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 Forum: FD Scale Drawings  Topic: FD Trainbucket

 Post subject: Re: FD Trainbucket Posted: May 3rd, 2017, 12:49 pm 

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one might add that a airhose should be there between the cars under the couplers Yes and no! Air braking was introduced in about 1868. At first the equipment wasn't up to powering a whole train (leaks in the system). This particular road, the NPCRR had air breaks added over time and relied heavily ...

 Forum: Real Designs  Topic: Civil War monitors

 Post subject: Re: Civil War monitors Posted: May 2nd, 2017, 5:32 pm 

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They may have been done, take a look in the archive.
Craigh

 Forum: Off Topic  Topic: Birthday Thread mk3

 Post subject: Re: Birthday Thread mk3 Posted: May 2nd, 2017, 5:31 pm 

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Happy B-D gents!
Craigh

 Forum: FD Scale Drawings  Topic: FD Trainbucket

 Post subject: Re: FD Trainbucket Posted: May 2nd, 2017, 5:30 pm 

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Many Thanks guys!
Craigh

 Forum: Real Designs  Topic: American civil war 1861-1865

 Post subject: Re: American civil war 1861-1865 Posted: May 2nd, 2017, 5:29 pm 

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Hi Craig! Great looking drawing! Did the USN really paint its ships light grey in the civil war? Greetings GD Yes. Both sides experimented with camo. The South apparently used some tans/browns for their ironclads plus blues and grays. Blockade runners sometimes sported grays. The Union used blacks,...

 Forum: FD Scale Drawings  Topic: FD Trainbucket

 Post subject: Re: FD Trainbucket Posted: May 1st, 2017, 4:21 am 

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http://www.cizadlo.us/CraigH/FD_Scale/FD-USA_Hercules_1837.PNG USA, Beaver Meadow Railroad "Hercules" One of the earliest 4-4-0 locomotives (1837) Builder: Eastwick & Harrison. http://www.cizadlo.us/CraigH/FD_Scale/USA_Rogers_Osceola 1850s.PNG USA, US Military Railroads,"Osceola" (1850's) Builder: ...

 Forum: Real Designs  Topic: American civil war 1861-1865

 Post subject: Re: American civil war 1861-1865 Posted: May 1st, 2017, 3:46 am 

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USA, Steam Sloop-of-War USS Pawnee (1859).

Yes, with a spar torpedo on the bow. The USS Pawnee was designed to be both heavily armed and with a shallow draft, specifically for blockading Southern waterways.

CraigH

 Forum: Real Designs  Topic: Early Steam Powered Torpedo Boats

 Post subject: Re: Early Steam Powered Torpedo Boats Posted: May 1st, 2017, 3:39 am 

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Itally, RM Avvoltoio (1880)

4th Class Torpedo Boat Built by Yarrow, Great Britain. Initially a spar torpedo boat, later converted to launch Whitehead Torpedoes.

CraigH

 Forum: Real Designs  Topic: Motor Yachts!

 Post subject: Re: Motor Yachts! Posted: April 28th, 2017, 4:20 am 

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Needs some blue trim! :D

Like it!
CraigH

 Forum: Real Designs  Topic: Early Steam Powered Torpedo Boats

 Post subject: Re: Early Steam Powered Torpedo Boats Posted: April 28th, 2017, 4:18 am 

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Cool DG_A!! Her fate after that remains unknown These little torpedo boats weren't all that seaworthy and had thin skins. Could have been blacklisted as a scary ride or they wore out. With little scap value it would have been easy to abandon and let it settle into the mud. That dark paint job really...
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