This model is based on the Atlas Extended Vision caboose, which is arguably the best mass-produced model of this type, and a fairly close match to the C&O example.

The model is super-detailed with a number of commercial and scratch-built details including:
  • Plano Model Products etched-metal roofwalk (as appropriate), steps, and end platform
  • Cupola roof grab irons
  • Cupola windshield wipers (as appropriate)
  • Detail West cushion coupler pockets
  • Air hose and scratch-built wire "T" handle
  • Scratch-built jeweled end marker lights
  • Metal end-platform chains
  • Scratch-built simulated window screens
  • Thin window glazing
  • Kadee #158 "Scale" couplers
The model is finished in Enchantment Blue with yellow stripes, handrails, roof aprons, and grab irons. The roof is silver with black underframe and end platforms.

The commercial decals are supplemented with custom- made stencils and red safety stripes.

The Atlas caboose features:

        Thin endrails
        Separate brake cylinder
        Open smoke stack
        Triple valve and air reservoir
        Roller-bearing caboose trucks with metal wheels