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Learn and Do Event: Basics of Operation and Operating Session – Gateway NMRA Meeting Sat, Mar 21, 2015

The next monthly meeting of the Gateway Division will be at 9 a.m. on Saturday, March 21, 2015 at Trinity Lutheran Church in West St. Louis County. The focus of this special meeting will be on operations with an opportunity to operate on a local model railroad layout. The activities s...
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Litchfield Train Group by Lonnie Bathurst

NMRA/NRHS Litchfield Train Group Layout Tour and Operating Session, March 7, 2015

A joint group visit and operating session for members of the Gateway Division National Model Railroad Association and the St. Louis Chapter National Railway Historical Society will take place Saturday, March 7, 2015, to see and operate trains on the Litchfield Train Group's great HO s...
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WG&F Matson siding switcher.

Operation on the Webster Groves & Fenton Railroad

Matson switcher model railroad operations on the Webster Groves & Fenton Railroad....
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Winter 2012 RPO, Vol 19, No 4

The Winter 2012 Issue of The RPO is Now Available Online

The Winter 2012 quarterly members newsletter of the Gateway Division NMRA, the RPO, is now available online in PDF (Adobe Acrobat) format....
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Bob Buschart AT&SF and CB&Q Railroad Rail Op 2011

Photos from the Rail Op 2011 Operations Event

On May 20 & 21, 2011 NMRA members participated in our second Gateway Division Rail Op operations weekend. Operators and layout owners had a great time. The six layouts participating in this event included Rich & Venita Lake, Gary Gross, John Schindler, Hank Kraichely, Bob Johnson and ...
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Fall 2010 RPO, Vol 18, No 3

The Fall 2010 Issue of The RPO is Now Available Online

The Fall 2010 quarterly members newsletter of the Gateway Division NMRA, the RPO, is now available online in PDF (Adobe Acrobat) format....
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Randy Meyer's Canyon & Rocky Mountain Railroad Rail Op 2010

Photos from the Rail Op 2010 Operations Event

On September 17th & 18th thirty-six Gateway NMRA members participated in the first Gateway Division Rail Op operations weekend. Phil Bonzon reported that "from the feedback it was a resounding success with all having a great time. The layout hosts Hank Kraichely, Gary Gross, Bob Johns...
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UTL 14387 Tank Car at the Museum of Transportation

Freight Car Placement in a Train

Railroads take great pains to ensure shipments arrive at their destination intact, especially hazardous materials. Find out how to replicate these efforts on your model railroad, as well as the forces acting on trains....
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Summer 2010 RPO, Vol 18, No 2

The Summer 2010 Issue of The RPO is Now Available Online

The Summer 2010 quarterly members newsletter of the Gateway Division NMRA, the RPO, is now available online in PDF (Adobe Acrobat) format....
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The Silicon Valley dispatcher's desk and magnetic board with a linear schematic and, on the left, a track diagram of each level.

Notes on Operations – How Other Folks Do It

Thoughts on model railroad operations from the perspective of learning from others....
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Winter 2008 RPO, Vol 15, No 4

The Winter 2008 Issue of The RPO is Now Available Online

The Winter 2008 quarterly members newsletter of the Gateway Division NMRA, the RPO, is now available online in PDF (Adobe Acrobat) format....
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On the road with the Webster Govers & Fenton Railroad.

Operations with a Computer Spreadsheet

Development of model railroad operations and automation assistance using Microsoft Excel....
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