Build the NEW all
electric 3 axle
Rio Grande Southern "Goose #1"
RGS Goose #1 CAD Drawing Set
Designed by Jim
O'Connor, drawings by Laurence Johnson, castings by Jerry Braun.
Business was terrible during the
depression for the Rio Grande Southern and there was not enough freight or
passengers to justify running the high maintenance steamers on the line on a
daily bases. A rail truck built from a Buick was the answer. The $800 "Goose" paid
for itself in less than a month. Here's a great
article I recommend reading. And watch this
The original RGS Goose #1 was scrapped years ago
but you can build your own goose (7.25 or 7.5" gauge) to run on the days you can't run your
larger engine. Or take your "easy-to-transport" electric goose to neighboring
tracks (requires two 12 volt deep cycle batteries).
This drawing package includes almost
dozen highly detailed CAD drawings with all dimensions given. It also includes
16 high-res photos of the RGS#1 full scale reproduction at the Ridgeway Railway
Museum. Also included are builders notes and photos.
Not included with this package but available from A Hobby Foundry are a set of aluminum
castings for the cab and other parts. The drive motor, controller and front truck
can be purchased from "Plum Cove Studios".
Some basic welding and wood working skill is required. At just a tad over 4' long, it's easy to transport.
Purchase the drawing package (available as a download or on CD disc) today.
The Goose below uses our castings and plans but with the builder's own
wheels and other details.