Discovery is a part of this hobby. It does make a project interesting to find out things you didn’t know. This caboose build has turned into a series of discoveries. The most recent is that there are multiple ways the railroad installed AB brake upgrades. Part 2.0 showed a style used on #619 and likely others. Cabooses were converted to AB brake equipment in more than one shop.
I decided to configure my car in the way shown below. It is my story and I am sticking to it. Here is my final configuration below.
The little dots on the tool box and underframe are decal rivets from Archer. It was a fun way of adding details to a model without the traditional rivet impressing tools.
A Word from Lee Turner
Double sheathed wood boxcars sometimes lack interest due to a single shade of the basic color even with the weathering accents. Lee used a selection of similar colors premixed from inexpensive acrylic paints. It does create an interesting effect.
The close up below shows the color variation Lee was trying to achieve.