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Rio Grande Southern RR - Layouts & Eras


I thought it might be interesting to attempt a listing of RGS and related layouts. A recent discussion on the RGS list centered on what era of the RGS is being modeled by each of us, which is also interesting to me. SO - below is the beginning of a listing of various layouts. If you have a layout of the RGS, or nearby D&RG, or freelanced combination of the two, email me at with some details and I'll add it here.

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RGS Layouts

Scale
Layout Name
Era
Builder
Website
 
HOn3 Holy Cross and Crystal River 30s-40s Pete Doty Pics
HOn3 Mears Madness
and the RGS
? Jeff Reynolds Pics
G? Mount Aikinbach ? Pete Doty Pics
Fn3 Rio Grande Southern East Late 1930s-1952 Roger Cutter Pics
Open Hse
HOn3 Rio Grande Southern East Late 1930s-1952 Roger Cutter
Sn3 Rio Grande Southern
Rico & Enterprise branch
? Bill Banta Kits
HOn3 Rio Grande Southern
(Ridgway to Rico, Telluride)
1890-1950
(focus on 1920s)
Don Bergman Trackplan, photos
(need HOn3 membership)

RGS grp pics
(need RGS membership)
HOn3 / Sn3 Rio Grande Southern ? Bill Beverly Design
YouTube
On3 San Juan Southern ? Charlie Brown RGS homepage
(pg down to 'Other Model RRs' near bottom;
links to several of Charlie's pics)
? Rio Grande Southern
(Ridgway to Rico)
? Michael McCaffery Web
? Rio Grande Southern
(garden)
? Ken Brunt Web
Fn3 Rio Grande Southern
(live steam)
Rico to Durango, Lumberton, El Vado
1904/1940 Tom Burns Pics
Video1
Video2
HOn3 Rio Grande Southern
Dolores
1940s Bill Busacca pics
Sn3 Rio Grande Southern
Ridgway to Rico
Late 1940s Art Cominio Web
On3 Rio Grande Southern
(Ridgway to Dallas Divide)
Late '20s / Early '30s Mark Czerwinski Mark's models
(see other files & folders in the
RGS files area, under user 'rgs42us')
(need RGS membership)
Sn3 Rio Grande Southern ? Peter Ellis
Sn3 Rio Grande Southern
Ridgway-Telluride, Ouray
1930-1935 Mark Evans Web
Sn3 Rio Grande Southern
Ridgway to Rico
? Sam Furukawa
w/ Bill Banta
& Jimmy Booth
pics
Sn3 Rio Grande Southern
Ridgway-Durango, Silverton, Ouray
Late 1939 Joe Fuss Raggs site
(but no layout info there, yet)
Sn3 Rio Grande Southern ? Janne Web
On3 Rio Grande Southern
(Old Ophir)
? Laurie Green Web
HO Rio Grande Southern 1958 Steven Haworth Web
Sn3 Rio Grande Southern (?) John Hansen Pics
HOn3 Rio Grande Southern ? Steve Harris RGS homepage
pics
? Rio Grande Southern
(large scale)
? Robert Herronen Web
1:20.3 (formerly Sn3) Rio Grande Southern Late 1930s Bob Hyman Web
Sn3 San Juan Southern
Telluride to Lizard Hd
? John Kalin pic
(pg down; there's just one trestle photo
of John's layout here)
HOn3 Rio Grande Southern ? Mark Kasprowicz
F Rio Grande Southern Rising
Ridgway to Lizard Head
post-1952 Jim Kottkamp pic1   pic2   pic3
Sn3 Rio Grande Southern Mid-Late 1940s Mike McCaffery Web
1:20.3 Rio Grande Southern
(Ridgway to Rico)
(garden - 2700'+ of mainline)
? Dave McCurdy photos
1:20.3 Rio Grande Southern - S Jersey Div
(Dallas to Placerville)
(garden)
Early 1940s Kenneth Molchanow Pics
(Yahoo RGS grp)
HOn3 Rio Grande Southern
Ridgway to Telluride
? Jim Noonan pics   pics2   pics3  
HOn3 Rio Grande Southern
(West Durango)
1938 Gary Norwood Web
Fn3 Rio Grande Southern ? Greg Posta Pics
On3 Rio Grande Southern 1950 Ron Proffitt Web
Sn3 Rio Grande Southern ? Craig Raymond (see Craig's incredible model of Ophir
in the RGS files area, under user 'rgssn3')
(need RGS membership)
HOn3 Rio Grande Southern Late 1930s Jeff Reynold Pics
(need RGS membership)
Sn3 Rio Grande Southern
Ridgway to Rico
Summer 1940 Bill Scobie YouTube
Sn3 Rio Grande Southern ? Joel Shank Pics
Sn3 Rio Grande Southern
Ridgway to Rico
? Randy Smith Web
On3 Rio Grande Southern ? Keith Stamper Trackplan
Pictures   (more)
(need SWNG membership)
Fn3 Rio Grande Southern
(garden, Ridgway to Matterhorn)
1940s-1952 Steve pic1   p2   p3   p4   p5   p6   p7   p8   p9  
HOn3 Silver San Juan Sep 1941 Craig Symington Web HOn3 grp
Sn3 Rio Grande Southern Late 1930s Dave Woodrell pics   ops   pics2  
Sn3 Durango, Rico & Northern 1940s Pat Yupours Design
HOn3 Rio Grande Southern ? Steve Zonay RGS homepage
(pg down to 'Other Model RRs' near bottom;
links to several of Steve's pics)


D&RGW and Related Layouts

Scale
Layout Name
Era
Builder
Website
 
HOn3 Telluride to Durango / Chama ? Brian Bass
HOn3 Chamatiago & Southern ? Mario Rapinett
(built by Steve Pettit
Sn3 Cimarron and Tall Timbers 1950s Tom Troughton Web
Photos
Sn3 Denver, South Park & Southern 1939-40 John Chlebowski Pics
Sn3 D&RGW ? Jim Brown Web
pics   pics2  
On3 D&RGW ? Jerry Merker
On3 D&RGW Oct 1937 Lex Parker Web
HOn3 D&RGW - Chama/Cumbres Pass ? Dave Dye Web

Bridge model
N D&RGW 1955 Erik Photo

More pics!
Sn3 D&RGW - Gunnison to Buena Vista (?) Steve Hatch Web
Sn3 Durango, Rico & Northern 1940-45 Jon Stetz Web
Sn3 Montezuma Lumber Co
(McPhee)
1905 John Humphrey Web
Sn3 North Texas Narrow Gauge ? Jack Walton Web
On3 Patten Mines ? Darryl Huffman Web
HOn3 Purgatory & Devil River 1957 Paul & Duane Richardson Web
Sn3 Red Gorge Southern ? Roger Schenck
On3 Rio Grande Western ? George Paxon Web
HO / HOn3 Rocky Mtn Central mid-1950s Jerry Hoverson Web
HOn3 San Juan Northern (?) Dennis Larson Photos
On3 San Juan Southern (?) Ted Wiese Description
Photos
Photos2
? Silvererton Union ? Mike L Web
Sn3 / HOn3 Slim Gauge Guild ? (club) Web
G Snowshoe and San Juan early 1950s Frank & Matt Doti Photos
HOn3 Weasel Creek & Rio Southern 1950+? Mike
HOn3 Wolf Creek Line 1930+? Michael McClure Web
tbd tbd tbd Mark Wilson Web

Other Stuff

Scale
Description
Era
Builder
Website
 
1:4.8
(7.5" gauge)
RGS 41 - live steam ? Ken Burns et al Video

And finally, there's the NMRA listing of narrow-gauge layouts.

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