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All about the Arcade & Attica Railroad

Moderator: Benjamin Maggi

  by Benjamin Maggi
Hey guys. Lately, in the past couple of years I have been working on acquiring models of the A&A, and most recently with I acquired an O-gauge model... bringing my total to 4 different scales modeled/collected. Aside from boxcars in N scale by Concor and in 027 by MTH, I have really focused on HO and Large Scale (to me, 1:29). I am also planning on building some models in 1:8 scale to run in my local live steam club.

You can see pictures of my early HO scale (1:87) work here:

Then, I thought "bigger is better", and recently started building some G scale (1:29) equpiment. You can see it here:
http://home-and-garden.webshots.com/alb ... 9800ZmmskA

Decals for the Arcade and Attica railroad were made by Walthers years ago, and are currently available in many scales from Modern Rails (http://www.modernrails.com/)

My question to you all is: has anyone else modeled the Arcade and Attica railroad? I know of one regular poster here on this forum that has, and maybe he would share some of his pictures of his equipment. They are pretty unique! Anyone else? We all would love to see what you have been working on over the winter!


  by jgallaway81
Ben, the only thing I can say is SUPERB!

I'm completely impressed. I wish i had the time to do work of your caliber.

  by WNYP431
Jason, your work is pretty decent, don't kid yourself. I think the two of you should get together and produce something special. Both of you have good attention to detail.

Benny, your locos are really well done. Wait until the new A&A gondolas come out this year. They will be something to model and be proud of.

  by Benjamin Maggi
Oh? New gondolas? Hopefully something that won't require scratchbuilding in 1:29, like the current composite gondola!

I noticed that recently (as of when I was in Arcade 2 weeks ago) that the trim was changed from yellow to white on the grabs and the numbers seemed to be missing. Also, there were data boxes on the corners of the gondola and the coaches.

I mention this because I have photographic evidence that the A&A has changed the numbering style on the coaches at least 4 times in 5 years. The numbers are the same, but the color, font size, font style, etc... keep changing. And, when I was there, I noticed that the dates on the new data boxes were only 4 days old! Makes modeling interesting.

Jason has some special cars that I did not want to talk about, because they were his. That was what I was hinting at. Jason DOES great work!