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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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Memory lane – GDT #4 a shay

Most of us, modeling in Sn2, are inspired by Maine 2-Foot prototypes, but not all.  In 2000 Darel Leedy was building a Gilpin inspired Sn2 layout that he called the Gilpin District Tramway.  While the layout is gone, it need … Continue reading

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Sn2 Crew to be at Springfield, MA show January 26 & 27

If any of you will be at the Springfield, Mass show this weekend (Jan 26-27 2013) you can take in a double exposure to S-scale free-mo. First of all 3 members of the Sn2 crew will have a layout setup. … Continue reading

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Convert HO Tichy Archbars to Sn2

Several Sn2 modelers have converted HO Tichy Archbar trucks to get a Maine 2-Foot like truck.  It all started with Jeff Saxton.  The text and images below are interpretted from postings to the Sn2Trains yahoogroup. Jeff Saxton image and thought … Continue reading

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Maine Sn2 Coupler FAQ:

The Sn2 Coupler FAQ provides inquiring minds the details behind the Sn2 coupler standard.  The information below wass captured by Jeff Saxton from various email discussion on the Sn2_Trains email list at yahoogroups. The Sn2 Coupler FAQ; compiled by Dave Keith The … Continue reading

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