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06-13-2006, 01:23 PM
I.m starting a 1800's 440 locomotive engine,after exhaustive searching for reference,i went down to the B&O Museum in Balto.,only to find out that when the roof fell in from the 2003 storm,it fell on the two engines i needed for pictures.Fully enclosed by plexiglass for repair,photo taking was impossible.My Luck.
(when i went to the car show a few months ago to take reference pictures for my Dragster model,nothing came out on film roll!)Beat!
Anyway,the B&O had a book for sale there that has it all on early locomotives,right down to each part in Detail and what it does.

Here is the title "A History of THE AMERICAN LOCOMOTIVE"
It's Development:1830-1880"
By John H.White Jr
$24.95 504 pages

06-14-2006, 09:35 PM
apparently,nobody does trains

06-18-2006, 12:57 AM
Absolutley love trains.

Just don't have the 'fun time' to play with modeling them.

If I did, I have an inclination toward an early 2-8-2 'Mikado' or maybe a 2-4-2 'Columbia'. Used to have models of both.

That and some of the old 'cobbled up' narrow gauge bits they used for mining and lumber.

And when they make days 48 hours long, and my body clock adjusts, it just may happen....:D


06-19-2006, 12:44 AM
Thanks!. When i get get this done it'll be on Work in progress,before i put some minor wear on it. scott