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Recently Announced Projects / Future Models


AUGUST 20, 2018 The Coach Yard announced  6 new trains !
The Southern Pacific’s STARLIGHT
The Missouri Pacific’s EAGLE
The Missouri Pacific’s MISSOURI RIVER EAGLE

also EMD E3’s for the MP
and EMD E5’s for the CB&Q
Stock numbers coming soon....

JUNE 13, 2018
We reviewed the UP COLA/COSF M10002/M10004 project and determined there is lots to be done. - We are now looking at a Dec 2018 delivery.
One important item regarding this project. We were able to take the original 1934 Leaf Brown paint chip and  a "UP approved "1934 Armour Yellow paint chip, prepared by the UP Railroad. We will have the correct colors !

The CB&Q - C&S - FW&D  “Texas Zephyr” is on it’s way ! from SamModel. HERE & GONE!

At the NMRA Convention, We will be announcing  new production !
Hint - more CB&Q - MoPac - SP trains and cars !

MAY 18, 2018

  We are building  the NYC 's  The Pacemaker - two versions,  the PRR's 1938 The General and The Spirit of St. Louis in Fleet of Modernism. (PRR's 1938 Trail Blazer and 1941 Jeffersonian - Here & Gone! Feb. 2019)
 There is a lot of activity at The Coach Yard !

Thanks to those of you that sent  ideas as to  what you wanted  to see manufacturered.  We have lots to ponder !

We have three new trains  scheduled for 2018-19 delivery.

The first one is the Denver & Rio Grande 1971 Zephyr - TCY1700.
 This train went into service because the railroad did not join Amtrak in 1971. see the flyer on the TCY website. We will be producing the unique DRGW #253, Steam Generator car made from an Alco PB-1.

The second train is the Santa Fe's "Employee Recognition Special"  - TCY0492. This train in 1992 did a round trip from Los Angeles to Chicago and gave Santa fe's employees an opportunity to ride behind their first "Northen class" 4-8-4 locomotive # 3751. Approximately 10 thousand employees rode one of the segments offered. see the flyer under SF Business cars.

The next train is in  development. We are announcing the Union Pacific's "1955 Portland Rose" and a number of individual "modernized Heavy weight cars" from the UP re-building program of 1954. Flyer will be coming soon - TCY 1390

Reserve now


COMING SOON (Early 2019) so get your Reservations in...
DT-6-6-2000 Center Cabs (20 versions) will be produced. If you don't have your reservation in yet, contact us ASAP to place it.
ALSO due next year: Three versions of the C&O Turbine; a short run of the N&W Jawn Henry's; the K-36 & K-37's. Contact us ASAP to place your reservations.

Newly Announced by DP, Re-engined RS's for the Penn Central and Conrail.

RS & RSD's (Run 4) are here & gone as of 8/20/18.
The LV and the L&NE were not produced in this run.

Also expected soon are the HOn3 D&RGW Cabooses and the Conoco Tank Cars.

DP is taking on the previously announced PSC Frisco 4-8-2 Mountains. Three versions will be offered: Streamlined, Semi-Streamlined and a Regular version. They are planned for 2019 Delivery. Also planned (originally from PSC), are the SAL P-1's (possibly as soon as this year!) and the RF&P / PM / C&O Berkshires.

Also planned for 2019 are the B&M P-3A 4-6-2 locos.

Glacier Park Models (5/1/18)

May 1, 2018 New Annouincement HO PRR T-1 4-4-4-4 loco.
Our models of these Last-of-the-Steam-Powered Pennsy Locomotives should be arriving 'Stateside towards the end of this year...
• Six distinct variants are planned... Each carefully researched and constructed to represent, in miniature, these highly unique locomotives...

• All Factory Painted, of course, and all equipped with Tsunami II ® DCC with Sound and Lights!

• This will be a LIMITED PRODUCTION run of models, constructed to our design and specifications by South Korea's Premier Builder, Boo Rim Precision...

• Each will arrive packaged in a beautiful, newly designed display box with a Certificate of Authenticity included...

Taking Reservations for the O Scale Union Pacific Big Boy, planned for Nov 2019 - May 2020 Delivery. Get your Reservation in ASAP!!!

The O Scale CB&Q Zephyr cars are still expected.

NORTH BANK LINE (Early Spring 2018)

As of Feb 2018... Anticipating Delivery of the NP, SP&S and BN Steel Cupola Cabooses by the end of this year

Early Spring 2018 Revised versions of the following projects are being announced:
SP P-12 class 4-6-2s
WP 2-6-6-2s
SP TW-2, -3 and -6 class 4-8-0s
GN L-1 class, NP Z-class and CB&Q T-1 class 2-6-6-2

In Progress Projects  
Flyer #10 - WP 201 and 206 Class 2-6-6-2s   Pending project revisions
Flyer #13 - SP TW-2 and TW-3 Class 4-8-0s   Pending project revisions
Flyer #16 - SP P-12 Class 4-6-2s   Revised 2/16/2018
Flyer #22 - GN L-1 Class 2-6-6-2s  Pending project revisions
Flyer #23 - NP Z Class 2-6-6-2s  Pending project revisions
Flyer #24 - CBQ T-1 Class 2-6-6-2s  Pending project revisions
Flyer #25 - NP, SP&S and BN Steel Cupola Cabooses 

Be sure to contact us with any reservations and questions you may have.
OVERLAND MODELS, INC. - Updated 6/15/18

Overland Models is no longer importing brass.


As of April 2018, PSC is no longer importing brass. Other Importers have picked up some of their brass projects.
Their complete Parts and Kit line have been taken over by a company in Washington State.
See info below from the PSC letter to Dealers dated 4/17/18:

The new owners are a family run business and they all are very excited to continue making PSC parts of
the highest quality! We sincerely hope you will continue to support them as you have us for the past 45
Starting June 2018 you can contact the new owners to place your parts orders:
P.F. & S Railway Supply Inc.
560 Ione Road
Pasco, WA. 99301
Phone: (509)528-9711
Fax: (509)266-4375


JUNE 13, 2018 Pilot models of the Krauss-Maffei have arrived. Pick Up Notices are expected in October of 2018.

Following that will be the IC E unit and passenger car project as well as 10-6 sleepers - near the end of 2018.

Followed by the Southern Pacific DH-643 project. 

JUNE 8, 2018
UTI has taken over the long ago announced NORFOLK SOUTHERN HERITAGE Units originally planned by Overland. The models are being produced with details “as delivered”. The entire fleet of twenty one units will be offered, sold individually or as a complete set. Those who commit to a complete set will receive a wood wall display case with brass tags identifying each of the 21 units. The models will be imported in increments of five or six models with an increment being delivered at three to four month intervals. We anticipate delivery of the first increment in mid to late 2019.” These models will be built by Boo-Rim Precision.

MAY 30, 2018
SP Narrow Gauge Project!!!! – The SLIM PRINCESS in HOn3 – by Boo Rim Precision
In this project we will produce all of the motive power from the 1950’s forward including number 8, 9 and the newly restored #18 as well as diesel #1.  We will also produce some select pieces of rolling stock including the number 401 in two versions, the number 12 combine, the water tender tank car and four different freight cars. We know there are many fans of the Slim Princess and we really hope to receive the reservations needed to make this project a reality. There is a list above with the specific versions of each piece we will do. The photos below show some of the versions and there are references to other photos that are available in books and on-line. Please see your dealer and get your reservations in on these. They are critical in making this a reality. 

MAY 2018
Model numbers and descriptions have been added for the SP DH-643 Project. Like always, we will only build to pre-reserved quantities so et your Reservations in!



The Caboose can make the statement that over the years we reserved
more models from importers than most other dealers. Including many Caboose exclusive projects.

1. We always deliver and have very competitive pricing
2. In most cases we do not require a deposit.
3. We have a lay-a-way policy
4. We work with our customers as best we can


1. Currently importers are producing enough models to cover their reservations and in many cases no extra models are produced.
2. In some cases only 10 to 15 models of a certain type are being produced.
3. In other cases they may produce more than 100 models but they are quickly reserved. A good example was the Division Point B&M P-4’s.

CALL THE CABOOSE. We may be able to help you make the correct decision regarding future models.

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