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Kitbashing Buildings by John Carty

Hiding Common Building Kits in Plain Sight

We have all visited beautiful layouts boasting meticulous track, detailed motive power and rolling stock, hundreds of citizens, large swaths of beautiful trees, and lots of buildings. Somewhere along the line, you start to recognize some of the structures as kits everyone has purchase...
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Jeremy Janzen, 2014 Kitbash Contest First Place, Farm House

Gateway NMRA 2014 Kitbash Contest Results

The Gateway Division NMRA sponsored this contest to encourage member model building and skill improvement. Grandt Line Reese Street Row Houses kits were distributed at the June 21 Division meeting for this year's contest. Completed models were brought to the November 17 holiday party ...
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Fall 2014 RPO, Vol 22, No 3

The Fall 2014 Issue of The RPO is Now Available Online

The Fall 2014 quarterly members newsletter of the Gateway Division NMRA, The RPO, is now available online in PDF (Adobe Acrobat) format....
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Summer 2014 RPO, Vol 22, No 2

The Summer 2014 Issue of The RPO is Now Available Online

The Summer 2014 quarterly members newsletter of the Gateway Division NMRA, The RPO, is now available online in PDF (Adobe Acrobat) format....
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Gateway NMRA 2014 Kitbash Contest

Gateway NMRA 2014 Kitbash Contest: Kits Distributed at the June 21 Meeting

Our annual Kitbash Contest kit will be distributed, along with the contest instructions, at the Gateway Division NMRA monthly meeting on Monday, July 21, 2014 at Trinity Church. The kit is an ideal structure kit for kitbashing and is available in HO and N scales....
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Fall 2013 RPO, Vol 21, No 3

The Fall 2013 Issue of The RPO is Now Available Online

The Fall 2013 quarterly members newsletter of the Gateway Division NMRA, The RPO, is now available online in PDF (Adobe Acrobat) format....
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Ray Jones, 1st Place, Expert

Gateway NMRA 2013 Kitbashing Contest

The “Grandt Line Reese Street Row House” kit was the starting point for the 2013 kitbashing contest. The only restriction placed on the contest model was that the base could not be more than one square foot in area. Here are photos of all the models entered in the contest, and the con...
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Kitbashing for Dummies Clinic – Gateway NMRA Meeting October 21, 2013

The next monthly meeting of the Gateway Division will be at 7 p.m. on Monday, October 21, 2013 at the Veterans of Foreign Wars‎ Hall in O’Fallon, Illinois. John Carty will present "Kitbashing for Dummies." Ready to run, build-ups, and kits provide modelers with a variety of motive pow...
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Structure Kitbash Contest – Gateway NMRA Meeting Sept. 16, 2013

The next monthly meeting of the Gateway Division will be at 7 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 16, 2013 at Trinity Lutheran Church in West St. Louis County. The model kits that were distributed to members in the May 20 meeting are to be returned and displayed and/or judged. Prizes will be awarde...
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Summer 2013 RPO, Vol 21, No 2

The Summer 2013 Issue of The RPO is Now Available Online

The Summer 2013 quarterly members newsletter of the Gateway Division NMRA, the RPO, is now available online in PDF (Adobe Acrobat) format....
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Kits for Annual Kitbash Contest – Gateway NMRA Meeting May 20, 2013

The next monthly meeting of the Gateway Division will be at 7 p.m. on Monday, May 20, 2013 at Trinity Lutheran Church in West St. Louis County. Model kits for our annual kitbash contest will be distributed to members to be returned completed for display and/or judging at the September...
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Lincoln Theater in Belleville

Putting on the Rex – Building A Model Movie Theatre

Everyone seems to enjoy dinner and a movie, and every town during the golden age of cinema boasted at least one movie theater even if it was just a Nickelodeon. This theater and restaurant were built using Uncle Al’s Grocery sold by Model Power as a starting point. This is an easy kit...
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