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Worldwide Narrow Gauges => Other Narrow Gauge => Topic started by: Tom Casper on July 05, 2019, 09:14:49 AM

Title: Sandy Ridge & Clear Lake Ry
Post by: Tom Casper on July 05, 2019, 09:14:49 AM
Hi,  I hope this isn't out of bounds for this board.

Our railway follows the Maine two foot protocol on 7.5 inch gage.  We were so blown away at the Portland convention that we became life members. Anyhow, we have 2 Forneys that are back in steam after major work.

Here is a pic of #10 with Marty Knox checking her out after his work got her back in steam again.

Tom C.
Title: Re: Sandy Ridge & Clear Lake Ry
Post by: Jeff Schumaker on July 05, 2019, 10:46:27 AM
Very nice.

Jeff S.
Title: Re: Sandy Ridge & Clear Lake Ry
Post by: ALAIN DELASSUS on July 05, 2019, 12:12:16 PM
Nice steam locomotives and nice facilities in Michigan I guess you enjoy it a lot
Title: Re: Sandy Ridge & Clear Lake Ry
Post by: Bob Holmes on July 05, 2019, 06:54:40 PM
Very cool...but how does one fit in there???
Title: Re: Sandy Ridge & Clear Lake Ry
Post by: John Kokas on July 05, 2019, 07:09:32 PM
Bob, it looks to me that your hips also need to be "narrow gauge" - if ya know what I mean!   ;)
Title: Re: Sandy Ridge & Clear Lake Ry
Post by: Bob Springs on July 05, 2019, 09:13:18 PM
Tom, I am so glad to see that The Sandy Ridge & Clear Lake is still running.  Seeing what you guys were doing in 7 1/2 gauge is what inspired me to try my own Maine 2 footer using 7 1/2 gauge track. 
While my best effort is rather a make-shift replica (battery powered, steam outline) All should know The SR&CL does it "right"!!!  Live steam, accurate 1/3 scale, point to point running, wide curves, steep grades... in a region with serious snowfall.
SR&CL is a fine tribute to the Maine 2 foot heritage.

For what it's worth, here's my No. 11.

Bob Springs
Title: Re: Sandy Ridge & Clear Lake Ry
Post by: Tom Casper on July 06, 2019, 08:25:22 PM
Bob, Thanks for the nice words.  Here is a pic of a couple cars in a train.

Tom C.
Title: Re: Sandy Ridge & Clear Lake Ry
Post by: Tom Casper on January 17, 2021, 09:05:20 AM
As the WW&F had a special steam train out so did the SR&CL Ry Saturday.  My tribute to narrow gauge in the snow.

Tom C.
Title: Re: Sandy Ridge & Clear Lake Ry
Post by: Mike Fox on January 17, 2021, 10:53:50 AM
Watched some of your videos. Looking great.
Title: Re: Sandy Ridge & Clear Lake Ry
Post by: Bob Springs on January 17, 2021, 06:33:47 PM
Glad to hear the SR&CL is still running.  This fine railroad is what set me off to build my Bountyland Railway.
Title: Re: Sandy Ridge & Clear Lake Ry
Post by: Olin_Anderson on January 06, 2022, 11:29:26 PM
Hello,
I think all may enjoy the recent posts about the SR&CL that has been on a new we page for a few months. The line is still running and working to keep ahead of decay and decline. This will take you to the home page. Click on "Updates" to see the latest news and photos.
www.srclry.com (http://www.srclry.com)
(http://frolin.net/SR&CL/Home/imag017.jpg)
These sort of photos used to be sent around on a private email list, but now are available to all. Enjoy!
0lin