|An overhead view of three CN caboose's on the WRD or as Peter calls this, "the drone" shot showing the group of cars featured in this post.is|
Commentary by Peter Mumby...........Photos by George Dutka.
CN cabooses often show up on the tail end of WRD trains; check, for example, the post of Dec. 19, 2014 featuring our anniversary woodchip train. The next day George posted examples of more modern CN Hawker-Siddeley vans. This time we will concentrate on wood-sided cabooses wearing both the noodle and earlier leaf emblems. Featured are George's contemporary True Line Trains model, Bob Hannah's van built from a Juneco kit, and Peter's unit constructed from a vintage kit by Custom Trains of Dartmouth, Nova Scotia. These cars cover a span of about 35 years, illustrating a bit of our modelling history and the history of the hobby itself.
|In this view we see Bob's Juneco model. This kit is still available today. George recently acquired a current copy of this kit and plans to use the metal end platform castings for an upcoming project.|
|Here we see a close-up of Peter's Custom Trains model.|