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Atlantic & Yadkin Railway

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Known Commercial Models for the A&Y

The only current existing commercial model of anything specifically from the A&Y known to me is an HO kit of the Mount Airy granite station.  This is an out of production kit and I obtained one from a great hobby shop in Atlanta, GA. It is a plaster craftsman kit. Here's photos of my unbuilt kit:

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Spring Mills Depot is currently taking orders in 2017-2018 for a limited edition Atlantic & Yadkin Railway lettered caboose (the former N&W CF class bought during WWII and lettered first for the A&Y and for the Southern after 1950).  See it on the SMD web site as "our eighth project car".  This will reproduce the N&W origin cabs I have documented here.

One could argue that the Southern locomotives and cabooses leased or rented by the A&Y could count as commercial A&Y products, but they require painting and lettering since none come ready in A&Y lettering. I'm developing artwork for decals to letter A&Y locomotives, cabooses, and maintenance of way cars based upon photos. The black MoW lettering anyone can print on decal paper to make their own. The dulux gold lettering (based upon Southern practices and the one color image of A&Y 280) can only be produced well as a decal by a commercial firm. I chose Highball Graphics because they allow an 8.5x11 sheet and have no minimum for their custom order decals. Your mileage will vary with your preferences.


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This page  last edited Saturday, December 16, 2017