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BEFORE WE GET DOWN TO BUSINESS, HERE'S A FEW NON-BUSINESS ITEMS THAT MAY INTEREST YOU:

A BIT OF BACKGROUND

CLICK HERE FOR A SHORT BACKGROUND ON OUR BUSINESS...AND, WHAT ABOUT THAT NAME?

HIKING 500 MILES TO DURANGO!

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CLICK HERE FOR PHOTOS AND THE STORY OF ONE ITEM OFF OUR BUCKET LIST: HIKING THE COLORADO TRAIL

RAGG'S Sn3 RIO GRANDE SOUTHERN

RAGG'S RGS

CLICK HERE FOR PHOTOS AND THE STORY BEHIND MY OWN MODEL RAILROAD

LORI'S RELAY FOR LIFE

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AFTER LOSING THREE SISTERS, LORI IS FIGHTING CANCER THROUGH THE RELAY FOR LIFE. CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION AND HOW YOU CAN HELP

A HISTORY OF RAGG'S DESIGNS

LOOKING FOR A PARTICULAR KIT?

CLICK HERE FOR A LIST OF ALL THE KITS I'VE DESIGNED.



KITS NOW IN PRODUCTION AND AVAILABLE:


CRESTED BUTTE DEPOT: (HO-scale) OUR NEWEST HO-SCALE KIT!!!

CBD-HO index

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 HAPPEN TO HAVE TWO S-SCALE CRESTED BUTTE DEPOT KITS IN STOCK. ORDER FROM THE TABLE BELOW ($250)!


RECEIVING SHED AND BINS: (S-scale only; included in HO smelter kit -- see below)

OFFICE/ASSAY BLDG

This is the next installment (kit) for the Rose-Walsh Smelter in S-scale. It includes the Receiving Shed, two sets of ore bins (11 bins per set), and two sets of supply bins (3 bins per set). The prototype had the Receiving Shed connected directly to the rear wall of the smelter, but the kit also allows you to locate it as a "standalone" structure if you like. In addition, for those spatially challenged, the shed can be built as either a LONG (prototypical) version (footprint: 5¾ x 10¼-inches) or a SHORT version (footprint: 5¾ x 8 inches). Building the SHORT version will shrink the overall depth required of the full smelter installation by five inches. In any case, standing nearly 6-inches tall, the shed is a fairly large structure. It probably contained a scale for weighing the incoming carloads of ore, and possibly a crane to repair the tram cars that were used to transport the ore from the bins to the blast furnace. (The roof is removable for those wanting to detail the interior.) Order the kit from the Table below ($165), or click on the above photo to see it on our Rose-Walsh Smelter (HO version) 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 ($125), or click on the above photo for more information.


THE ROSE-WALSH SMELTER: (HO, S) ONLY TWO S-SCALE KITS LEFT!

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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 for the HO version. The absolute minimum depth is approximately 15-inches (again for the HO version). 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 full S-scale edition is still available but only for a short time. Because of it's size, the smelter complex was divided into three separate kits for S-scale: the OFFICE (above, $125, which will continue in production), the RECEIVING SHED & BINS (above, $165, which will continue in production), and the smelter's MAIN BUILDING KIT ($450, two left in stock). The HO kit will remain in production for a while yet...but not indefinitely. Click on the above photo for more info and pictures.


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)

Change House Carpenters Sop

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.







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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) $495
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!)
$195
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)
$125
Rose-Walsh Smelter Receiving Shed & Bins, S-Scale
RWB-S
Not Applicable
Highly Variable (see text, above)
$165
Rose-Walsh Smelter MAIN BUILDING
RWS-S
Not Applicable
Highly, highly variable
$450
Crested Butte Depot, S-Scale
CBD-S
7¾ x 15½ inches (19 x 39 cm)
7¾ x 13-inches (19 x 33 cm)
$250

O-SCALE:

MODEL
KIT NO.
FOOTPRINT WITH PLATFORM
FOOTPRINT W/O PLATFORM
PRICE
PURCHASE?



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UPCOMING PROJECTS/NEWS:

YES! The HO Crested Butte Depot kit is finally into production and no longer a weight hanging over my head. I hope you like it. It's designed exactly like our other depot kits of the past: NO cardboard or "laser" board (we use REAL plywood and basswood!); interior walls for support and view blocking; our own peel-and-stick shingles that are to scale; a chimney made to match the prototype's; and, detailed, well written instructions to make assembly as easy as possible.

Now you're probably curious as to what's next. The answer: I'm not sure. I know that going back into "retirement" isn't really an option. I haven't forgotten about the HO Hukill Mine or the S-scale Silverton Northern Depot, but what I think I'll be doing is working on and S-scale kit...probably a store or something for my town of Silverton. As always, your suggestions are more than welcome, including requests for reruns of retired kits, but please, don't be offended if I don't get back to you.

As a quick report, the railroad in the basement hasn't progressed as much as I'd hoped. Designing kits, working on the house, and, yes, playing a LITTLE golf has taken its place over the summer months. Again I must apologize for not keeping up with the railroad webpage (see link at top). As usual, I hope to do that soon as well.

Keep checking the web page (as well as the Gazette!) for new kits!

...RAGG!




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Ragg's...To Riches?
499 Davis Hill Road
Middlebury Center, PA 16935
USA

Phone: (570) 376-2025