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GROSSMAN03 Mar 2019 8:01 p.m. PST

I am looking for a cheap static 10mm civil war era train.
Doesn't have to run, just for looks.

Big Red Supporting Member of TMP04 Mar 2019 4:43 a.m. PST

Isn't "N" Gauge around 9mm?

surdu200504 Mar 2019 6:11 a.m. PST

Yes, N will work for 10mm.

TheWhiteDog04 Mar 2019 6:45 a.m. PST

Look for used or parts-lots on eBay. I think Bachmann or Atlas had N-gauge early steam stuff.

A lot of older locos you can disconnect the motor and tinker with the wheels to make them free-turning, and track is easy to find.

rustymusket Supporting Member of TMP04 Mar 2019 9:13 a.m. PST

Bachman has an HO "The General" set. Maybe they have it in "N" scale too.

GrumpyOldMan04 Mar 2019 1:47 p.m. PST


Sadly the Bachmann and other civil war train sets sit at about the $100 USD or more mark.

Othe rpossibilities are the Del Prado/AmerCom static trains – link

Nothing specific for your needs but if you squint at arms length some of the earlier ones will do.







EJNashIII09 Aug 2020 7:56 a.m. PST

Sadly those static European models don't in the slightest look american civil war. Maybe they will work with 19th century victorian pulp fiction. I use atlas or bachmann civil war or old time train sets. Your issue right now in covid land is that the engines are hard to get and are not in current production. You can find cars for cheap on ebay, etc. Another option is 3D print models link
This company does european engines, but at least some were european designs that actually were seen occasionally in the states. link

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