The In-ko-pah Railroad


The second town on the In-ko-pah Railroad is Mineral Ridge, located on the upper level at the center of the layout. Until recently there was nothing at the site but an empty space and some small conduits for future lighting.

I started work on the townsite in July 2011. The first project was to build a scale retaining wall and road. These were completed in August 2011.

In November 2011 I have managed to get a little more work done. I’ve been adding a scale, stone retaining wall above the townsite, which will eventually support a tram running between the mines and a mill. I also put in the cement foundations for the town’s buildings.

In early 2013 I began work on the first building for this town. Currently there are four town buildings, a large mill, and an assay office, and powerhouse, all scratch-built. I’m still in the process of adding interior details and lighting to the rest of the buildings.

Last updated July 30, 2017.

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Above: The town of Mineral Ridge. Currently there are three town buildings plus the mill and assay office. Eventually they will all have interior details and lights, but for now only the radio repair shop interior is complete.  I have plans to add several more buildings to the town and mill complex.

On the right is the Mineral Ridge mill. The main structure of the mill is now complete, except for lighting and a few small details. Later there will be two bridges carrying mine trams to the ore dump at the top of the mill.

You can follow along on the construction of these buildings by clicking on these links:

Building #1 -- Dunakin Design Jewelry 

Building #2 -- Brick Hardware Store

Building #3 -- Radio Repair Shop/Barbershop 

Building #4 -- The Grizzly Bar