Category Archives: Comentary

Sn2 at the 2019 Midwest Show

The 2019 Midwest Show was another enjoyable event.  I enjoyed my time with my two foot modeling friends, local train buddies, mini-bunch friends and sharing the layout with the public.  Thanks to Gary Kohler, PLW and the Mini-Bunch for hosting the event! … Continue reading

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Always inspiring – Rensselaer Model Railroad Society

In my youth and college days I was always inspired when I saw an article by one of the Rensselaer Model Railroad Club.  No, they do not model the SR&RL, Maine 2-Foot, not even narrow gauge.  But they were a … Continue reading

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John Rogers On2 SR&RL Videos

John Rogers may have been one of the most controversial, yet successful On2 SR&RL models ever.  He stormed on the scene with radical ideas and ambitions, got a successful operating and mostly sceniced representation of the SR&RL, then exited the … Continue reading

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Madrid on Al Churella’s On2 SR&RL

I was skimming through Al Churella’s website looking for inspiration and found a link to this video on youtube.  I love Al’s modeling, take a look for yourself.  Madrid is a site I plan to include on the Sn2 SR&RL. … Continue reading

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Two feet in?

Two feet in?  No I’m not talking gauge…I’m talking about me… This past weekend, I attended the Midwest NG Show put on by Gary Kohler (PLW/M2FQ/LITCo…) and met up with some of my long time 2-Foot enthusiasts.  Including Gary White … Continue reading

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What shape? or “And then there were 9”

What should the setup be for the NMRA show in October?  My de-facto is point to train-length turn-table.  But that would that be acceptable for 2 full days of running for the public?  Would the crew get tired of turning … Continue reading

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Friends, and a goal!

This past October I attended the NMRA division show and meet up with two other in-active Eastern Loggers (see my blog post: https://sn2modeler.com/2012/11/05/eastern-loggers-a-great-experience-for-me/ or Great Model Railroads 1997).  While walking around the show, I challenged them…”Let’s show something next year!” … Continue reading

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Midwest Narrow Gauge Show – An Energy Boost!

OK….so why does a modern standard gauge railroad appear on a blog about modeling a narrow gauge railroad of 1912?….Because it is all about ME! I’ll admit, 3-4 weeks ago I was dreading the Midwest NG Show…. I had just … Continue reading

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Do I get the “75 Year Collection of Model Railroader”?

Recently, Kalmbach Publishing has released a DVD call “75 Year Collection of Model Railroader”. It contains the first 75 years of MR on DVD. On several yahoo groups lists, it has received positive reviews. Owners are happy to read every page … Continue reading

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