Depot is proud to announce our 4th car!
tooling for a signature car!!!
Spring Mills Depot is going full tilt
on a project car. If you can't do it right, why do it?
Alton and GM&O
versions have been posted!
B&O grated end platform versions have been posted!
B&O non-cupola versions have been posted!
We expect the cars to arrive in 2018.
This has been a very difficult model to engineer. Almost no two are alike and to account for all of the variaions has been a small nightmare. There are more variations than our PD3000 covered hopper. We are only going to run what we have orders for. Any cancellations will just lower the production run to make it fair for those that keep their orders. Most road numbers will be limited to a run of 24 cars. Due to other projects in the pipeline, a second run might be considered in 8-10 years so it is strongly recommended to take advantage of the first run if you want any.
These RTR cars will feature crisp detail and sharp painting - just like our previous cars. Models will have the correct details based upon the period and paint scheme. Some details are: T&G or plywood sides, various window combinations, early/late short/tall smoke jacks, toilet vent, various marker light types, old C or new C or J grabs, wood or aluminum cupola windows just to name a few. The cars will have wiew grabs, metal wheels, and Kadee ® couplers.
The B&O built 400 I-5 cabooses between 1924 and 1929. The I-5c and I-5d versions received narrower steps and lengthened truck centers. Alterations through the years produced many different window configurations. Spring Mills Depot will offer as many of these variations as possible based on photographic evidence and available documentation.