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Litchfield Train Group's HO Scale Illinois Model Railroad

Litchfield Train Group’s HO Scale Illinois Model Railroad

The Litchfield Train Group's 55'x44' HO scale layout depicts the ever-gentle rolling countryside of Illinois from Centralia to Chicago. The scenery of the main room is set in the 50s/60s-era when steam engines were becoming extinct and diesel locomotives were gaining in popularity. Th...
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Kitbash the Belleville Radium Mine

Kitbash the Belleville Radium Mine

Kitbashing an HO scale model of the Radium Mine that was located on the south side of Belleville, Illinois....
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Tom Trotter's Pacific Coast Logging Diorama

Tom Trotter’s Pacific Coast Logging Diorama

By the 1880s, logging railroads were common in the dense old-growth forests of California. The loggers would clear-cut sites (usually the easiest to access first) which met their needs for a camp: service buildings, tramways, and sawmills. Tom's diorama includes all the elements of a ...
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Tom Trotter's Steam-Powered Rustic Sawmill

Tom Trotter’s Steam-Powered Rustic Sawmill

Tom's sawmill won first place in the popular vote for on-line structures at the 2014 Gateway NMRA model contest. A number of kits and added detail parts were combined to create this highly detailed structure....
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Completed Steak 'n Shake Model Railroad Billboard

Build A Steak ‘n Shake Billboard For Your Model Railroad

An easy-to-make one-hour project: a Steak 'n Shake billboard of the 50s using a gift card and some plastic strips....
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Patrick Pope's Cotton Belt Model Railroad

Patrick Pope’s Cotton Belt Jonesboro Subdivision Model Railroad

Patrick brings first-hand railroad experience to model railroading. His HO scale Cotton Belt is a point-to-point railroad designed for operation. The yard represents Jonesboro, Arkansas with East St. Louis, Memphis, and Pine Bluff staging yards....
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John Peluso's Frisco Lines Eastern Division Model Railroad

John Peluso’s Frisco Lines Eastern Division Model Railroad

John Peluso's beautiful 16'x30' HO scale double-deck Frisco layout features broad curves, rolling tree covered hills, two deck truss bridges, a helix, and five towns: Webster Groves, Rolla, St. James, Dillon, and Dixon....
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Herb Koenig's Cordite & Flatriver Model Railroad

Herb Koenig’s Cordite & Flatriver Model Railroad

Herb's Cordite & Flatriver is a freelance 3-foot narrow-gauge and standard-gauge HO scale model railroad set in the Colorado Mountains. The beauty of the Rocky Mountains is recreated on this 30’x18’ layout with scenery that reaches from knee-level to above eye-level....
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Rick Pfarr's Northern and Western Model Railroad

Rick Pfarr’s Northern and Western Model Railroad

Rick's 24'x13' HO scale double track folded dog-bone track plan supports two continuously running trains. Southern Pacific, Union Pacific, and Frisco power from 1935-1965 travel through five towns, over the prairie, and into the Rocky Mountains....
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Joyce and David Silverman’s Silver Valley Lines Model Railroad

Joyce and David Silverman’s Silver Valley Lines Model Railroad

The HO scale Silver Valley Lines, the “Route of the Vitis Vinifera” (Route of the Nobel Grapes), is a joint effort of Joyce and David Silverman. The layout fills a 14'x22' space with a 20'x2' staging area. The three distinct areas on this modern-era layout includes towns, industries, ...
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Bob Lenz' Colorado Western & Aspen Junction Model Railroads

Bob Lenz’ Colorado Western & Aspen Junction Model Railroads

Two railroads operate on Bob's beautiful layout, the HO standard gauge Colorado Western and the HOn3 narrow gauge Aspen Junction. Each railroad is based on the prototype Colorado Midland. The standard gauge Colorado Western runs from Leadville through Hellgate past Thomasville, where ...
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Gene Coffman's Mound City & Western Model Railroad

Gene Coffman’s Mound City & Western Model Railroad

Gene Coffman has spent 10 years creating a layout based on his childhood experiences. His 20x30 foot HO scale Mound City & Western represents the areas around St. Louis, East St. Louis, and Rolla....
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