37th National

Narrow Gauge Convention

Aug. 30th - Sept. 2nd, 2017

Denver, Colorado

Marriott Denver

Tech Center Hotel

Elk Pass Railroad

HO scale, Owner: Bob Rothgery


This is a railroad transportation system located in the Wolf Tooth Mountains in September 1892. It has been under construction since March of 2009. Construction is of open grid type and features a point to point track plan. There is turning capacity at both ends. A continuous running feature is also incorporated to break in locomotives and just to watch them run. A four track staging yard is located under the town of One Horse. This allows for trains arriving from ad going to other destinations, connecting in Redstone.

The back drop was hand painted on Masonite. Mountains and rock formations are made from foam and plaster castings, carved Styrofoam and plaster cloth. Some molds were purchased and some were made of latex rubber and gauze over real rocks. Once in place, the entire area is painted with white gesso and them stained with washes of up to 10 colors to establish the rock color. Trees are all hand made. Structures are either built from scratch, kits or kit bashed. Locomotives and rolling stock have been rebuilt with brass detail parts to backdate them to the 1890’s.

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