Western Wiscasset & Northern Railway

Welcome to the Western Wiscasset & Northern Railway.  The WW&N is a large scale (7/8” = 1’-0”) modular railroad based on 2 foot narrow gauge equipment set in Maine around the turn of the 20th century.  At that time there were several of these narrow, narrow gauge railroads in the state notably the Wiscasset Waterville and Farmington (WW&F) and the Sandy River Rangley Lakes (SRRL). 

The WW&F is the basis for most of the WW&N but a part of the prototype WW&F story includes an aborted attempt to extend themselves to the northwest and to reach the more sucessful SRRL. Had this occurred the merger of the two roads would have been a truly impressive narrow gauge railroad empire.  As a modeler what was, what could have been and artistic license define what is.  Let your imagination run through the woods and fields of Maine around 1910 with the WW&N Ry.

Since we are modeling 2 foot prototypes in 7/8 inch to a foot modelers in this scale usually refer to their trains as 7/8n2.  The track gauge for the 7/8n2 models is 1-3/4" (45 mm) the same as used for the more common G Scale.  If you've never seen a 7/8th model in person the 13.7:1 (7/8) scale is fifty percent larger than the 20.1:1 G scale representing 3 ft equipment on the same tracks.  Smaller prototypes, larger models.
Where to see the WW&N Ry -- Train shows 2012 - 13Season
*  The Great Train Extraveganza, Albany NY, Empire State Plaza, Dec. 2, 2012
*  Railroad Hobby Show, Eastern States Exposition, West Springield, MA Jan 26 & 27, 20123
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 Email Contact:     7.8.wwnry@gmail.com
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