Author Archives: narrowtracks

Make an Sn2 Coupler Height Gauge

David Keith provided these images of his coupler height gauge.  He made it by stacking layers of styrene to the under car body height (to measure the under body height on one end) and then adding a couple more layers … Continue reading

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PLW – New Products in Sn2 and On2/On30

Portland Locomotive Works continues to support the Two-Foot market by making more models for Sn2 and On2/On30.  Here are a few new Sn2 products in the works (many of which are also available in On2 and On30 too). Monson Combine … Continue reading

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Sn2 Crew – Images from 2014 National Trainshow in Cleveland

The 2014 NMRA National Convention and National Train Show were in Cleveland, OH.  The Sn2 Crew took the opportunity to setup at the Train Show.  The Train Show took place in the new Cleveland Convention Center.  Quite a nice venue, … Continue reading

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Sn2 Crew on youtube! The 2014 NMRA Train Show in Cleveland

In July 2014, the Sn2 crew setup at the 2014 NMRA National Convention.  The members failed to take any video, but Jeff Shultz produce a nice video. Jeff produced many other videos from the Train Show and the convention.  Look … Continue reading

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HO boxcar conversion

Two Sn2 boxcar models by Tad Miyano that are inspired by Monson freight cars.  One is scratch built and one is converted from an HO MDC old-time 36′ box car.  Do you know which started life as an MDC car?  … Continue reading

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Moody River Flanger

Tad’s scratch build flanger is based on a SR&RL prototype.

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Moody River Combine

Tad Miyano was inspired by Monson Railroad’s combine.  The short length of this combine is perfect for the small 2-foot gauge railroad. As of this posting, Portland Locomotive works has announced that it’s working on a kit of the combine … Continue reading

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Freelance railbus and speeder

Tad Miyano built a freelanced railbus and speeder for his Moody River Railroad.

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Moody River #1

Tad Miyano built one of the first known scratch built Sn2 locomotives, an 0-4-4 Forney.  His Moody River railroad #1 is based on Sandy River #1, one of the original B&B locomotives.  The model appeared in in an Sn2 article … Continue reading

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Memory lane – GDT ore car conversion

In addition to his GDT #4 shay locomotive, Darel Leedy built a fleet of Gilpin inspired ore cars.  Again, here are images and text provided by Darel in 2000. I use Grandt Line On2 Gilpin small( early ) ore cars … Continue reading

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