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Yes, the station and the diesels look great. I really like the pant scheme on the diesels.
 

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Someone must have been modelling the Southern Railway to take the trouble to repaint a 630 caboose. I wonder if they also painted an engine to match. The celluloid plastic 630's are not easy to paint.
 

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Yes, someone repainted a red 630 caboose for the Southern Railway. I cannot tell from the picture if the chassis is diecast or sheetmetal. The box between the trucks was added by the modeler.
 

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Wow would of never known thought it was kinda cheap the bottom is sheet metal there were no screws or those ones u push in. He dud say there were no screws. Oh well. Still like it

Lesson learn thankyou. Appreciate it Al
 

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Nice looking caboose. That is a custom for sure. AF never made a Southern caboose. As far as I know.
 

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If you like the Southern Railways Lionel made set HAR#3 in American Flyer. They or the individual set pieces show up on eBay. The engine is a GP9.
The other choice is American Models Limited Edition set #099. These are much harder to find than the Lionel AF Southern pieces. Here are three picture of my 099 original set, the engine, observation car and the set box. There are 5 more passenger cars.


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If anyone wants to search for the HAR#3 set piece by piece here are the numbers. 8458, 9004, 9105, 9204, 9303, 9704, 9403, 84, 85.
 

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The best steam engine to pair with your new Southern caboose is the 48042 light Mikado from 2005. It is one of the first TMCC S gauge engines made by Lionel, but they run fine conventional. These are beautiful, highly detailed engines. I have every roadname of that series of Mikados except the Southern. There is one for sale right now on ebay for $395. It may not seem like it but at that price it is a steal.
 

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If you want a diesel there are a number of the original 8458 GP9's listed. However the better diesel choice is the current production 48044 Baldwin. the graphics are far better and are a match for the caboose. it is only $130.
 
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