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HO SCALE
KIT No. RRHBO
PRICE $475.00
WT. 6 lb.
DATE 2015

STATUS:
RES
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Ridgway Roundhouse and Brick Office Building
second
run



KIT No. RRHBO
PROTOTYPE
CRAFTSMAN
SECOND RUN
RESERVE


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Ridgway Roundhouse diorama by Kevin Shanahan and Phil Gazzano

RIDGWAY ROUNDHOUSE and BRICK OFFICE BUILDING

Rio Grande Southern logo.

HOn3
RIO GRANDE SOUTHERN


The Ridgway Roundhouse was released as my first limited run kit in 1994. Only 135 kits were produced. This was followed by the release of its companion The Brick Office Building which also sold out years ago.

They faithfully depicted the prototype with five stalls plus two addtional stalls added for the famous Galloping Geese. The office was always one of my favorites with its cast Hydrocal cedar shake roof that fit together perfectly. It also featured some of my first white metal castings for the correct doors and windows. The walls of both were carefully rendered with my original hand-scribed brick. I even modeled the cracks! Concrete inspection pits were included. The roundhouse windows were Grandt Line and the engine doors were constructed with styrene over full-size templates.

Jumping forward 20 plus years I'm making a second run of the kits offering them as a complete set. New molds capture every fine detail of the original wall patterns with improvements and updates including laser-cut roof panels, engine doors and boiler shed, with additional white metal details including roundhouse stoves, with full-sized laser-etched templates to keep everything precise.

Don't miss this second chance to have a proper roundhouse as the centerpiece of your HOn3 empire. Reserve yours today. Production to begin end of 2015.


The Ridgway Roundhouse
and Brick Office Building
LIMITED RUN KIT
$475.00


No deposit necessary, just a firm commitment.
  E-MAIL     if you are interested in being placed on the list.



C. C. CROW   P. O. BOX 1427   MUKILTEO, WA 98275



The side walls at 72 feet are slightly longer than the prototype. The engine doors are about 13 feet wide with the stalls spaced at 14 ft. The rear walls are just over 25 ft. Like the prototype the roundhouse kit is designed to fit the smaller RGS locomotives (K-27s). I plan to offer a kit of the larger Durango roundhouse in HO scale but not until I finish producing those remaining reserved in O scale. This may take several more years.


Ridgway Roundhouse


The Ridgway Roundhouse.
Photo from The RGS Story Vol.I by Coleman and McCoy


FINE HYDROCAL CASTINGS BY C. C. CROW


Ridgway Roundhouse diorama by Kevin Shanahan and Phil Gazzano

Phil Gazzano's work began with the first run kits and is a highlight on Kevin Shanahan's layout as seen recently in the Narrow Gauge Gazette. These are Kevin's photographs.

Ridgway Roundhouse diorama by Kevin Shanahan and Phil Gazzano


Ridgway Roundhouse diorama by Kevin Shanahan and Phil Gazzano


Ridgway Roundhouse diorama by Kevin Shanahan and Phil Gazzano

I know, it's unbelievable. I want this in my basement. Yours too!

Ridgway Roundhouse diorama by Kevin Shanahan and Phil Gazzano


Ridgway Roundhouse diorama by Kevin Shanahan and Phil Gazzano

Phil replaced the front facade and engine doors with the beautiful scratchbuilt constrion shown here. We replace the styrene door panels with laser cut wood in the second run kit to suit.

Ridgway Roundhouse diorama by Kevin Shanahan and Phil Gazzano


Ridgway Roundhouse diorama by Kevin Shanahan and Phil Gazzano


Ridgway Roundhouse diorama by Kevin Shanahan and Phil Gazzano


Ridgway Roundhouse diorama by Kevin Shanahan and Phil Gazzano


Ridgway Roundhouse diorama by Kevin Shanahan and Phil Gazzano

Here's a view of the turntable mechanism showing the axle, bearings and stepper motor.
I believe it's construction will be explained in a future Gazette article.

Ridgway Roundhouse diorama by Kevin Shanahan and Phil Gazzano


Ridgway Roundhouse diorama by Kevin Shanahan and Phil Gazzano



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    ADDITIONAL INFORMATION - for this model



ON-LINE HOW TO CLINICS

  HOW TO CLINICS  
Here are a bunch of my on-line how to work with Hydrocal mini-clinics. Each kit includes specific instructions of course- and there are lots of ways to do things, but here are my thoughts, tips and techniques.

  Coloring BRICK  
My traditional techniques for coloring and mortaring brick.

  Coloring STONE  
With a little practice you can color realistic stone walls. Here's how I do it.
What are we going to do now that Testors/Floquil has dropped their Flo-Stains?

  Coloring CONCRETE  
A little gray ink wash and some colorants. It's not that difficult.


SCRATCH-BUILDING STOCK

  Standard Common Brick- fine  
If you like to scratch-build or just want to practice before you do, check out my stock castings. These are the same building blocks I use to create my kits.

  Hand-Carved Stone-  
I have three different grades available. Use as retaining walls, cut them up for foundations, or make whole new buildings.


COMPLEMENTARY KITS

  The Ridgway Brick Office Building  
The required companion of the Ridgway Roundhouse.

  The Safety Hook & Ladder Co.  
  Brick Firehouse  

How about this little two-story firehouse? It's the prefect introduction to Hydrocal brick structures. If you are afraid to tackle the larger kits why not start here? You will find that Hydrocal modeling is lots of fun and not that difficult to master.

  The Stone Shingle Mill  
is a great introduction to modeling stone in Hydrocal. This is one of my personal favorites, and indeed, over time it's been one of my most popular kits.









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  C. C. CROW     P. O. BOX 1427      MUKILTEO, WA   98275   USA