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72601Re: Today In History

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  • mark2playz
    Apr 1, 2013
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      Reynard,
      Yeah the cable cars started in 1873, but the concept came out of a streetcar accident in the late 1860s. As I recall (from one of the Today in History posts from last year) the first SF streetcar was 1858.
      As far as a Z scale horse-drawn streetcar, how about a motorized street car that pushes the horse on a stiff harness? A small wheel between the legs to simulate motion?

      Mark



      --- In z_scale@yahoogroups.com, Reynard Wellman <micron@...> wrote:
      >
      > Hi Mark,
      >
      > One liner violation:
      > Yes, a monorail that floats on air pressure is a flying railway!
      >
      > Most stuff on the internet says that the SF cable-cars
      > first ran in 1873 - but ye olde dates and times can become
      > unproductive hairsplitting. Seeing John Dunno's reference
      > to the pictures of LA horse-drawn streetcars has inspired
      > a notion to design something usable for Z scale---
      > But getting those tiny zinc-cast horses to pull the trolleys
      > would be the real challenge...oats wont work.
      >
      > Reynard
      >
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