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    Hey Guys, If any of you can direct, help or advise me I would greatly appreciate it. I need pictures, line drawings, sketches, etc. of the Confederate Brooke Railway Gun. This is the only pic I could find and I would like at least one more (if not a couple) different angles.
    I can't seem to find any thing on this gun after July 1862...any thoughts? The Official Records detail it's conception, construction and the Savage Station Union Signal Post-Hospital action. I can't find anything after that.
    Does anyone know what became of this rail gun after the Seven Days? I suspect that with the shortage of long range artillery (that constantly plagued the South) it was dismantled and sent to a fixed fortification somewhere. I would certainly appreciate some documentation if anyone can provide it. And more pictures.

    Thanks,
    razorboy
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    Here is some sites with pictures of Confederate Artillery
    http://www.owensarchive.com/u-s-civi...t/cat_180.html
    http://images.google.com/images?q=Co...-8&sa=N&tab=wi

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    • #3
      Originally posted by razorboy View Post
      I suspect that with the shortage of long range artillery (that constantly plagued the South) it was dismantled and sent to a fixed fortification somewhere.
      Thanks,
      razorboy
      I hadn't heard of this gun before this post. I'm sure it would have gone to Richmond. Most heavy guns were sent there, and were occasionally (as at Fredericksburg) sent from there to help other places.
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      • #4
        This Confederate Railway Gun was constructed by order of R.E. Lee to combat the railway-seige gun McClellan brought up the York River R.R.. There was fear and great apprehension by the Confederate staff that the Union railway gun would roll right into Richmond "Sweeping all before it". CSN Officer Brooke constructed this gun at Tredegar (If I recall correctly) and the whole thing was completed in a very short time.
        Several sites incorrectly label this photo as being taken at Petersburg in 1864. I would like to scratchbuild this "Oddity" in 1/35 scale and desperately need specs, pics, plans, etc..

        Thanks,
        Dave
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        • #5
          Maybe the tredegar iron works website might help? They made much of the artillery for the Confederacy during the CW...

          here is the site: www.tredegar.org

          Good luck! L

          P.S. If you do a regular search for tredegar iron works, you will get a great deal of useful sites, maybe one of them will be just what you are looking for.
          Last edited by Lweber1978; 16 Nov 07, 18:40.
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          • #6
            Hey I think I got something...

            Is it this? http://www.civilwarartillery.com
            Click on Cannon ID
            Scroll down to Brooke Gun
            Click on John Brooke
            follow links to photos...

            Let me know if any of these are it.

            LW
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            • #7
              http://southern.railfan.net/ties/1961/61-12/art.html
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              • #8
                LW, great info.! and much appreciated my Northern Brother.
                I've met Larry Pawl several times at the Richmond Civil War (Collector's) Shows, nice, very knowledgable guy. I've got an email off to his partner Jack Melton and am awaiting his reply....I feel that if anyone can answer my questions concerning this piece, it will be him. I'll let everyone know the outcome.
                Thanks again LW,

                Dave"razorboy"Creel
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                • #9
                  Originally posted by razorboy View Post
                  LW, great info.! and much appreciated my Northern Brother.
                  I've met Larry Pawl several times at the Richmond Civil War (Collector's) Shows, nice, very knowledgable guy. I've got an email off to his partner Jack Melton and am awaiting his reply....I feel that if anyone can answer my questions concerning this piece, it will be him. I'll let everyone know the outcome.
                  Thanks again LW,

                  Dave"razorboy"Creel
                  Thanks. I really hope you find what you are looking for. I am passionate about the Civil War, and your question was a tough one! If I was able to help a little, I am glad. I really hope Larry Pawl can figure it out! Good luck with this!!!
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                  • #10
                    Dave,
                    Great minds do indeed think alike!! I'm also thinking about scratch building one. Would you like to share some info with me?
                    Ham
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                    • #11
                      Doug, I am awaiting (anxiously) word from Tredegar and/or Jack Melton. Nothing yet. With all of the information available via the internet, I'm not so sure that there are any more pics, etc. available....I've been researching this one for better than 6 months, one can only hope.
                      Of course I will share anything I can "scrounge up", as soon as I hear something I'll post it here for all to see/use/enjoy. In the immortal words of Bobby Bouche', "The search continues!"

                      razorboy
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                      • #12
                        Thanks Dave!! What I'm really looking for are plans to construct the rail car. I've been searching for these for about three years, and haven't had much luck.

                        Ham
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                        • #13
                          Doug, I just heard back from Melton, he can't help. He's referred me in another direction. I'll check it out and let you know. Still haven't heard from Tredegars.

                          razorboy
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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by razorboy View Post
                            Doug, I just heard back from Melton, he can't help. He's referred me in another direction. I'll check it out and let you know. Still haven't heard from Tredegars.

                            razorboy
                            This MIGHT be of use...

                            A link i found appears to show the larger original photograph, and also seems as you previously suggested to have been mislabeled.

                            BUT, what might be more useful to you is where the actual photo is right now... which is clearly stated below the pic!...


                            Courtesy of Library of Congress, Prints & Photographs Division, LC-B8171-1171 DLC


                            If you get in touch with the above, they may have the original and similar photos on file?

                            Found this link after a quick search...

                            http://www.loc.gov/rr/print/catalog.html

                            ... not sure exactly where to look.

                            I did find this goldmine of pics though...

                            http://lcweb2.loc.gov/cgi-bin/query/...)::SortBy=CALL

                            Good luck and i'll send any more info i get.

                            Gaz
                            Last edited by allsirgarnet; 21 Nov 07, 14:24.

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                            • #15
                              Thank You Sir, I shall pursue this lead immediately.
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