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 Posted: Fri Apr 22nd, 2011 11:01 pm
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I have been long fascinated by narrow gauge and I think I have chosen the best one for me. It is Sn42, or S scale on HO track. It is bigger than HO (easier to scratchbuild) and smaller the O (TOO BIG!). I also think it would be very easy to covert HO models to Sn42, snip here replacement here, and Viola! Sn42 model!

So, I would like to dee what you guys think, thanks in advance.

ALSO, ANY Sn42 MODELERS IN CANADA OR THE USA?




By the way, Hello, I am new here! :wave:

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 Posted: Fri Apr 22nd, 2011 11:43 pm
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Tate-Welcome to Freerails! I imagine there are some Sn42'ers here, I know one-Don Munsey-who is into what some call the "dark side". 42 inch gauge was an accepted narrow gauge and was used for many loggers and miners and I believe even the SF cable cars are 42" gauge. Let us know how things are going, I am interested in this also.

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 Posted: Fri Apr 22nd, 2011 11:49 pm
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W C Greene wrote: Tate-Welcome to Freerails! I imagine there are some Sn42'ers here, I know one-Don Munsey-who is into what some call the "dark side". 42 inch gauge was an accepted narrow gauge and was used for many loggers and miners and I believe even the SF cable cars are 42" gauge. Let us know how things are going, I am interested in this also.

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Would he be known as Don Munsey Jr? And what do you mean by the Dark Side????

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 Posted: Sat Apr 23rd, 2011 01:08 am
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Yes to DM jr and the "dark side" is anything other than "traditional" narrow gauge interests...3 footers. I belong to that side as do several others who live here, I am sure that you will hear from them also.

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 Posted: Mon Apr 25th, 2011 01:37 pm
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Yep - Don Munsey, Jr here - I like the 42 inch gauge stuff - in both 1:64 and 1:24 scales - 16.5 mm and 45 mm both scale close enough to 42 inch that chassis, elements, track, and couplers are all usable without modification. My inspirational prototypes are the Big Sandy & Cumberland RR and the Dismal Swamp RR - both in Virginia. I also follow the Newfie up there in the North. I'll write more when I get back to my regular computer - iPad is convenient - but a real pain to type on! PLUS, both 42 inch programs are plenty big enough for battery powered, REAL, radio-control. Right Woodie!!!



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Howdy Don...when I mentioned the "dark side", you know what I ment...not the scale/gauge, but the thing about wirelessness...drop me a line sometime.

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Woodie,
I've gotten distracted lately with some pre-war American Flyer O-gauge, 3-rail, real tin trains, electric & clockwork trains. This week is spring break for us, so I'm planning to return to my Hn16 and Sn42 guitar case layouts - R/C of course. Hope to have some pix later this week. Are you going to be involved in the narrow-gauge affair in Garland 3rd week in May?



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Don-yep, come on down. Maybe you can drop by for a trip on the Mogollon..

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dmunseyjr wrote: Woodie,
I've gotten distracted lately with some pre-war American Flyer O-gauge, 3-rail, real tin trains, electric & clockwork trains. This week is spring break for us, so I'm planning to return to my Hn16 and Sn42 guitar case layouts - R/C of course. Hope to have some pix later this week. Are you going to be involved in the narrow-gauge affair in Garland 3rd week in May?

When is that convention? Could You tell me more about it? Third week of may, might be able to go... Will you be there? It would be awsome to meet you...you seem to be the go to guy for Sn42...:bow: And which Garland?

Are you still doing Sn42 Don? If you are done with it, I'll buy some of your stuff...Can't wait to get those pics!:glad:   P.S. PLEASE HURRY!

Also don, would you recommend Sn42? I'd say it is one of the best options for me, as I am going to scratch build everything, except the locomotives, well, I'll get there eventually. And since my eyes will most likely not be too great when I am older, and I plan to take a long time with my layout, but it will look so real, you'll never know the difference...

-Tate:wave:

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 Posted: Wed May 4th, 2011 01:03 am
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Tate-the narrow gauge meet is in Garland, Texas...quite a ways from Canada! Of course, you would be welcome to come down. This is a one day affair so traveling 1500 miles for a few hours may not be what you want to do. If you and Don both came down, there might be 2 Sn42'ers at the meet. However, there will be quite a few Sn3 guys there..possibly a Sn2 modeler also. While I am not on an official layout tour, if anyone there wants to drop by, they are welcome.

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