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White Castle Window Scene on Gregor Moe's HO Layout

A Happy Little (Structure Detail) Accident

Gregor Moe's Salt Creek and Western/Chicago Great Western HO scale model railroad is filled with hundreds of beautiful structures and miniature scenes. Unfortunately, he accidently broke the window in his Dubuque White Castle while handling the model. Instead of just replacing the gla...
Hank Kraichely’s HO Scale Burlington Route Hannibal Division

Hank Kraichely’s HO Scale Burlington Route Hannibal Division

Hank’s double-deck layout depicts the St. Louis to Hannibal portion of the CB&Q Railroad’s northbound main known as the “K” Line along with interchanges, a branchline, and lots of online industries....
Woodland Scenics HO Scale Dugan's Paint Store

Woodland Scenics HO Scale Dugan’s Paint Store

Woodland Scenics HO Scale Dugan's Paint Store is the latest addition to my collection of pre-assembled buildings. A warm white LED illuminates the first floor showroom featuring a nice pre-printed interior. Perfect for almost any era, the dripping paint bucket sign, architectural deta...
Menard's HO Scale Lighted Hobby Shop

Menard’s HO Scale Lighted Hobby Shop

Preassembled model railroad structures have gained in popularity with more and more modelers as a way to scenic layouts faster. Menard's Hobby Shop is a nice addition to any town scene....
An Operating Session at Mexico Train Works

An Operating Session at Mexico Train Works

The Missouri, Texas & Western is the modern-era HO scale layout of the Mexico Train Works in Mexico, Missouri. David Lowell, and other Gateway NMRA members, recently attended an operating session there and everyone had a great time. David shares his experience of the event and photos ...
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...
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...
Bob Boedges’ Fussin & Fumin N Scale Model Railroad

Bob Boedges’ Fussin & Fumin N Scale Model Railroad

Bob has created a beautiful fully-sceniced modern-era BNSF N scale model railroad empire in the two-car garage and lower level of his split-level home. The layout features a single-track mainline with hidden staging and an industrial branchline that leads to a highly detailed, very im...
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....
Jerry Prott's N Scale Great Empire Railroad

Jerry Prott’s N Scale Great Empire Railroad

Jerry's amazing N scale Great Empire layout is an enormous 22'x46' with a 17’x6’ addition that serves as the passenger/freight yard. The double-track mainline is a scale 15 miles in length and the curves are a broad 30” and 36” radius....
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....