Trainworx Announces New Tooling: Denver & Rio Grande Western Offset-cupola Caboose No. 01403

Published: 2017-10-18 - By: Jenna
Last updated on: 2018-01-18
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Earlier this month, Trainworx announced that it will produce a new tooling for the Denver & Rio Grande Western offset-cupola caboose no. 01403 (as built in 1940).

Pre-orders for these cars are due by November 30, 2017 with an estimated summer 2018 delivery.

These cars will run $59.95. This is a highly detailed model. Excluding brass, this is likely the most detailed model of a caboose in N Scale ever produced. It will have the following features: etched metal grab irons, ladders and roof walks; friction-bearing caboose trucks with metal wheels; and electrical pickup and body-mounted magnetic knuckle couplers.

Electrical Pickup? For user-installed lighting? Will there be an add-on kit for interior lighting or maybe a FRED? At this price maybe it will come with lighting but they forgot to mention it. We will have to wait and see.

Here is the original announcement.

Here is a link to Trainworx's Product Announcements Page.