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Discussion in 'HO Scale Model Trains' started by JKountz, Jan 2, 2006.

  1. JKountz

    JKountz Member

    Greetings everyone, new member here. Also new to this hobby, well kind of new again as I was into it some as a kid like we all were I suppose. Im doing some extensive research before I begin building a layout and right now Im looking at doing a Civil War era layout based on the VA Central and more specifially the Shenendoah Valley. Im finding that photos of the locomotives and such during this time is hard to come by. Im hoping maybe someone here has done such a layout or similar and can offer some help. Actually any info on Civil War era railroads, trains etc would be great. Thanks everyone!
  2. lester perry

    lester perry Active Member

    Welcome to the hobby & welcome to the Guage. I know nothing about Civil War railroading but I am sure someone out there will.
  3. Gary S.

    Gary S. Senior Member

    And I'll say welcome aboard also! Even though I have only been around here for a couple of months myself.
  4. 60103

    60103 Pooh Bah

    Check on posts from hminky. He is modelling close to that era.
    For photos, you're probably stuck with looking through Civil War books, and hoping that someone took a shot with your railroad in the background.
    On the plus side, if you can't find the information no-one can say that you're wrong.
  5. interurban

    interurban Active Member

  6. JKountz

    JKountz Member

    Hey thats true! Never thought about that. Thanks for the help, I have been able to locate some information thought its been slow going. I think I could settle for knowing what locos were used in the area here (Shenendoah Valley) and go with that. As long as its period correct that should work right!?

  7. shaygetz

    shaygetz Active Member

    Welcome to The Gauge :wave:
  8. Ralph

    Ralph's for fun!

    Welcome aboard! Glad you could join us. My guess is that some one here will have some information for you.
    Best wishes!
  9. Chessie6459

    Chessie6459 Gauge Oldtimer

    Welcome To The-Gauge.:wave: :wave: :wave:
  10. eightyeightfan1

    eightyeightfan1 Now I'm AMP'd

    Welcome to the Guage.
    I do have a book....somewhere...titled "Railroads of the Civil War".
    If I can find it I'll let you know.
  11. JKountz

    JKountz Member

    Well thanks to all who replied, what a huge help you folks are! Great forum here. Thanks to your help and a little more research I have the answers I needed, have identified the type of locomotives of the era and currently have one on order and Im bidding on another one right now! Very cool. Thanks again to everyone, couldnt have done it without you!

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