, 2020 7:51 pm

The Virginian in 1" scale.
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