I remember painting this little train for Quincy when he was a wee babe. I knew the caboose just had to be red. So I assigned colors to the individual letter cars in reverse order so we could have a Little Red Caboose at the end of our train. My temptation was to put it up on a shelf so it wouldn't get broken or lost. My dad advised that I needed to let Quincy play with this train so he could have memories of playing with it. I decided my dad was right. Quincy loves this toy train. I am glad there are chips in the paint and a wheel is missing. It will definitely make the story of the train much richer when Quincy is ready to share it. Good advice, Dad!