18832cr Life-Like Proto 2000 Northeast Cabin Conrail 18832: With two interchanges
with Conrail on the East End, my layout needed a Conrail caboose or two.
This one is a good choice, and I picked it up for $12.
This kit is almost dead-on for former Reading RR cabooses that were
given to Conrail in 1977. Unlike the kit, these cabooses really had
one window filled on the side in the picture, and the two inside ones filled
on the other side. I cut a piece of plastic over these windows and
painted it Conrail blue. The real car had white sides and edges on
the steps, the kit comes with all black steps. The grab iron on the
end is white, they come blue on the kit. Other than that, I just
weathered the car with an overspray of roof brown and painted the wheel
faces rust colors.