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KITS NOW IN PRODUCTION AND AVAILABLE:


JJ HARRIS WAREHOUSE: (S) OUR NEWEST S SCALE KIT!

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We've finally got the JJ Harris Warehouse kit into production and shipping! It can be ordered in the table at the bottom of this page. You can also click the photo above for more pictures and information.


PLACERVILLE WAREHOUSE: (HO, S, O)

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This model represents a slightly abbreviated version of the RGS's warehouse in Placerville, Colorado. Served by both trucks and the railroad, it's a very versatile structure for any application. The structure is unique in that it includes a (laser-etched) stone foundation, corrugated siding, and plank siding. The platform is not integral to the structure, so it can be eliminated if depth is limited. More information and photos can be found by clicking on the above photo. The kit can be ordered in the table at the bottom of this page.


PLACERVILLE DEPOT: (HO, S)

Placerville Depot

Our customers haven't missed a beat in pointing out that I've been very remiss in posting a photo of this depot. A couple years back we cut two of these kits and had one left over, so I posted a small announcement and added a line to our Ordering Table (below) just to sell the single kit. Since then, observant modelers have been ordering the kit. It's about time I added the photo! It's still available in both HO and S and certainly adds the right "look" when paired with the warehouse, above. The footprints are included in the table, both with and without the platform. I've always liked the depot because it is quite different for the Rio Grande Southern -- small, single story, board-and-batton above wainscoting for the siding, double chimneys, interesting roof trim, and even a "tower" as such. It makes a neat little depot for any railroad!


CRESTED BUTTE DEPOT: (HO-scale)(and a few in S)

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We did this kit a few years back in S-scale and now offer it in HO. The Crested Butte (Colorado) Depot was built in 1881 and still stands today, beautifully restored by the town. It is one of the smallest 2-story depots I know of in western Colorado and lends itself well to tight spaces. The footprint, including a full platform only measures 5⅝ x 11½ inches, nearly identical in size to the depot at Placerville, Colorado. The kit includes the custom chimney, three styles of passageway doors, the unique and interesting trim from the prototype that sets it aside from other D&RG depots, well illustrated instructions, and all the other little things you've come to expect in a Ragg's kit (curtains, door knobs, lockplates, etc.), PLUS two waiting benches. Click on the picture above for more photos and info. You can order your kit from that page or the table below.

WE'LL PRODUCE AN S-SCALE KIT FOR YOU ($250) AS A SPECIAL ORDER. SIMPLY ORDER FROM THE TABLE AT THE BOTTOM OF THIS PAGE.


OFFICE/ASSAY BUILDING: (S-scale only, included in HO smelter kit -- see below)

OFFICE/ASSAY BLDG

This is the identical Office/Assay Building that's included with the HO Rose-Walsh Smelter kit, but now done in S-scale as the first installment for the smelter. So many of our HO customers that lacked the space for the full smelter had requested the office be sold separately (sorry, we never tried to separate it from the full HO smelter kit), that we decided to do it with the S-scale version. With a small footprint (4 x 12 1/2-inches), it easily fits on most layouts and dioramas and is customizable to a number of other uses besides an office and/or assay laboratory. Several of our customers have used it as the office for their sawmill facility, while others have applied it as a yard office. Order the kit in the Table below ($145), or click on the above photo for more information.


THE ROSE-WALSH SMELTER: (HO)

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Located on the outskirts of Silverton, Colorado, the Rose-Walsh Smelter is a good representation of a small- to medium-sized facility. It's particularly appealing to model because of the outside ore bins, the elevation change between the main Ore House and the rest of the facility, the fact that it has a Blast Furnace that is so evident, the covered Receiving Shed, and last but not least, that great looking "Granulator" tower out front with its waste dump reached via the trestle. Truly an eye catching structure. The individual structures in this kit can be arranged to fit an extremely variable area. If all the structures are used, an area of approximately 5-square feet is needed. The absolute minimum depth is approximately 15-inches. See the main smelter page for more details by clicking on the photo, above. The price of the complete HO kit: $495 ...and well worth it, especially when you consider the number of hours it's going to take to build it! (The instruction manual has 172 photos illustrating the construction!)


THE MAUDE MONROE (HUKILL) MINE: (S)

Hukill Mine

One of the more popular mines to model railroaders over the last 40 years or so, the Maude Monroe (a.k.a. Hukill) Mine, located near Idaho Springs, Colorado, is, for the first time, available as an S-scale kit. Because of the fidelity to the prototype, this may be one of our most fastidious kits to assemble, but also one of our most interesting and picturesque. Having a small width of only 4¼-inches, it requires a minimum of space. Built on level ground as the prototype, the depth can be as much as 18-inches, but it can be shortened to fit in as little as 14-inches if built on a hillside. The kit includes the tiered retaining walls, ore bin, ore bin superstructure, headframe with brace, and hoist house. Additional support structures are now available as separate kits, making it possible for you to build a complete complex. See below! Please click on the above photo for more information on the mine.

MINE SUPPORT BUILDINGS: (S-scale)

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Mine Office Compressor Bldg

We now offer two sets of "mine support buildings" to help you develop your Maude Monroe Mine into a fully functioning business. In reality, these small structures are perfect outbuildings for any mine and can be used with other industries to add that special look to a scene -- the look that makes it CONVINCING. SET 1 includes the Change House (upper left) and the Carpenters Shop (upper right), and sells for $65. SET 2 includes the Office (lower left), Outhouse, Compressor Building (lower right), and Water Tank, and sells for $80. Click on any of the above images for more photos and information.


RIDGWAY DEPOT: (HO-scale)

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Once again we're making these kits available in HO. Kit includes outhouse/coal shed. Order from the table at the bottom of the page.


RICO DEPOT: (HO-scale)

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Once again we're making these kits available in HO. Order from the table at the bottom of the page.


OURAY DEPOT: (S-scale)

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Once again we're making these kits available in S. (We haven't made them since 2012!) Order from the table at the bottom of the page.


OURAY ENGINEHOUSE: (S-scale, ONE KIT IN O!)

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Here's another kit that hasn't been produced since 2012. The roof is removeable to show off all the stud walls, wood joints, and interior planking. The kit can be built as the "early" version using the four metal vent stacks, or as a "late" version using four wooden vents. Various door hinge arrangements are also supplied if you want to match the prototype on a specific day! Footprint: 6 1/2 x 12-inches (17 x 31-cm); price: $195. Order from the table at the bottom of the page.


MANCOS DEPOT: (S-scale)

Mancos Depot

Mancos, Colorado, located on the southern half of the Rio Grande Southern, is a town that is rarely modeled. The depot incorporates a neat tower, a double door freight room (although still compact), a platform roof separate from the main roof, a unique chimney, distinctive roof cresting, and how about that neat finial/lightning rod! Another one of our kits not made since 2012.


KIMBALL'S STORE: (S-scale)

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A small (prototypic!) store from Ouray, Kimball's can attract a lot of attention if you go the extra mile and include an interior (John Chlebowski's model below). The roof is removeable and the details shown above are included. Those large front windows just beg to be filled with interesting stuff! Footprint: only 4 1/2 x 6 7/8-inches (11.4 x 17.5 cm); price: $112. Order from the table at the bottom of the page.

JC KIM


BATHS Building: (S-scale)

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Another great structure from Telluride. This kit features a removeable roof AND a removeable 2nd floor for all kinds of interior detail possibilities. Again, pre-printed windows are provided as well as clear. Footprint: 3 3/4 x 6 3/4 inches (9.5 x 17 cm); price: $120. Order from the table at the bottom of the page.


Ragg's STICKY TAPE: (ALL-scales)

Sticky tape

BACK IN STOCK! This is the best thing we've found for holding down corrugated siding on walls and roofs. It works great! The roll measures 1/2-inch wide x 180-feet long. That should be enough to last you several years! (1 roll/$10). Order from the table below.

 







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HO-SCALE:

MODEL
KIT NO.
FOOTPRINT WITH PLATFORM
FOOTPRINT W/O PLATFORM
PRICE
PURCHASE?
Crested Butte Depot, HO-Scale CBD-HO 5⅝ x 11½ inches (15 x 29 cm)   $225 Purchase
Rose-Walsh Smelter, HO-Scale
RWS-HO
Not Applicable
Highly Variable: 13 x 17 inches (minimum) to 28 x 36 inches (maximum) $535
Purchase
Placerville Warehouse, HO-Scale PW1-HO 5½ x 11 inches (14 x 28 cm) 4 x 10½ inches (10 x 27 cm) $130 Purchase
Placerville Depot, HO-Scale PLD-HO 5¼ x 11 inches (13 x 28 cm) 4 x 9 inches (10 x 23 cm) $175 Purchase
Durango Depot, HO-Scale DUD-HO 6 x 23 inches (15 x 58 cm) 4¾ x 22 inches (12 x 56 cm) $260 Purchase
Ridgway Depot, HO-Scale
RWD-HO
6 x 20½ inches (17 x 52 cm), full version
6 x 15½ inches, small version
1¼ inches (3 cm) shorter than
W/PLATFORM
$275
Purchase
Rico Depot, HO-Scale RID-HO 6¾ x 17½ inches (17 x 45 cm)

5⅜ x 15¼ inches (14 x 39 cm)

$275 Purchase
S-SCALE:

MODEL
KIT NO.
FOOTPRINT WITH PLATFORM
FOOTPRINT W/O PLATFORM
PRICE
PURCHASE?
Maude Monroe (Hukill) Mine, S-Scale
HUK-S
Not Applicable 4¼ x 18 inches (11 x 46 cm) (VARIABLE!)
$235
Purchase
Mine Building Set 1, S-Scale
MB1-S
Not Applicable Multiple buildings -- see MINEBUILDINGSsidepage.html
$65
Purchase
Mine Building Set 2, S-Scale
MB2-S
Not Applicable Multiple buildings -- see MINEBUILDINGSsidepage.html $80
Purchase
Rose-Walsh Smelter Office/Assay Bldg, S-Scale
RWO-S
Not Applicable
4 x 12½ inches (10 x 32 cm)
$145
Purchase
Crested Butte Depot, S-Scale
CBD-S
7¾ x 15½ inches (19 x 39 cm)
7¾ x 13-inches (19 x 33 cm)
$250
Purchase
Placerville Warehouse, S-Scale
PW1-S
7¼ x 15½ inches (18 x 39 cm)
5½ x 14 inches (14 x 36 cm)
$155
Purchase
Durango Depot, S-Scale

DUD-S

8 x 31½ inches (20 x 80 cm)
6¼ x 29 inches (16 x 74 cm)
$275
Purchase
Placerville Depot, S-Scale
PLD-S
7 x 16 inches (18 x 48 cm)
x 12 inches (14 x 30 cm)
$200
Purchase
JJ Harris Warehouse, S-Scale
JJH-S
6¾ x 23¾ inches (17 x 60 cm)
5½ x 22¾ inches (14 x 58 cm)
$225
Purchase
Ouray Depot, S-Scale
OUD-S
9 x 17½ inches (23 x 45 cm)
8 x 13½ inches (20 x 34 cm)
$225
Purchase
Ouray Enginehouse, S-Scale
OUE-S
Not Applicable
6½ x 12 inches (17 x 31 cm)
$195
Purchase
Mancos Depot, S-Scale
MCD-S
8 x 19½ inches (20 x 50 mm)
6¼ x 17 inches (16 x 43 cm)
$275
Purchase
Kimball's Store, S-Scale
KIM-S
4½ x 6 7/8 inches (114 x 175 mm)
4½ x 5½ (114 x 140 mm)
$112
Purchase
BATHS Building, S-Scale
BTH-S
3¾ x 6¾ inches (95 x 171 cm)
3¾ x 5¾ (95 x 146 cm)
$120
Purchase
Rose-Walsh Smelter MAIN BUILDING
RWS-S
Not Applicable
Highly, highly variable
$485
Purchase
Rose-Walsh Smelter Receiving Shed & Bins, S-Scale
RWB-S
Not Applicable
Highly Variable
$165
Purchase

O-SCALE:

MODEL
KIT NO.
FOOTPRINT WITH PLATFORM
FOOTPRINT W/O PLATFORM
PRICE
PURCHASE?
Placerville Warehouse,O-Scale
PW1-O

9⅝ x 19 (25 x 48 cm)

7½ x 19 (19 x 48 cm) $195 Purchase

ALL SCALES:

MODEL
KIT NO.
FOOTPRINT WITH PLATFORM
FOOTPRINT W/O PLATFORM
PRICE
PURCHASE?
Ragg's STICKY TAPE
DP-0009 1 ROLL: 180-FT LONG X 1/2-INCH WIDE N/A $10 Purchase



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UPCOMING PROJECTS/NEWS: (updated 08-28-2020)

This summer has really turned into "something else", as I expect it also has for you. Covid is one thing that's changed everybody's lives, but the record setting heat and the extreme lack of rain here has had an equally bad effect. We haven't had a full day of rain for nearly 4 months and the temps often reach into the 90s(F). But Lori continues to work in her garden and I keep chipping away at my "gotta do" list, which usually doesn't involve the laser room or the railroad.

At the present time the design for the S-scale Silverton Northern Depot is finished and I'm building (as time permits) the show model. (If you recall, the show model was up for sale. A good friend/customer has committed to adding it to his collection.) An early test build revealed the building's "vault" extended too far out into my main street of Silverton so now an option in the kit is to eliminate it, making the model more adaptable. Too bad, though, because the vault is a neat touch! Time has really been scarce this summer for completing the model, but once fall arrives (and the winter's supply of wood is cut, split, and stacked on the porch) returning to the kit is my first priority. Completion won't take long.

Once the depot is finished, the next kit will either be a store for Silverton or the JJ Harris in HO. My friend and chief scout, Tom Caldwell, has some excellent contenders for the store! Placerville's Flour & Feed Warehouse is still a definite project for the near future -- a spot on the layout is waiting patiently. Unfortunately, only about four HO modelers responded to my renewed request for "numbers" for the Ouray Depot, so that's less likely to happen. Although greater in demand, because of the huge chunk of time required for development, the HO Hukill Mine (Maude Monroe) project also remains in a "holding pattern". There is hope, however, that the Ouray Engine House will become a reality in HO.

A number of you have also pointed out that I haven't update the progress on my own RGS for quite some time. You're right. It's time I spent some effort on it, but I'm just hoping to get a little more done before I do. The Dallas Divide backdrop is now ready to be installed, followed by a little ground cover, a few of John McKenzie's trees, and John Chlebowski's structures. I KNOW the resulting photos will be worth the wait! I'm excited about seeing it completed!

Keep checking this web page, the Groups.io pages, as well as the Gazette for news!

...RAGG!




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Ragg's...To Riches?
499 Davis Hill Road
Middlebury Center, PA 16935
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Phone: (570) 376-2025