I have been working on this layout for about a year now and it is about halfway complete. This is my first attempt at building a layout. It is in Hon3 and uses code 70 micro-engineering track. The layout represents the Colorado and Southern in the late 1930's and all equipment will be based off the C&S equipment towards the end of service on the South Park Line. The track plan includes an upper mainline with 4% grades and a lower mainline with 1% grades. Specific areas being represented are the main yard at Como (very condensed because of space restrictions), Forks Creek, and Central City (freelanced). The layout is not completely accurate because of space restrictions and I added a tunnel which I have dubbed Alpine Tunnel even though Alpine Tunnel shut down in 1910. Included in the layout are the Georgetown Loop high bridge as well as steep prototypical 4% grades which provide plenty of operating challenges. All track is operating and built except for the Central City spur and the Roundhouse trackage in Como.
Here is a a rough drawing of my track plan:
My rolling stock consists of:
Locomotives: Key Imports C&S 2-6-0 #9, C&S 2-8-0 #58, Blackstone D&RGW C-19 346 (was leased to the C&S 1935-1937), and the shell of PFM 2-8-0 #65 which I intend to eventually rebuild.
6 Gondola's all by Micro-Trains
3 Reefers by Micro-Trains
1 Stock Car
4 Boxcars by labelle, Grandt line, scratch built and I plan to add at least 3 more
1 C&S coach #70 by A.W. Enterprises
1 Combine #26, scratch built, aquired from ebay
1 caboose #1006 by Balboa
2 Flat cars by Micro Trains
1 C&S Rotary 99201, being scratchbuilt from an Alco Rotary by Walthers
Stock Car 7125
Scratchbuilt Boxcar #8349 and Combine #26 linked at bottom
More to Come