early american rail HELP wanted.

Discussion in 'HO Scale Model Trains' started by fran1942, Apr 16, 2005.

  1. fran1942

    fran1942 Member

    Hello guys. I am setting up a scenic railway based on early american west coast rail. Circa 1860-1880.
    As a complete newbie I do not know which websites to visit to specifically find rolling stock, engines and scenery from this era.
    Is there any model rail shop with a website that specialises in this era, or does any rail website seperate their rolling stock, scenery items and engines etc into different eras so I can easily choose the correct items when buying - therefore retaining historical accuracy ?

    Thanks for any guidance.
  2. Will_annand

    Will_annand Active Member

  3. jetrock

    jetrock Member

    That era itself is pretty interesting--if by "West Coast" you mean California, then you're talking Central Pacific. Bachmann and IHC make appropriately-styled locomotives, although they aren't the best runners.

    IHC does a series of "old-time" freight cars that are suitable for the period, and are relatively inexpensive.

    Give us more details of exactly what you are looking for--and the folks here (myself included) will happily inundate you with information!

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