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Athearn RND86681 Roundhouse HO Drovers Caboose, D&RGW #1427


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Athearn Roundhouse HO Drovers Caboose
Denver & Rio Grande Western, Cortez #1427

Athearn Item #: RND86681

Model Features:

  • Fine end handrails and ladders
  • Clear windows
  • Caboose trucks
  • Separately applied smoke jack and brake wheel
  • Fully-assembled and ready to run
  • Highly-detailed, injection-molded body
  • Painted and printed for realistic decoration
  • Machined metal wheels with RP25 contours operate on all popular brands of track
  • Weighted for trouble free operation
  • Body mounted McHenry operating scale knuckle couplers
  • Window packaging for easy viewing
  • Interior plastic blister carton safely holds model for convenient storage
  • Minimum radius: 15”

Prototype & Background Info:

Perhaps one of the most recognizable icons of American railroading, the caboose completed the train. Cabooses provide shelter for crew at the end of a train, who were long required for switching and shunting, and to keep a lookout for load shifting, damage to equipment and cargo, and overheating axles. In the extended-vision or wide-vision caboose, the sides of the cupola project beyond the side of the car body. The drover caboose offered baggage and L.T.L. (Less Then Load) capacity and caboose functionality to North American branchline railroading. This streamlined operations on these routes where traffic density wasn’t heavy enough to support a designated baggage car.