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Sidewall of my Sn3 pilot model.

Sidewall of my S-scale pilot model


empty boot.

    All good things must end- After the morning session on Saturday we packed up and headed towards Chama.

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        SAT. August 26, teardown, Aztec ruins and Chama    

    Do I start packing now or wait till noon? It's pretty much over. I'm glad I didn't bring the Builders In Scale display and merchandise. That would have been a big hassle. I can handle the roundhouse display. It only takes an hour and a half to get it broken down and into the car. We stop at the other Serious Texas Barbeque south of town just in time for a quick cloud burst. Good thing it didn't hit while we were trying to pack up.

    We decide to take the route south to Farmington for something new. In Aztec we visit the Ruins. It's a huge place and I admire the intricate stonework.

indian ruins

Aztec Ruins



    We arrive in Chama, take a quick tour of the yard, check into the camp ground, do laundry and then look for a place to eat dinner. The Mexican Kitchen that used to have all the traffic is closed down so we settle on the saloon. We're entertained by a two man band that aren't half bad, at least after a few beers.

Chama roundhouse.

Chama roundhouse inspection pit.

Chama roundhouse inspection pit.

Chama roundhouse.


ash pit.

depot cat.

My new friend.


Are they done yet?


biker bar.

The saloon as we pass by Monday evening after the train ride.


        SUN. August 27, ride The Cumbres & Toltec    

        MON. August 28, Creede, Lake City, Crested Butte and Gunnison    

        TUE. August 29, Northern Nevada RR, Route 50    

        WED. August 30, N. Cal., DQ and home.    

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