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 not be forgotten as the equipment he built for the layout was quite nice.  The images and text below were provided by Darel back in 2000.

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GDT #4 is a modified HOn3 PFM Benson Shay

The HOn3 MDC shay is actually way too large to represent Gilpin shay #5 in Sn2. I’ve found that a PFM Benson Shay is a much closer match to #’s 4 and 5.  In fact, very little needs to be done. Removal of the air pump, tanks and related piping, the bunker, and a few other parts. And the addition of S scale parts such as headlight, bell and other details. The model sports a rather large cab for HOn3. The cabs on Gilpin Shays were very tiny, and no major modification is really necessary. Problem with these models is price. Oh yes, plan on adding a can motor and NWSL gear set if you plan to actually use the thing. The PFM Cowichan Shay is basically the same model.

A look at the smokebox details of the Sn2 shay

A look at the smoke box details of the Sn2 shay

The HOn3 cab looks good for this Sn2 model

The HOn3 cab looks OK for this Sn2 model

The fuel bunker is topped off with coal

The fuel bunker is topped off with coal

At the time of this post Darel is modeling the C&S town of Dickey in Sn3.

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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.  It will feature some of the best in Sn2 modeling in a free-mo form.

Secondly, the S-scale workshop will be displaying a free-mo setup.  The S-scale workshop is coming down from Canada, so do not miss the opportunity.  Their modeling is also first rate.  Like the Sn2 Crew, all modules follow the same theme, so the scenery has a consistent look from module to model.

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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 process:

Jeff's converted Tichy Truck

Jeff’s converted Tichy Truck

Tichy #3002 HO standard gauge archbars (ex-Gould) are very closely sized for the so-called “common bolster” trucks used by the SR & RL in Sn2 (the common 66″ wheelbase truck in HO is a perfect 48″ wheelbase in S).

A quick trip to the hobby shop obtained several sets of HOn3 wheelsets (either MDC cobbled out of their HOn3 trucks, or PSC #3240 — HOn3 26″ wheels are 19″ in S, which is acceptable). I hand cut the HO truck bolsters narrower to fit the HOn3 wheelsets. And the result — Ta-Daaa! — cheap Sn2 trucks.

As a further bonus, these trucks have nylon cone inserts to accept the axle ends, individual journal lids (positionable), and inside hung brake shoes. For about $5 to $8 per pair (1994 prices, depends on wheelsets), you get some nice trucks.

Chris Abbott conversion

Chris Abbot posted a sequence of images showing how he narrowed the trucks.  Chris used MDC wheel sets from their passenger car tracks.  (David Keith notes take caution with MDC wheelsets, they are not always in gauge.  He also thinks the freight and passenger truck wheel sets are the same)

Chris measured the bolster and scribed a line

Chris measured the bolster and scribed a line

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Chris is double checking his first cut

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Chris is measuring final length

CA_Truck4

One more doulble check measurement

Other Notes

  • Some modelers have made jigs for making dimensions and filing – Dean Odiorne made his from styrene
  • Some have made jigs for assembly (gluing), but hardly required.
  • Dean Odiorne used KD 718 wheelsets in the few pairs of trucks he made
  • The Tichy trucks are styrene, so it is easy enough to custom make bolster replacements if one get’s cut wrongly.
  • The Tichy trucks show two springs on the sides, but the prototype Maine 2-Foot trucks were single spring or solid bolster.  The dedicated modeler could change the detail.
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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 following standard has been developed through extensive list discussions occurring over a several month period of time.

The members of this list have adopted a standard for Maine 2-foot modeling.

  • Coupler: Kadee HOn3 #714 or HO “Old Time” #711 couplers, with the trip pins snipped off.
  • Body Mount Height: 18″ in S scale = 9/32″ actual.
  • Coupler Centerline Height: 14.5″ in S scale = .226″ actual.

This is derived from mounting the #714 couplers at the required BODY height.

Why the HOn3 (#714) or HO Old Time (#711) coupler? The knuckles of the #714 and #711 couplers are the closest to the size of an S scale Maine 2-foot coupler. HO and N scale couplers are either too big or too small (more information pertaining to the HO and N couplers below)

For all remaining answers in the FAQ, I will use HOn3 or #714 when referring to the couplers. The #714 and #711 are the same size, the only difference is the trip pins.

How did you get 18″ for the body height? Most of the freight cars on the Maine 2-foot railroads have an 18″ body (sill) height from the railhead. There were some exceptions, but 18″ seemed to be the most common height.

Most Maine 2-footers had a coupler height of 16″ (to coupler centerline), so isn’t 14.5″ too low? Yes, 14.5″ is too low. However, a compromise had to be made because the mounting box of the HOn3 coupler is thicker than that of a real 2-foot coupler. The HOn3 coupler is 3.5″ from box top to center of coupler, but the prototype couplers were only 2″.

Therefore, one of 3 compromises had to be made:

  1. Raise the body height
  2. Recess the couplers into the body
  3. Have lower couplers

For esthetics and simplicity to build, we chose to compromise coupler height. This way the car will ride at a prototypical height and have the couplers mounted on the bottom of the body like the prototype.

Why are the trip pins clipped off? Because we mount the Kadee couplers lower than the NMRA standard for HOn3, and as such, the trip pins would hit the rails when going through a turnout. We plan to uncouple cars manually not magnetically.

Why wasn’t the HOn3 standard used for coupler heights? The HOn3 coupler height equals 18″ (to centerline) in S scale. Thus, it is too high for Maine 2-foot equipment. If we adopted the HOn3 coupler height, then the car bodies would have to ride high, or the couplers would have to be recessed into the endbeam of the car. The HOn3 coupler height gauge may be correct for prototypes other than the Maine 2-footers. The HOn30 folks chose the N scale coupler height, even though the N scale height is not right for HOn30 models of Maine 2-foot equipment. Thus HOn30 models have compromises that we did not want to have in Sn2.

What about Passenger cars? Most 2-foot passenger cars had body heights greater than 18″. More like 20″ or 22″. Thus they had a special mounting for couplers under the end platform. Sn2 models of Maine 2-foot equipment will have to have a similar mounting.

What about Locomotives? There are issues here that we have not yet addressed, as we do not yet have brass locomotives. We feel these will become easy to address once we have commercial locomotives; but for now, anyone building locomotives and mounting couplers should follow the above standards.

How do I get a coupler height gauge? Click to make a coupler height gauge or buy a coupler height gauge

What about 2-footers outside of Maine? Gilpin? Wales? The Industrials? The standard presented here is for Maine 2-foot equipment. It does not apply to other railroads. The Gilpin (in Colorado) used link & pin couplers mounted on the ends of the cars. I think many industrial railroads would have done likewise. One member of this group has chosen the HOn3 standard of 18″ for his Gilpin models. This is probably a reasonable compromise considering the Gilpin did not use knuckle couplers. The Gilpin cars had body heights from 20″ to 27″. If the HOn3 couplers are mounted on the bottoms of the cars at the 18″ height, then that means the bodies are 21.5″, and that is in the range of the prototypes.

What if I model a free-lanced railroad outside of Maine? Some of the members of this list are placing their 2-foot railroads outside the state of Maine. However, most are still inspired by the Maine 2-footers so they are opting for this standard as well.

Why an Sn2 standard at all? How many Sn2 modelers are there? Currently, the Sn2 segment of the market is small. But this group hopes that Sn2 will grow enough to support Sn2 products such as cars, locomotives and structures. We already have true Maine 2-foot trucks. Thus, we need a standard for manufacturers. Additionally, we may want to run models together or have a module meet. At such times a coupler standard will ensure that trains will stay coupled.

2/20/2005

Addendum to Coupler FAQ. After several more exchanges on the various other makes and brands of couplers that may be possible to use in Sn2, we have updated the FAQ. Compiled by Jeff Saxton.

Kadee (Micro-Trains) N Scale Couplers:

Here are some thoughts on use of n-scale couplers

  • Pro: Come pre-assembled
  • Pro: Smaller, no interference for Sn2 equipment
  • Pro: Can be used with magnets at Maine 2-Foot prototype height (#714 cannot do this)
  • Pro: Compatible with 714 (they couple reliably)
  • Con: Actually too small for Sn2
  • Con: Does not couple on curves as well as #714
  • Con: Requires tighter (more exacting) standards for coupler height, not as much forgiveness as #714

Because the N-scale couplers mate reliably with #714 couplers, they are a viable substitute for tight situations where a #714 might not fit.  A #714 can be trimmed at the rear, but should that not be enough, an N-scale coupler may be the best choice.  Examples usage might be a short wheelbase car or a locomotive pilot.  If an N-scale coupler is used on Sn2 rolling stock, it should be mounted according to the coupler center height requirement.

Accumate HO “Scale” #1020 Couplers:

These “Scale” HO couplers are a good match in size for S-scale 3/4 couplers used on many narrow gauge railroads, but the #1020 coupler box needs to be modified. The #1020 uses a box which is narrower and should fit inside an HO standard gauge coupler box. They should adequately fit the narrower width confines of Sn2 with some shaving if one is concerned.

The 1020 couplers include a paper which essentially says (paraphrased): “when cut back in length to the internal bulkhead, they match the size of boxes from other commercial HOn3 coupler makers”. This almost has to refer to Kadee #714 couplers.

Pro: Closer to actual S Scale size. Con: Online purchasing is the only real option for these. Con: Mounting boxes need to be re-worked before use.

Sergent HO “Scale” Couplers:

The HO Sergent is designed to fit into a standard “#5” box as supplied with most HO kits. It is possible to mount them without any box at all by simply using a screw.

There are two primary problems with either the Sergents, Accumate or other brands mentioned. The first is that they are harder to find, and from smaller firms that may not even be around in ten or fifteen years (we think Kadee will be with us for some time yet). We have serious doubts that Sergents or Accumate will still be a viable production item in twenty years.

The second problem, especially in terms of these “off-brand” couplers, is the added work required to assemble them, and get them mounted, and then operating properly. Kadees, while not optimal, certainly are much more of a ‘brainless’ assembly and installation process, with less problems in designing new mounts for each new product as it comes along. There is also the added track record of a firm long in business, with replacement and repair parts as close as your nearest hobby dealer.

Kadee #58 or #78 “Scale” Couplers:

The #58 coupler box is far too wide to fit between the wheelsets of an Sn2 freight car. The #78 has a much narrower box. This subject was discussed on the HOn3 list previously, and while more than one person came forward and said that the #78 “worked” for HOn3 cars because the coupler box was small enough (they had tried it), Jeff Bissonette later noted that the #78 box is still too big. It won’t allow sufficient truck swing on cars where the distance from the end sill to the centerline of the bolster is 3′ 9″ or less, and it will foul the outer axle.

Another downside of the #78, is that they only come assembled (more expensive) and not all hobby shops carry them on a regular basis.

The problem with any Kadee HO couplers will still boil down to the coupler box itself, since that box is still the same basic item as used in the #5 Kadee coupler. The size of the box limits rotation of trucks on freight cars.

Link and Pin Couplers:

Grandt Line makes an On2 Gilpin Tram link and pin coupler set in plastic that is acceptable. Not perfect, but usable.

Alexander HO Sclae Link & Pin. They are too large for HO but will work for S Scale. They require a coupler box the same size as a Kadee #4 and use that style mounting. They might be able to be screwed to a car with no box at all. Does anyone have current contact information for Alexander Scale Models?

The Back Shop is now offering an On3 Link & Pin that drops into a standard KD #5 box.

Russ Simpson makes a West Side Link & Pin in On3 that is small and Mac Neil (available from Coronado Scale Models) makes a brass Gilpin On2 unit that is also very small.

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Sn2 Crew: 2008 Dayton NMRA Show

An overall view of the setup by the Sn2 Crew..

Frank Knight and Lee Rainey (The Sn2 Crew) displayed their Sn2 Free-mo modules at the 2008 Dayton Train Show (Nov 1-2). Lee returned to the town he once called home, some 20 years or so earlier. He made the return to support his fellow Mini-Bunch friends in that wonderful town. Lee traveled some 400 miles or so, but Frank came all the way from Maine, traveling 900 miles each way (Sn2 modelers have a passion!)

This was the first multi-owner linear (loop to loop) setup of Sn2 Free-mo, and probably the first Free-mo setup in Southwest Ohio. The setup was monument, but just the start of the Crew hopes to achieve in mass in the future…

All photos on this page were taken by David Keith

View of layout from the end of one loop.

The side of layout facing visitors as they approached.

Distant view of setup, showing the loops…

WW&F #9 races past the men harvesting hay on one of Lee’s curved modules.

The parking lot and shops on the modern WW&F,

Overhead of Franks module.

Franks module, showing the WW&F passenger cars.

A close-up Lee’s cow pasture, which got several comments/queries. The grass is Silfor mat, that Lee painstakingly pulled into independent tuffs

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Sn2 Free-mo: 2007 National Narrow Gauge Convention – Portland Maine

An overall view of the setup by the Sn2 Crew. All curved modules are by Lee Rainey.

 

What better place to show off Sn2 Free-mo, than in the heart of 2-Foot country during the 2007 National Narrow Gauge Convention in Portland, ME, an event that included over 1500 NG fans, most of who were 2-foot crazy.

Dubbed the “Sn2 Crew”, the members of this Sn2 set-up did a wonderful job putting forth a great presentation. They pulled together from Maine, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Maryland, and Colorado.

  • Participation:
    • Lee Rainey
      • Damariscotta Station (4’x18″): Lee Rainey’s Damariscotta station.
      • Eight 45 degree Curved modules: These modules total 180 degrees, enabling the Sn2 Crew to create a loop.
    • Frank Knight: Frank’s Alna module represent the WW&F today! It was a big hit, as most conventioneers could recognize the location. The 3-way stub also captured their attention.
    • Gary White: Gary’s brought three mini-mo’s.
    • David Harmon: Brought a 30″ long creamery module, all the way from Colorado, as carry-on luggage.
    • David Keith: David brought several pieces of rolling stock to operate on the layout.
    • Matt Sharpe: Provided rolling stock for display at Alna..

The members of the Sn2 Crew should be applauded for what they accomplished in such a short period of time. Considering what the modules looked like in April and what they look liked during the show. Also consider that Dave Harmon and Frank Knight had never met any other member of the crew prior to the convention…

WW&F #7 hauls pulpwood past the potato field and sheep on one of Lee’s corner modules

Frank Knight standing behind his Alna module. Modern narrow gauge!

SR&RL Railbus #4 cruses through the fields on Lee’s corner modules.

WW&F #7 works hard pulling SR&RL pulpwood racks past the men harvesting hay.

A close up of Lee Rainey’s hay harvest module.

David Harmen’s high flying creamery. Nice work by the junior member of the crew

An overview of Frank’s Alna module.

A close-up of Matt’s equipment sitting on the Alna module. Frank built the critter sitting to the right. It is sitting on a Grandt HOn3 GE Boxcab mechanism.

 

Lee Rainey’s Damariscotta Station module is what the visitors saw when the walked into the module display room. Below is a tour around the layout, that starts with Lee’s Damariscotta module and proceeds around to the right.

The following images provide a tour of the layout as setup be the Sn2 crew….All images on this page were taken by Gary White, Frank Knight, or Jeff Bissonette…Enjoy.

Damarascotta is a free-lanced station. It includes the Bigelow station (SR&RL) and Week’s Mills freight house (WW&F). Lee added significant detail to his module.

SR&RL Railbus #4 (A T&T Brass import) pulls the trailer past the creamery

 

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Sn2 Free-mo: 2006 Midwest NG Show

The narrowtracks website is going off-line.  For posterity sake, I’m making a few posting to record history.

An overall view of the Free-moSn2 setup. Most of the 27′ of modules are visible.  Dean Odiorne (right) views Lee Rainey’s (left) Damariscotta Station module.

The 2006 Midwest NG show was the second Sn2 Free-mo setup. This year’s set up had five participants (3 more than last year) and proved to be great milestone on the way to establishing a setup for the Portland 2007 National Narrow Gauge Convention.

  • Participation:
    • Lee Rainey
      • Damariscotta Station (4’x18″): Lee Rainey’s Damariscotta station module had completed trackwork and structures and basic scenic forms. Full wiring.
      • Four 45 degree Curved modules: Lee actually brought several more, but there was not sufficient room to set them all up.
    • Seven Arnold: Steven brought a 3 section set representing the Phillips toothpick mill. All trackwork was in and operating. At roughly 9 feet long, Steve’s sections make an impressive module, we look forward to the addition of the actual mill structure. Sadly, I do not have any good photos of the module and track arrangement (In the photo above, Steve’s sections are the siding and spurs that appear behind Damariscotta Station
    • Gary White: Gary brought a single 4′ module with S-curve and coopers tank.
    • James Sullivan: James brought a 4′ module under construction, that was not part of the actual setup.
    • David Keith: David brought several pieces of rolling stock to operate on the layout.
  • Planning for Portland 2007
    • Cordinator: Lee Rainey will be cordinating the setup at the 2007 National NG Convention. To learn more about the event and Sn2 Free-mo consider joining the Sn2_Trains yahoogroup.
    • Location: The plan is to share a room with T&T.
    • Theme – Maine 2-Foot inspired setup, with all scenery to represent New England.
    • Plan: Lee is planning an oval (loop) for continuous run, and a branch to a location. A proposed plan is to be submitted to T&T by June. If your considering a module for Portland, it is recommended that you make the length multiple of 4 feet.
    • DCC: The objective of the setup is to show Sn2 with all of it’s potential. Thus the plan is to use DCC.
    • More: Many more details of the 2007 event were discussed, for more details join the Sn2_Trains list on yahoogroups.
  • Future Events
    • 2007 MWNG Show: The 2007 MWNG Show is the next setup. This will be the last significant setup before Portland in 2007. All participants planning to provide modules should consider coming to this event. For the 2007 MWNG show, all modules should have the final wiring all trackwork should be in operation as well. Scenery is not required, but consider having the ballast installed (as it effect final trackwork).

SR&RL #6 Hauls the train past the corn field and sheep on Lee’s corner modules

Gary White’s Coopers Mills tank

An overall view of the Damariscotta Station module.

A close up of Lee Rainey’s Damariscotta station.

Lee’s covered water tank, located at the end of one of his curved modules.

 

 

 

 

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Sn2 Free-mo: 2005 Midwest NG Show

The narrowtracks website is going off-line.  For posterity sake, I’m make a few posting to record history.

David Keith and Lee Rainey celebrate the first train crossing between their modules. This CR&N train ran most of the day, pressuring the SR&RL track gang to lay more rail. (Jim Amato photo)

The first Sn2 Free-Mo setup was held during the 2005 Midwest Narrow Gauge Show. 15 feet of modules were brought by Lee Rainey and David Keith. The goal was to prove that the concept worked before embarking on 2007 National Narrow Gauge convention.

  • State of the Modules:
    • Damariscotta Station (4’x18″): Lee Rainey’s Damariscotta station module had completed trackwork and structures and basic scenic forms. Full wiring.
    • Damariscotta Mills (4’x18″): Lee’s Mill module had temporary trackwork, enabling trains to run the full 4′ of length. Full wiring.
    • Kingfield (5’x44″): Dave brought the first of 5-7 sections that will comprise Kingfield. The section lacked rail at the time of the meet. No wiring. Some rail was laid on this modules Saturday.
    • Baker Stream Bridge (2’x10″): Dave’s Baker stream bridge mini-mo is the first of 3 sections to comprise the SR&RL Baker Stream covered deck bridge. The section is simply foam roadbed and ties at the start of the meet. Dave was able to lay rail on it Saturday so that trains could cross between Lee’s and Dave’s modules. No wiring.
  • Successes – Dave setup his Kingfield module on Friday and Lee arrived on Saturday with his modules. After getting the modules on their feet, it only took a about 10-15 minutes to get the modules aligned vertically and clamped together. The clamps seemed to work well, as Dave’s mini-mo (has no legs) remained clamped and aligned for the rest of the day. We were able to install the fitter rails and have trains running most of the day. Several fellow Sn2 modelers looked on and drooled as Lee’s locomotives and cars rolled along.
  • Challenge #1: Lee has some trouble with his fitter rail between his two modules. He had a bit of a dip. We debated if the ties below the rail joiners of the fitter rails should be carved out. The spec is not clear, but does indicate trenches should be carved. We never did complete this step, but it should be completed on all modules before the next event.
  • Challenge #2: Getting rail laid at Kingfield. The SR&RL crew attempted to lay rail Friday night, but curious parties kept asking questions about Sn2, Free-Mo, and more. As a result rail did not get laid as hoped. Saturday’s progress was again less than hoped. But the fact that any progress was made during the hounding by the CR&N road crew is a credit to the diligence of the SR&RL track gang. Repeatedly, the CR&N crew raced their short work train up to the edge of progress and scowled at the SR&RL men. The CR&N crew kept shouting something about the large book of standards. In the end, the SR&RL crew crossed the Baker Stream and got rail laid into Kingfield and the CR&N train was able to approach the station area. Next time, the SR&RL will have more rail in place to keep the CR&N crews happy. If not, it could be a bad event for all involved.
  • Lessons learned: Bring shims for under the feet (2″ square 1/8″, 1/4″ and 1/2″ wood scraps). This will enable the modules to be leveled on extremely uneven floors. We extended one of Lee’s feet to its full extent, which made it a bit wobbly.
  • DC: DC power was used during the setup. Dave had not had time to add DCC to his Forney’s or railbus.
  • Concerns: Linear setups with narrow modules are apt to tipping. Dave’s Kingfield is 44″ wide, so provided an anchor for the modules. However, the remaining modules were 18″ or less wide. An 18″ wide module is easy to tip over. Contributing to the problem was the carpeted floor. Dave bumped the far end of one of Lee’s modules, and the result was a car came off the track. The stability of modular setups comes from anchoring the narrower modules to wider or curved modules. I mention this as a caution to setup planners. Planning ahead will ensure a stable layout for running the trains. Adding shims (2″ square) under the feet of narrow modules would also improve the stability.
  • Conclusions: Both Lee and Dave felt the setup was a success. Both are looking forward to Portland in 2007. Additionally, both Lee and Dave got significant value out of attending and setting up at a meet, with other modules. Dry runs such as this will prove very valuable when we all setup in Portland
  • Parting Shot: Arguing over email about a standard for Sn2 Modular railroading is a pain, but a friendship gained by teaming up for an Sn2 Free-Mo event is priceless!

    Damariscotta Station is PLW Bigelow station kit built by Lee Rainey The engines and plow are Lee’s

    An overall view of the Damariscotta Station module

     

    An overall view of the Damariscotta Mills module. The mockup of the mill is at the rear, the trackwork was temporary. The near structures were for display.

     

    Lee Rainey’s Kingfield Paint shop sitting on Dave’s Kingfield section

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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

Minuteman Scale Models B&SR Car Shop (image from company web site) http://www.minutemanscalemodels.com/category_s/60.htm

Minuteman Scale Models B&SR Machine Shop (image from company web site) http://www.minutemanscalemodels.com/category_s/60.htm

I’ve not seen these models, so can not comment about them.  Please comment if you have acquired or built one of the models.

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20th Anniversary Midwest Narrow Gauge Show – Next weekend (Mar 22-24, 2012)

The 2012 Midwest Narrow Gauge Show will be happening next week.  Started as the Ohio 2-Foot Show, this event has a great tradition in Maine 2-Foot modeling.  This year’s event will not include the Sn2 Free-mo layout by the Sn2 crew, but many other narrow gauge layouts will be there.  Including the HOn30 Great Lakes modular layout.

PLW will be there showing and selling new products.  Many of which are Sn2…

For more information see: http://www.maine2footquarterly.com/midwest.htm

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