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 Posted: Mon Feb 8th, 2010 05:07 am
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I am thinking very seriously of changing my layout. I have not allowed enough space for structures and such like.  I have laid about 75% of the track and built about 95% on the benchwork.

I am trying to find original track plans for the following locations:--

Rico Depot

Telluride Depot

Durango Depot

Placerville Depot

Ouray Depot



I have spent a couple of hours searching the web, all to no avail

As I am working in On30 the above yards will be to large for the space of 20 x 20 feet. Thus they will need to be compressed and artistic license applied

I feel sure this info must be on the internet, but I can not locate.

Thanks  Don



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 Posted: Mon Feb 8th, 2010 09:22 am
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Sanborne insurance maps of the areas? Probably not on the web, but someone out there might have copies of the ones that are in the library in Washington----



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 Posted: Mon Feb 8th, 2010 11:28 am
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Don-out on "the net", there must be a ZILLION sites devoted to D&RGW narrow gauge modeling/history. The Sanborn maps Herb mentions are expensive and you must know the date of the maps you want (July 4, 1927 @ 10:14 AM) stuff like that. I know you will find this info because of all the narrow gauge lines, the Rio Grande is by far the most modeled line in the US or maybe the world. Here's a suggestion anyway-contact UNDERGROUND RAILWAY PRESS, they just might be able to supply diagrams or lead you to someone who can. Good luck with this.  Woodie



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 Posted: Mon Feb 8th, 2010 01:24 pm
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Another idea Don--

If you belong to the NMRA their library will do a search for you, and provide copies of pages with the info, for a reasonable sum

One of the very few benefits of membership IMHO


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Don,

Since you already realize you'll be contrained by space why not start with checking out other layouts and what those people did to make it work.Here's a link to get you going:

http://rgsrr.home.comcast.net/~rgsrr/

The layout links are on the far right of the web page.

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Don, try this link, I downloaded several plans from here in JPGs a year back, not sure if they are available now...

http://ghostdepot.com/

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Don,

The site Lucas linked is a good one. However, most of the good detailed trackage and siding maps for the towns you requested are only available on the DVD they offer at a cost of $80.00 US.

There is a wealth of freebies on the site to click through.



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Thank-you Gentlemen

That has given me plenty to explore.

What I have found so far are photographs of these areas and they will be required  once I select the towns that will fit my needs and the layout.

Its time to put my head down and bum up and search these leads.

If anything else comes to mind please post info.

Don



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Don,

Here is a site that searches Sanborn maps of Colorado. I checked a couple of the city maps, but didn't spen a lot of time working the app.

http://libluna.lib.ad.colorado.edu/sanborn/index.asp

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The wheels they are a turning.

Dave is making enquiries with regard to http://ghostdepot.com/


James has kindly done some research for maps which is looking promising. The maps are rather small but think it will be possible to print out then scan and blow up


Herb has spoken with NMRA library service and they think they will be able to supply hard copies along with with the plans on disc.

Don



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