Baltimore & Ohio (B&O) Cabooses

Manufacturer:Super Scale Models
Category:Cabooses
Road Name:Baltimore & Ohio (B&O)
Prototype Era:1880-1913
Model Introduced:1948
Product Type:Craftsman Kit
From a 1948 Model Railroader magazine advertisement: 4-wheel B&O Transfer Caboose. Kit includes etched copper sides and ends, brass floor, copper roof, die cast end platforms, hardware, and rigid truck frame with wheels. All of that for $6.75!
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Manufacturer:Lake Junction Models, LLC (click for web site)
Manufacturer ID:4050
Category:Cabooses
Road Name:Baltimore & Ohio (B&O)
Prototype Class:I-1
Model Introduced:2010
Product Type:Kit
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This is the pilot model built by Lake Junction Models owner Bill Hoss. This S model of a B&O wood caboose class I-1 or I-1a comes as a craftsman laser cut wood kit with brass etched parts, and cast resin stack, coupler striker plate, and draft pocket. No trucks or couplers included. The instructions are provided on a CD which you can print out. All three versions were first available from The Supply Car, who supplemented the kit with American Models trucks, Kadee couplers, Grandt Line AB brakes, and decals. These B&O built cabooses were first built in 1913 and up until 1923 with 438 being built all with the narrow end platforms. In later years they were rebuilt with the full width platforms and some had the cupolas removed to use as transfer cars. Models of all three of these versions are indicated as still available from Lake Junction Models.
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model owned by Bill Hoss
photo © Edwin Kirstatter
Manufacturer:Lake Junction Models, LLC (click for web site)
Manufacturer ID:4051
Category:Cabooses
Road Name:Baltimore & Ohio (B&O)
Prototype Class:I-1
Model Introduced:2010
Product Type:Kit
Identical to product ID 4050, except with wide platform.
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photo © (Lake Junction Models stock photo)
Manufacturer:Lake Junction Models, LLC (click for web site)
Manufacturer ID:4052
Category:Cabooses
Road Name:Baltimore & Ohio (B&O)
Prototype Class:I-1
Model Introduced:2010
Product Type:Kit
Transfer caboose (no cupola). Narrow platform.
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photo © (Lake Junction Models stock photo)
Manufacturer:Lake Junction Models, LLC (click for web site)
Manufacturer ID:4053
Category:Cabooses
Road Name:Baltimore & Ohio (B&O)
Prototype Class:I-1
Model Introduced:2010
Product Type:Kit
Transfer caboose (no cupola). Wide platform.
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Manufacturer:SouthWind Models
Manufacturer ID:SWM-C1
Category:Cabooses
Road Name:Baltimore & Ohio (B&O)
Road Number:C-2820
Prototype Class:I-12
Model Introduced:1992
Product Type:Brass
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This model was imported from Korea, and comes with sprung trucks. The models came unpainted. The prototype had been refitted for use in caboose pool service in the 1960s by adding electric generation and batteries. Also toilets and a retention tank were added. The second photo shows Bill's model of the Chessie version of the I-12.
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model owned by Bill Lane
photo © Bill Lane
Manufacturer:SouthWind Models
Manufacturer ID:SWM-C1
Category:Cabooses
Road Name:Baltimore & Ohio (B&O)
Road Number:C-2505
Prototype Class:I-5B
Product Type:Brass
This model came in two numbers, but for two different eras. This model has the as-built 15' wheel base. This one is for 1941-1945. These were imported from Korea (manufactured by Green Art Brass Model), and came ready-to-run, painted, and lettered with sprung trucks. Only Kadee S #802 or 808 couplers and maker lamps needed to be added. The B&O built six of this class in 1936 to 1940.
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model owned by Edwin Kirstatter
photo © Edwin Kirstatter
Manufacturer:SouthWind Models
Manufacturer ID:SWM-C1
Category:Cabooses
Road Name:Baltimore & Ohio (B&O)
Road Number:C-2506
Prototype Class:I-5BA
Product Type:Brass
This wagon-top, bay-window caboose was built in 1939 as a class I-5B in the Cumberland shops but later the truck centers were lengthened to 19' from the original 15' and re-classed. The imported from Korea (manufactured by Green Art Brass Model) is for the 1945 to 1955 era of painting. It is ready to run only needing S Kadee couplers and marker lamps applied. This model came in five different eras of painting and numbers.
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model owned by Edwin Kirstatter
photo © Edwin Kirstatter

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