~ Latest Update: Friday, February 03, 2012 ~

( Please note that much of the text on this page has not been changed to reflect this fact... Just not enough time... Sorry...)
If you're a detail hound, check out our new "Magnifier" by mousing over this photo. ( Wait until the "wheel" stops spinning. ) Check out the carefully researched unique LETTERING ! And how about our new TRUCKS ? These things were designed from the ground up to ROLL ! And roll they do ! ( The "Tickertape" includes a story about the tests we subjected 'em to ! )

This writer would love to have been able to report that he'd chronicled all 57 versions "for posterity", but alas, that never happened. There was a total of 1008 cars in this production run with no less than 57 different versions of these gorgeous models to shoot and crop and resize for the web... Yr fthfl svt was simply overwhelmed... Sorry. . . .

Many of the cars you see here were pilot-sample models whch accounts for their lack of paint and interior detail... And though I had hoped to get around to chronicling each and every version of the the production models, (for posterity ) before they rolled off into the sunset, it just didn't happen...

CLICK ON ANY OF THE ICONS BELOW FOR ENLARGED VIEWS !
These are "SLIDE SHOWS", and in order to display properly,
YOU MUST WAIT FOR THE PAGE TO LOAD COMPLETELY !


COMBINE CAR #215
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BAGGAGE CAR #127
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BAGGAGE CAR #164
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COMBINE CAR #212
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D&RGW COACH #256
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D&RGW COACH #271, #290
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D&RGW COACH #280
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D&RGW COACH #281
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D&RGW COACH #284, #309
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D&RGW COACH #287
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D&RGW COACH #300
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D&RGW COACH #320
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D&RGW COACH #321
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D&RGW BUSINESS CAR B1
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D&RGW BUSINESS CAR B2
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D&RGW BUSINESS CAR B3
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S.P. COMBINE #1 / #400
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S.P. COMBINE #401 c. pre-1952
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S.P. COMBINE #401 c.1952
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- PASSENGER SETS PRODUCED -

( COLOR = APPROXIMATE PAINT COLOR OF MODELS )

As you move your mouse over the various car numbers, some will turn into a "hand" which you can click on to view a photo or two of that model from a previous run .


  • THE "SILVERTON MIXED" Circa the 1940's - D&RGW
    Set includes: Coaches #256, #280, #321, and Combine #212 w/Gold Lettering
  • THE "SILVERTON TRAIN" Circa the 1950's - D&RGW
    Set includes: #284, #306, #320, and Combine #212 - Orange / Silver
  • THE CHILI LINE TRAIN - Set #1 - D&RGW
    Set includes: RPO #61, Coach #320 w/Dulux Gold Lettering
  • THE CHILI LINE TRAIN - Set #2 - D&RGW
    Set includes: RPO #62, Coach #284 w/Dulux Gold Lettering
  • THE CHILI LINE TRAIN - Set #3 - D&RGW
    Set includes: RPO #63, Coach #306 w/Dulux Gold Lettering
  • D&RGW BUSINESS CAR SETS -
    • BEEBE & CLEGG SPECIAL TRAIN SET ( B-2 + B-7 ) Green w/Gold Lettering

    - SINGLE CARS PRODUCED -

  • D&RGW DOUBLE HUNG WINDOW COACHES -
    • #256, #280, #283, #284, #287, #290, #297, #301, #302, #306, #309, #318, #320, #321 Green w/Gold Lettering
      Note: #284, #306, and #320 may be ordered with or without the Conductor's Bay Window.
      Note Also: Cars #215, #284, #306, #320 and #321 will come equipped with operating marker lamps.
      Note Also: Car #301 will be painted Freight Car Red with White lettering. See car #300 as an example.
    • (The 'Grande ran their passenger consists with the lowest numbered cars at the head of the train. Thus the highest numbered cars would bring up the rear. necessitating marker lamps to protect the rear of the train. )
  • D&RGW SINGLE WINDOW COACHES -
    • #290, #292 c. 1930's - Green w/Gold Lettering
  • D&RGW SINGLE WINDOW COACHES -
    • #271, #281, #290 #300 - c. 30's - 40's Freight Car Red ( Glossy / "Varnished" appearance however. ) w / White Lettering
  • D&RGW BAGGAGE CARS & COMBINE CARS - ( The latter were commonly called “Smokers”.)
    • #126 - "SHORT" BAGGAGE CAR - c. 1930's - 1940s
    • #127 "SHORT" BAGGAGE CAR - Modernized in 1936 so it could be used in "Name Trains" San Juan and Shavano service.
    • #129 "LONG" BAGGAGE CAR - c. 1930's - 1941
      #164 - "LONG" BAGGAGE CAR Modernized in 1936 so it could be used in "Name Trains" San Juan and Shavano service.
    • #212 COMBINE CAR - c. early 1940s w/Brakeman's Roofwalk & Handrailing
    • #212 COMBINE CAR - c. late 1940s - No ladders, Clean roof -
      All of the above are Green w/Gold Lettering
    • #126 - "SHORT" BAGGAGE CAR - c. 1930's - 1940s
    • #212 COMBINE CAR - c. later 1940s - Painted for Silverton Train.
      These last two are Orange / Silver cars.
  • THE PAGOSA JUNCTION COMBINE #215 - Early - Red w / White Lettering
  • THE PAGOSA JUNCTION COMBINE #215 - Later - Green w/Dulux Gold Lettering
  • D&RGW M.O.W. COACH DERIVED CARS -
    • SLEEPER / DINER #053 - 1930'S Freight Car Red w / White Lettering
    • SLEEPER / DINER #053 - 1940'S - NOW - Gray w/Black Lettering
  • D&RGW BUSINESS CARS -
    • #B-1, #B-2, #B-3, #B-7 - Green w/Gold Lettering

    - RIO GRANDE SOUTHERN CARS & SETS -

  • THE "MILLER - BARRIGER SPECIAL" -
    Set includes Coach #252 and Business Car "B-20".
    NOTE: Last minute change here: There has been a lot of speculation as to what color the #252 actually was when coupled to this train. But a "lost" color photograph, and both John Coker and Steve Swanson being adamant that the #252 was still green at that time, with yellow (Dulux) lettering, as was "B-20", convinced us that a last minute change was in order because this is the color our train has to be... You're going to love it !

    - RIO GRANDE SOUTHERN EXTRA CARS -

  • R.G.S. COACHES - #252 and #256. c. 'Teens to very early 1920's -
    Maroon w/Gold Lettering
  • R.G.S. COACHES - #252 and #256. - Later 1920's - Goose Era.
    Green / White Lettering
  • R.G.S. COMBINE / "SMOKER" CARS - #257, #259 c. 'Teens to very early 1920's -
    Maroon w/Gold Lettering
  • R.G.S. COMBINE / "SMOKER" CARS - #257, #259 - Later 1920's - Goose Era.
    Green / White Lettering
  • R.G.S. OUTFIT / WORK CARS - #0252, #0256, #257, #259 - 1930's - End of operations
    Oxide Red / White Lettering
  • BUSINESS CAR "B-20" c. 'Teens to very early 1920's - This is the car on our Main page,
    Maroon w/Gold Lettering
  • BUSINESS CAR "B-20" - "EDNA" c. 1930's - Current
    Green w/Gold Lettering
  • BUSINESS CAR "B-21" - "RICO" c. 1900's - Early 1920's -
    Maroon w/Gold Lettering
  • BUSINESS CAR "021" - Early 1920's - Early 1930's ( The former "Rico". )
    Green / White Lettering
  • OUTFIT CAR "021" -1940's - M.O.W Colors ( The former "Rico". )
    Oxide Red / White Lettering
- SOUTHERN PACIFIC COMBINE CARS ! -
Note: All S.P. Combines will be equipped with Illuminated Marker Lamps !
  • COMBINE #1 c. pre-1946
  • COMBINE #400 c. post-1946
  • COMBINE#401 c. pre-1946 - NOTE: This car will carry road number 16 per the prototype.
  • COMBINE#401 c. post-1946
  • COMBINE #401 c. 1952 - Flat Roof and Thielsen Archbar Trucks !

WORTHY OF NOTE. . .

The painted models seen on this page are all PILOT / SAMPLE MODELS representative of the models in the production run. Some of these sample models had corrections yet to be applied. Many of these corrections are chronicled in the "Slide Shows" of the individual sample cars.

Car Interiors have all the seating seen in the prototype, and we even modeled the great looking "filigree" appearance of their cast iron sides! We've outfitted each car with proper Coal Stoves and Bathroom Partitions completed with Fixtures too!

And of course, the Coaches and Combines have non-flickering interior lighting, accomplished by utilizing a type of battery / track power charging circuit ! Once charged, these lights will stay lit for some time even after power is removed !

In addition, the "tail end cars" have illuminated marker lamps, also operated by this battery backed charging circuit so bulb flicker is a thing of the past !

Genuine Kadee Couplers have been factory installed also, along with our great, non-fouling "Real Rubber" Air Hoses !

And off course, topping this off you'll see superb factory painting in the proper colors, with carefully researched lettering and numbers applied. ( No, this isn't over-the-counter stuff. Each letter and number was created right here so it "looks right" ! And yes, unless otherwise noted, all roofs are painted FLAT BLACK. )

These new Passenger Cars have the best rolling passenger car trucks ever to grace a run of brass models. These were also created right here, designed by us "outside-the-box-thinkers" and committed to hard tooling. They are strong as houses, and roll like the wind !

To give you some idea how well they roll, our friends John and Mike McKenzie had their layout set up next to us at the Colorado convention. And of course, we wanted to show off a bit. So they condescended to allow us to "make up a train" for them to run during the show. The train contained 21 of our brand new box cars, ( yes, ten of these were sample models from the upcoming new run, now in stock ! ) These boxcars were followed by their track polishing flat car, and one of our sample model "Pagosa Combines" ! We supplied one of our upcoming 'Hybrid" K-27's for motive power. ( DCC Sound and Light equipped. )

Now recall that there were two heavy cars at the TAIL END of this train ! Had they been anything less than super-free rolling, their drag would have caused the train to "daisy-chain" on the McKenzies curves. But they didn't. This train ran through the entire show with nary a hitch. So does it sound to you like they ROLL?

We have never yet received models from Boo Rim that have been anything less than stellar in the free rolling department! And though he didn't build the box cars, we've come up with an entirely new design for our 3'-7" arch bar trucks too ! So we couldn't miss !



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