CP Executive train in Albany

CP Executive train in Albany

Friday, April 30, 2021

Commercially available Arcade & Attica Railroad models

I moderate a forum on Railroad.net devoted to the Arcade & Attica Railroad, a shortline in western NY. One of the threads is a listing of models that are commercially available painted for the A&A. There are times when I want to quickly see what I have in my collection so I decided to make this post on my blog that I can easily access. It won't mean much to non-A&A people, and it really shouldn't be on a D&H blog... but it is my blog. The information below is not only for my personal archival purposes but also to record the history behind the manufacturing of the models. Anything highlighted is an item in my collection.

N Scale:

 Boxcar: 40', Orange & White scheme, Road #501 - ConCor (item #01001T) 
 Boxcar: 40', Orange & White scheme, Road #533 - ConCor (item #01001T)
            *note same item number, but different road number!
 Boxcar: 40', Orange & White scheme, Road #506 - Micro Trains Lines (item #024 00 330)


HO Scale:
 Steam Locomotive 4-6-0 "Casey Jones" lettered for Arcade & Attica - A.H.M. (item #5151-C)                         *Below is a scan of an AHM advertisement!

 44-Ton Diesel - Bachmann models custom painted as A&A #110 and #111 by KVAL Hobbies in Buffalo in black/orange "crew cut" scheme.

 Boxcar: 40', solid blue scheme, Road #512 (Bowser, item #41760)
 Boxcar: 40', solid blue scheme, Road #517 (Bowser, item #41761)
 Boxcar: 40', solid blue scheme, Road #522 (Bowser, item #41762)

 Boxcar: 40', Blue & White scheme, Road #231 (Athearn/Bev-Bel, item #1064)
 Boxcar: 40', Blue & White scheme, Road #234 (Athearn/Bev-Bel, item #1064-1)
 Boxcar: 40', Blue & White scheme, Road #238 (Athearn/Bev-Bel, item #1064-2)

 Boxcar: 40', Orange & White scheme, Road #501 (Athearn/Tioga Trains, item #____)
 Boxcar: 40', Orange & White scheme, Road #503 (Athearn/Tioga Trains, item #____)
 Boxcar: 40', Orange & White scheme, Road #504 (Athearn/Tioga Trains, item #____)
 Boxcar: 40', Orange & White scheme, Road #506 (Athearn/Tioga Trains, item #____)
 Boxcar: 40', Orange & White scheme, Road #510 (Athearn/Tioga Trains, item #____)
 Boxcar: 40', Orange & White scheme, Road #512 (Athearn/Tioga Trains, item #____)
 Boxcar: 40', Orange & White scheme, Road #513 (unknown manufacturer, #____)                   Boxcar: 40', Orange & White scheme, Road #540 (JMC, #____)

 Boxcar: 40', Orange & White scheme, Road #505 (Bowser, item #41275)
 Boxcar: 40', Orange & White scheme, Road #507 (Bowser, item #41276)
 Boxcar: 40', Orange & White scheme, Road #510 (Bowser, item #41277)

▪ Caboose: wide vision, maroon and cream scheme, Road #100 (Athearn model)                                             *the caboose was custom painted and sold on Ebay, but it is a fantasy paint scheme.

 Caboose (Keystone Locomotive Works, item #395-114)    
               * Listed in the Walthers 1988 HO scale catalog on p.100. No picture, price is listed as "TBA." There is a sad history on this. Originally conceived in the late 1970s, a lot of research was done in preparation of this model. KLW was a business run by a couple. However, when the husband passed away in 1983 the kit was put on hold and never materialized. The wife still runs KLW. She wasn't sure why the item was in the Walthers 1988 catalog.

 Sandhouse: Arcade Sandhouse structure kit - Freshwater Models
           *Announced on Railroad.net in 2006, but for different reasons it was never produced.

S Scale
 nothing known

O Scale
 Boxcar: 40', Orange & White scheme, Road #507 (MTH, item #30-74009)
            * Note: I own the MTH factory prototype car as well as a regular production model.

 Tender: black with orange lettering, no Road # (U.S.T.T.C., item #201)

 Coach: orange with black lettering, Road #504 (U.S.T.T.C., item #501)
 Gondola: black with yellow lettering, Road #301 (U.S.T.T.C., item #301)
 Boxcar: yellow with red roof and trim, Road #403 (U.S.T.T.C., item #403)
 Caboose: center cupola, red with black roof, Road 901 (U.S.T.T.C., item #901)
 Caboose: end cupola, red with black roof, Road 901 (U.S.T.T.C., item #901)
 Station: orange with black/white trim and paper label that says "Curriers" (U.S.T.T.C., item #____)
            *See here for an online forum discussion; here for a discussion of the USTTC; and here for a detailed history of a USTTC (but perhaps not the same one that made these cars)

Buffalo Creek Graphics cars

 Boxcar: 40', solid blue scheme, "standard" lettering, Road #512 (Buffalo Creek Graphics, item #OH121)

 Boxcar: 40', solid blue scheme, "assigned service" lettering, Road #517 (Buffalo Creek Graphics, item #OH121)
 Boxcar: 40', solid blue scheme, "assigned service" lettering, Road #521 (Buffalo Creek Graphics, item #OH121)

 Boxcar: 40', Red/Black, Road #411 (Buffalo Creek Graphics, item #_____)                                                  * Buffalo Creek Graphics made only 5 total of the red/black cars for the 2009 NKPHTS Convention and as special gifts!

Large/G scale

 nothing known

Decals (all scales)
 Walthers: O scale, #279-10; set for Orange & White boxcar

▪ Walthers: HO scale, #934-279100; set for Orange and White boxcar
 Modern Rails: has decals available in several scales for A&A equipment.
            *Engines below are 1:29 scale and were painted and decaled for me by Modern Rails

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