Category Archives: Comentary

SR&RL Size Perspective

Denis, a local friend who does narrow gauge live steam and dabbles in On30, has started following my blog. He has a keen interest for the two-footers so my version of the SR&RL intrigues him. Last week he send me … Continue reading

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Starting homasote spline roadbed (rather than foam board)

Last week I started putting in the “brackets” and roadbed under the new roadbed.  This supports from Madrid to Perham Junction and back up the Barnjam branch.  I will not go into the details of the design.  That is for … Continue reading

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2020 Wrapup

2020 has ended with lots of action here on the web site.  For 10 or so years, I’d been wandering in the hobby.  No rudder.  I would dream of S, Sn3, and Sn2…Even HO and more.  These wanderings resulted in … Continue reading

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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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