O scale ACL wooden cabooses, 1950 era

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I am looking for information on O scale ACL wooden cabooses from 1940 to 1958, or any related model that can be used as a substitute. Can anybody help with info?

-- Council R. Sugg III (Richpac@earthlink.net), August 01, 1998


Stand by. There is enterprise in the works to produce the M3 in a high quality resin kit. Stay tuned for information. We will probably not get around to beginning design of the kit until after the first of the year.

-- Buck Dean (big4@prodigy.net), November 01, 1999.

In model only in HO, but I feel for you. To my, knowledge, there is no commercially-made M-3 or M-4 in O gauge. Overland Models imports a brass version of the M-3 for a couple hundred dollars each, but I have never seen an Overland advertisement for an HO equivalent.

Now what? You are stuck doing what I did 3 times so far: scratchbuilding an M-3! Kit-bashing is out, because the design of these cabins is unique to ACL and its subsidiaries. I have not seen anything that comes close enough to adapt.

To scratchbuild, you will need plans and photos. This is where Larry Goolsby can help.

-- Wayne R. Long (e9_wayne@usa.net), September 06, 1998.

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