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Woodland Scenics HO Scale Dugan's Paint Store

Woodland Scenics HO Scale Dugan’s Paint Store

Photos by Richard Schumacher Woodland Scenics HO Scale Dugan’s Paint Store is the latest addition to my collection of factory assembled buildings. It is part of their Built-&-Ready® Landmark Structures® series and features their Just Plug™ Lighting System. This building has ...
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....
And charging up the mountain is an NS-led stack train.

Spring Railfan Trip to Cresson and The Horseshoe Curve

Just back from our Spring Railfan trip to Cresson and the Horseshoe Curve area. Weather was atrocious, but had a good time with railroad friends at the Station Inn. Weather hampered photography, but here are five of the better ones in the seven days we were there. Enjoy!...
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, ...