NMRA - Jean and I like to go the National Conventions in the summers. We have been going to most of these since our layout was open for the 1985 Milwaukee National Convention. The pictures in this website were created to be slides for a clinic at the Puget Sound eXpress 2004 Seattle. The pictures were also show with Power Point at the CINCINNATI LIMITED  2005 National Convention, and also published in the 2005 CINCINNATI Convention Book.  The National Model Railroad Association is the largest organization devoted to the hobby of model railroading.  The NMRA was founded in 1935 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin – http://www.nmra.org/

The U.P. & WESTERN Railroad was the Oct. 2004 Webmaster’s Choice.  To visit past Webmaster’s Sites: http://www.nmra.org/directory/layouttours/Layout-HO2.html

The layout is operates with friends from the Wisconsin Southeastern (WISE) Division. Website: http://www.wisedivision.org

SIG I have an interest in operating my layout in a realistic manner. As such, I am now a member of the Operations Special Interest Group, Midwest Region. The principal purpose of the Operations SIG is to discuss, develop and disseminate ways of operating model railroads. http://www.opsig.org/

WISE -  I belong to the WISE Division and enjoy the monthly meet and events.  The Wisconsin Southeastern (WISE) Division of the National Model Railroad Association (NMRA) is a non-profit organization which holds many events thoughout the year.  All meets are free and open to the public.

Wisconsin’s BITS-N-PIECES R.R. is a HO &N Scale award winning portable modular layout, modeled in 4 seasons.   It will be at TRAINFEST, which is held at the State Fair Park Exposition Center, West Allis WI.

I like to use Decoder Pro because it simplifies the job of putting the CV values of the “users speed table” into the DCC decoder.  It providing screens on which you can select or type in the CV speed values you want. For you free download of Decoder Pro visit:

or see MR November, 2004, page 108

"Electrical Circuits you can build!"  -  See photocell train detecor.

Model Railroad & Misc. Electronics (Excellent Circuits Pages)

The Gateway Division is the greater Saint Louis area chapter of the (NMRA)  See Article Library & DCC

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This site was last updated 03/19/16