dt&i cabooses

The pictures on this page show a couple of my custom DT&I cabooses. Disclaimer: I am not a DT&I purist and I had to use the numbers that were available on my last decal sheet - so I am fairly certain that the road numbers probably don't match the prototypes. My goal here was just to add a couple DT&I cabooses to my roster to complement my DT&I GP35s. 

I did do a little research to find photos of DT&I cabs in service as of the mid-late 1970s and early 1980s, and the blank-out window patterns and paint schemes reasonably seem to match what I found on-line. Decals were once again made by SoliDesign, and the scratch-built cupolas are explained in detail at my main "how-to" page where I show how I went about creating Wabash-style AA, DT&I, N&W, and M&LS cabooses.

#112 is fresh out of the paint shop and posed on a spur track of my old AA layout, circa 2010 or 2011, with the image captured by an older digital camera using a bright flash.

#107 is not so fresh out of the paint shop, as I applied some light weathering - and this image was captured in different lighting conditions on my recently-completed display layout. 

Believe it or not, these were both hand-painted with the same bottle of Floquil caboose red... but #107 had a dark gray primer and #112 used light gray. Just to show the difference that primer, paint, and photo lighting can make in how a model looks!