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1949 Morgan Auto Sales HO Scale Diorama

Dave Roeder’s “Morgan Auto Sales 1949” HO Scale Diorama

Dave Roeder's "Morgan Auto Sales 1949" diorama won Best of Show at the 2015 Gateway Division NMRA model contest. Most of the structure details and finishes were created on an inkjet printer. Here are seven photos of that diorama....
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 ...
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....
Pete Smith’s Beautiful Loon Lake Railway & Navigation Co. Sn3 Model Railroad

Pete Smith’s Beautiful Loon Lake Railway & Navigation Co. Sn3 Model Railroad

Marvel at the scenic wonder and beautiful details on Pete Smith's 28’x20’ Sn3 narrow-gauge layout. Shays and Heislers crawl over the 125-foot loop-to-loop mainline servicing logging, mining and waterfront operations....
Rene LaVoise's HO Scale Sedalia & Warsaw Model Railroad

Rene LaVoise’s HO Scale Sedalia & Warsaw Model Railroad

The Sedalia & Warsaw is based on a Missouri Pacific branch line in western Missouri extending 43 miles from the connection with the Missouri Pacific at Sedalia to the Osage River at Warsaw. There are four intermediate stations - from north to south they are Mora, Cole Camp, Tahoma and...
Jacob Libhart's City Streetcar Model Railroad Diorama

Jacob Libhart’s City Streetcar Model Railroad Diorama

Jacob Libhart found this model railroad diorama (in very poor condition) in an antique store in Cuba, Missouri. The layout had no engines, cars or paperwork and was not running. This 12 year old modeler completely refurbished the diorama, adding motive power, cars, new track - and rew...
John Kalin's Rio Grande Southern Sn3 Model Railroad

John Kalin’s Rio Grande Southern Sn3 Model Railroad

John Kalin's Rio Grande Southern captures the Ridgeway to Rico route of this narrow gauge railroad at the end of the thirties. Trains start at Ridgeway/Rico (which is a double-ended hidden staging yard), and proceed to Vance Junction, Ophir, the High Line, and Lizard Head. At Vance Ju...