Precision Craft CF's possibly canceled

NW Modeling List nw-modeling-list at
Tue Oct 30 10:27:15 EDT 2007

The Norfolk & Western Railway sold two CF class wooden cabin cars
numbers 518107 (built August, 1915) and 518162 (built January, 1917)
to the Atlantic & Yadkin Railway in April, 1946. Since I model the
A&Y, I have been looking for CF class cabs. I have one of the AMB
wood kits. I put in an order for one of these to compare about a
year ago....and have heard nothing. Now I know why.

I'm thinking of ordering direct from PCM via their website and just
getting two (who can't use an extra? :-),-HO-c3083.html

But I'm not sure which version to get...probably the earliest with
horizontal brake wheel. Does anyone have additional information on
these two specific cabin cars? Does anyone have a photo of either
even in N&W paint? The closest thing I've found is a photo of a CF
class car in Southern lettering at Greensboro. I'm guessing this is
one of the A&Y cabs after the 1950 absorption of the A&Y into the
Southern's Winston-Salem division.

Even Southern Railway modelers have a reason to get one of these
classic cabs! Any additional info would be most appreciated.


At 11:38 PM 10/29/2007, you wrote:

>At the iHobby Expo in Chicago earlier this month, Precision Craft

>mentioned that several announced products, including the N&W CF

>cabooses, were likely going to be canceled due to lack of

>orders. Obviously, there has been no formal cancellation

>announcement, so the project is probably not dead yet. But it

>sounds like if you want to see them made, make sure you have a

>reservation with your favorite hobby shop, so as to encourage PCM to

>go ahead with the project.

>I believe the PRR H32 covered hopper is also on the potential

>chopping block due to low reservation numbers.


>Marty Flick



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