Layout: Mike Mason

Deadwater and Whiskey Creek Railroad

The D.&W.C.R.R. is an HO scale railroad roughly based on the narrow gauge lines in the mountains of Colorado. The era is the early twentieth century, before the advent [or encroachment] of diesels. The struggling railroad serves the mines in the area around the towns of Deadwater and Whiskey Creek using Heisler, Shay, and Climax engines on the 7% grades. Mainline service uses double or triple headed camelback steam engines. The maximum radius on the curves is eighteen inches, with many being fifteen inches. So no Big Boys or heavyweights.

The D.&W.C.R.R. is a free-lanced, 31/2 by 24 foot, free standing layout. Bench work has 2 x 4 legs on wheels and half inch plywood sub-roadbed on 1 x 4 framing. Trains are controlled with DC block wiring and track is Atlas section and flex. The scenery is hard-shell over cardboard webbing and is complete. Structures are a mix of kits and scratch-built.