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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
Oct 1, 1940
Oct 1, 1950
Jeff Reynolds Pics
G? Mount Aikinbach ? Pete Doty Pics
Fn3 Rio Grande Southern East Late 1930s-1952 Roger Cutter Pics:   Open Hse
YouTube:   v1  
HOn3 Rio Grande Southern East Late 1930s-1952 Roger Cutter
Sn3 Rio Grande Southern
(First District)
1938-1945 Dave Vollmer FB
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 PDF newsletter
HOn3 grp
RGS grp
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   YouTube
? Rio Grande Southern
(garden)
? Ken Brunt Web
YouTube:   v1  v2  v3
Fn3 Rio Grande Southern
(live steam)
Rico to Durango, Lumberton, El Vado
1904/1940 Tom Burns Pics:   p1
YouTube:   v1   v2  
HOn3 Rio Grande Southern
Dolores
1940s Bill Busacca pics
Sn3 Rio Grande Southern
Ridgway to Rico
Late 1940s Art Cominio
On3 Rio Grande Southern
Ridgway to Dallas Divide
Late '20s / Early '30s Mark Czerwinski RGS grp
YouTube:   v1   v2  
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
Trackside article
pics-2012
YouTube
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 FB
Sn3 Rio Grande Southern (?) John Hansen
HOn3 Rio Grande Southern ? Steve Harris RGS homepage
video
? 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 pics
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 RGS layout (old)
Cerrillos Line (new)
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: p1
YouTube:   v1   v2   v3  
HOn3 Rio Grande Southern
Ridgway to Telluride
? Jim Noonan pics   pics2   pics2  
On30 Rio Grande Southern 1937-1947 Rick Norris MRH article
YouTube
HOn3 Rio Grande Southern
(West Durango)
1938 Gary Norwood Web
Fn3 Rio Grande Southern ? Greg Posta
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')
HOn3 Rio Grande Southern Late 1930s Jeff Reynold
Sn3 Rio Grande Southern
Ridgway to Rico
Summer 1940 Bill Scobie YouTube:
v1   v2   v3   v4   v5   v6   v7   v8   v9
Sn3 Rio Grande Southern ? Joel Shank Pics
Sn3 Rio Grande Southern
Ridgway to Rico
? Randy Smith Web
On3 Rio Grande Southern ? Keith Stamper SWng grp
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 YouTube HOn3 grp
Sn3 Rio Grande Southern ? Rick Wheeler YouTube
Sn3 Rio Grande Southern Late 1930s Dave Woodrell pics   ops   pics2  
YouTube:   v1   v2   v3   v4  
HOn3 Rio Grande Southern ? Steve Zonay RGS homepage
(pg down to 'Other Model RRs' near bottom;
links to several of Steve's pics)
Sn3 Rio Grande Southern & McPhee ? Markus Schibler FB grp
Sn3 Rio Grande Southern 3rd District ? Michel Foissy YouTube
Sn3 Durango, Rico & Northern 1940s Pat Yupours Design


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
Archive
More3
Sn3 Denver, South Park & Southern 1939-40 John Chlebowski
Sn3 D&RGW ? Jim Brown Web
pics  
On3 D&RGW ? Jerry Merker
On3 D&RGW Oct 1937 Lex Parker Web   FB
Videos
HOn3 D&RGW - Chama/Cumbres Pass ? Dave Dye Web
Bridge model
G (outdoors) D&RGW ? Matt (SW Chief) Website
HO / HOn3 D&RGW 3rd division ? Craig Linn Website
On3 D&RGW Chama to Antonito 1940 Russ Website
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   YouTube
HOn3 San Juan Northern (?) Dennis Larson HOn3 grp   Videos
On3 San Juan Southern (?) Ted Wiese Photos
Sn3 San Lorenzo Southern (?) Mike Schwab YouTube   TrackPlan (MR)
? Silverton Union ? Mike L Web
Sn3 / HOn3 Slim Gauge Guild ? (club) Web   YouTube:   v1   v2   v3   v4   v5   v6
G Snowshoe and San Juan early 1950s Frank & Matt Doti Photos
Fn3 Tom Miller ? Tom Miller YouTube:   v1   v2   v3  
HOn3 Wolf Creek Line 1930+? Michael McClure Web   YouTube
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 YouTube:   v1

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

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