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The Highest Quality Laser-cut Craftsman Kits for Model Railroads

 



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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.

 

 



DETAIL PARTS & STUFF!

To see what detail parts and helpful tools we still offer, click on the photo below.


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KITS NOW IN PRODUCTION AND AVAILABLE:
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CRESTED BUTTE DEPOT: (S-scale) WILL BE DISCONTINUED IN 2016!

OFFICE/ASSAY BLDG

This is another kit we promised doing years ago and finally got to it! 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 7¾ x 15½ inches, nearly identical in size to the depot at Placerville, Colorado. The kit includes the custom chimney, three styles of passageway doors, all the unique and interesting trim from the prototype, and all the other little things you've come to expect in a Ragg's kit, 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.


RECEIVING SHED AND BINS: (S-scale)

OFFICE/ASSAY BLDG

This is the next installment (kit) for the Rose-Walsh Smelter in S-scale. It includes the Receiving Shed, two sets of ore bins (11 bins per set), and two sets of supply bins (3 bins per set). The prototype had the Receiving Shed connected directly to the rear wall of the smelter, but the kit also allows you to locate it as a "standalone" structure if you like. In addition, for those spatially challenged, the shed can be built as either a LONG (prototypical) version (footprint: 5¾ x 10¼-inches) or a SHORT version (footprint: 5¾ x 8 inches). Building the SHORT version will shrink the overall depth required of the full smelter installation by five inches. In any case, standing nearly 6-inches tall, the shed is a fairly large structure. It probably contained a scale for weighing the incoming carloads of ore, and possibly a crane to repair the tram cars that were used to transport the ore from the bins to the blast furnace. (The roof is removable for those wanting to detail the interior.) Order the kit from the Table below ($165), or click on the above photo to see it on our Rose-Walsh Smelter (HO version) page.

 


OFFICE/ASSAY BUILDING: (S-scale only)

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, Final installment coming in S in 2016)

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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 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, Coming in HO -- 2015?)

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.









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HO-SCALE:

MODEL
KIT NO.
FOOTPRINT WITH PLATFORM
FOOTPRINT W/O PLATFORM
PRICE
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
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!)
$195
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
Rose-Walsh Smelter Receiving Shed & Bins, S-Scale
RWB-S
Not Applicable
Highly Variable (see text, above)
$165
Crested Butte Depot, S-Scale
CBD-S
7¾ x 15½ inches (19 x 39 cm)
7¾ x 13-inches (19 x 33 cm)
$235

O-SCALE:

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



SHIPPING: Domestic - $8/order; International: Actual Cost

UPCOMING PROJECTS/NEWS:

Yes, I've finally made some good progress on the final installment of the S-scale Rose-Walsh Smelter. A photo of its near-current state is included on the webpage covering my own RGS -- the link is near the top of this page. The design is now 100% finished. What remains is building the show model and writing instructions -- probably about 4 weeks of work. The kit will probably sell in the $425 to $450 range and will hopefully be shipping in April!

What about the HO Maude Monroe Mine kit (a.k.a. Hukill)??? I'd been waivering on doing it because of the immense amount of time it'll require, but after working on the S-smelter kit I may go ahead with the project. Re-designing the HO smelter into the S kit has actually been rather fun...I just hope it works in reverse! And I haven't forgotten about the S-scale Silverton Northern Depot. I still need it on the layout (see the Trackplan) and I've cast enough chimneys to make a dozen or so kits. It'll get designed eventually!

And did you notice the link (above) to the complete list of kits we've designed and produced over the years??? If nothing else, it makes me feel old just looking at it. Although I haven't done ALL the RGS depots in ALL scales, I haven't missed many. If I live long enough (and have time to keep building the layout), there will be more.

We just completed a rerun of the S-scale Placerville Depot (one remains in stock -- call if you want it -- 570 376-2025!) and the window for ordering the rerun of the HO Ridgway Depot has closed. These two "extra" projects have taken more time than expected so we probably won't consider making more reruns until Fall at the earliest. Right now we're considering the HO Rico Depot or possibly the HO Placerville Depot. Let us know if you're serious enough about either or both of these to actually ORDER them (email: raggs@epix.net).





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

Phone: (570) 376-2025