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, March 20, 2017 at 7 p.m. at the Trinity Lutheran Church in West St. Louis County.
Upcoming Gateway Division Meetings and Model Railroading Events
|March 20||Division Meeting Trinity Lutheran Church, West County (Get Directions) Clinic: Bill Linson will present “What Now,” focusing on the basics of disposing the model railroad, railroad memorabilia, and “railroad stuff” after the passing of the modeler.|
|April 17||Division Meeting VFW Hall, O’Fallon, Illinois (Get Directions) Clinic: Brian Post will follow up on his DecoderPro presentation given last year with additional information, including updates to the JMRI suite with emphasis on Panel Pro. Switch lists and operations will also be discussed.|
|May 15||Division Meeting Trinity Lutheran Church, West County (Get Directions) Clinic: TBA.|
|June 19||Division Meeting VFW Hall, O’Fallon, Illinois (Get Directions) Clinic: TBA.|
|Nov 4, 2017||Gateway NMRA St. Louis Train Show Trinity Lutheran Church, West County (Get Directions) More information.|
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Upcoming Area Model Railroading Events
|March 19||Springfield Railroad Society Train Fair, 10 am-4 pm, Orr Building at State Fair Grounds, Admission $5, children under 11 free. Early bird shopping starting at 9 pm, admission $10, More info at www.springfieldtrainfair.com.|
|Next event March 25||Missouri, Texas and Western Operating Sessions, 4th Saturday of every odd month, 11 am-3 pm, 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.|
|March 25||Metro East Model Railroad Club Spring Open House, 10 am-3pm, located in the old Fire House//Village Hall at 180 Summit Street, Glen Carbon, Illinois (Corner of Summit and School Streets), admission is Free! For More Info: Bob @ (618) 476-9228, Bill @ (618) 254-6596, www.trainweb.org/memrc.|
|March 25||Dreamland Palace Spring Train Show, 10 am-3:30 pm, Admission $3, children under 12 free, 3043 State Route 156, Foster Pond, IL, For more information call Mike Lang at 618-939-9922.|
|April 6-8||Sn3 Symposium, Marriott Airport, 10700 Pear Tree Lane, St. Louis, Mo 631134, Registration is $45 before 15 February and $55 thereafter. More details at 2017Sn3Symposium.com.|
|April 8||2017 Benefit Model Train Show and Swap Meet, Sponsored by the Trinity United Church of Christ, 10 am-3 pm, Franklin Elementary School, 301 N 2nd Street, Belleville IL 62220, Admission $3, $2 with canned goods donation, children 12 and under free, Contact Jim Tiroch (314) 660-3605 for more information.|
|April 8&9||Decatur Train Fair 2017, Saturday April 8: 10 am-4 pm, Sunday April 9: 11 am-4 pm, Admission: $5, children under 12 free, 412 North Jackson Street Dacuatur, IL, www.decaturciviccenter.org.|
|June 24&25||Galesburg Railroad Days Train & Toy Show, Saturday Jun 24: 9 am-4 pm, Sunday Jun 25: 10 am-3 pm, Admission: $5, kids under 12 free, Galesburg High School Fieldhouse, 1242 W Dayton Street, Galesburg, IL, www.galesburgtrainandtoyshow.org.|
|July 22&23||Great Train Show, Saturday July 22: 10 am-4 pm, Sunday July 23: 10 am-4 pm, Admission: Saturday $10 (good for both days), Sunday $9, Children under 11 free, Belle-Clair Fairgrounds & Exposition Center, 200 S Belt E, Belleville, IL.|
|July 22&23||27th Annual Greater St. Louis Metro Area Train Show, Saturday October 27: 10 am-5 pm, Sunday October 28: 11 am-4 pm, Admission: $7 All kids and students with IDs are free, Kirkwood Community Center, 111 S Geyer Road, Kirkwood MO, www:mvns.railfan.net.|
|Nov 4||Gateway NMRA St. Louis Train Show Trinity Lutheran Church, West County (Get Directions) More information.|
|Nov 18||Toy Train Show and Swap Meet, 10 am-3 pm, Admission: $4, Children under 12 free, Columbia Senior Actifity Center, 1121 Business 70 East, Columbia MO.|
|Nov 18||Dupo Train Show, 9:30 am-2 pm, Admission $3, children under 12 free, 200 S 5th St, Dupo, IL.|
|Dec 2||Great St. Louis Christmas Train Show and Food Drive, 9 am-3 pm, Immanuel Lutheran School, 9733 Olive Blvd, Olivette, MO, Admission: $5 or $4 dollars with donation of nonperishable food item, Children under 12 free.|