Great model railroad layouts abound in the St. Louis area. We have home, club and garden layouts. From N and TT to live steam, narrow gauge, standard gauge, tinplate, short lines, mainlines, indoors and out, you’ll find fine train layouts everywhere in Greater St. Louis.
Layout Visitor’s Etiquette
Would you want a guest in your home to pick up everything, to look it over without first asking, or perhaps put down wet glass on a nicely polished wood table? Of course not! The rules of good etiquette one observes as a house guest also apply when visiting a model railroad.
- Never pick up anything. If you need a better view, ask the owner for permission.
- Never lean on a layout.
- Do not touch, scratch, feel or move anything.
- Do not smoke in a host’s home.
- Don’t be so quick to point out a “better way.”
- Be tolerant of scale and skills. If you can’t say something nice, well … silence is golden.
- Sign the guest book and thank the host and hostess.
- Respect the host’s property, both inside and outside his home.
- Do not dominate the host’s time. Others may have questions or comments, too. The same goes for the best viewing area. Let everyone enjoy the layout.
- If you see someone violating the rules, remind him.
- Ask permission to take photographs. Any photos you take are for your own personal use and are not to be sold or used commercially. Commercial photo rights belong to the layout owner. Remember that others want to see the layout too. Don’t block aisle ways when photographing.
- Above all, don’t be so serious! This is, after all, a hobby and it is fun!
Greater St. Louis Area Model Layout Directory
Click on the model railroad owner’s name to go to description of that layout.
This page is complete to this point. Following this point will be an alphabetical listing (by owner’s last name or club name) of Greater St. Louis Area model railroads, with the owner’s name, name of the railroad, scale, and a photo link (for layouts with photos on the website). The owner’s name will link to the appropriate A-Z page which will have a long form (couple of paragraphs) description of the railroad. The Division officers are working on a revised directory list and revised layout descriptions. The layout descriptions from the old website are online on the A-Z pages (click the appropriate button above).
If you have questions about the Greater St. Louis Area model railroads, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.