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David Lowell’s Scratchbuilt Best of Show Avenue Tower

David Lowell’s Scratchbuilt Best of Show Avenue Tower

David Lowell’s HO scale scratchbuilt Avenue Tower won Best of Show at the 2016 Gateway Division NMRA model contest, receiving an NMRA merit judged score of 118 points. This beautiful online structure has an equally detailed and beautiful interior....
John Carty’s Kitbashed and Scratchbuilt Roesch Enamel Range Factory

John Carty’s Kitbashed Roesch Enamel Range Factory

John Carty’s kitbashed Roesch Enamel Range factory won second place in the Online Structures category at the 2016 Gateway Division NMRA model contest and had an NMRA merit judged score of 105. John scratchbuilds intricate interiors using standard wood and plastic stock....
Fall 2016 K-10 Operating Session

Gateway Division NMRA and St. Louis Chapter NRHS K-10 Operating Session

The advertising was not wrong. WOW! What a great time, what a great pike! Thanks to Ron Gawedzinski for setting up this event and Ken Kroschwitz of K-10 Hobbies and his minions who were gracious hosts and literally gave us the run of the railroad. At least twenty NMRA & NRHS members p...
Woodland Scenics Lighted HO Scale Emilio's Italian Restaurant

Woodland Scenics Lighted HO Scale Emilio’s Italian Restaurant

Woodland Scenics Emilio’s Italian Restaurant models a family style restaurant typical of what you would see from the steam era through today. This beautiful structure is the first of their Built-&-Ready® Landmark Structures® to feature their new Just Plug™ Lighting System....
Operations Session on John Schindler's St. Louis Junction Railroad

Fall Division Operations Session on John Schindler’s St. Louis Junction Railroad

Chris Oestreich organized Division operating sessions on John Schindler’s St. Louis Junction Railroad and Bob Johnson's Pseudo-Soo Lines in November. It was a great evening of enjoying fine layouts and the fellowship of others with similar interests. Here are 21 photos from the St. Lo...
David Lowell’s HO Scale Chicago & Illinois Midland Railroad

David Lowell’s HO Scale Chicago & Illinois Midland Railroad

David Lowell’s Chicago & Illinois Midland Railroad is a 10’x16’ oval with a 15-foot shelf extension. It depicts the southern two-thirds of the Chicago and Illinois Midland Railway’s 121 mile route between Peoria and Taylorville Illinois in the mid 1950s....
Kenneth Kroschwtz's Amazing K-10 Model Trains Layout

Special Member’s Tour and Operating Session at K-10’s Model Trains

As a special member's event, Gateway NMRA and St. Louis NRHS members are invited to visit, tour and operate HO model trains at K-10’s Model Trains, 19 Schiber Court, Maryville, Illinois, on Saturday, October 29, 2016, from 2:00 to 5:00 p.m. Sign up at the next meeting or contact Ron G...
Oxford Diecast HO Scale 1958 Edsel Citation

Oxford Diecast HO Scale 1958 Edsel Citation

I model the transition era of the late 1950s. It was a time of distinctive automobiles, many of which are now classics. When you see early Thunderbirds and Corvettes, classic Chevy Bel-Airs and tailfins you immediately know the era. The 1958 Edsel advertising said "Once you've seen it...
Winstanley Powerhouse HO Scale Model

John Carty’s Scratchbuilt HO Scale Winstanley Powerhouse

John Carty's scratchbuilt Winstanley Powerhouse won first place in the Online Structures category at the 2015 Gateway Division NMRA model contest....
Havana Transfer HO Scale Coal Dock

David Lowell’s Havana Transfer HO Scale Coal Dock

David Lowell's award winning Havana Transfer coal dock diorama was entered in the 2015 Gateway Division NMRA model contest. This coal dock is one scene on David’s HO scale Chicago & Illinois Midland Railroad which depicts the 121 mile route between Peoria and Taylorville Illinois in t...
1949 Morgan Auto Sales HO Scale Diorama

Dave Roeder’s “Morgan Auto Sales 1949” HO Scale Diorama

Dave Roeder's "Morgan Auto Sales 1949" diorama won Best of Show at the 2015 Gateway Division NMRA model contest. Most of the structure details and finishes were created on an inkjet printer. Here are seven photos of that diorama....
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....