3.5" American On Ebay

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jdorn
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3.5" American On Ebay

Post by jdorn » Fri Oct 23, 2020 12:09 pm

Not mine and no affiliation. Just saw what I thought was a decent deal and thought I would pass it along. If I wasn't on the other side of the country I would probably pursue.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Backyard-Steam ... Swqh1fkf~Q

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Re: 3.5" American On Ebay

Post by SteveM » Fri Oct 23, 2020 2:33 pm

It's not a Virginia. The smokebox on the Viginia is longer.

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Re: 3.5" American On Ebay

Post by Bill Shields » Fri Oct 23, 2020 5:03 pm

track looks a bit wide.....
Too many things going on to bother listing them.

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Re: 3.5" American On Ebay

Post by FKreider » Fri Oct 23, 2020 8:14 pm

Bill Shields wrote:
Fri Oct 23, 2020 5:03 pm
track looks a bit wide.....
I agree, looks more like 4.75" to me.
-Frank K.

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Re: 3.5" American On Ebay

Post by rudd » Sat Oct 24, 2020 8:50 pm

He states the "coal car" is 9" wide, and the top of the stack is at 14" above the rails.

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Re: 3.5" American On Ebay

Post by 10 Wheeler Rob » Sat Oct 24, 2020 9:28 pm

If it's 1" scale that scales to 9 ft wide, modern train cars are around 10 '-6". So that would probably be a b out right for an early American type to be 9 ft wide

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Re: 3.5" American On Ebay

Post by jmpharrington » Sat Oct 24, 2020 10:49 pm

Seller confirmed 3-1/2” gauge. Built by Lou Flagg of WVLS and GGLS.
If you note, the wheels are entirely between the wood “rails”.

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Re: 3.5" American On Ebay

Post by Mountaineer » Sun Oct 25, 2020 7:52 am

Narrow gauge?

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Re: 3.5" American On Ebay

Post by jmpharrington » Sun Oct 25, 2020 8:36 am

SPC marking are on the tender. South Pacific Coast Railroad was a 3' narrow gauge in California. This model captures the flavor of images I found on the internet.

https://www.santacruztrains.com/2019/10 ... lroad.html

It's on the wrong coast for me.

-Jimmy

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