|Dimensions||9.2 × 5.2 × 3 in|
#199477, #199480, #199565, #199593
Illinois Central Gulf (ICG) “Simplified Orange Repaint w/Logo 1978+” illustrates the ICG’s attempt to save money and apply a simplified painting scheme to their equipment. Gone is the full “ILLINOIS CENTRAL GULF” and I-ball logo. It has been replaced with a simple bold ICG and black “I” logo. While the paint scheme is simplified, the details are the opposite. These 1978+ car number selections are chosen from the IC’s 1970 group of Stanray-roof cabooses. The underframe has been modernized: The toilet dump pipe is gone, since the prototype’s interior bathroom was reconfigured with a Microphor chemical toilet. A new thin drain pipe for the relocated sink takes its place. If you look closely at the wide vision cupola roof, you will see a tiny pipe vent – this is the breather pipe for the toilet tank! The Centralia battery box has been added, causing adjustment of the underframe supports. The lighting has also changed. Of course, the interior is lit to mimic the incandescent bulbs of the prototype but check out the ends: A flashing red FRA light has been added to the existing IC-style Red green marker setup. Cabooses in the 1970s and 80s are in a constant state of change, and we find that modeling many of these detail and lighting changes to be incredibly interesting! This scheme is available in four prototypically accurate numbers, with each SKU containing differences in stenciling and placement to match the prototype.