Detailed example of mountain scenery
Planning the background
Choosing the right colors
Shallow river bridge
Open rail bridge
The longest turntable on D&RGW was 65'
Dave Burroughs' D&RGW
60' Gallows Turntable (HOn3)
All Tyco operating hoppers
Detailing operating hoppers, alternate trip mechanism
Lots of ideas for making hoppers look much older and loading from coal mine. Love the drop-sides added to the hopper.
Weathering hopper cars
Aging the hoppers:
- Arch-bar trucks
- Replace chain brake with full-length stem
To transfer sand from unloaders back to coal mine, need an auger about
70" long. This could be made from PVC pipe and a stretched spring?
See also: Flexible Screw Conveyor
Design coaling tower to partially drain when loco stops under it.
Conveyor then refills tower randomly.
Details on building a stock pen, including working gates
DIY uncoupling magnets built into track ties
Quincy Traveling Crane Construction
Building a Log Loader
Various reference photos
Rio Grande 345
Dual-gauge track pics
Woodland Scenics rural sawmill kit: contains the internal workings for a steam-powered sawmill
Equipment and operation of sawmills
Denver & Rio Grande Railroad Coal Train Symbol History
DRGW Locomotive and car rosters
List of Colorado Railroads