The author introduces himself, describes his layout, and shares a number of photos.
With this issue the "Sn3 Column" is renamed. This article covers the new P-B-L hybrid K-27, a ready-to-run Sn3 steam locomotive that features a combination of plastic and brass to reduce the cost (and the super fine detailing) as compared to pure brass models.
The author reports on the 31st National Narrow Gauge Convention which was held in Hickory, North Carolina on September 7-10, 2011. Includes a few photos of S-related items at the show.
The author shares some photos of his layout, which is open during the 2013 NASG Convention.
The author describes his reasoning for, and his method of, hand-laying track. Instead of using ready-made components, he designed his layout the way he wanted to, and then built the track accordingly. David's layout uses standard-gauge, and three-foot and two-foot narrow-gauge lines.
This article is a brief review of the 2009 National Narrow Gauge Convention in Colorado Springs, CO.
Using N-scale track to model an Sn22 tramway (using banta modelworks' kit T-2121, Sn2 Ore Tram Mine Cars).
A review of the 25th Sn3 Symposium, held February 24-27 in Houston, Texas.
After the author introduces himself, he reports on the 1995 National Narrow Gauge Convention held in King of Prussia, Pennsylvania. S-scale was well represented in the model contests at the convention.
After explaining what Sn3 is, the author describes the benefits of Sn3 over HOn3.
This is a product review for the Berlyn Locomotive Works Sn3 car kit, a C&S Type II box car. Includes a photo. Part of the article got chopped off during editing of the magazine; the text is included in the next issue's column.
The author describes how he built his Sn3 Heisler, by converting an IHC HO standard-gauge Heisler. There is a sidebar to includes the remaining text from the previous issue's article that got chopped off.
What would it take to model in Sn42? The author recommends using HO-scale track, and some projects for conversion to S-scale.
The author looked to the EBT prototype to figure out how to move coal on his layout between standard- and narrow-gauge.
In this column the author covers various non-S-scale kits that can be used to model Sn3 cars. Includes photos of some of those projects.
Covers how goods were transferred between narrow-gauge and standard-gauge cars. Also covered are how to have two identical cars, one with each type of truck to simulate transferring the car by swapping the trucks (includes photos).
In this article the author describes how he converted a 4-6-0 Mantua HO-scale locomotive into an Sn3 model. Includes a parts list, and a couple of construction photos.
Prototype and model information about dual-gauge track and turnouts.
How to model in other narrow gauges other than 3-foot in S-scale (Sn2, Sn42).
The author reviews the B.T.S. EBT flat car kit.
Prototype information about diesel locomotives used on narrow-gauge railroads.
The author takes an HO-scale Atlas U36C mechanism, re-gauged it for Sn3, and mates it with an S-scale American Model GP35 shell. Includes one photo of the final model, as well as photos of powered box cabs and an Sn3 critter.
The author suggests trying to build an interchange between standard- and narrow-gauge tracks. The article also contains information about an Sn2 discussion list.
The author continues with how to model an interchange between standard- and narrow-gauge tracks.
The author shares his research into prototype narrow-gauge steam locomotives. He also briefly describes the Sn3 models produced up until that time. Two prototype photos of locomotives are included.
How to build a reasonable selection of freight and passenger cars for narrow-gauge trains.
This column covers outside frame locomotives, Sn3 2-6-0 availability, achieving a "family look" among your equipment. Includes prototype photos of a Cumbres & Toltec K-36 outside frame 2-8-2.
This column covers how to model a rotary snowplow in Sn3. Includes several model photos.
This time the author covers what is available in two-foot narrow-gauge in S.
The author describes logging railroads, and how one might model one using available S-scale products.
What did narrow-gauge railroads actually transport? The author compiled a listing of the RGS' transported goods in 1940.
Using an MDC HO-scale Shay to build one for Sn3, and how to do the conversion. Includes final model photos.
How to model in Sn3 and shifting your era to the early part of the 1900s.
The author shares the track plan and a full description of his multi-gauge, 25'x33' layout (S, Sn3, Sn2).
Narrow-gauge lines kept their rolling stock lettering to a minimum to save on money. Also covered are the posibility of kitbashing an HO-scale Bachmann Shay, and how an On30 Bachmann engine might be better suited for S-scale standard-gauge as a kitbash.
This article chronicles the history of U.S. narrow-gauge prototype railroading.
The author makes an argument for why one might want to model in narrow gauge.
Photos of the author's Sn2 equipment by Train & Trooper, as well as two P-B-L Sn3 pieces.
The author reports on the 2006 National Narrow Gauge Convention in Durango, Colorado. Includes two photos.
A basics article on "scale" vs. "gauge", what is narrow-gauge, how and where the various narrow gauges were used, and the history of narrow-gauge prototype railroads.
This article is a review of the 24th Sn3 Symposium held in Clearwater, Florida from February 25th to the 28th. Photos of some of the narrow and standard gauge layouts that were open during the show are included.
Overview of the 30th National Narrow Gauge Convention held in the St. Louis area on September 1st through 4th, 2010. Includes photos of Sn3 and Sn2 layouts and modules.
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