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HOn30 Kit of SR&RL 6 (WW&F 9)
« on: November 07, 2022, 04:48:28 PM »
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Re: HOn30 Kit of SR&RL 6 (WW&F 9)
« Reply #1 on: November 07, 2022, 06:12:24 PM »
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Re: HOn30 Kit of SR&RL 6 (WW&F 9)
« Reply #2 on: November 07, 2022, 07:21:06 PM »
Their website lists the Forney as sold out.
Too bad.  I'd love to have one of these!

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Re: HOn30 Kit of SR&RL 6 (WW&F 9)
« Reply #3 on: November 07, 2022, 07:46:27 PM »
Their website lists the Forney as sold out.

The website is misleading. According to the FB post, it is in pre-production now. They will be taking orders soon.
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Re: HOn30 Kit of SR&RL 6 (WW&F 9)
« Reply #4 on: November 07, 2022, 09:01:24 PM »
Great! Thanks Ed.
Any idea about the price?

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Re: HOn30 Kit of SR&RL 6 (WW&F 9)
« Reply #5 on: November 07, 2022, 09:04:41 PM »
The Facebook post says "under $200".
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Re: HOn30 Kit of SR&RL 6 (WW&F 9)
« Reply #6 on: November 07, 2022, 09:06:52 PM »
The Facebook post says "under $200".
Yay.....
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Re: HOn30 Kit of SR&RL 6 (WW&F 9)
« Reply #7 on: November 07, 2022, 09:54:40 PM »
If anyone is interested in building a model railroad - modest in scope but operationally accurate, might I suggest basing it on the current north end of the
WW&F Museum tracks.
From hidden staging (a hidden return loop if you have room) the train emerges from the trees coming down the mountain and crosses the covered bridge at Trout Brook and on to the station. There, the train is turned and heads back south.  Operational potential is anything but complex however, the scenic and scratch building opportunities are grand. But not overwhelming, I think. If a good running model of No9 is available, one need only build the station, turn table, covered bridge and some passenger cars which might even be kit-bashed from HO rolling stock or Bachmann On30 cars. A challenge, yes but that's the point of the hobby.
I see this layout as built on a narrow shelf attached to a wall relying on the backdrop for scenic effect rather than a lot of physical terrain modeling.
I would also point out that it is my experience that this works best when the shelf is placed high-near eye level. An added benefit is the space under the layout remains usable.
This "North End" layout could easily be relocated and might become one end of a model of the entire Museum.
There could be lifetime of model railroading pleasure in this as just about anything the Museum runs might make to the north end sometime.
If anyone is interested in discussing this further with me contact me at  bob@miamirailservice.com
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Re: HOn30 Kit of SR&RL 6 (WW&F 9)
« Reply #8 on: November 08, 2022, 08:56:49 AM »
As a follow up to the Toma Model locomotive, it appears to use the same design for the mechanism as he used for the Monson Forney. This was/is a great running locomotive. I kitbashed the Vulcan Monson into a generic Portland Forney. This new model looks even better. I plan on getting one!
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Re: HOn30 Kit of SR&RL 6 (WW&F 9)
« Reply #9 on: November 08, 2022, 09:27:39 AM »
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Kenji and his friend Koji stayed with us when they visited the WW&F several years ago. They were here from Japan to attend the Narrow Gauge Convention in Rhode Island.

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