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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....
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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....
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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....
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Fall 2016 RPO, Vol 24, No 3

The Fall 2016 Issue of The RPO is Now Available Online

The Fall 2016 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, 2016, Vol. 66, No. 4

Volume 66 Issue 4 of the Caboose Kibitzer is Now Online

The fourth 2016 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 Frank's IGA Grocery HO Scale Store

Woodland Scenics Frank’s IGA Grocery HO Scale Store

Small, family-owned IGA grocery stores are a part of small town main streets across the United States. Woodland Scenics has perfectly captured this type of store with their J. Frank's IGA grocery model....
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Oxford Diecast HO Scale 1958 Edsel Citation

Oxford Diecast HO Scale 1958 Edsel Citation

I model the transition era of the late 1950s. It was a time of distinctive automobiles, many of which are now classics. When you see early Thunderbirds and Corvettes, classic Chevy Bel-Airs and tailfins you immediately know the era. The 1958 Edsel advertising said "Once you've seen it...
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Summer 2016 RPO, Vol 24, No 2

The Summer 2016 Issue of The RPO is Now Available Online

The Summer 2016 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, 2016, Vol. 66, No. 3

Volume 66 Issue 3 of the Caboose Kibitzer is Now Online

The third 2016 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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The Railpark Train Museum

The Railpark Train Museum in the Bowling Green L&N Depot

A photo tour of the Railpark train museum in the Bowling Green, Kentucky L&N depot featuring a running model railroad, exhibits on railroad history, and a guided tour of a restored passenger train....
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Vess Neon Soda Bottle Sign

Modeling Spectacular Vintage Advertising – Vess Neon Soda Bottle Sign

In 1953 Vess Bottling Company of St. Louis commissioned a giant revolving neon-lit soda bottle. The 12 foot tall bottle sat on a 13 foot pole and at the time was the largest lit bottle sign in the world. Two ways to model this type of sign are discussed, including a photo of the Vess ...
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Spring 2016 RPO, Vol 24, No 1

The Spring 2016 Issue of The RPO is Now Available Online

The Spring 2016 quarterly members newsletter of the Gateway Division NMRA, The RPO, is now available online in PDF (Adobe Acrobat) format....
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