Welcome to my Web Blog.

This is to keep all my friends updated on what's going on with the FC&W and my other railroad adventures. The name Flagstaff, Coconino and Western came from Flagstaff, where I live, Coconino is the county, and Western is where I go to visit other clubs and railroads. I will try and update it on a regular basis.

The 2 1/2" scale D&RGW C-21 Project

June 19, 2008

Update on the Trestle Construction 6/19/08

Well work is still progressing on the trestle even though is has been hot here. I still have 3 more footings and bents to go and finish the main beams on top then I can get started on the railroad tie decking.

June 13, 2008

This is a CAD drawing on what the railroad will look like. There will be about 1500 feet of mainline track, 4 steaming bays, a five stall roundhouse with an A frame turntable and a small yard. The first phase is the trestle and loop around the barn with the 3 switches coming off of the loop and the lead to the turntable and roundhouse. The second phase will be the loop around the front of the house. The final phase will be going down the hill into the valley for the loop down there.

June 12, 2008

Welcome to my blog. This is just to keep you up to date on the railroad and my other train adventures. Work has been progressing on the railroad. The big project I started with was the 6' high, 90 foot long curved wood trestle for the first loop and boy has it been a lot of work(and money). I am about 3/4 of the way done with it and as time allows I hope to finish it up in the next couple of months. I have also have been working a little bit on building track panels for the temporary loading ramp. Its looking good so far but a least it coming out the way I envisioned it.