Current status: Caboose #1 is the L&NE style with cupola. Since these pictures were taken, all windows are installed, as well as cat walks, and two dummy couplers are in.
Caboose #2 is slightly behind. It has been difficult to work in my shop most of this winter, due to cold and aching fingers. Still, once I got the furnace running, things began to progress.
As you can see, this caboose will be finished more in the style of L&NE bobbers at the close of service. I am not happy with the way the roof fits at present, so a little carpentry is called for. Once that's completed, the cloth covering will go one and be heavily painted to waterproof the car.
Journal pedestals have been cast in iron, but only three sets are completed, so until the forth is finished, we opted to run this one in aluminum for a mock-up.
Hope you L&NE folks approve.