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ALL OF OUR KITS CAN BE ORDERED DIRECT VIA THE TABLE AND SECURE SHOPPING CART AT THE BOTTOM OF THIS PAGE, BY TELEPHONE, OR WRITING.

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(MINIMUM ORDER: $25; SHIPPING: DOMESTIC - $12/ORDER; INTERNATIONAL - ACTUAL COST)


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

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

A HISTORY OF RAGG'S DESIGNS

LOOKING FOR A PARTICULAR KIT?

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


LINK TO OUR PAGE ON HOW TO FINISH SHINGLES: roofingpage.html


ARE YOU SERIOUSLY INTERESTED?

DOLORES CONOCO PLANT: (HO, S)

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The Dolores CONOCO Plant has easily become the most "asked for" kit that we no longer produce. It's a kit that takes the efforts of many more manufacturers than just ourselves, some of which are no longer in business. But I've managed to locate the most important of them and they're willing to provide us with a few more parts to make a few more of the kits. This doesn't make Lori very happy.

As you can see, the kits are VERY versatile. The major components are the four tanks with neat catwalk, the large warehouse, the smaller warehouse with pump room, the office, the garage, and the large platform with ramp. (The truck and the tank car are yours to add, but the barrels come in the box.) Each of the components can be rearranged in any number of locations. I'm busy now building one for my own railroad - pictures eventually coming!

Pricing? It's impossible to say for sure at this point. I expect the HO version to be somewhere around $250. The S-scale kit will no doubt be around $300.

There is NO GUARANTEE that we will produce more of these kits. It depends on YOUR FEEDBACK. We may not run them at all (I'll be happier building my own layout than spending more of my life in the laser room!) or we may just produce a single run of a set number. Drop us an email via the link at the bottom of this page and we'll make a decision!

 


KITS NOW IN PRODUCTION AND AVAILABLE:


SILVERTON NORTHERN DEPOT: (S) OUR NEWEST S SCALE KIT!

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Built in the late 1800s, this structure still stands today yet is hardly recognizable as a "depot". If you've visited Silverton, Colorado, you've probably walked right past it and never knew its historical significance. If you aren't interested in the Silverton Northern Railroad (I needed the depot for my own town of Silverton), it has also served as a residence and a store. A couple options I've included allow it to be constructed using as little as three inches in width. A very versatile structure! Click on the photo above for more pictures and information. You can order the kit in the table below.

The "show model" pictured above is also for sale, signed, numbered (#1 of 1), and dated. Price: $450, plus shipping. Please call if you are interested (570 376-2025).

Click on the above picture to see the excellent work Doug Jolley did in building the kit as an office/store room/store. It has a rustic finish, a complete interior, and is "lighted" for night operations. If Doug's work doesn't get your imagination going, nothing will!



JJ HARRIS WAREHOUSE: (HO, S)

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J.J. Harris was a well known name in Dolores, Colorado, in the day. The warehouse appears in some of the earliest pictures of Dolores and, I believe, it stands to this day housing apartments. It was orginally a farm implement dealership and eventually moved into the feed, grain, and hardware business. As such, it can accomodate a number of different types of freight cars. Click on the picture above for more information. The kit can be ordered either from the table at the bottom of this page or from the link.


PLACERVILLE WAREHOUSE: (HO, S)

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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.

I discovered something interesting regarding this structure when searching for photos for the J.J. Harris. In a very early photo I noticed what appears to be an identical warehouse to this one standing directly behind the Dolores Depot. Based on the few photos available, I would say it isn't a stretch to think the Dolores warehouse became the goose barn over time. This kit may become the basis of my own goose barn when the time comes!


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)

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This is the Office/Assay Building that was part of Silverton's Rose-Walsh Smelter. 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. The large chimney, clerestory roof vent, and small addition at the end are all included in the kit but are optional during construction. Several of our customers have used the building as the office for their sawmill facilities while others have applied it as a yard office. To me I see a "roadside motel" type of structure. Use your imagination! Order the kit in the Table below ($145), or click on the above photo for more information.

 


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 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. Order from the table at the bottom of the page.


OURAY ENGINEHOUSE: (S-scale)

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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.


DURANGO DEPOT: (HO, S)

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Because it's still around and used as a narrow gauge depot, the Durango Depot may be the most familiar of all the Colorado depots to us modelers. The kits are true to the prototype's full size -- these are LARGE structures! (See the footprint measurements in the ordering tables, below.)


BATHS Building: (S)

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Another great structure from Telluride, Colorado. This kit features a removeable roof AND a removeable 2nd floor for all kinds of interior detail possibilities. The pre-printed windows are provided as well as clear. S 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)

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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/$12). 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
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
JJ Harris Warehouse, HO-Scale JJH-HO 5 x 17½ inches (12.7 x 44.5 cm) 3½ x 16¾ inches (9 x 42.5 cm) $210 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
BATHS Building, S-Scale BTH-S 3¾ x 6¾ inches (10 x 17 cm) 3¾ x 5¾ inches (10 x 15 cm) $120 Purchase
Silvertron Northeren Depot, S-Scale
SND-S
6 x 15½ inches (15 x 39 cm)(Maximum)
3 x 15½ inches (8 x 39 mm) (Minimum)
$225
Purchase

O-SCALE:

MODEL
KIT NO.
FOOTPRINT WITH PLATFORM
FOOTPRINT W/O PLATFORM
PRICE
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 $12 Purchase



SHIPPING: Domestic - $12/order; International: Actual Cost

UPCOMING PROJECTS/NEWS: (updated 08-28-2021)

I've finally managed to update my own RGS layout page (the link is near the top of this page) to show what's changed over the last two years. Yes, TWO YEARS! Time sure gets away from us! But I hope you enjoy seeing the progress. I've added nearly 20 new photos.

You might have noticed that a few of our kits have been, or are soon to be, taken out of production. There just isn't enough time to do it all and I've decided the layout shouldn't be the thing that suffers. Lori did mention that if there's a kit you can't live without, contact us and we'll see where we're at. Maybe if all is going smoothly (rare) she'll put a kit together for you even if it's out of production.

As far as new kits planned in the foreseeable future, right now there are none. I'm just too busy and falling farther behind every day. Sorry!

I wanted to mention that I recently created a Facebook account and joined three narrow gauge groups. Unfortunately, it wasn't 4 days later that my account was hacked and I can't recover it. So much for Facebook. In addition to keeping in touch, I wanted to use the account as a way to survey interest in re-running the Dolores CONOCO Plant kits in HO and S. Maybe someone out there can help spread the word?

'Till next time!

...RAGG!




CONTACT INFORMATION:

E-mail:

Because of all the scammers, spam, and subsequent filters, we no longer are able to get mail via the website. You might try our direct email address: raggs@epix.net

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

Phone: (570) 376-2025