(N) Request: Info on color schemes ACL

(N) Request: Info on color schemes ACL

Post by egood.. » Sun, 23 Jun 1996 04:00:00



Does anyone have info (or know where to look) on color schemes for
an Atlantic Coast Line caboose to accompany my pair of GP-9's?

Or, better yet, maybe you've seen one already made . . . what
manufacturer, when, etc.

 
 
 

(N) Request: Info on color schemes ACL

Post by Alan Winsto » Mon, 24 Jun 1996 04:00:00


Quote:

> Does anyone have info (or know where to look) on color schemes for
> an Atlantic Coast Line caboose to accompany my pair of GP-9's?

_Cabins, Crummies, & Hacks_, Vol 2, "The South" (1991, H&M Productions),
has color ACL caboose pictures beginning on page 61. Two schemes are
pictured: one is (caboose?) red with white lettering, the other is
orange with black lettering.

Unless an ACL caboose has been done in brass, you are unlikely to find
anything commercially available that comes very close to anything
pictured.

Cabooses are a big challenge in N. We could use a vendor making small
run kits, possibly mixing resin bodies (ala Fine N Scale) with etched
brass (ala Gold Medal Models) ends and cupolas.

But is there a big enough market? How many folks would spend $25-35 for
a moderately difficult kit of an ACL caboose? ACL enthusiasts would, and
a handful of others with eclectic tastes would, but I'm afraid too many
folks are only be interested in painted & lettered models.

Alan Winston

 
 
 

(N) Request: Info on color schemes ACL

Post by egood.. » Tue, 25 Jun 1996 04:00:00



Quote:


>> Does anyone have info (or know where to look) on color schemes for
>> an Atlantic Coast Line caboose to accompany my pair of GP-9's?

>_Cabins, Crummies, & Hacks_, Vol 2, "The South" (1991, H&M Productions),
>has color ACL caboose pictures beginning on page 61. Two schemes are
>pictured: one is (caboose?) red with white lettering, the other is
>orange with black lettering.

Thanks for the lead.  This should be helpful in several other areas
as well.

Quote:
>Unless an ACL caboose has been done in brass, you are unlikely to find
>anything commercially available that comes very close to anything
>pictured.

>Cabooses are a big challenge in N. We could use a vendor making small
>run kits, possibly mixing resin bodies (ala Fine N Scale) with etched
>brass (ala Gold Medal Models) ends and cupolas.

Wouldn't that be NICE!!!

Quote:

>But is there a big enough market? How many folks would spend $25-35 for
>a moderately difficult kit of an ACL caboose? ACL enthusiasts would, and
>a handful of others with eclectic tastes would, but I'm afraid too many
>folks are only be interested in painted & lettered models.

Sad, but true.
Quote:

>Alan Winston

 
 
 

(N) Request: Info on color schemes ACL

Post by andrew harmanta » Wed, 26 Jun 1996 04:00:00


If you join the ACL/SAL historical society, you may contact someone who
has some nice photos and/or slides that will give you all the info you
need.  I can also refer you to some earlier issues of "Diesel Era" in
which some of the Seaboard System's cabeese were pictured--might've been
RF&P, but one class of RF&P cabeese is nearly identical to ACL's.