Chromeknight

Durango and Silverton Narrow Gauge RailRoad stock

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I've put together some rolling stock based on the Durango and Silverton Narrow Gauge railroad in Colorado.

I've got 6 cars in yellow built, plus a brown box car and an car in red (bright red rather than the prototypical dark red/reddish brown). Here's a shot of three of them. Clicking it will take you to flickr with individual shots of the cars.

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They're lettered, although the match with bright yellow isn't great and the text could stand to be twice as big.

I've got a Emerald Night in Black and grey as a stand in for the K-38 Mikados they run, that's this year's project to build, along with some larger scenery. You can see some test pieces the cars are sitting on.

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They're lettered, although the match with bright yellow isn't great and the text could stand to be twice as big.

If you're using black lettering (or another dark color) I recommend transparent sticker paper. I've gotten it at the local office supply store and used it for black lettering on yellow brick before with great results.

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I've got a Emerald Night in Black and grey as a stand in for the K-38 Mikados they run, that's this year's project to build, along with some larger scenery. You can see some test pieces the cars are sitting on.

K-28 perhaps? :-)

As a long time fan of the D&RGW, I've often pondered the difficulty of building an outside frame locomotive complete with the signature counter-weights. If not had any brain-storms regarding that dilemma but it would have to be a very large model (I think about 10 wide) to run on Lego track and look right. Also, some 3d printed parts (like said counter-weights) would be necessary.

Good looking coaches!

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Gcarstensen has built one, using technic pieces as the counter weights, see

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And yes, I got the class number wrong, they're K-36s (not 28 :-) or 38s) D&SNG operates four of them, I'd be happy with one.

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Well I'll be darned. While not a true outside frame, that certainly captures the look and feel of the K-36! Those are some really nice looking trucks on that tender, too. Nice to see American equipment without the European wheel sets.

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Hi, I recently saw a documentary on the Durango & Silverton; I really enjoyed the scenery but also the train, because trains are my passion. As I build with LEGO came to my mind to achieve as soon as I finish the Bernina Line this train and I started collecting photographs. I saw your cars and I was excited: are fantastic; sincere congratulations. If you want to share the file .lxf ... I would be grateful

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