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Metro East Industries Tour

Metro East Industries Tour

Members of the St. Louis Chapter National Railway Historical Society and the Gateway Division NMRA toured the locomotive repair facilities and paint shop of Metro East Industries, Inc. on Oct. 3, 2015. MEI is a family owned and operated business that repairs locomotives and freight ca...
Scratchbuilding a Lima-Hamilton Diesel Switcher

Scratchbuilding a Lima-Hamilton Diesel Switcher

John Carty describes the steps to create an HO scale model of a Wabash Lima-Hamilton diesel switcher....

Tricks for Tracks – Painting Wheels

An easy way to paint wheels is to use the Floquil markers. Hold the wheel and twist the marker around the wheel. Hold the marker at a slight angle to avoid painting the axle points....
BC&G Mack Model AC Railbus

Building the BC&G Railbus A

Scratch-building a working HO scale model of a BC&G 1921 Mack Model AC Railbus....
Building the B&O P-7d

Building the B&O P-7d “Cincinnatian” Locomotive

In 1946, four class P-7 Pacifics were streamlined at the B&O Mt. Claire shops for service as P-7d’s on the Cincinnatian train operating between Baltimore and Cincinnati. A brass model has been imported, but since it is beyond my engine budget I choose to build one. This article chroni...

Wabash #573 Locomotive Restoration Effort

The Saint Louis Chapter of the National Railway Historical Society is seeking funds to cosmetically restore this steam locomotive. Built by the Rhode Island Locomotive Works, this 2-6-0 Mogul-type freight locomotive was retained for two years after had become dieselized because of a b...
Two guys and a grease gun - the main rods and side rods were greased at each service stop.

Frisco 1522 Steam Train Adventures

Fond memories of the rebuilding and operation of the Frisco 1522 Mountain steam locomotive....
Rock Island Aerotrain Restoration

Aerotrain Restoration

The cosmetic restoration of the historically significant Aerotrain in the collection of the St. Louis Museum of Transportation is well underway. This project was funded by a donation from the Gateway Division NMRA....