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This green 1930's streamlined caboose was inspired by a very similar real-world Wabash caboose (Katy didn't own streamlined cars like this as far as I know) located on the Katy Rail-Trail at St. Charles, Missouri. The caboose model is also inspired build-wise by the Katy Caboose (as in, "The Caboose who got Loose" from the children's book) model I copied in late 2021 from @zephyr1934's MOC, The one shown later in this post is my own version of that caboose, which you can read about in it's own topic here, or you can see his original version in his own topic.

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I was going to put MKT (standing for Missouri - Kansas - Texas Railroad, the same owner of Katy caboose, and from where she gets her name)  on the sides of the new caboose where the printed brick is but in printed 1 x 1 tile letters, but the needed green 1 x 4 Technic bricks were problematic, as was the two letter T's that I don't have. Also, the doors to the inside open, but there are no interior details.

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There are a number of similarities between the two caboose models. However, they are more different than alike for several reasons. For example, Katy has A LOT more SNOT-work compared to her newer cousin. Why, you ask? Katy's walls are all sideways to better represent planks of wood (typical in caboose construction up until early-1910's), whereas her opposite number has only SNOT in the base of the body / stairs and regular bricks everywhere else to represent more modern steel construction. (I also left the mouth and eyes off the new arrival.)

Thoughts anyone?

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Great caboose(cabooses) looking good and like a match for Constitution (Lone ranger series train) maybe Constitution need streamlined treatment for better match for this gorgeous wagon 

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7 hours ago, Darkkostas25 said:

Great caboose(cabooses) looking good and like a match for Constitution (Lone ranger series train) maybe Constitution need streamlined treatment for better match for this gorgeous wagon 

Thanks @Darkkostas25! A streamlined Constitution would be interesting, since the loco is based off of late 1860's locomotives, and this caboose is from the early 1930s. (so about a ~60 years difference in design!)

As for Katy...

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Generally speaking, I normally have Katy attached to the rear of Conjunction Junction train (the link is to it's own topic) with my 2-8-0 pulling. (as seen in this older picture from last July)

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