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  • Anyone familiar with Sn2?

    Is anyone on the forum doing two-foot gauge in S-scale? Can anyone suggest some useful sources of information?

    Any leads will be very much appreciated.

    Don

  • #2
    The only Sn2 layout I'm familiar with is the one Art and his crew built at the Bar Mills headquarters. You may want to contact them.

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    • #3
      Don't do it myself. But there's just a few really active Sn2 modelers. Best source of fine engines is the "Train & Trooper".

      http://www.trainandtrooper.com/

      May want to check out the Sn2 Homepage:

      http://www.narrowtracks.com/Sn2/index.htm

      There's about 8 specialty suppliers.

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      • #4
        Don,

        Try here: http://www.narrowtracks.com/Sn2/index.htm

        Edit...darn - beaten by a minute!
        Jeff

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        • #5
          I've heard of Sn2 modelers using 10.5 mm gauge (HOn3) track, locomotives and trucks for conversions. There are a couple of articles in the NG&SLG, from the 80's that I could dig up for you. One has a great model of a 2-8-0 based on an MDC HOn3 mechanism.

          I've been tempted to give Sn2 a go, keep us updated on what you find out!

          -Cody

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          • #6
            Don, the Maine 2 Foot Quarterly probably has had more articles on Sn2 than NG&SLG. I know Art Fahey has his Sn2 layout in his store (a replica of the SR&RL Strong, Me. station he built to house the business), and there are a group of modelers led by Dr. Lee Rainey, they are a modular group that I have seen at Gary Kohlers Mid-West Narrow Gauge meet that's held in the spring in Greenford, Ohio. Train and Trooper have a Sn2 Forney that's really nice, although expensive. The MDC engines are hard to find (ebay included - and getting expensive also). It is a very interesting scale, that appears to be able to get a lot more in an area than On2 can, and has a little more heft than HOn30. Narrow Tracks has a lot of information that will be very helpful. Also there is a listing on Narrow Tracks that tells which issues of M2FQ had articles and what they're about. Give Gary a call about back issues. If you need his phone number e-maail me and I'll send it to you. Joe Hueber

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            • #7
              Don,

              Here is a link for M2FQ,

              http://www.maine2footquarterly.com/

              Also click on the link for the sister publication, Light Iron Digest. The magazine covers more area than M2FQ.

              -david j

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              • #8
                Hi, everyone - and happy new year!

                Thanks for all the helpful leads and links - lots of very useful information. Cody, if you could give me the months and years of those articles, I can track them down. My MR club has a very complete collection of back issues.

                I did see the layout at Bar Mills while I was at the NNGC and that's part of the reason I'm thinking about doing something in Sn2. A friend wants to do it as a joint venture - he's willing to provide the motive power, which I certainly couldn't afford. Crazy idea, but intiguing. We'd build it in my apartment and it would mostly be a shelf layout (in the hallway) and a somewhat wider section in the living room, above the stereo/tv cabinets.

                We'll see what happens.

                Thanks again!

                Don

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                • #9
                  Don

                  Sounds very intriguing.

                  Peter [:-kitty]

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                  • #10
                    Hi Don,

                    There are three Sn2 articles in the Jul/Aug 1987 issue, and one about an Sn2 caboose in the Mar/Apr 2006 issue.

                    And as Peter said, it sounds very intriguing, keep us all posted.

                    -Cody

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