Re: Today In History
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?
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, 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.
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