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2011 NMRA National Convention
July 3 to 9, 2011 - Sacramento, California
The Unconventional Convention

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D&RGW Durlin Branch
Dave Adams San Jose
1/4" = 1 ft (On3) D&RGW narrow gauge
Scenery: 90%+ 17ft X 27ft 120 ft
Point to Point, Double Deck, Walk-Around, Hidden Staging TT&TO, 4:1 fast clocks, CC&WB with car weights and load tonnages DCC (Easy DCC, radio throttles, Soundraxx DSD and Tsunami sound)
Average house (1-2 steps) pre-1936;Southwest Colorado, Northern New Mexico Photos
The Durlin Branch is a free-lance mountain branch line of the narrow gauge D&RGW fourth division hauling general freight, coal, ore concentrates, livestock and passengers. The branch ties into the San Juan Extension at Chama NM, with Durango CO to the west and Alamosa CO to the east represented by staging. The Durlin branch climbs a steady 3.8% grade through Cresco and Toltec Tunnel up to Carrumba where the line splits. One line continues on to Fritz Park, then descends a 4% grade through Resin Creek to Durlin. The other branch serves a large coal mine (stolen from the D&RGW third division) at Flint. Steam locomotives rule with operations augmented by water tank, coal tower, ashpit, stock chute sounds and/or animation. Featured in Model Railroader May 2000, The Finescale Railroader 2003 Narrow Gauge Annual, and Model Railroad Hobbyist April 2011.
Op Session on Friday July 1 1900Advance Section21 miles, 25 minutes
AL11 Southwest Bay Saturday, 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
SAL11 Southwest Bay (self-guided) Saturday, 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM

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