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Discussion in 'HO Scale Model Trains' started by deablo, Jun 7, 2002.
new to this forum..........at atlas too.........know some of you.......just sayen HI
Stop in & visit, & look around...
This is an awfully big tent, & I think you'll find a little bit of everything around here!
Hi Dave,glad to have ya here.If you have any questions feel free to ask.
Hey Dave, you couldn't find a better place to fall into. These guys really know thier stuff!!!
Welcome to the Gauge!
Hi Dave and Kia Ora (greetings) from way downunder the other side of the Pacific
If you haven't seen it, check out "The Box" under General Talk. I think it's a pretty cool idea. If I ever get a flatcar rollin', I'll have a Box on it.
Cid from MS
Hi Dave and welcome to the gauge. Have fun with all your new friends.
Hey Cid - Why a flat car? How about a hot pink "The Box", partially buried in the ground, with a crowd looking at it and scratching their heads?
How about that Stevie Smith??
(figured you might be a sprint car fan)
I'm still working(?) on my table, so my 1st priority is to get something (anything) rolling. Then I can start with The Box.
I think my first structure will be Gauge Ind., which manufactures
Boxes. It's a challenge just making any kind of progress on the layout, what with the cats peeing on the scenery and all.
Anyone--did the American 4-4-0 really date back to 1848? How far into the 20th century was it still used?
Cid from Olive Branch
Cid - I don't follow sprint cars too much (NASCAR, F1, CART mostly) but have heard of him, due to osmosis probably.
American 4-4-0 (well Canadian, anyway)
Canadian Pacific was using 3 4-4-0 s in New Brunswick until the late 50's. Reason was they had a light bridge on a branchline and keeping the small locomotives going was cheaper than a new bridge.
At least one is still running (144); another (29) was ruined in a major fire on a preserved line.
Thank you, David,
for the good info.
That's a longer service life than the DC-3!!
In case I gave the wrong impression, 144 is on a tourist railroad.