Marek  Mountain  Railroad

The indoor Gn3 model railroad of Frolin Marek in San Antonio, Texas

Located near the Colorado and New Mexico border, this model railroad is a "what if" branch line off of the Denver & Rio Grande Western Railroad's fabled narrow gauge main line from Alamosa to Durango.
Like most branch lines along the D&RGW,  it was built to serve a remote community.  Privately owned, it buys 2nd hand equipment from other railroads and leases  D&RGW engines and cars as needed.

Narrow Gauge model railroading is common.  Modeling in "G scale" which is 1/22.5 scale and indoors is not common.  This layout is like many others, designed for operations (switching).  It features three levels, two branchs, a Junction yard and staging.  

Like many narrow gauge layouts, it features some "dual gauge".  In G scale, that means using both Gauge 1 (G) and Gauge 3 tracks for Standard and Narrow Gauge models, both in 1/22.5 scale.

The layout has hand laid track, scratch built switches, wireless EasyDCC and sound equipped engines.  Operations use RailOp software to generate Train Manifests.  About 70% of the track is in and some scenery started.  Building mock-ups are being used for a feeling and placement of structures before models are built.

This site was rebuilt from scratch in Dec 2014.  If you have any issues, please let me know.

Visitors since Summer of 1999...


Last updated on  1/1/15