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Missouri Botanical Garden

Missouri Botanical Garden “Gardenland Express” Garden Railroad

The Missouri Botanical Garden featured a floral and train display open to the public from Nov. 26, 2003 to Jan. 4, 2004. Finely detailed model trains chugged over 500 feet of track through a miniature landscape accented by fresh flowers and plants and illuminated by thousands of tiny ...
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Gateway NMRA Donates to Aerotrain Restoration

GM Aerotrain Restoration

The Gateway Division NMRA donated $10,000 to the National Museum of Transportation for a cosmetic restoration of the historic Rock Island GM Aerotrain which is part of their collection....
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Gateway 2001 National Convention and National Train Show

Gateway 2001 National Convention and National Train Show

The Gateway 2001 national convention and train show was the culmination of five years of planning and preparation involving not only our local members, but volunteers across the country and abroad. The event was a great success....
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Preparing for a National Convention Home Layout Tour

Preparing for a National Convention Home Layout Tour

Tips and considerations for preparing your layout and home to participate in a national convention home layout tour....
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Taking Stock for Now and Later

Taking Stock for Now and Later

Developing a comprehensive inventory of a model railroad's inventory - cars, engines, structures, details, books, and tools - serves a number of purposes, for the present, for protection, and for your estate....
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Imagineering

Imagineering

Experience has shown that an awful lot of modeling and operating can occur in a fairly constricted space. By the same token, an awful lot of modeling can be accomplished in a very short period of time and with little or no expenditure of money....
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Don Taschner Sawmill

Division Members Recognized at NMRA National Convention in Kansas City

Photos by Richard Schumacher John Hardy was presented with the Mid-Continent Region’s Ken Cline Award at the NMRA’s banquet on Saturday night. Other Division members received awards for their models at the business meeting Friday morning. While there is no award for irony, our favorit...
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Build

Build “Roll-Arounds” for Your Layout

While working in your train layout, it becomes a problem of where to lay tools and materials being used on the layout. I used a standard set of steel storage shelves to make "roll-arounds." ...
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Model Trains and Christmas Go Together

Model Trains and Christmas Go Together

Many modelers have fond memories of getting their first train set as a Christmas gift. Many families have special activities at Christmas time that are related to model trains....
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Researching the Kalmbach Memorial Library

Researching the Kalmbach Memorial Library

When did the Indiana and Ohio Railroad remove the dynamic brakes from the used GP-9 they purchased? When I found out that I was going to be lucky enough to attend the NMRA National Convention in Atlanta, I realized that I would have to pass through Chattanooga on my way back. I had ne...
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