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Discussion in 'Getting Started' started by Sparks, Jun 20, 2002.
How many people model D&RG? And wheres a good place for 30' to 50's Denver Rio Grande stuff?
Most of the people I know who model D&RG, model diesel era. I haven't seen much steam era (though haven't really looked). If you're HO scale, the LifeLike Heritage series 2-8-8-2s represent D&RGW road #s 3550 through 3564, but some detail changes would have to be made.
Try at Sunbird Train Mart, in Colorado Springs:
They usually have a good selection of D&RGW brass in H0 and H0n3.
About the Heritage 2-8-8-2 ex-N&W, it's a fantastic model but IMHO I only would try to adapt it if you have good modelling skills. I haven't, so I will wait until Life&Like makes the D&RGW model (if they ever do it).
If you like the Athearn Genesis D&RGW F7s, I had posted some pics in the "H0 Scale Model Trains" forum. Look at the thread titled "This ones for you, kettlestack...".
If you're into Nscale, Lifelike is releasing the 2-8-8-2 soon. I have an undecorated model reserved with some DRGW decals ready! Also, Intermountain is releasing the EMD FT in DRGW colors at some point. They're basing the painting priority on the number of reservations received per road name.
Where do you live? If it's outside the U.S., I probably can't help with location.
Some of the better Nscale places I've dealt with:
http://www.caboosehobbies.com They have a large selection of all scales.
Hi Sparks, I model D&RGW narrow gauge in HOn3. 1930's Era.
My best source has been www.caboosehobbies.com