my long history as a model maker in HO, N and 5" gauges, I am basically
a raw beginner at SM32 modelling. It makes a change from the 5" gauge
equipment I am working on because it is possible to model a whole scene
as well as the equipment, and yet remain Live Steam powered.
that the scale is Sixteen millimeters to the foot and the tracks are 32
mm gauge, which is an ideal size for the 2-foot gauge Sandy River and
Rangeley Lakes models I'm building. G gauge or Gauge 1 operate on 45mm
gauge track. There are many scales for 45mm track gauge and a visit to
the Large Scale Central site may help you sort out which is which (see
32mm gauge is the same as "O" gauge (1-1/4") which is currently enjoying
I have scratch-built a Sandy River & Rangeley Lakes box car No.56
and I am in the final stages of building an SR&RL caboose No.557 from
a kit purchased from Northeast Narrow Gauge of Wiscasset in Maine. I have
made preparations for a passenger car (the SR&RL Parlor car), a combine,
and a dozen flat cars. While building the box car I made up enough body
components to build four more.
am still partway through building a R/C live steam model of a Philladelphia
0-4-2 kit purchased from Argyle Locomotive Works in Victoria. This may
be followed by a scratchbuilt R/C live steam SR&RL No.23. 2-6-2.