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  • American 1800's Railroading Modeling
  • This group is for those interested in modeling the 1800's, whether the early developmental years, the mid century, the Civil War, or the post-war years. While European railroads are not to be focused on, there is still the influence they had on American r...  more
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    • 7 total members
    • Last updated January 18, 2012

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American 1800's Railroading

  • Kevin Waggoner
    Kevin Waggoner joined the group American 1800's Railroading
    • January 2, 2013
  • william higgins
    william higgins joined the group American 1800's Railroading
    • August 9, 2012
  • Darrell Smith
    Darrell Smith: Um, actually, I did a first revision and beefed things up as per my first comment.  I got parts back with that second attempe, but they fell apart in my hands, due to this later aspect...

     
    • August 4, 2012
  • Darrell Smith
    Darrell Smith: And we welcome Ed Daub to our humble little group.  Ed, I'm not sure how our interest in 1800's railroading applies to your interest, but then perhaps it is a side interest of yours.  I know I have my primary interests, and then I have my secondary, terti...  more
    • August 3, 2012
  • Ed Doub
    Ed Doub joined the group American 1800's Railroading
    • August 3, 2012
    • Ed Doub
      Ed Doub I was "imprinted" early in life with a fascination and love for pre-1900 steam engines. Part of it has to do with my having the opportunity to drive the C.K. Holiday in October of 1955.
      I scrimped and saved to buy the PFM Golden Spike Centennial Set when...  more
      • August 3, 2012
  • john lowrey
    john lowrey: Does anyone have any information or ever heard of either of these narrow gauges, "Fernandina Amelia Beach Railway"  "Fernandina Jacksonville Rail Road" or the "Jacksonville, St. Augustine Halifax River Railroad"?  I'm plannin...  more
    • June 12, 2012
    • john lowrey
      Darrell Smith John, I personally have no information on these roads. I have found mention of the first on the web, and apparently it was not narrow gauge, but was a trolley line. I suspect the second was as well. There is a photo from the F&ABR at: http://www.metro...  more
  • Darrell Smith
    Darrell Smith: Welcome to our little group, John.  Not much activity here, but perhaps that may change.....
    • June 7, 2012
  • john lowrey
    john lowrey joined the group American 1800's Railroading
    • June 7, 2012
  • Darrell Smith
    Darrell Smith: And I got the word that the test shot won't be made because certain components are too thin, I need to beef things up for it to work.  So I've got to modify the origional drawing.....
    • March 30, 2012
    • Darrell Smith
      Ed Doub Any possibility of building it so the strap iron parts are made out of metal [thinking of brass] and printing around those parts?
      • August 3, 2012
    • Darrell Smith
      Darrell Smith Ed, as I understand the current issue, the problem is not with the printing process, but with the program I submitted. When you make separate parts with 3D programs (such as SketchUp) and join them together into an assembly, there remains a parting plane...  more
      • August 4, 2012
    • Darrell Smith
      Ed Doub Thanks for the clarification.
      • August 4, 2012
  • Darrell Smith
    Darrell Smith: I have created a 3D printed model of a Missouri Car and Foundry (later ACF) Arch Bar truck, from about 1883.  This truck was created with Google SketchUp and uploaded to Shapeways.  I have just ordered the "test shot" to see how well it will wor...  more
    • March 23, 2012
  • CJ Blanton
    CJ Blanton joined the group American 1800's Railroading
    • February 16, 2012
    • CJ Blanton
      Darrell Smith CJ, welcome to this little group. I hope we can get some discussion goint soo. Also more members, if you know of anyone interested.
      • February 16, 2012
    • CJ Blanton
      Darrell Smith going soon......
      • February 16, 2012
  • Darrell Smith
    Darrell Smith: For anyone who wants a quick look at 1800's trains, here's a link to a mag on this forum that has a halfway decend intro article:

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    • February 6, 2012
  • Darrell Smith
    Darrell Smith: Mike, welcome to the 1800's.  What is your interest?
    • January 19, 2012
  • Darrell Smith
    Darrell Smith: My personal interest centers around the year 1885, in S.E. Ohio.  I'm modeling the BZ&C, B&O, and C&P (Cleveland and Pittsbourgh, not the other one)
    • January 18, 2012
    • Darrell Smith
      Mark Charles Bellaire, Zanesvill & Cincinatti ? I was close to Cumberland & Belle Valley two weeks ago, but didn't quite get there.
      • December 5, 2012
  • Mike Fisch
    Mike Fisch joined the group American 1800's Railroading
    • January 18, 2012