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2 Foot Model Parts
« on: April 15, 2020, 02:02:01 PM »
In the Aug '61 Model Railroader -
pg 10 Trade Topics - lost wax frames for SR&RL2-4-4T #9 ($2.50 pair :D )
Plans were in the June '57 MR. Also in April '52
Moody's "Maine Two Footers" was mentioned.

Nov. '61 pg 18 On2 Observation Railing for Rangeley
Also for other cars and RRs - SR&RL, B&B, F&M & KC
($1.50 for set of 4  :D )

So 2' modeling was well represented in the 1960s.

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Re: 2 Foot Model Parts
« Reply #1 on: April 17, 2020, 06:40:41 PM »
Posting these images for Carl...
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Re: 2 Foot Model Parts
« Reply #2 on: April 17, 2020, 09:09:20 PM »
Indeed, Ed.  I cobbled together a pretty decent O scale model of Monson number 3 back in 1967.  Mechanism was rebuilt from a Mantua HO 0-4-0.
Only thing was it ran on HO gauge track so it was really On2 1/2 but everything else was 1 to 48.
Wish I had pictures!

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Re: 2 Foot Model Parts
« Reply #3 on: April 19, 2020, 12:25:14 PM »
Does anyone make HOn30 locomotives? I've see HO scale SR&RL rolling stock kits but have not seen locomotives.

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Re: 2 Foot Model Parts
« Reply #4 on: April 19, 2020, 01:10:50 PM »
HOn30 has a large following these days.  Just Google HOn30 and you'll see lots of stuff. 
Engines, cars, coaches... even track and switches (with wider tie spacing and longer ties).  All runs on regular HO track, if you prefer.
Central Hobbies carries a good selection.  Be prepared to do some kit-bashing if you want something specific.
BTY, back in the day we called it HOn2 1/2.

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Re: 2 Foot Model Parts
« Reply #5 on: April 20, 2020, 12:34:27 PM »
Are we talking On30/On2-1/2, or HOn30/HOn2-1/2?

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Re: 2 Foot Model Parts
« Reply #6 on: April 20, 2020, 01:18:30 PM »
Bachmann produced a very nicely detailed line of On30 locomotives and cars, including replicas of both inside and outside frame 2-4-4T's. They are O scale and run on HO gauge track.   I think they are pretty close to some of the SRRL engines but someone can correct me on that.
Unfortunately they are no longer producing the Forneys but  they can be found on Ebay. Microengineering sells appropriately scaled flex track and switches.
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Re: 2 Foot Model Parts
« Reply #7 on: April 20, 2020, 01:36:07 PM »

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« Reply #8 on: April 20, 2020, 01:57:38 PM »
for what it's worth, here is a 1/120 scale, 3 1/2 foot gauge 2-8-0 I built from an N scale engine.
I chose this odd scale to match the driver diameter and axle spacing to get a cheep, good running Colorado style consolidation.

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Re: 2 Foot Model Parts
« Reply #9 on: April 20, 2020, 04:32:19 PM »
... 1/120 scale, 3 1/2 foot gauge ...

TTn42! (I just made that up.)

Edit: Now I see the TTn3.5 designator in your file name.  ;D

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Re: 2 Foot Model Parts
« Reply #10 on: April 20, 2020, 05:15:14 PM »
Anyone else remember the Thacher's Inlet HOn 2 1/2 modeling series in Model Railroad Craftsman back in 1972?  (see link, following)

 https://www.google.com/search?q=thatcher%27s+inlet&sxsrf=ALeKk0099L1q_WA90U2ecIbW0h9qBgHhBQ:1587416142889&tbm=isch&source=iu&ictx=1&fir=N0usgtrnOA54IM%253A%252CP5j6yNozaHJ2EM%252C_&vet=1&usg=AI4_-kSksHSzcpD8-tdLTPz8A4eFRcT1uA&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwjFw7r68ffoAhUGGKwKHbk5DXYQ9QEwAHoECAoQFw#imgrc=Fo36nZAJumzHdM

This was my first exposure to Maine two footers.  I WAS HOOKED!!! 
Immediately ordered Moody's book!

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Re: 2 Foot Model Parts
« Reply #11 on: May 25, 2020, 12:13:01 PM »
Carl has generously donated a brass kit for building a 2ft Forney. He is auctioning it with 100% of the proceeds being donated to the museum!

For details, and to bid, please see:
http://forum.wwfry.org/index.php/topic,3721.0.html
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Re: 2 Foot Model Parts
« Reply #12 on: June 13, 2020, 12:54:43 PM »
For those interested:

In September 1963 page 32 "Mudhen metamorphosis:" is a freelance that looks a
lot like #7/#11.

Made from a brass model.