37th National

Narrow Gauge Convention


Aug. 30th - Sept. 2nd, 2017

Denver, Colorado

Marriott Denver

Tech Center Hotel

Calumet & Hecla Railroad

On3 scale, Owner: Ken Schei

 

My Calumet & Hecla Railroad is an imaginary narrow gauge feeder railroad connecting to the D&RGW, somewhere in southwest Colorado/New Mexico.  The era is the mid-1930s and the railroad has seen better days.  The C&HRR does traffic in logging, mining (coal and precious metals), cattle, general freight, mail, and passenger service.  The railroad reaches into remote areas not easily reached by other means.  The motive power and rolling stock are an eclectic mix of old original and second-hand equipment, and equipment leased from the D&RGW and other adjoining railroads.

 The railroad is all On3 except for a short run of dual-gauge track.  Power is by DCC and most motive power have sound and "keep-alive" capacitance for smooth running. Track is mostly (80%) hand-laid code 70 and 83 rail on wood ties.  The layout features floor to ceiling scenery and has dedicated LED lighting.

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