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Dale Kreutzer
Rio Grande Southern

The layout depicts the RGS Second District from Durango to Dolores, CO in the 1920's. This rarely modeled area was known for its coal, lumber and agriculture traffic, as well as gold ore shipments out of May Day. The single track, point to point mainline is 191 feet long with four primary towns and a maximum grade of 3% where helpers are often required. Locomotives are sound equipped, and range in size from C-16 2-8-0's to 2-8-2 K-27's. Track and turnouts are hand laid Code 55 and 40. Operators will have their choice of scheduled passenger and freight trains, locals, and the Dolores switcher. The dispatcher has a telephone system at his disposal to communicate with operators, and ensure this is a smooth running narrow gauge operation using TT/TO.

Published sources:
Model Railroad Hobbyist, October 2012, Narrow Gauge Convention Report article.

Basic information:
A. Scale: Sn3
B. DC or DCC: NCE DCC (radio)
C. Dispatching/control method: TT&TO
D. Car control: Ship It switchlists
E. Mainline: 191'
F. Room size: 42' x 16.5'
G. Percent sceniced: 90%
H. Handicap accessibility: Partial, Access is ground level with a 4' 7" duck under and aisle choke points.
I. Maximum number of guest operators: 10

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