Layout: Dave Roeder

The HO Webster Groves & Fenton

The HO scale Webster Groves & Fenton R. R. is a fictional short-line railroad serving as a connection to local industries for the Burlington Northern R. R. in St. Louis County, Missouri. On the WG&F, a switching layout connects the industries of Valley Park, MO, via the BN main line from Springfield, MO. There are 2 yards to service the layout. Lower level staging supplies some trains during operation sessions. The Burlington Northern operates in Valley Park moving grain, rock petroleum and manufactured goods. Bussen Quarry is another feature from St. Louis County that is represented on the layout.  The real Quarry ships by truck, and so does the scale version located in the center of the exposed helix and “wye” on the Webster Groves & Fenton. Monthly operations have been held for 23 years on the Webster Groves & Fenton.

The HOn3 Silverton Gladstone and Northerly

This narrow gauge HOn3 point to point railroad is located in front of the lower level staging on the HO Webster Groves & Fenton railroad. The SG&N is a minimalist model railroad. There is no scenery, track is not ballasted and the few structures modeled are free standing computer generated building flats. Track is part hand laid & part flex track. All of the rolling stock is either scratch built or craftsman kits. I purchased LaBelle boxcars, gondolas and passenger cars as kits to fill out the roster.