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Hank Kraichely’s HO Scale Burlington Route Hannibal Division

Hank Kraichely’s HO Scale Burlington Route Hannibal Division

Hank’s double-deck layout depicts the St. Louis to Hannibal portion of the CB&Q Railroad’s northbound main known as the “K” Line along with interchanges, a branchline, and lots of online industries....
Dave Lyon's Downe & Audt Line HO Model Railroad

Dave Lyon’s Downe & Audt Line HO Model Railroad

Dave Lyon’s HO scale Downe & Audt Line Railroad was part of the layout tour for the 2016 Gateway NMRA Train Show. These photos were taken during the tour. The layout started in one 12'x22' room and later expanded into a 7'x14' portion of the adjoining room through a tunnel in the wall...
Diorama: The First Time

Gateway Division “Start With a Boxcar” Kitbash Contest Results

This year’s contest featured a very simple set of rules. The first rule required the entrant to start with a box car. Entries were divided into models and dioramas. The seven entries provided a nice variety of what can be accomplished with a box car....
Division Operations Night

Division Operations Night

The Gateway Division NMRA sponsored an Operations Night Saturday, April 30, 2016. Operating sessions for NMRA members were available at three area model railroads. Jason Janzen and Dale DeWitt share their experiences of the event....
Patrick Pope's Cotton Belt Model Railroad

Patrick Pope’s Cotton Belt Jonesboro Subdivision Model Railroad

Patrick brings first-hand railroad experience to model railroading. His HO scale Cotton Belt is a point-to-point railroad designed for operation. The yard represents Jonesboro, Arkansas with East St. Louis, Memphis, and Pine Bluff staging yards....
Jerry Prott's N Scale Great Empire Railroad

Jerry Prott’s N Scale Great Empire Railroad

Jerry's amazing N scale Great Empire layout is an enormous 22'x46' with a 17’x6’ addition that serves as the passenger/freight yard. The double-track mainline is a scale 15 miles in length and the curves are a broad 30” and 36” radius....
John Peluso's Frisco Lines Eastern Division Model Railroad

John Peluso’s Frisco Lines Eastern Division Model Railroad

John Peluso's beautiful 16'x30' HO scale double-deck Frisco layout features broad curves, rolling tree covered hills, two deck truss bridges, a helix, and five towns: Webster Groves, Rolla, St. James, Dillon, and Dixon....
Herb Koenig's Cordite & Flatriver Model Railroad

Herb Koenig’s Cordite & Flatriver Model Railroad

Herb's Cordite & Flatriver is a freelance 3-foot narrow-gauge and standard-gauge HO scale model railroad set in the Colorado Mountains. The beauty of the Rocky Mountains is recreated on this 30’x18’ layout with scenery that reaches from knee-level to above eye-level....
Rick Pfarr's Northern and Western Model Railroad

Rick Pfarr’s Northern and Western Model Railroad

Rick's 24'x13' HO scale double track folded dog-bone track plan supports two continuously running trains. Southern Pacific, Union Pacific, and Frisco power from 1935-1965 travel through five towns, over the prairie, and into the Rocky Mountains....
Joyce and David Silverman’s Silver Valley Lines Model Railroad

Joyce and David Silverman’s Silver Valley Lines Model Railroad

The HO scale Silver Valley Lines, the “Route of the Vitis Vinifera” (Route of the Nobel Grapes), is a joint effort of Joyce and David Silverman. The layout fills a 14'x22' space with a 20'x2' staging area. The three distinct areas on this modern-era layout includes towns, industries, ...
John Garavaglia's Missouri Pacific Eastern Division Railroad

John Garavaglia’s Missouri Pacific Eastern Division Railroad

John Garavaglia loved the MoPac as a child and has captured it in his O scale 30'x25' layout. This layout models the Missouri Pacific from the downtown St. Louis yard to the small town of Pacific, Missouri and features the city of Kirkwood in 1955....
Bob Lenz' Colorado Western & Aspen Junction Model Railroads

Bob Lenz’ Colorado Western & Aspen Junction Model Railroads

Two railroads operate on Bob's beautiful layout, the HO standard gauge Colorado Western and the HOn3 narrow gauge Aspen Junction. Each railroad is based on the prototype Colorado Midland. The standard gauge Colorado Western runs from Leadville through Hellgate past Thomasville, where ...