Announcement: St. Louis Railroad Prototype Modeler's Meet



The Second Annual St. Louis Railroad Prototype
Modeler�s Meet will be held Saturday, August 20th at
the Gateway Convention Center, One Gateway Center
Collinsville, IL 62234. Collinsville is 12 miles east
of metro St. Louis on I-55/70.

The heart of this event is your model display. Bring
your models, finished or unfinished, for display. All
scales, gauges are welcome; attendees are encouraged
to bring locomotives, rolling stock, structures and
any other models pertaining to prototype railroading.
There will be no contests or awards. The purpose of
the meet is to share information, present your best
modeling techniques, and meet modelers from the entire
St. Louis metro area and beyond.

In addition, presentations and demonstrations by
nationally-recognized modelers historians from the St.
Louis area are scheduled. See below for an updated
presentation schedule. A FreeMo layout will be set up
and operating. Historical Societies and select local
vendors will also be in attendance.

Join us! Saturday, August 20st in Collinsville, IL


Hours are 9:00 A.M. to 10:00 P.M; set up begins at
7:15. Contact John Golden at for
more meet info and to reserve display tables for your
models. No internet? Call (618) 624-8033. Admission
is $10.00. This is a not-for-profit event.


Ed Hawkins � The ART Car Fleet, 1920-1960s

Leading freight car historian and publisher of the
Railway Prototype Cyclopedia series, Ed Hawkins will
American Refrigerator Transit�s car fleet, circa 1920s
to 1960.

John & Dan Kohlberg � ICG East St. Louis Operations,
Ca. 1970

ICG gurus John and Dan Kohlberg detail ICG�s exciting
railroad operations in the East St. Louis area, circa

Stu Thayer and John Welther � TBD

Nationally-recognized modeler and author Stu Thayer
and St. Louis icon John Welther team up to present a
one-hour discussion on a diesel locomotive detailing

Ed DeRouin � Baggage, Mail and Express � Unmasked!

Prolific author and modeler Ed DeRouin describes
head-end passenger operations with notes on modeling
and recreating prototypical head-end operations.

Ted Culotta � TBD

Steam-era historian and author of the proclaimed
�Essential Freight Cars� series in RMC, Ted Culotta
will present a one-hour discussion on a popular
steam-era topic.

Time Permitting:

Ben Hom � Modeling PRR�s X29 Box Car Fleet
Pat Wider - Weighing Freight Cars, Track Scales, &
Scale Test Cars

Note: Presentations begin at 9:30 and will run
throughout the day. An exact presentation itinerary
will be available at the meet.

This year�s quality vendors include American Model
Builders, Bob�s Photos, Westerfield, Rails Unlimited,
Badger Airbrush, Speedwitch Media, Railway Classics,
Red Board Hobbies, Q Connection, One-Stop Hobbies, Joe
Collias (Prototype Photos), Chuck Macklin (Railroad
Books), and more!

Chris Thies and the GSMRE (Gateway Society of Model
Railroad Engineers) will display an operating FreeMo
layout. FreeMo is a revolutionary HO modular design
concept. For more information go to (St. Louis area), or (Nationally).

Railroad Historical Societies will be present with
books, manuals, maps, and prototype information to aid
your prototype modeling efforts. Societies at this
year�s meet include the Terminal RR Association,
Wabash, Missouri Pacific, Soo Line, Chicago &
Northwestern, Illinois Terminal, Central of Georgia,
and more!

Contact John Golden at for more
meet info and to reserve display tables for your

John Golden
O'Fallon, IL

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