Chessie System C&O 3246 Safety Caboose - "What's This Week's Weekly Safety Slogan". This model is based on the Atlas Master Series Extended Vision caboose as built by International Car Company. The caboose has been custom-painted and detailed with A-Line windshield wipers and scratch-built parts including jeweled end marker lights (non-operating) and additional battery / tool box. This particular model features Plano Model Products see-through etched-metal roofwalk, end platforms, and steps. The thick stock plastic window inserts are replaced with thin window glazing. Unique scratch-built simulated window screens are added to the cupola windows.
The caboose is airbrushed in the prototypical paint scheme using custom-mixed colors with silver-gray roof, gray ends, and yellow handrails. Window frames are hand-painted silver. The custom-printed decals are over-coated with a smooth flat finish. Wheels and trucks are painted. This model is faded and weathered to match prototype photos.
The Atlas caboose features:
- Thin endrails
- Separate brake cylinder
- Open smoke stack
- Triple valve and air reservoir
- Roller-bearing caboose trucks with metal wheels
- AccuMate couplers