Our monthly division meetings normally start at 7:00 pm with a model railroading clinic or workshop (see description below). A short business meeting follows the clinic. Regular division model railroading meetings are open to the public and are on the third Monday of each month. Refreshments are provided at the meeting. Guests are always welcome.
Our next scheduled meeting is on Monday, October 15, 2018 at 7 p.m. at the O’Fallon, Illinois VFW Hall.
Upcoming Gateway Division Meetings and Model Railroading Events
|Oct 15||Division Meeting VFW Hall, O’Fallon, Illinois (Get Directions) Clinic: Illinois Valley Division member Thomas Ose will continue his clinic series on Arduinos and Model Railroading. Arduinos are inexpensive, small computers that have many different applications in model railroading. In this third session on Arduinos we will look at sensors and how they are used for detection and automation. The demo will include a speedometer and also some automation based on train detection. The demos will build on the DCC++ unit introduced in the last session.|
|Nov 3||Gateway NMRA St. Louis Train Show, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. (home layout tours start at 5 p.m.), Admission: $7 per adult, children under 12 free with adult, Trinity Lutheran Church, West County (Get Directions).|
|Nov 19||Division Meeting Trinity Lutheran Church, West County (Get Directions) Clinic: TBA.|
|Dec 17||Division Meeting VFW Hall, O’Fallon, Illinois (Get Directions) Clinic: TBA.|
|Jan 21, 2019||Division Meeting Trinity Lutheran Church, West County (Get Directions) Clinic: TBA.|
|Feb 18, 2019||Division Meeting VFW Hall, O’Fallon, Illinois (Get Directions) Clinic: TBA.|
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Upcoming Area Model Railroading Events
|Next event Nov 24||Missouri, Texas and Western Operating Sessions, 4th Saturday of every odd month, 11 a.m.-3 p.m., Mexico Train Works Model Railroad Club, 415-B West Jackson, Mexico, MO 65265, Open to the model railroading community, please notify organizer if you wish to attend at firstname.lastname@example.org. More info at http://www.mexicotrains.com.|
|Oct 13&14||St. Louis Metro Area Train Show, Saturday, Oct. 13, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Subnday, Oct. 14, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Kirkwood Community Center, 111 S. Geyer Rd., Kirkwood, MO 63122, Admission $7 for adults, kids and students with ID are free, sponsored by the Mississippi Valley N Scalers.|
|Oct 27||Dreamland Palace Train Show, October 27, 2018, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Admission $3 (Children under 12 free), 3043 State Route 156, Foster Pond, IL.|
|Nov 3||Gateway NMRA St. Louis Train Show, Saturday, November 3, 2018, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. (home layout tours start at 5 p.m.), Trinity Lutheran Church, West St. Louis County, Admission: $7 per adult, children under 12 free with adult.|
|Dec 29||Sierra Nevada & Indian River Railway Open House, December 29, 2018, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., 248 Pardella, St. Louis, MO (Contact Brain Post at 314-249-6986 for more details).|