Aristocraft REA Long Steel Caboose

RkyGriz

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Hi everyone! I recently bought an Aristocraft REA long steel caboose with a broken roof. I was planning on just parting it out for other projects, but it's kind of nice, other than the broken roof, so I decided to try to find a replacement roof for it. I can always still part it out, but if a roof can be found before I find an appropriate project, then I'll fix it. I know that it will be a steep, uphill climb since Aristocraft is no more. We'll see. I was just wondering if anybody had an idea where I might find one, other than on Ebay.
Later!
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Bill Barnwell

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well if you part it out I could use the "U" shaped ladder part at 1 end up on the roof part 5 and part #42100-05 from the parts diaghram
 
RkyGriz

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I didn't get the ladders. The car was missing both ladders, and about a third of its' roof. I bought it primarily for the trucks (That I've upgraded to Bachmann blackened metal wheels), lanterns, and interior parts. I'm thinking about, if I don't find a roof first,seeing if the interior parts can be installed in a Kalamazoo caboose project that I've been considering upgrading. It's in my storage unit 200 miles away from where I'm currently living, so it may be a while before I can start this project. I will say that the Aristocraft trucks are great for Bachmann center cupola cabooses ,as I bought a set of Aristocraft trucks and installed them on a Bachmann North Star Express caboose last year. I paid slightly more for that set of trucks then I paid for this enyire caboose,which I purchased a few weeks ago on Ebay for $30.00,shipping included!
 
Bill Barnwell

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well it's not the ladder it is just the "U" shaped piece at the top, so if you run across one let me know
 
RkyGriz

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I know. They are the hand rails at the top of the ladder. Unfortunately, I didn't get the full car. That would have been a pretty nice deal for $30.00,right? I have the manual for this car.The way it's put together(very strong glue) , I would have to break the body to part it out. Fortunately, it looks like I just found a donor roof.No ladders or hand rails, but they're not a big concern.
 
Bill Barnwell

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Thanks for the up date, GLX has some 3d replacement parts but not a lot for the caboose, he will make just about anything but has to have 1 to go by, if I run into any parts I will let you know, Bill
 
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I have a Caboose here. I'll lend it to "GLX", if you tell him what parts you need...I know Gilbert very well...he is here in Ottawa...
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thanks Fred, been a while since I had it out but I believe it was just the upper roof ladder "U" shaped section which is #42100-05 from the parts list but let me check further haven't had it out/down for over 5 years
 
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thanks, yes I know that is where I got the part # from, sounds like you got a good deal if the trucks were worth it to you, glad you found a roof, I guess the cupola will be next, Bill
 
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If you are sure of the part number, just contact Gilbert at "GlX Scale Models Inc".
I saw him at the club meeting this evening...you just have to order the part from him, using the number, and arrange payment. I'll lend the caboose to him.
Fred Mills
 
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If you are sure of the part number, just contact Gilbert at "GlX Scale Models Inc".
I saw him at the club meeting this evening...you just have to order the part from him, using the number, and arrange payment. I'll lend the caboose to him.
Fred Mills
Thanks Fred, right now it is on the back burner but I will keep it in mine and let you know, thanks so much for your help, Bill
 
RkyGriz

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Problem solved.The replacement roof is on the way.
Thanks guys!
Andrew
 
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The replacement roof arrived. I repainted it. It's not a color match, but it's close enough for me!
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RkyGriz

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I just posted this video to youtube of one of my trains running with this caboose for the first time. The green Bachmann coach and Aristocraft D&RGW coach are also being run on my track for the first time as well.
Enjoy!
Andrew
 
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I see a possible box cab loco.