San Diego Division Layout Tour - March 9th, 2019
Chuck Molnar, Carlsbad, CA
Rio Grand Southern - HOn3
Chuck has modeled the Rio Grand Southern which went West from Durango, Colorado and then North at Dolores and up to Ridgeway. The track is hand laid HOn3 and Chuck has done a wonderful job with the scenery. Most of the structures are wood kits or kit-bashed wood. He estimates that the layout is 95% done. He only runs steam trains on the layout which is wired NCE DCC. He has a lot of nice structures including stamp mills, gondolas and wooden trestle bridges which existed in the mining era there. Chuck is a former member of the La Mesa Model RR club and does operation sessions on his layout with long time friends from the LA area. The layout fills a three car garage area and you will find that it is well worth the trip to Carlsbad to see it. He also lives close to the Craftsmanship Museum which is open Saturday from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm (3190 Lionshead Ave, Carlsbad, CA 92010) If you haven’t visited that.