How Many Model The Southwest?

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  1. fifer

    fifer Active Member

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    I was just wondering how many of you model the southwest and would like to see pictures and plans.
    Thanks, Mike :wave:
  2. nachoman

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    aye. But I live in the southwest... I model se arizona.

    kevin
  3. fifer

    fifer Active Member

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    Kevin , I notice you are HOn3. Any Pictures?
    Mike
  4. Ray Marinaccio

    Ray Marinaccio Active Member

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    I'm looking for info on the railroads of central Arizona.
    Particularly the Peavine (AT&SF). the Prescott & Eastern, Bradshaw Mountain RR, United Verde and Pacific, Verde Tunnel and Smelter, Arizona Extension RR and the Hackberry RR.
  5. nachoman

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    maybe I'll take some new pictures tomorrow. I just have a small layout (3x6'). I model SE arizona narrow gauge - morenci/clifton area. I'm not true to prototype, I guess I am a "proto-lancer". And for Ray, check out the "railroads of arizona" series by Myrick (sp?). Most libraries in arizona have this series. Excellent.

    kevin
  6. Ray Marinaccio

    Ray Marinaccio Active Member

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    Kevin, What gauge do you model?
    I have seen a few of the 20" gauge Porters that ran in the Morenci/Clifton area.
    One is at the Adobe Mountain RR park and the other is at the Mining and mineral Museum in Phoenix.
    The Hackberry RR was also a 20" gauge RR that ran just south of here.
  7. nachoman

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    I am in hon3, with plans for an eventual 30" gauge, non-functional, feeder line. There were once three 3' gauge lines in the morenci/clifton area, the Magma Arizona was also once 3', and let's not forget the United Verde and Pacific. I would claim to be modeling all of those lines. I've also grown quite fond of the Uintah railway in colorado/utah - because I work near there now.

    kevin
  8. Doc Holliday

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    Hi Mike,
    I'm modeling somewhere in the southwest, circa 1880. I don't have much (read any) scenery done yet, but you can see my track plan and some other pics of what progress I have made HERE.
    Doc
  9. fifer

    fifer Active Member

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    Doc ,I like the pictures , especially the one of the photog taking a picture of the dead guys.
    Mike :thumb:
  10. nachoman

    nachoman Guest

    pics

    here are a few pics I took this afternoon

    kevin

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  11. Tyson Rayles

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    Ray John Olsen's Jerome and Southwestern project layout series that was in MR back in the mid to late 80's was heavily based on the Verde. He went to the area and did a lot of research and took a lot of pics both of which appeared in the series along with the model RR.
  12. babydot94513

    babydot94513 Member in training

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    There was a railroad in Prescott? I spent many summers there in the 80's visiting my grandmother and never would have imagined a railroad being in that location.

    JD

  13. Ray Marinaccio

    Ray Marinaccio Active Member

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    I'll have to dig up those articles on the Jerome and Southwestern.
    I plan to drive the old roadbed of the UV&P one of these days.
    Unless you know where to look, you wouldn't know that any railroads existed in this area. They are all gone, but not forgotten.
    The AT&SF (Peavine) ran right through Prescott.
    Here are some links to some bits of info about some of the railroads in this area.
    http://www.sharlot.org/archives/history/dayspast/text/1999_01_24.shtml
    http://www.titchenal.com/CETitchenal/AlongSantaFe/chapter3/page03.html
    http://www.titchenal.com/stories/ExpRem/ExperRem.html
    http://www.sharlot.org/archives/history/dayspast/text/1999_01_31.shtml
    http://terraserver-usa.com/image.aspx?t=2&s=12&x=450&y=4783&z=12&w=2

    A few of the members of the Central Arizona Model Railroad Club and I followed the Crown King brench of the Bradshaw Mountain RR today.
    Here's a few photos.

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  14. SteamerFan

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    Most towns in the southwest were founded on railways, but as time went on they were slowly dismantled for more efficent routes.
  15. nachoman

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    great pictures, ray. they will come in handy as I add scenery. Looks like I am going to need lots of prickly pear, some centry plants, and a few juniper.

    kevin
  16. babydot94513

    babydot94513 Member in training

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    Ray, thanks for the photos and links.

    JD