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John Hardy’s St. Jacques Northern-Great Northern Model Railroad

John Hardy’s St. Jacques Northern / Great Northern Model Railroad

This freelance 30’x33’ railroad connects Chicago to Seattle. The area modeled is on the Columbia River in western Washington. Great Northern has running rights on this 1947-1970 era layout featuring code 83 main lines and code 70 yard trackage, lots of mountains, and some river traffi...
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Gary Hoover's HO Scale Santa Fe Model Railroad

Gary Hoover’s HO Scale Santa Fe Model Railroad

Gary Hoover's HO Scale Santa Fe is being rebuilt as 1950s era Virginia coal fields on the N&W. Here are some photos of the Santa Fe layout....
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Eric Brooman's Beautiful Utah Belt HO Scale Model Railroad

Eric Brooman’s Beautiful Utah Belt HO Scale Model Railroad

The Utah Belt is an expanded version of the original with a similar modern southwest theme. Set in northern New Mexico, the 165-foot mainline runs through desert and mountain scenes. A linear around-the-walls design with a central peninsula is used....
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Bob Boedges' N Scale Fussin & Fumin Model Railroad

Bob Boedges’ N Scale Fussin & Fumin Model Railroad

Bob's N scale completely sceniced modern era BNSF in St. Louis layout features a single track mainline loop with Digitrax DCC control. The layout is located in the lower level of a split foyer home and includes the two-car garage. Bob has monthly operating sessions using a document pr...
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Big Bend Railroad Club O Scale Springfield & Ozark Model Railroad

Big Bend Railroad Club O Scale Springfield & Ozark Model Railroad

The 1950s-era Springfield & Ozark O Scale model railroad is located in a former Frisco depot and features a 120-foot mainline run and dramatic plaster rock bluffs. The Big Bend Railroad Club is the oldest model railroad club in St. Louis....
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Kirkwood Railroad Association HO Scale Model Railroad

Kirkwood Railroad Association HO Scale Model Railroad

This large 30’x40’ HO club layout has two large freight and passenger yards along with a scratchbuilt St. Louis station and engine facility. Long steam and diesel powered trains run on this 1950-1970 era railroad. Double track main line folded loop, 4 yards, engine facility, 250' main...
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Gary Gross' HO Scale Franklin Pacific Model Railroad

Gary Gross’ HO Scale Franklin Pacific Model Railroad

Gary Gross' 18' x 12' Franklin Pacific Railroad uses track on three levels connected by two multi-turn helixes to model this St. Louis to Kansas City (or Springfield) Missouri shortline. His completely finished 12' x 26' railroad room features a crew lounge area and a restroom. A typi...
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Bob Buschart AT&SF and CB&Q Railroad Rail Op 2011

Photos from the Rail Op 2011 Operations Event

On May 20 & 21, 2011 NMRA members participated in our second Gateway Division Rail Op operations weekend. Operators and layout owners had a great time. The six layouts participating in this event included Rich & Venita Lake, Gary Gross, John Schindler, Hank Kraichely, Bob Johnson and ...
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Jacob Libhart's City Streetcar Model Railroad Diorama

Jacob Libhart’s City Streetcar Model Railroad Diorama

Jacob Libhart found this model railroad diorama (in very poor condition) in an antique store in Cuba, Missouri. The layout had no engines, cars or paperwork and was not running. This 12 year old modeler completely refurbished the diorama, adding motive power, cars, new track - and rew...
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John Kalin's Rio Grande Southern Sn3 Model Railroad

John Kalin’s Rio Grande Southern Sn3 Model Railroad

John Kalin's Rio Grande Southern captures the Ridgeway to Rico route of this narrow gauge railroad at the end of the thirties. Trains start at Ridgeway/Rico (which is a double-ended hidden staging yard), and proceed to Vance Junction, Ophir, the High Line, and Lizard Head. At Vance Ju...
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Randy Meyer's Canyon & Rocky Mountain Railroad Rail Op 2010

Photos from the Rail Op 2010 Operations Event

On September 17th & 18th thirty-six Gateway NMRA members participated in the first Gateway Division Rail Op operations weekend. Phil Bonzon reported that "from the feedback it was a resounding success with all having a great time. The layout hosts Hank Kraichely, Gary Gross, Bob Johns...
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Paul Fries' Red Board Hobbies Model Railroad

Paul Fries’ Red Board Hobbies Model Railroad

Paul Fries' HO scale model railroad is displayed in the front window of his hobby shop, Red Board Hobbies (2331C Collinsville Rd., Belleville, IL 62221, 618-233-3618). The layout features fall scenery and a small town theme. ...
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