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

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Denver Rio Grande & Western RR
Howard McKinney San Jose
On3 Denver & Rio Grande Western
Scenery: 95% 7'x19' plus 5'x6'
Several steps and/or duck-under(s) 1930's-1940's
Howard McKinney's freelance On3 Denver Rio Grande &Western Railroad is a point-to-point railroad running between Victoria, Co. and Notell, Co. The time period being modeled is the late 1930's through the early 1940's. This part of Colorado has no mining, but has lush pine forests which provide timber for the mining industry in the state. Engine turning and servicing facilities exist at both Victoria and Notell. Dual standard and narrow gage trackage at Victoria connects this railroad division with common carrier railroads. Both C&S and RGS equipment can be seen operating on the railroad as both have been given trackage rights on this DRG&W division. Lumber is being harvested from the lush forests of this area. The Sierra Western Co. that also has trackage rights on the railroad is doing the principle logging operation. Logging trains powered by geared locomotives transport logs from the logging camp near Notell to the saw mill at Kerberville which is way to Victoria. Howard's On3 railroad is in a 7 by 19 foot room with 5 by 6 foot dog leg extension. All of the presently planned hand laid narrow and dual gage trackage is complete and operational. Scenery is approximately 95% complete. Many major structures including the coaling tower and sand house at Notell are in place. On his layout is all trains are DCC controlled using the NCE system and essentially all locomotives are Soundtraxx sound equipped. Tsunami Soundtraxx decoders are in most of the locomotives Access to the main room is via a duck under and an additional view of the Notell yard, engine facilities and town is available on a platform through an access window external to his railroad room. Approximately 5 visitors can be accommodated at a time.
SAL11 Southwest Bay (self-guided) Saturday, 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM

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