Ragg's...To Riches?

Rico Depot



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.

WE ACCEPT MASTERCARD, DISCOVER, VISA, AND PERSONAL CHECKS.

(SORRY, WE NO LONGER ACCEPT AMERICAN EXPRESS.)

(MINIMUM ORDER: $25; SHIPPING: DOMESTIC - $15/ORDER; INTERNATIONAL - ACTUAL COST)


BEFORE WE GET DOWN TO BUSINESS, HERE'S A FEW NON-BUSINESS ITEMS THAT MAY INTEREST YOU

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

A HISTORY OF RAGG'S DESIGNS

LOOKING FOR A PARTICULAR KIT?

CLICK HERE FOR A LIST OF (ALMOST) ALL THE KITS I'VE DESIGNED.


KITS NOW AVAILABLE:

 

DOLORES CONOCO PLANT: (HO, S)

WE HAD A CUSTOMER CHANGE SCALES SO NOW HAVE ONE HO KIT LEFT. ORDER SOON IF YOU WANT IT!

THE S-SCALE KITS ARE STILL IN STOCK.

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Need somewhere to put those tank cars? This is a great little kit for any railroad -- standard OR narrow gauge. It depicts the CONOCO Bulk Oil Plant that was located along the Rio Grande Southern in Dolores, Colorado. It goes a ways back in history, being built prior to 1916, and lasted at least until the end of the RGS in 1951. The kit replicates the prototype as accurately as possible, including the four special-made storage tanks. Four buildings are included: the small warehouse, large warehouse, office, and garage, as well as the large platform and that tricky catwalk (connecting all four tanks). Sorry, the tank car and Jordan truck aren't included, but the oil drums are.

For those that think they may not have room, some provisions have been made to allow the tanks and buildings to be rearranged to better fit your space. Click on the above photo for more info. I've also added photos to the linked page of the recent installation of the CONOCO kit on my own layout with the buildings and tanks arranged quite differently from the prototype (space limitations!).

Because the CONOCO has become on of our most requested kits, we've decided to make a final re-run. We are currently running 20 kits in HO and 20 in S. If the demand is high enough and our suppliers are willing, we MAY make additional kits. However, as the current run became a reality we realized we may have to increase the price of additional runs. (Currently HO: $250; S: $298)

The kit can be ordered from the table, below, or from the linked page.


SILVERTON NORTHERN DEPOT: (S)

NOW OUT OF PRODUCTION. WE HAVE A FEW KITS LEFT. WHEN THEY'RE GONE, THAT'S IT!

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Built in the late 1800s, this structure still stands today yet is hardly recognizable as a "depot". If you've visited Silverton, Colorado, you've probably walked right past it and never knew its historical significance. If you aren't interested in the Silverton Northern Railroad (I needed the depot for my own town of Silverton), it has also served as a residence and a store. A couple options I've included allow it to be constructed using as little as three inches in width. A very versatile structure! Click on the photo above for more pictures and information. You can order the kit in the table below.

The "show model" pictured above is also for sale, signed, numbered (#1 of 1), and dated. Price: $450, plus shipping. Please call if you are interested (570 376-2025).

Click on the above picture to see the excellent work Doug Jolley did in building the kit as an office/store room/store. It has a rustic finish, a complete interior, and is "lighted" for night operations. If Doug's work doesn't get your imagination going, nothing will!


JJ HARRIS WAREHOUSE: (HO, S)

NOW OUT OF PRODUCTION. WE HAVE ONE KIT LEFT IN HO AND TWO IN S. WHEN THEY'RE GONE, THAT'S IT!

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J.J. Harris was a well known name in Dolores, Colorado, in the day. The warehouse appears in some of the earliest pictures of Dolores and, I believe, it stands to this day housing apartments. It was orginally a farm implement dealership and eventually moved into the feed, grain, and hardware business. As such, it can accomodate a number of different types of freight cars. Click on the picture above for more information. The kit can be ordered either from the table at the bottom of this page or from the link.


PLACERVILLE WAREHOUSE: (HO, S)

NOW OUT OF PRODUCTION. WE HAVE A FEW KITS LEFT.

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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.

I discovered something interesting regarding this structure when searching for photos for the J.J. Harris. In a very early photo I noticed what appears to be an identical warehouse to this one standing directly behind the Dolores Depot. Based on the few photos available, I would say it isn't a stretch to think the Dolores warehouse became the goose barn over time. This kit may become the basis of my own goose barn when the time comes!


PLACERVILLE DEPOT: (HO, S)

Placerville Depot

Our customers haven't missed a beat in pointing out that I've been very remiss in posting a photo of this depot. A couple years back we cut two of these kits and had one left over, so I posted a small announcement and added a line to our Ordering Table (below) just to sell the single kit. Since then observant modelers have been ordering the kit. It's about time I added the photo! It's still available in both HO and S and certainly adds the right "look" when paired with the warehouse, above. The footprints are included in the table, both with and without the platform. I've always liked the depot because it is quite different for the Rio Grande Southern -- small, single story, board-and-batton above wainscoting for the siding, double chimneys, interesting roof trim, and even a "tower" as such. It makes a neat little depot for any railroad!


OFFICE/ASSAY BUILDING: (S-scale)

NOW OUT OF PRODUCTION. WE HAVE ONE KIT LEFT.

OFFICE/ASSAY BLDG

This is the Office/Assay Building that was part of Silverton's Rose-Walsh Smelter. 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. The large chimney, clerestory roof vent, and small addition at the end are all included in the kit but are optional during construction. Several of our customers have used the building as the office for their sawmill facilities while others have applied it as a yard office. To me I see a "roadside motel" type of structure. Use your imagination! Order the kit in the Table below ($145), or click on the above photo for more information.


MINE SUPPORT BUILDINGS: (S-scale)

NOW OUT OF PRODUCTION. WE HAVE A FEW KITS LEFT.

Change House Carpenters Sop

Mine Office Compressor Bldg

We offer two sets of "mine support buildings" which once accompanied our Maude Monroe mine kit, now out of production. 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.


RIDGWAY DEPOT: (HO-scale)

NOW OUT OF PRODUCTION. WE HAVE ONE KIT LEFT.

RWD-HO index

Once again we're making these kits available in HO. Kit includes outhouse/coal shed. Order from the table at the bottom of the page.


RICO DEPOT: (HO-scale)

NOW OUT OF PRODUCTION. WE HAVE ONE KIT LEFT.

RID-HO index

Once again we're making these kits available in HO. Order from the table at the bottom of the page.


OURAY DEPOT: (S-scale)

NOW OUT OF PRODUCTION. WE HAVE ONE KIT LEFT IN S. WHEN IT'S GONE, THAT'S IT!

RID-HO index

Order from the table at the bottom of the page.


DURANGO DEPOT: (HO, S)

DUD-O (small)

Because it's still around and used as a narrow gauge depot, the Durango Depot may be the most familiar of all the Colorado depots to us modelers. The kits are true to the prototype's full size -- these are LARGE structures! (See the footprint measurements in the ordering tables, below.)


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/$13). Order from the table below.







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HO-SCALE:

MODEL
KIT NO.
FOOTPRINT WITH PLATFORM
FOOTPRINT W/O PLATFORM
PRICE
PURCHASE?
Dolores CONOCO Plant, HO-Scale (ONE KIT LEFT!) DCP-HO 6¼ x 15½ inches (15 x 29 cm) Highly Variable $250 Purchase
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
Ridgway Depot, HO-Scale (ONE KIT LEFT!)
RWD-HO
6 x 20½ inches (17 x 52 cm), full version
6 x 15½ inches, small version
1¼ inches (3 cm) shorter than
W/PLATFORM
$275
Purchase
Rico Depot, HO-Scale (ONE KIT LEFT!) RID-HO 6¾ x 17½ inches (17 x 45 cm)

5⅜ x 15¼ inches (14 x 39 cm)

$275 Purchase
JJ Harris Warehouse, HO-Scale (ONE KIT LEFT!) JJH-HO 5 x 17½ inches (12.7 x 44.5 cm) 3½ x 16¾ inches (9 x 42.5 cm) $210 Purchase

 

S-SCALE:

MODEL
KIT NO.
FOOTPRINT WITH PLATFORM
FOOTPRINT W/O PLATFORM
PRICE
PURCHASE?
Dolores CONOCO Plant, S-Scale DCP-S 8¼ x 20 inches (21 x 51 cm) Highly Variable $298 Purchase
Mine Building Set 1, S-Scale (TWO KITS LEFT!)
MB1-S
Not Applicable Multiple buildings -- see MINEBUILDINGSsidepage.html
$65
Purchase
Mine Building Set 2, S-Scale (ONE KIT LEFT!)
MB2-S
Not Applicable Multiple buildings -- see MINEBUILDINGSsidepage.html $80
Purchase
Rose-Walsh Smelter Office/Assay Bldg, S-Scale (ONE KIT LEFT!)
RWO-S
Not Applicable
4 x 12½ inches (10 x 32 cm)
$145
Purchase
Durango Depot, S-Scale

DUD-S

8 x 31½ inches (20 x 80 cm)
6¼ x 29 inches (16 x 74 cm)
$275
Purchase
Placerville Warehouse, S-Scale
PW1-S
7¼ x 15½ inches (18 x 39 cm)
5½ x 14 inches (14 x 36 cm)
$155
Purchase
Placerville Depot, S-Scale
PLD-S
7 x 16 inches (18 x 48 cm)
x 12 inches (14 x 30 cm)
$200
Purchase
JJ Harris Warehouse, S-Scale (TWO KITS LEFT!)
JJH-S
6¾ x 23¾ inches (17 x 60 cm)
5½ x 22¾ inches (14 x 58 cm)
$225
Purchase
Ouray Depot, S-Scale (ONE KIT LEFT!)
OUD-S
9 x 17½ inches (23 x 45 cm)
8 x 13½ inches (20 x 34 cm)
$225
Purchase
Silvertron Northern Depot, S-Scale (ONLY A FEW KITS LEFT!)
SND-S
6 x 15½ inches (15 x 39 cm)(Maximum)
3 x 15½ inches (8 x 39 mm) (Minimum)
$225
Purchase

ALL SCALES:

MODEL
KIT NO.
FOOTPRINT WITH PLATFORM
FOOTPRINT W/O PLATFORM
PRICE
PURCHASE?
Ragg's STICKY TAPE (ONLY A FEW ROLLS LEFT)
DP-0009 1 ROLL: 180-FT LONG X 1/2-INCH WIDE N/A $13 Purchase



SHIPPING: Domestic - $15/order; International: Actual Cost

UPCOMING PROJECTS/NEWS: (updated 01-19-2022)

As you can see, we are working to totally close down Ragg's...To Riches? Hopefully, once the CONOCO kits are no longer around that will be it. I had already removed several kits from the webpage but then discovered Lori's "secret stash" of extra parts she'd run for many of the kits during regular production runs. In a few cases there were nearly enough parts for complete kits. So, we've now completed these kits and added them back to the website. Make no mistake, these kits ARE out of production and when the existing kits are sold, that will be it and hopefully I can finally RETIRE!

If you see something you want, I suggest you get it while you can!

...RAGG!




CONTACT INFORMATION:

E-mail:

Because of all the scammers, spam, and subsequent filters, we no longer are able to get mail via the website. You might try our direct email address: raggs@epix.net

Regular mail:

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

Phone: (570) 376-2025