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The Rio Grande Modeling & Historical Society has been helping model railroad manufacturers with research information for projects that involves anything Denver & Rio Grande Western.   This helps bring out the most accurate prototype models possible for the manufacturer as well as the individuals purchasing a D&RGW model know that the RGM&HS has had input in its production.

The research we can provide is done by society volunteers who are 'subject matter experts' on the Rio Grande prototype.  The RGM&HS collection of  painting diagrams, folio prints, slides and photographs available to manufacturers.   There are no research fees other than the cost of reproduction and mailing.

if you are a manufacturer needing assistance contact us:

  • enter the company name
  • Tell us about the project and your research needs

Working the Arrowhead Models the RGM&HS has a exclusive opportunity to help research Arrowhead Models “Committee Design” hopper car.  RGM&HS was able to eventually able offer these first class HO Scale model in (Rio Grande paint scheme are available in 24 road numbers), through the society for members to purchase “Committee Design” hopper car at a discounted price.

We have helped other manufacturers with projects over the years like:

  • Athearn
  • Arrowhead Models
  • Bowser
  • Rapido
  • San Juan Car Company
  • ScaleTrains



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