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Building Rix’s Smalltown USA “Helen’s Country Kitchen”

Building Rix’s Smalltown USA “Helen’s Country Kitchen” Assembly Tips and Techniques

Step-by-step instructions to prepare, assemble, paint and weather Rix’s Smalltown USA “Helen’s Country Kitchen” kit....
Fall 2003 RPO, Vol 11, No 3

The Fall 2003 Issue of The RPO is Now Available Online

The Fall 2003 quarterly members newsletter of the Gateway Division NMRA, the RPO, is now available online in PDF (Adobe Acrobat) format....
Gateway Central X 4x6-Foot Small HO Scale City Model Railroad Layout

Gateway Central X 4×6-Foot Small HO Scale City Model Railroad Layout

Looking for a small HO scale model railroad track plan? The Gateway Central X offers switching and train operation action, while still providing a complete mainline loop for just running trains in only 4x6 feet. This layout can be easily expanded in two different directions....
Model Buildings on the Gateway Central X HO Scale Project Train Layout

Model Buildings on the Gateway Central X HO Scale Project Train Layout – Part 1

Multiple views of the individual buildings and structures used to create the Gateway Central X small city model railroad....
Model Buildings on the Gateway Central X HO Scale Project Train Layout

Model Buildings on the Gateway Central X HO Scale Project Train Layout – Part 2

Multiple views of the individual buildings and structures used to create the Gateway Central X small city model railroad....
Gateway Central X Model Railroad - Design Concept to Finished Layout

Gateway Central X Model Railroad – Design Concept to Finished Layout

My goal with this layout was to create a "big time railroading" feel in only 4'x6'. I wanted lots of switching possibilities, a downtown city look, and continuous running. I used large city buildings to divide this layout into separate scenes without the need for a scenic background d...