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 Posted: Tue May 17th, 2011 10:16 am
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titus wrote: Anyone ever do 2ft gauge using N track? 
Yes, I do.

I'd like to show some pictures of my scratch-built "Sn2" models.

Gas mechanical locos and gas railcars are powered by KATO power tracks.

While steam railcar and tender engine are powered by N scale power units of Percy the small engine.

My Reighton Gap Railway gas mechanical locomotive No. 4.





RGRy gasoline railcar No. 10.





RGRy steam railcar No. 7.





RGRy rolling stock.




















I built a tender locomotive, gas mechanical locomotive, gasoline railcar and some freight cars for my friend.

GSSRR No. 4.





GSSRR gas mechanical locomotive No. 5.





GSSRR caboose and side dump ore car.








Once I found the word for this "Sn2" as "Sn2 Narrow" on an U.K. site.
My "Sn2 Narrow" is inexpensive. However, I have to scratch-build most things.... :sad:


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Very nice, Junior!

The amount of detail that you have managed to build into those models is great.

How long have you been working in Sn2?


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 Posted: Tue May 17th, 2011 09:27 pm
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Your do really nice work. They look great.



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Herb Kephart wrote: Very nice, Junior!

The amount of detail that you have managed to build into those models is great.

How long have you been working in Sn2?
Thanks Herb!

I started modeling "Sn2 Narrow" 3 years ago.
My first Sn2 model was an electric steeple cab locomotive for my electrified mining railroad.



I built four Sn2 electric locomotives, and a micro layout with tight curve.



But I'm building non-electric models in Sn2.

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Junior

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Thank you so much Nn3Designs!

I've forgotten to upload a picture of my favorite model.
Next picture shows GSSRR gas railcar No. 7.



This very small railcar was built for my friend.
Also this model runs by the KATO N scale power truck. Easy to build, easy to run.

Junior

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Junior, those are wonderful models! Of course I love 2 footers the most. My old befuddled mind is asking now, isn't 9MM gauge close to 20" in S scale? The Sn2 guys I know all use 10.5MM (HOn3) gauge for their Sn2 stuff. I realize that 10.5MM works out to about 26" (?) in S. Who really cares anyway, your stuff is top rate and it looks right to me.

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 Posted: Thu May 19th, 2011 06:16 am
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Hi Woodie.

Thank you very much.
"Sn2 Narrow" - I like this phrase - is actually closer than "Sn2 Wide" to the scale; 9mm x 64 =576mm, 10.5mm x 64 =672mm; 610mm - 576mm =34mm, 672mm - 610mm =62mm.

However, I think that "Sn2 Narrow" has other possibilities, closer to the scale or not.
Imagine that, all On30 modelers aren't 30 inch gauge railroad fans.
One imagines his railroad as 36 inch gauge, and another one's is 20 inch gauge.
Yes, I think that there is a possibility in S scale like On30.

This modeler built a 600mm gauge industrial tank engine in S scale to run on 9mm gauge track.
http://marina.fortunecity.com/shark/310/glover.htm
This  is S600.

This is an example of Sn2 layout in the United Kingdom, also trains run on 9mm gauge track.
http://www.ngrail.co.uk/w_pur_2l.jpg
http://www.ngrail.co.uk/w_pur_1l.jpg

Sn20 is O.K.
Sn30?  Yes! :bg:


Yesterday night the brand new Sn2 flatcar was completed.



I use HOn3 Carter Bros. trucks and HOn30 wheels for this short flatcar.
Couplers are Micro Trains'.
An easy-to-build example.

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Junior

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Junior - Welcome back! Outstanding stuff :glad:, I played with Sn2 in the late 1980's, first in HOn3 then 9mm track. (See the beginning of this thread.) At the 1998 National Narrow Gauge Convention, Don Heimberger and I talked it over and decided it is just +/- 2 foot! I have been doing a lot of On18 and recently got a couple Tsugawa TS-7U drives and have some of the World Craft 16mm wheelbase units ordered (Also some B-Train Shorty's, am I going over to the dark side???). Don't know what scale these will end up - too many micro layout ideas, not enough time! Actually I have some ideas for a little On18 Garratt or maybe a really little shay. Anyway, good to see your modelling again! - Russ

 

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Ooooh...an On18 Garratt!!! Get it beyond the "thinking" stage, we need to see it built.

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How about this? Actually I want one with 4 wheel mechanisms, these are from a Life-Like 0-6-0 and not the best runners. It is pretty flexible (4" radius) -



The new Tsugawa's are too little so a couple of these are reserved for the next time Hobby Search gets them.



Wheelbase is 16mm; I think these might work for a Shay, the motor is offset a little to one side even. - Russ

 

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