Doug Jolley’s DRGW Third Division

The D&RGW's Third division is represented on this double deck 18' x 43' Sn3 layout. The line between Gunnison and Ridgway, Colorado is included with a freelance connection of the San Migual and Southern, on the Ridgway branch, and a connection with the Timber Creek Railway near Gunnison.  These connections were added to generate a bit more operating fun on a line that seen very little traffic in the 50's, the era modeled. Operation on the D&RGW  is basically done in a chronological order using car cards. Include is a daily passenger run, a daily freight, a coal run,  and a stock extra. Several locals are included, as well. The Timber Creek operation incorporates a run to the tipple for live loads of ore and then a run to the smelter for dumping in the rotory dumper. The coal tipple along the D&RGW line is also a live load operation. Operation on this railroad is brand new, and still undergoing refinements.


Size: 18 X 43  Double Deck

Scale: Sn3

Era: 1950's

Control system: Lenz DCC