Jim Hoffman's Denver Rio Grande Western and Rio Grande Southern [VIRTUAL TOUR ONLY] (HOn3)

Layout Tour Dates

Saturday, October 23, 2021 - 9:00am
Denver Rio Grande Western and Rio Grande Southern [VIRTUAL TOUR ONLY]
Over 5 Years on Tour
Contact Information
Jim Hoffman
Operating Group: 
Chattahoochee Express
Wheelchair Accessible: 
No
Layout Details

Important Note: For 2021, this is a "virtual", video-only tour.  There is NO open house, in person tour for this layout!

Video link will be posted here on Saturday, October 23, 2021.

Layout Description:

The layout is DRGW and RGS. The DRGW layout is complete with back drop and scenery. It begins in Durango and ends at Cumbres Pass. There are two roundhouses at Durango and Chama. The RGS layout has complete backdrop, track and switches wired so that trains can run. The towns include Dolores, Stoner, Rico, Ophir, Vance Junction and Ridgway, Colorado. It takes 45 minutes for a train to run the entire layout.

Scale HOn3
Size DRGW 16' by 26' RGS 16' by 26'
Prototype Denver Rio Grande Western and Rio Grande Southern
Locale Colorado
Era 1930's
Layout Style Point-to-Point with continuous option
Len. Mainline 250'
Layout Height Min. 45", Max. 67"
Benchwork L-girder
Roadbed 1/2 inch plywood and cork
Trackwork Weathered flex track
Turnout Min Number 6
Min Radius 20"
Maximum Grade 2%
Scenery DRGW Complete - RGS 30%
Backdrop Yes (photo)
Controls Digitrax radio DCC
Wheelchair Accessible No

Directions 

Important Note: For 2021, this is a "virtual", video-only tour.  There is NO open house, in person tour for this layout!