History: The N-5 was the world's
first all steel cabin car. Produced in 1914 by Lines East these cars were
equipped with archbar, leaf spring trucks and small tool boxes under their
sides. While it was referred to as a center cupola, the N-5 cupola was actually
12 1/2" off center. It had a brake lever on each end of the platform
instead of the brake wheel. Over the years some changes occured. the top
lights and tool boxes were removed, Ajax brake wheels replaced the brake
levers, AB brakes replaced the K style, and coil spring trucks were replaced
by leaf spring trucks. New end sills, collision posts and new end railings
were added. The stove and chimney were moved from the end of the car closer
to the cupola. There were a total of 616 cars built in this era. Antenna
support system not included. (Drill spots for locating antenna system supports
are molded into underside of roof).
The history of
the Pennsylvania Railroad rolling stock lettering is as follows:
Circle Keystone Lettering
Shadow Keystone lettering
Plain Keystone (black car)
PRR Initials started.
Kit Includes: One piece plastic molded
body, one piece plastic molded roof, brake wheel, air reservoir, brake cylinder,
control valve, X2f couplers, plastic trucks/wheels and steel car weights.
Made in USA.
Accessories Available: Click
here to see our optional antenna system, lighting kits and window kits.
Listing of Available Models and Associated Car Numbers: The list
below identifies the cars and roadnames that are currently available. Underlined
part numbers have pictures available for you to see on-line by clicking on part
number. Please note that each production run of a roadname uses a new series
of car numbers. We do not re-use a previous numbering series for any subsequent
production run. Thus, we only can fill orders for the most current production
run and associated numbering series. Please refer to our list of PRR N-5 Caboose car numbers that have be used and the current numbers which are available.
Most cars have 3 or 12 different road numbers available at a time (3 pack
or 12 pack).