Back in November 13, 2017, Bluford Shops announced that it will produce new N scale models of a family of steel bay window caboose designs developed by International Car Company in the early 1950s.
The design of this car changed over time and Bluford will produce a total of 5 versions (four phases of these designs plus the iconic half-bay window edition) of this International Car Company Bay Window Caboose.
On May 15th, 2018 Bluford announced that the tooling is almost complete and production should begin on the first batch by the end of May with delivery estimated for the 4th quarter.
Bluford also recently informed customers that it will be accepting pre-orders for the second group of cabooses at least through June 22, 2018 for delivery in Q1 2019.
This product will run $39.95. Two road numbers will be available for each of the 12 road names.
Phase 1: Erie Lackawanna, Southern
Phase 2: Chicago & North Western; Chicago & Eastern Illinois
Phase 3: Nickel Plate Road, Western Pacific
Phase 4: Rock Island, Union Pacific, Louisville & Nashville, Delaware & Hudson yellow; Half-Bay Window: Conrail and New York Central.
Ladders and running boards will be included on appropriate paint schemes for each version. The ready-to-run models will feature magnetically operating knuckle couplers, Fox Valley Models metal wheels, wire grab irons, window “glass”, and plenty of weight.
Here is a link to the Bluford Shops website.