Category Archives: Sn2 Crew

Lightning the load

loading crane and side view

Well ,it’s been decided to rebuilt my Randolph Maine modules that are part of the Sn2 Crew fre-mo group. While the old modules look great, [see my column in 1:64 modeling guide and Lee Raineys article in the fall/winter 2012 Sn3 Modeler]the fact of the matter is they weigh a ton. I also did a lousy job on cutting the gaps in several of the turnouts before I started doing it the Fast Tracks way with a coping saw. Frank Knight of the Sn2 Crew has devolped a light weight system that has the strength needed for modules while still being rugged enough to handle the rigors encounted from being hauled around the country. My goal is to have the new modules ready for the Amherst Show setup in January in  West Springfield Mass. Stay tuned for more updates as work progresses. In the meantime heres some shots of the coal dock for your perusal.

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Kennebec Central coal dock

I am currently drawing up working plans in s scale for the coal dock that was located in Randolph Maine,used by the Kennebec Central to unload coal for the old soldiers home in Togas Maine. new drawings will be posted shortly on my interruptation of this structure.

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KnucklePin’s,railroading spoken here

Hi, I hope to cover my various railroading and modeling experiences in this blog. I was a railroader by trade,working as a trainman, engineer, and yardmaster over the last 40 or so years. Although I’m recently retired,I still keep in touch with many people still in the industry. From time to time we’ll also offer a variety of memorabilia , excess books and railroad manuals that I have accumulated over the years. Hope you enjoy your visit here.

  8 & sand

  Gary Carmichael aka Knucklepin

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