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The Highest Quality Laser-cut Craftsman Kits for Model Railroads

 



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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(SORRY, WE NO LONGER ACCEPT AMERICAN EXPRESS.)

(MINIMUM ORDER: $25; SHIPPING: DOMESTIC - $10/ORDER; INTERNATIONAL - ACTUAL COST)


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

Princess

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:


RGS'S PLACERVILLE WAREHOUSE: (HO, S, O) OUR NEWEST HO, S, AND O-SCALE KITS!!!

plv ware 1

NOW SHIPPING IN S AND HO! O IS NOT FAR OFF!

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. The O-scale version will be available soon after the HO kit ships.


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.

FOR A SHORT TIME 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 ($125), 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)

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.


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)

 







PRICE LIST AND ON-LINE ORDERING:

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MINIMUM ORDER $25 (BEFORE TAX AND SHIPPING), PLEASE

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
RGS 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
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!)
$220
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
Crested Butte Depot, S-Scale
CBD-S
7¾ x 15½ inches (19 x 39 cm)
7¾ x 13-inches (19 x 33 cm)
$250
RGS Placerville Warehouse,S-Scale
PW1-S
7¼ x 15½ inches (18 x 39 cm)
5½ x 14 inches (14 x 36 cm)
$155
Durango Depot, S-Scale
DUD-S
8 x 31½ inches (20 x 80 cm)
6¼ x 29 inches (16 x 74 cm)
$275

 

O-SCALE:

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



SHIPPING: Domestic - $10/order; International: Actual Cost

UPCOMING PROJECTS/NEWS:

I'm working on the O-scale Placerville Warehouse "showmodel", and when that's complete it will be about a week before the kits start shipping. I've added a line to the table above if you want to order early. (We NEVER charge your card until the kit ships.) I've also added a line to order the HO Placerville Depot kit as well as the HO Durango Depot kit. It seems a few of you are in need of these and Lori is in a good mood! She MIGHT cut one or the other in additional scales if you ask at the right time!

What's next: I needed the RGS Placerville Warehouse for my layout so I expect I'll continue with designing Placerville's Flour & Feed Warehouse along with Dolores's J.J. Harris Warehouse, also needed for the layout. Because that's a LOT of corrugated siding and roofing, we've restocked Ragg's Sticky Tape (order from the table, above). To make warehouse assembly far easier, I STRONGLY suggest you have a roll on your workbench.

After the warehouses I'm not sure what will be next. The HO Hukill Mine (it's looking less daunting)? The S-scale Silverton Northern Depot? A store for my Silverton? What I'd LIKE to do (because it takes less time) is to re-run one of our depot kits, but your feedback just hasn't been very loud. Let's hear from you!

As a quick report, it's about time I updated the webpage for my own RGS. Yes, a LITTLE progress has been made and some rather large advances are coming soon, depending on my friends. John Chlebowski has been busy reducing my pile of unbuilt kits and John Kalin is hard at work creating full-size versions of both trestles 57A and 57B. There is also renewed hope for getting the Dallas Divide photo backdrop! I'll start taking pictures and posting them eventually!

Keep checking this web page, the Groups.io pages, 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