Author Archives: narrowtracks

Link to Al Churella’s layout corrected – He has updates

My link to Al Churella’s layout had been broken.  It is now fixed. http://facultyweb.kennesaw.edu/achurell/SRRLFrontpage.html I see that he continues to make good progress on the layout despite writing PRR books….He has a link to a youtube video on the main … Continue reading

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Sense of Place

Like many other model railroaders I want my my guests to feel a sense of place. So I outfitted the entry way to my railroad room with a dash of depot… Hopefully this bit of decoration makes one feel like … Continue reading

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Harry’s Farmington – 2,3,4…

As soon as I made the post “Farmington Faithful for Harry” he sent the following email and images to the Sn2_Trains yahoogroup: Dave,  The 13.5 feet is the lenght of the wall at the back of the section of benchwork. … Continue reading

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Farmington Faithful for Harry

Harry Downey just yesterday posted a Farmington design challenge to the Sn2_Trains yahoogroup.  Here is what he wrote: I’ve finally gotten the time to get back to some serious work on the layout. I left off at the track work … Continue reading

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Setting the grade

In a an earlier post, I tested how many cars an Sn2 Forney could pull.  Click here to see post and watch video.  In that post I showed how many cars an Sn2 Forney could pull on level track and … Continue reading

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Concept for a trackplan – Too many cakes? or not enough?

Some model railroaders have a passion for just one railroad and can just focus on it and go go go.  I on the other hand like just about all models of trains and many prototype railroads and I’m just not … Continue reading

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Sandy River & Rangeley Lakes Railroad and Predecessors, Volume 4

Sandy River & Rangeley Lakes Railroad and Predecessors, Volume 4, the latest book from Jerry DeVos should be available around Sept 5, 2015.  The retail price is $60.00 including shipping is US. Canada including shipping is US $83.00. All others … Continue reading

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