Train building

Dave Ellerman displays the 7.5-gauge train that he built during the pandemic. The engine, using 24-volt electric power, can pull 1,200 pounds. The train consists of the engine, a car where the engineer (Ellerman) sits and and flat car for passengers. His final car is a caboose which is just being completed. He used repurposed materials in the train including old street signs he got from the Colorado Department of Transportation. The train has its own shed in the backyard of Ellerman’s house on West Seventh Street. Tracks run from the back yard to the front. The train shares the backyard with a bigger engine Ellerman built plus a G-scale garden train that runs from the front to the back yard through extensively landscaped scenery.

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