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Walthers ATSF Woodside Caboose

Updated 8-5-06

Model without detail parts applied.

In 2005 Walther produced a wood side Santa Fe prototype caboose, available as single or double kits. Matt Zebrowski produced an article in The Warbonnet, 3rd Quarter 2005, on fine tuning the kit.

The model is of a 1300 class Santa Fe waycar. Zebroski finds two noticeable problems: the thickness of the end platform step sidewalls and the thick plastic windows. He remarks about other less significant points. The kit comes with an interior.

The kit comes with parts that must be added: the platform ends, ladders, chimney, and numerous grabs. Of course holes must be drilled for the grabs as has become Walther's custom. the model also needs a little extra weight as it is 2.5 ounces.

Congratulations to Walthers on an important and quality model.

Side view
Parts bag


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