In this episode, I will be discussing the NMRA N scale model rolling stock weight standards. Four Rio Grande cars will be broken down and weighted by these standards. The pro’s and con’s of doing so as well as questions that arose will be covered and discussed in the comments.
The D&RGW Iron Horse Route is a YouTube channel featuring my N Scale Model Railroad. Whether you are currently a model railroader or are considering getting into the hobby I would like to encourage you to subscribe. Those interested in modeling, engineering, automation, electronics, graphic design, art, sculpting, and/or railroad history will enjoy the videos produced here.
The Denver and Rio Grande Western Iron Horse Route is a N Scale model of the prototype railroad owned and maintained by the D&RGW in the early 1950’s. The trip between Denver’s Union Station and Winter Park, Colorado. The line is still in operation today and is referred to as the “Winter Park Express” or the “Ski Train”. The prototype train typically was an ABB unit with a maximum of 14 cars in length. The trip takes about 2 ½ hours and raises in elevation approximately 4,000 linear feet in 45 miles resulting in a minimum grade of 1.7%. The route passes through the famous Moffat Tunnel directly before exiting into Winter Park. The West portal of the Tunnel is located with ½ Mile of the Iron Horse Resort, resulting in the name of the route.
This channel documents the construction and progression of this layout. Videos will be typically be uploaded on Friday’s weekly. Topics will be bench work, track work, electrical, automation, upgrades, unboxing’s and review’s , live streams, live chats, contests and much more.
Links to Items, sites and resources used in the filming of this video.
Trucks, Couplers, Wheels and Gauges can be purchased below.
Micro Trains Line of N and Z Scale Products –
Fifer Hobby – An extensive list of N Scale Products –
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