Vintage N Scale B&M Rolling Stock #8


Boston N Maine

Bev-Bel (Life-Like) NE Style Caboose –

BevBelCaboose_WebAs far as I can tell, this Bev-Bel model is only the second factory decorated caboose to be released in N scale, and this was the first with Rapido couplers (1). Unlike most “early” B&M N scale equipment, this caboose is not blue dipped but rather an interesting combination of red body with a black roof. There is a little comedy here because B&M does not appear to have owned any NE style cabooses until very late in the 1960s and they purchased those used from the defunct Lehigh & New England. Here’s the kicker… B&M had them all painted in a variation of the blue/black McGinnis scheme. So we have a situation where a blue dip would have been more realistic than the red/black scheme chosen by Bev-Bel. The car number 104847 does not line up with any B&M caboose number…

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