Category Archives: Railroad

Folder for information based on prototype railroad

PLW – Dead River Station

PLW is currently taking orders for the Dead River station.  Dead River did not only exist in the minds of Hayden and Frary, it was a real place on the SR&RL.  The architecture of this structure is typical of Maine and … Continue reading

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PLW -Announces SR&RL Caboose #554

Gary Kohler of Portland Locomotive works has announced intent to develop SR&RL caboose #554.  As usual, this will be a limited time offering.  If your interested, send him an email.  Here is his email All   we PLAN to start … 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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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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B&SR Sturctures from Minuteman Scale Models

Minuteman Scale Models lists the Bridgeton Car Shop and Bridgeton Machine Shop in Sn2.  To my knowledge these are the first B&SR structures to be offered in S-scale. http://www.minutemanscalemodels.com/category_s/60.htm I’ve not seen these models, so can not comment about them.  … Continue reading

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Progress on SR&RL Strong Depot and Caboose…

Recently, Harry Downey has converted from HOn30 to Sn2. He has not yet started building a layout. He has started working no building models. Two of his first are a Banta SR&RL Strong Depot and a Mount Blue 556 Caboose.

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