Roundhouse Virginian No. 307 C-10 Caboose question
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Mon Dec 19 10:26:39 EST 2011
Hi, Jerry -
The caboose was done by a loose-knit group known as "Friends of the VGN",
as a fund-raising project to help restore the C-10 located in Mullens, VA.
Skip Salmon played a central role in this project and could tell you more.
Contact him at gkholine at cox.net
- Marty Swartz
On Sun, Dec 18, 2011 at 10:44 PM, NW Modeling List <
nw-modeling-list at nwhs.org> wrote:
> Hello N&W Modeling List,
> I have a question about a Roundhouse caboose that I have. Perhaps someone
> out there can help me identify what it is and where it came from?
> The box is a perfectly normal Roundhouse “Quality HO-Scale Kit” that says
> on the end of the box “Roundhouse Virginian No. 307 C-10 Caboose Limited
> Edition Commemorative Model” and also has hand-written in what is sort of
> like gold leaf ink “39 of 50.”
> The caboose itself is an exceptionally nicely painted red w/ black roof
> plastic model with decals that reflect what the end of the box says. Looks
> like glass windows and Kadee or Kadee-like couplers. The plastic trucks
> seem a bit inappropriate. On the bottom of the caboose is “39” in the same
> gold leaf ink. There is also the usual sheet of Roundhouse assembly
> instructions. However, I never assembled this caboose; it came assembled.
> Just who assembled and decaled this caboose for me?
> There is a “Certificate of Authenticity” that says “This is No. 39 of 50
> limited edition caboose models built to commemorate the Virginian Railway
> Caboose No. 307 Museum in Mullens, West Virginia. October 2001.”
> Can anyone out there shed some light on what this is and where it came
> from beyond what I have already shared in the foregoing message?
> If somehow this an off-list sort of question, please respond directly to
> saxonii at cfl.rr.com.
> Thanks in advance,
> Jerry P.
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