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Summer 2017 RPO, Vol 25, No 2

The Summer 2017 Issue of The RPO is Now Available Online

The Summer 2017 quarterly members newsletter of the Gateway Division NMRA, The RPO, is now available online in PDF (Adobe Acrobat) format....
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Increase the Life of Your Super Glue

How to Increase the Life of Your Super Glue

Cyanoacrylate glue, also known as CA glue or "super glue," is great for model building as it works on a variety of materials. It works by chemically changing when exposed to the water vapor in the air. Here's the best way to store opened bottles of cyanoacrylate to maximize their life...
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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...
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Spring 2017 RPO, Vol 25, No 1

The Spring 2017 Issue of The RPO is Now Available Online

The Spring 2017 quarterly members newsletter of the Gateway Division NMRA, The RPO, is now available online in PDF (Adobe Acrobat) format....
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Caboose Kibitzer, 2017, Vol. 67, No. 2

Volume 67 Issue 2 of the Caboose Kibitzer is Now Online

The second 2017 issue of the Caboose Kibitzer, published by the Mid-Continent Region of the NMRA, is now available online in PDF (Adobe Acrobat) format....
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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...
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Adding Simple LED Lighting to Model Buildings

Easy Model Railroad Structure LED Lighting

The beautiful Woodland Scenics J. Frank's IGA Grocery Store came with a great printed shadow-box interior, but you couldn't see it. This model called out for interior lighting, and an LED sign module makes it a 10-minute project....
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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....
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Winter 2017 RPO, Vol 24, No 4

The Winter 2017 Issue of The RPO is Now Available Online

The Winter 2017 quarterly members newsletter of the Gateway Division NMRA, The RPO, is now available online in PDF (Adobe Acrobat) format....
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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...
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Caboose Kibitzer, 2017, Vol. 67, No. 1

Volume 67 Issue 1 of the Caboose Kibitzer is Now Online

The first 2017 issue of the Caboose Kibitzer, published by the Mid-Continent Region of the NMRA, is now available online in PDF (Adobe Acrobat) format....
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Gateway Division NMRA 2016 Annual Model and Photo Contest

Gateway Division NMRA 2016 Annual Model and Photo Contest

2016 contest results. NMRA conventions and train show events feature a model and photo contest where entries are displayed to be viewed and enjoyed by other model railroaders and the general public. Any NMRA member may enter models and photos into these contests....
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