Welcome To New
Miniature World of Trains™
The Back Story
Since the non profit closed in 2015 and the my failure to locate
funding and a location for a for profit version of MWOT™
, I have been working on my current personal layout / display
the Denver, Front Range and Rocky Mountain Railroad. This HO
scale display is located in a 1,200sf room above my detached
garage / workshop.
Originally I was creating an N Scale version of Germany but gave
that vision up in 2010 when European N scale prototype models
became very to find. At this point I switched to US prototype in
HO Scale and have been working on and off on this new layout /
display since 2010. From 2010 to 2015 most of my time was spent
on the successful MWOT™
location in downtown Greenville, SC until the lease ran out in
2015. There is a lot of back story here that I will save for
My passion for model trains started in the early 1960's with a
Lionel Train Set for Christmas. Then, over time, I discovered
cars and girls and thus my passion switched. In 1982 in met my
current wife in Denver, CO and we married in 1984. Our first
Christmas as a married couple she gave me a small Bachmann N
Scale starter set.
That opened up my
passion for model trains again but we lived in a small town house and a
layout was not in the cards.
In September 2005 we moved to Houston, TX and I started
a layout in our garage which turned out to be to dirty a
location and began to build a new layout in a
extra bedroom. Well this display had to be town down as
we moved yet again back to Denver, CO for the next 10
I started several N scale layouts in a 600sf area but
none of them where completed.
In 2002 we decided to move to Greenville, SC to be
closer to the beach and Disneyworld and the outbuilding
for the new layouts /displays was started.
N Scale Deutsche Railroad Intercity (DERRIC) was born in
2003 on the second floor of the outbuilding. I was a
1,200sf model railroading empire that featured the Rhine
River and the German Alps.
This build was torn down due to the lack of product
available from 2008 until 2010 when I decided to switch
to HO scale and model Colorado. I was very familiar with
that area after living there on and off for 15 years.
The new DFR&RMRR™ is
on three levels featuring representations of Denver and
Union Station, North Yard, 38th Ave Yard, Coors Brewing
in Golden, the Moffat Road through the Moffat Tunnel to
Winterpark, Dotsero, Glennwood Canyon, Royal Gorge and
the Joint Line from Denver to Palmer Lake.
It will be run via computer using Digitrax DCC.
MORE TO COME!