John Wilson's Saint Louis Gateway [TOUR CANCELLED] (N)

Layout Tour Dates

Sunday, November 7, 2021 - 12:01am
This tour has been CANCELLED for reasons that are beyond our control. We are sorry for any inconvenience.
Saint Louis Gateway [TOUR CANCELLED]
Over 5 Years on Tour
Contact Information
John Wilson
Wheelchair Accessible: 
Layout Details

Layout Description:

The St. Louis Gateway is an N-scale layout representing operations on the Terminal Railroad Association of St. Louis (TRRA) around SH Interlocking and Madison Yard during the late 1980’s. The operations simulate traffic patterns through a major interlocking tower, SH Interlocking in Madison IL. During an operating session the SH Tower operator will control the movement of about 50 trains from 5 different mainlines. About half of these movements are switching transfers from many different railroads in the St. Louis area (5 staging yards.) 

Scale N
Size 19' x 20'
Prototype Terminal Railroad Association of St.Louis (T.R.R.A.)
Locale East St. Louis, IL area and St. Louis, MO
Era Modern
Style Walk around
Layout height 48 to 60 inches (2 decks)
Benchwork Sectional
Roadbed Cork
Trackwork Assorted, mainly Kato Unitrack
Turnouts No. 6 with some, no. 4's
Min. Radius 19" on main, 15" in staging.
Max. Grade 2%
Scenery 50% complete.
Backdrop Painted masonite
Controls Digitrax DCC