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El Dorado and El Reno Schoolbug

Doodlebugs, Grandpa and Me

One of the great rewards in this hobby has been the friendships I have made. This Doodlebug is special because it represents both my childhood and a very good railroading friend....
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Cab instructions and switchlist.

Developing an Operations-Focused Model Railroad: How We Did It

Venita Lake explains how operations were developed for the El Dorado & El Reno Railroad, the waybills, track warrants and switchlists used, and the evolving role of their dispatcher's desk....
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“Bring it and Brag” and Swap Meet – Gateway NMRA Meeting Dec. 17, 2018

The next monthly meeting of the Gateway Division will be at 7 p.m. on Monday, December 17, 2018 at VFW Post 805 in O’Fallon, Illinois. Bring it and Brag - Bring your favorite model and tell the group why it’s a favorite. Tell us about the techniques you used to arrive at this masterpi...
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Halloween Fright Fest Model Railroad Layout

The Halloween Fright Fest Model Railroad Layout

Glenn Koproske displayed his HO scale "Halloween Fright Fest Layout" at the recent Gateway NMRA St. Louis train show. This layout has been displayed at a number of area shows, the Iron Spike Museum and at Mark Twain Hobbies, and always draws a crowd. The layout and base are made of 2-...
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Tour of Continental Fabricators

Tour of Continental Fabricators Inc. in St. Louis, Missouri

On Saturday, September 15, 2018, a joint group of 30 railfans from the St. Louis Chapter NRHS and the Gateway Division NMRA toured Continental Fabricators to learn how boilers, particularly steam locomotive boilers, and other heavy vessels were made. We learned a lot more details and ...
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