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Bill Giese's Beautiful Rock Island HO Model Railroad

Bill Giese’s Beautiful Rock Island HO Model Railroad

Bill Giese's Des Moines Area Rock Island HO scale model railroad features highly detailed city and industrial scenes filled with cars, trucks and people. The railroad, set in the late 1960s to early 1970s, is a walk-in design with a 76-foot single track main and 24-foot branch line us...
Don Taschner's HO and HOn3 Scenic Model Railroad

Don Taschner’s HO and HOn3 Scenic Model Railroad

Don's 1950s transition era HO/HOn3 8’x22’ layout features great award-winning scratchbuilt and kit based structures, wonderful running equipment, and dual gauge trackage. The layout has a 130-foot double track standard gauge mainline for steam and diesel operations with an eight track...

Sealing the Bottle

One of the most frustrating moments in model railroading is when you open an “almost” new bottle of paint and discover it is no longer usable. Happily, there is a simple, effective, and inexpensive way to save some dough and a lot of frustration....
Pete Smith's Loon Lake Railway & Navigation Co. Sn3 Model Railroad

Pete Smith’s Loon Lake Railway & Navigation Co. Sn3 Model Railroad

Experience logging, mining and waterfront operations in Sn3 on this 28’x20’ layout. DC cabs with Soundtraxx controls. Shays and Heislers crawling on code 55 and 70 rail on the loop-to-loop 125-foot mainline....
WG&F Matson siding switcher.

Operation on the Webster Groves & Fenton Railroad

Matson switcher model railroad operations on the Webster Groves & Fenton Railroad....
Curt Regensberger's HO Scale The Streator Connection Model Railroad

Curt Regensberger’s HO Scale The Streator Connection Model Railroad

The Streator Connection models the connecting point of the Santa Fe and Conrail railroads at Streator, Illinois. This 30’x32’ HO scale layout has 32" minimum radius curves, a maximum 1.3% grade, and is a loop-to-loop design with two independent mainlines. The layout features a large f...
Winter 2012 RPO, Vol 19, No 4

The Winter 2012 Issue of The RPO is Now Available Online

The Winter 2012 quarterly members newsletter of the Gateway Division NMRA, the RPO, is now available online in PDF (Adobe Acrobat) format....