Denver and Rio Grande Western stock (and one other)

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Denver and Rio Grande Western stock (and one other)
Wiebold4449 Johnny Rocket_486
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Howdy Ya'll, hope everybody's having a good week. Just finished updating my loco and car roster, and just posted the pictures in the gallery. I'm posting this just to give back story to a couple of them in specific.

Mogul #14 is based off of Cooke locomotive works original design for the Denver and South Park railroad. When the Colorado and southern bought the D&S.P.R.R., many locomotives were just sold and scrapped. Even though the Denver and Rio Grande Western never owned a Cooke Mogul, it is still plausible that they could have owned one in the company's earlier years.

Porter 2-4-0 #24 is based off of a generic porter design and really has no special features. The thing that makes this locomotive one of the D&RGW's own is the unique "Bumblebee" paint scheme used on the road's K-27 locomotives and especially, its C-41 locos. This engine was just a weekend project and I plan to update it in the future.

The red bobber caboose isn't really all that special, though does have some earlier D&RGW traits. Early Rio Grande "cabeese" as they were called had arched windows in their cupolas. Why this was I'm not really sure. They also had small light cupolas above their personnel cupolas. these lamps would serve as end lights for oncoming trains to see.

One last mention, the blue boxcar is a German refrigerator car for carrying what else? Beer! wink  Hans stands with a pretzel under the freezer unit on the rear platform of the car. 

Posted on February 27, 2013 at 5:24 PM
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Theodore Maslanka
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re: Denver and Rio Grande Western stock (and one other)

Hello Johnny.

Nice to see another Narrow Gauge fan. I do see a few errors in the information about the Rio Grande's "Bumble Bee" scheme. Please do not take offense to this.

I believe the two classes you were looking for were "K-28" and "C-16."

To my knowledge, only four of the Rio Grande's narrow gauge engines used the Bumble Bee scheme, two of which were for a head on collision for Paramount's "Rio Grande" Movie.

C-16 # 268: To my knowledge, in 1949, the D&RGW crated the Bumble Bee scheme for use on #268 for the Chicago Railroad Fair. She would have this scheme for the rest of her career. [Officially, the Yellow color was called "Aspen Gold", but had the unofficial name of "Grande Gold"]

C-18 # 319: The locomotive was painted in the Bumble bee scheme for Paramount's "Rio Grande" movie for a wreck, and was scrapped a few months later.

C-19 #345: This was the other engine used for the "Rio Grande" movie, and was a stand in for 268 in the wreck. She was scrapped along with #319.

K-28 #473: I don't know offhand why the locomotive was painted in the Bumble Bee Scheme, but there are photos of her wearing that scheme, complete with a diamond stack and a "Kerosene" headlight.

Resources:

http://donsdepot.donrossgroup.net/dr413.htm

Narrow Gauge Annual 2009

Posted on April 29, 2013 at 4:18 PM
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Wiebold4449 Johnny Rocket_486
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re: Denver and Rio Grande Western stock (and one other)

Wow, don't I feel sheepish right now! How can I even call myself a narrow gauge fan when I mix up the K-27s and K-28s! Oops... Well, thanks for the comment. By the way, If you love the narrow gauge, you should check out my model of K-36 #486. At least I didn't mess that one up! wink

Posted on May 15, 2013 at 2:19 AM
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Theodore Maslanka
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re: Denver and Rio Grande Western stock (and one other)

It's not bad. You just need to get the outside frames going. XD

 

On that note, Going to do a c-18 or a C-21/ C-25 anytime soon?

Posted on August 22, 2013 at 2:14 AM
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Wiebold4449 Johnny Rocket_486
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re: re: Denver and Rio Grande Western stock (and one other)

If you check out my flickr stream, I have started on a c-16 class (which is still in its early phases) and have converted the K-36 to an "outside frame". More of a facade that gives it the appearance of one, though that's the best I could do. I don't have any pictures up currently, though I will pretty soon  ;)

Posted on August 22, 2013 at 12:18 PM
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Theodore Maslanka
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re: Denver and Rio Grande Western stock (and one other)

I saw. Just don't connect the cylinders to the 3rd set of drivers, otherwise you might end up with RGS C-17 #42.  XD

Also, you know the "Counterweights" for the 3d version of the K-36 you did? Those are the closest I've seen to the K-27 and K-28 counterweights. Just an idea.

Posted on August 28, 2013 at 9:47 PM
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Wiebold4449 Johnny Rocket_486
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I havent actually posted pictures of the k-36 with the weights, the most recent picture of it being really REALLY OLD...I'll get a pic up soon enough

 
 

Posted on August 29, 2013 at 2:21 AM
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