Athearn #G78380 ICC Caboose w/Lights & Sound TP&W #705
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TP&W FEATURES CE-8 Santa Fe Style Caboose Separate turning roller bearings End Axle generator w/ drive belts Sinclair style antenna Functioning marker and interior lights in DCC End roof rain gutters During the early 1980’s the TP&W leased two separate groups of 8 Santa Fe CE-8 cabooses at two separate intervals. 705 was from the 1982 group and 707 was from the 1983 group. ICC CABOOSE FEATURES Better than brass detail™ including roadname and road number specific detail and laser-sharp painting and printing Interior seating for the addition of crew figures. See-through end platforms and steps Flush window glazing Wire-form grab irons Caboose trucks with animated rotating bearing or static friction bearing caps Axle generator details Body-mounted McHenry® scale knuckle-spring Couplers Machined metal RP25 profile wheel sets Fully-assembled and ready-to-run out of the box Accurately painted and printed for prototypical realism Highly-detailed injection-molded body Separate wireform grab irons etched metal coupler platforms Coupler lift bars trainline hoses brake hoses and hardware Full underframe detail air brake reservoir control valve and brake cylinder with plumbing and brake rod details Machined metal wheels with RP25 contours operate on all popular brands of track Weighted for trouble-free operation Window packaging for easy viewing plus interior plastic blister safely holds the model for convenient storage Multiple road numbers Minimum radius 18” LED LIGHT EQUIPPED FEATURES LED lighting for long life and reliable operation On-board DCC Decoder by NCE Operates in DCC and Analog (DC) with lighting functions controllable in DCC Various classes will feature single or dual roof markers or end-mount marker lights per prototype and/or era LED Interior Lights All functions NMRA compatible in DCC mode SOUND EQUIPPED MODELS ALSO FEATURE Soundtraxx Tsunami SoundCar decoder w/ included sounds Air horn or trainline air whistle as appropriate Clickety-clack with optional wheel flat spot sounds Brake set/release sounds including retainers and brake squeal ”Big Hole” emergency brake application sound Handbrake tie-down/release Adjustable flange squeal PROTOTYPE INFO Perhaps one of the most recognizable icons of American railroading the caboose completed the train. Cabooses provided shelter for the rear end crew. From the cupola or bay windows the crew could keep a lookout for shifting loads damaged equipment and overheating axles. As rail cars became larger in the late 1950s and early 1960s there was a real need for cabooses to have greater visibility for the crew. In the extended-vision or wide-vision caboose the sides of the cupola project beyond the side of the car body. This model was introduced by the International Car Company and saw service on most U.S. railroads. The expanded cupola allowed the crew to see past the top of the taller cars that began to appear after World War II and also increased the roominess of the cupola area.