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, May 15, 2017 at 7 p.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church in West St. Louis County.
Upcoming Gateway Division Meetings and Model Railroading Events
|May 15||Division Meeting Trinity Lutheran Church, West County (Get Directions) Clinic: Carl Wessel will present on traction power (e.g., Metrolink), electrically powered rail systems using overhead wires. Some the topics Carl will discuss are what is it, how it operates, and modeling possibilities. Carl has worked on traction systems since the mid 80s including work on Northeast Corridor (Amtrak) and MBTA System in Boston. His work experience includes New Jersey Transit, Metrolink, and Metro Transit.|
|June 19||Division Meeting VFW Hall, O’Fallon, Illinois (Get Directions) Clinic: Rob Kurtz will continue Brian Post’s excellent presentation on JMRI’s Panel pro with a discussion on how he automated signaling on his N scale model railroad.|
|July 17||Division Meeting Trinity Lutheran Church, West County (Get Directions) Clinic: Dale Dewitt will talk about his techniques for model photography.|
|Aug 21||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
|Next event May 27||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 email@example.com. More info at http://www.mexicotrains.com.|
|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.|