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Introduction to Scratchbuilding: Starting with a Simple Structure – Gateway NMRA Meeting Feb. 20, 2017

The next monthly meeting of the Gateway Division will be at 7 p.m. on Monday, February 20, 2017 at VFW Post 805 in O’Fallon, Illinois. Jon Marx will explain and demonstrate how to build a simple structure that can be easily modified, depending on the intended purpose, and show just ho...
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....

Basics of Model Railroading: Scratchbuilding – Gateway NMRA Meeting August 15, 2016

The next monthly meeting of the Gateway Division will be at 7 p.m. on Monday, August 15, 2016 at VFW Post 805 in O’Fallon, IL. John Marx will demonstrate how to build simple shacks from plastic sheet and other items already in your scrap box. Our monthly meetings are always open to th...

From Photograph to Scale Model – Gateway NMRA Meeting April 18, 2016

The next monthly meeting of the Gateway Division will be at 7 p.m. on Monday, April 18, 2016 at VFW Post 805 in O’Fallon, IL. John Carty will present his techniques for creating realistic structures and models from photographs. Come see how he creates these fine reproductions of actua...
Winter 2016 RPO, Vol 23, No 4

The Winter 2016 Issue of The RPO is Now Available Online

The Winter 2016 quarterly members newsletter of the Gateway Division NMRA, The RPO, is now available online in PDF (Adobe Acrobat) format....
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Researching and Scratchbuilding Steam Locomotives – Gateway NMRA Meeting Sept. 21, 2015

The next monthly meeting of the Gateway Division will be at 7 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 21, 2015 at Trinity Lutheran Church in West St. Louis County. Phil Bonzon MMR will take you thru the process of building the three award-winning HO scale steam locomotives that swept the 2012 NMRA Nati...
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....
Gateway NMRA Meeting August 18, 2014

Modeling Techniques: Building with Styrene – Gateway NMRA Meeting August 18, 2014

The next monthly meeting of the Gateway Division will be at 7 p.m. on Monday, August 18, 2014 at the Veterans of Foreign Wars Hall in O’Fallon, Illinois. Master Model Railroader and consistent model contest award winner Dave Roeder will discuss building with styrene and show how he bu...
Building a Chlorine Car

Building a Chlorine Car

I am a sucker for “interesting” motive power and rolling stock. Here's how I scratchbuilt an HO scale model of a chlorine railroad car....
Build a Retaining Wall With Packing Styrofoam

Build a Retaining Wall With Packing Styrofoam

Our round-robin railroad group has been working on large 3-rail “O” gauge layout. It has a long (about 8 feet) grade that climbs to cross over a river bridge and mostly parallels an edge of the layout - leaving a problem for the scenery along the edge. We decided to build a Styrofoam ...
Spring 2012 RPO, Vol 20, No 1

The Spring 2012 Issue of The RPO is Now Available Online

The Spring 2012 quarterly members newsletter of the Gateway Division NMRA, the RPO, is now available online in PDF (Adobe Acrobat) format....