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 Posted: Thu May 25th, 2017 04:31 pm
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Lance K
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I want to do something very different.

So I found logging railroads in Mississippi and Pennsylvania that are 42" gauge.


S scale is the easiest way to do this, using HO standard tracks.

But I need some help to get started.


Anyone out there like me?


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 Posted: Thu May 25th, 2017 05:54 pm
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Howdy Lance,

Although I don't know who may be building Sn42, there must be some doing this.
S scale offers many details and structures so give it a go.
 
As an aside, many years back, before Sn3 got established,
TOMALCO imported an Sn42 D&RGW C16 loco...later to be offered in Sn3.
That may have been the "beginning" of S narrow gauge.
I know that I have seen Sn42 locos, etc. shown in old model train mags.

Anybody have info about this viable narrow gauge plan?

BTW, welcome to Freerails.
Try using the search for other mentions/topics related to this.

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Hi Lance:

While I don't remember seeing an article about Sn42,
there is a free S scale internet mag:

http://sscaleresource.com

May be worth trying.

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Consider joining - ausnarrowgauge@yahoo.com

Certain you will find a few modeller's who model Sn3&1/2 in Australia or New Zealand.


NZ Railways are mostly 3ft 6in aka 42in gauge.

Along with most Railways in Tasmania and Northern Australia.




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Hello!

Currently I am an HO modeler who models California in the 1930’s.

My layout was featured in the May, 2016 issue of Model Railroader magazine –
A Stream Era Switching Layout.

I am wanting to model in a larger scale. 
On30 seems a bit to big.
 
I also need to control costs so I am thinking of switching to Sn42 (Sn3½)  -
S scale narrow gauge on  HO gauge track.
 
I plan on scratch building all of my structures and rolling stock.
Since there is very little out there on this scale/gauge.

I am hoping to connect with someone else who may have tried it.
Looking forward to this forum!

Jim


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Hi Lance

I am also looking into Sn42. 

You can see more about me in my New Member hello post,
that I just posted in the narrow gauge forum. 

I was wondering if you ever did anything with Sn42?
 
Looking forward to hearing from you.

Jim Molloy


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Hi Jim :wave:



WELCOME ! to the Freerails EXPRESS !! :slow:



There are a few '42ers lurking around.

TT and 3/8" scale I believe. L:

Another Member recently enquired about Sers as well.



Lots of N.G. fans here in any case.

We are just NUTZ about railroadin' ! :)



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Jim

You may be interested in taking a look at the New Zealand Model Railway Guild.
They should be able to supply a list of Sn3&1/2 suppliers.

There was a company in New Zealand called Railmaster Exports,
which made S scale NG, in Sn3 and Sn3&1/2.

I will admit I still have 3 of the WP&Y 90 Class diesel's,
perhaps on day I will complete them.

http://www.nzmrg.org.nz

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Hi Ken,

Thanks for the tip. 

I will check it out!


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Any Sn42 modelers on here ?

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