Make sure to attend these clinics which are part of the 2015 Gateway NMRA St. Louis Train Show on Saturday, November 7, 2015.
Model Railroad Planning & Design – The Kirkwood Cutoff
By Dave Roeder
Covers the research, planning and design of “The Kirkwood cutoff” – an HO scale model railroad. The subject is an 11.4 mile section of the Missouri Pacific railroad running from Kirkwood, Missouri to the Mississippi river at the foot of Iron Street in south St Louis. The presentation includes details about selective compression, grades, operational considerations for model railroads & space requirements. The design includes lower level staging for east- and westbound trains.
Diesel Critters: Design & Construction of 7 Small Locomotives
By Dave Roeder
Discover how to modify and construct seven small switching locomotives. Two are Hon3 narrow-gauge and five are HO standard gauge. In the mix are five Plymouths, one Whitcomb and one General Electric 44 ton. Many in-construction slides illustrate the process used to create these small switchers.
Model Railroading in the Computer Age
By Jim Ables
Computers and technology can enhance your model railroading. This clinic covers conducting research on the internet; using software to design a layout; operating your layout; buying modeling equipment and supplies on the internet; and many more uses for computers and the Internet in model railroading.
About the 2015 St. Louis Train Show
Our Annual Gateway Division NMRA Model Railroad Train Show and Model Contest will be held November 7, 2015, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., at Trinity Lutheran Church in West St. Louis County (Clayton and 141).
Admission: $7 per person, children 12 and under free when accompanied by an adult.
The Gateway Division Train Show features clinics on model railroading, swap tables, model and photo contests, and home train layout tours.