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

September 30, 2008

The First Run on the FC&W.

Well I couldn't stand it any longer, I had to fire up and run on my own railroad. Even though the trestle and loop aren't completed yet, I had fun going back and forth with my son, Alex. I put in alot of hours building the 2 switches to connect the loading ramp and the loop together and it felt great to run on it. Now I need to put my head back into finishing that trestle.

September 18, 2008

Update on the railroad construction

Well It's time for another update. Work on the trestle has slowed somewhat due to building a new backyard fence and other house chores. I got 2 loads of ties back from the oil tank and started installing them on the trestle and man what a difference that makes. I installed them closer together per prototype and am installing 2 escape platforms that I saw in books on the D&RGW and RGS.I also am going to be building 2 switches for my wye and loading ramp shortly so I can complete the first loop.
A view of about a 1/3 of the ties installed. Guard rails and end wood pieces left to go on last.

A view of where my 2 switches need to be installed.