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Old 01-04-2010, 11:45 AM   #11
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Interesting reading on use of trains during the civil war.

http://www.historynet.com/railroads-...-civil-war.htm
Nice read! Thanks for sharing.

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Old 01-04-2010, 12:18 PM   #12
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Anytime. Please keep us up on your layout as you get it together---I'm a CW buff from way back.



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Old 01-04-2010, 02:26 PM   #13
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Anytime. Please keep us up on your layout as you get it together---I'm a CW buff from way back.
Reckers, I will be sure to keep everyone updated. I am in the process of getting everything together for the layout. I hope to start on the bench work here in a couple weeks. I'm a CW buff myself. I'm pretty excited about this project. I may pick your brain for some ideas. lol

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Old 01-04-2010, 02:33 PM   #14
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You're more than welcome to, though you may find they are slim pickings. *L* I've been to some of the battlefields, though it's been a while. Good luck!



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Old 01-12-2010, 10:53 PM   #15
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Southeren Railways in the last part of the war. just rip up the track.

sorry bad joke.
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Old 01-13-2010, 07:25 AM   #16
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*LOL*...but an accurate one. Don't forget to install Sherman's hairpins periodically, which may actually be a good suggestion for the layout. Also, check out this site: http://www.civil-war.net/searchphoto...Infrastructure

Photos of the real thing. Finally, check out: http://history1800s.about.com/od/ste...crunbridge.htm

What those guys were able to do with lumber was amazing.

"[Lincoln] reported that he had 'seen the most remarkable structure that human eyes ever rested upon. That man Haupt has built a bridge across Potomac Creek, about 400 feet long and nearly 1000 feet high, over which loaded trains are running every hour, and, upon my word, gentlemen, there is nothing in it but beanpoles and cornstalks.'"



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Old 01-13-2010, 08:57 AM   #17
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Southeren Railways in the last part of the war. just rip up the track.

sorry bad joke.
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Old 01-13-2010, 09:07 AM   #18
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*LOL*...but an accurate one. Don't forget to install Sherman's hairpins periodically, which may actually be a good suggestion for the layout. Also, check out this site: http://www.civil-war.net/searchphoto...Infrastructure

Photos of the real thing. Finally, check out: http://history1800s.about.com/od/ste...crunbridge.htm

What those guys were able to do with lumber was amazing.

"[Lincoln] reported that he had 'seen the most remarkable structure that human eyes ever rested upon. That man Haupt has built a bridge across Potomac Creek, about 400 feet long and nearly 1000 feet high, over which loaded trains are running every hour, and, upon my word, gentlemen, there is nothing in it but beanpoles and cornstalks.'"
Reckers, Thanks for the links. I have to agree, it is amazing what they accomplished in such a short period of time.

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Old 01-13-2010, 09:21 AM   #19
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I am interested in purchasing "The General" for my layout & was wondering which version you guys would recommend as there are a few different companies that make them.

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Old 03-31-2010, 07:33 PM   #20
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I am interested in purchasing "The General" for my layout & was wondering which version you guys would recommend as there are a few different companies that make them.

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Would really like some info on this too.

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