Author Archives: narrowtracks

Thinning the herd!

I love reading and collect model railroad magazines.  Its hard for me to pass one up.  I’ve tried to kick the habit but I can’t do it.  So what is the problem you say? I’m out of space.  Something has … Continue reading

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Some interruptions are all-right

I’ve been struggling to make progress on my preparations for the NMRA National Convention.  But when my son and his buddy Clarke expressed interest in the trains I made every effort to give them an enjoyable experience. I think they … Continue reading

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Sn2 coupler gauge

Here is my coupler gauge, built from a stack of styrene.  The tongue sticking out to the right can be used to gauge the height of the mount.  The tongue is the proper 18″ height for the body and should … Continue reading

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Committed…the modules stand…

Sometimes it takes a major commitment to make progress.  The fear of letting others down  causes us to get it done! So what did I get done?  Sufficient progress on the railroad room to allow me to set up the … Continue reading

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Historic List of Plans

Looking for a plans of a Maine 2-Footer? The Maine On2 FAQ has posted a historical listing for each of the railroads.  Follow the links to find the plans you want! SR&RL Billerica and Bedford (B&B) Sandy River (SRRR) Franklin … Continue reading

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Maine On2 FAQ

Terry Smith and a few others have re-created a new and better Maine On2 FAQ.  The FAQ was published by Bill Kerr from 2000 till 2012.  In 2013 Terry Smith and others with the support of Bill brought the content … Continue reading

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To CAD or not to CAD? That is the question when starting a track plan

This week on the yahoogroup Maine-Two-Foot-Modelers-Forum Lee Rainey wrote:  “I strongly recommend a CAD program as a layout design tool.”  The statement made me ask, “Do I strongly recommend CAD for layout design?” First of all, I use a XTrkCAD … Continue reading

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