What's New at the MVNS Web site


Following is a list of changes to this web site over it's long and illustrious life!
If you have any problems, questions, suggestions, or high praise
please contact the MVNS Webmaster at mvns@railfan.net.



February 18, 2017

  • Welcome to new member Mitch McAdams!


December 1, 2016

  • Welcome to new member Christy Cash!


October 18, 2016

  • New photos and video of the Union Pacific 844 4-8-4 steam excurstion at Pacific, Missouri.


October 15, 2016

  • Congratulations to the Grand Prize winner from our 26th annual 2016 show. The prize was a Lionel complete train set. A photo can be found on the Show Flyer page.


October 13, 2016

  • Welcome to new member David Baumgartner!


April 7, 2016

  • Several new Photo Gallery series created at mvns.smugmug.com.


March 25, 2016

  • New page in the PhotoGallery showing the new fixtures for our corner modules.
  • Welcome to new member Tracy Bailey!


October 20, 2015

  • Welcome back to new member Jerry Smith!


October 12, 2015

  • The 2015 Grand Prize Winner for the 25th Anniversary Show is pictured on the Show Flyer page.
  • Welcome to new member Rich Brandon!


May 5, 2015

  • Updated the Home page with Like us on Facebook, and Follow us on Twitter.


May 4, 2015

  • Updated the Module List page with new modules and photos.


February 8, 2015

  • Welcome back to new member Carl Cooper!


November 30, 2014

  • Welcome to new member Malcolm Moffat!


November 18, 2014

  • Welcome to new member Jim Lowen!


October 16, 2014

  • Added Rob Kurtz's Glacier Gravel module to the List of Modules page.
  • Rearranged the list of menu items on the Home page.


October 13, 2014

  • The winner of the Grand Prize from the 2014 MVNS Greater St. Louis Metro Area Train Show is shown on the Show page.


September 24, 2014

  • The Secretary of State of the State of Missouri does certify and declare that
    Mississippi Valley N Scalers is a Limited Liability Company,
    organized in this state and entitled to any rights granted to Limited Liability Companies..


July 26, 2014

  • Welcome to returning member Neal Carnaby! And his family Erika and Norman.


July 23, 2014

  • Added images to the Module List page.


July 15, 2014

  • Welcome to new member Kevin Biggers!


July 4, 2014

  • Welcome to new member Bill Kimpel!


January 8, 2014

  • Welcome to new member Rob Kurtz!


November 15, 2013

  • Bob Miano's photographs of the 2013 MVNS Annual Train Show are posted in the Photo Gallery.


November 14, 2013

  • Fred Houska's photographs of the May 2013 Garden Railroad Tour are posted in the Photo Gallery.


November 13, 2013

  • Bob Miano's photographs of the 2013 MVNS Annual Meeting are posted in the Photo Gallery.


October 18, 2013

  • The winner of the Grand Prize from the 2013 MVNS Greater St. Louis Train Show is shown on the Show page.


August 9, 2013

  • Justim Sobeck has moved to Pacific, Missouri.


May 29, 2013

  • Welcome to new member Carl Nordberg!


May 14, 2013

  • Turned off reference to MVNS meeting and work sessions at Augusta Station. It is closed, and the layout has been removed.
  • Updated the Meeting and Membership pages.


January 28, 2013

  • Welcome to new member Michael Netherton!


January 18, 2013

  • New Photo Gallery series of MVNS members with Nashville N-Trak at the World's Greatest Hobby On Tour show held at America's Center.


January 17, 2013

  • New group photo in the Members page of MVNS members with Nashville N-Trak at the World's Greatest Hobby On Tour show held at America's Center.


December 3, 2012

  • Welcome to new member Ben Bennett!
  • Changes to the member page and officers page as a result of the December 1, 2012 Annual Meeting.


October 28, 2012

  • Winners of the Grand Prize from the 2012 MVNS Greater St. Louis Train Show are shown on the Show page.


October 25, 2012

  • Added Mark Twain Hobby Center to the Attractions page.


October 17, 2012

  • MVNS welcomes Spencer Hohl of Highland to the club!


October 15, 2012

  • Changed the MVNS show date to October 12-13, 2013 and make the adult admission price $7.


July 23, 2012

  • New Photo Gallery pictoral on the Illini Terminal GP10 restoration at Litchfield, Illinois.
  • New Photo Gallery album of the Great Train Story exhibit at the Museum of Science and Industry in Chicago.


July 5, 2012

  • First pictures of Glenn's Vacation Trip to the Medford Oregon NSE convention.


July 3, 2012

  • Added the 2011 Train Show grand prize winner to the Show Flyer page.


May 28, 2012

  • Updated the Links page.


May 23, 2012

  • Changed the look of the Home page to a white background, kept the gold links area on the left.


May 14, 2012

  • All kids and students with ID are FREE at the MVNS train show.


May 10, 2012

  • Added a new link on the Home page for a list of MVNS modules.


May 1, 2012

  • Added a new series on building a foam board base for a foam layout, to the Photo Gallery.


March 18, 2012

  • Added the pictures of rail sights along the river in Alton, Illinois to the Photo Gallery.


March 15, 2012

  • Added the picture pages to the Photo Gallery for MVNS at the January 2012 Indianapolis Worlds Greatest Hobby On Tour Shoow.
  • Added the picture pages for Tim O'Fallon's pictures taken at the World Greatest Hobby On Tour Show in Indianapolis January 2012 to the Photo Gallery.
  • Added the picture pages for Bob Miano's Modules at the MVNS Kirkwood Show October to the Photo Gallery.


March 14, 2012

  • Added the MVNS Train Show October 2011 Photos by Tim O'Fallon to the Photo Gallery.
  • Added the MVNS at the Collinsville 2011 Show series to the Photo Gallery.


March 5, 2012

  • Added the Route 66 Railfan Center to the St. Lous Attractions page.


January 16, 2012

  • Welcome to new member John Harris!.


November 7, 2011

  • Welcome to new member Wally Calvert!.
  • Welcome to new member Craig Rude!.
  • Changed MVNS HQ photo on the Home page.


October 19, 2011

  • Ran the Other Show and Whats New pages through HTML Markup Validation programs.


September 23, 2011

  • Removed all webring stuff from the Home page because it was causing redirect errors.


August 2, 2011

  • Weather Underground sticker was broke. Went out and got a revised set of HTML and reporting station.


June 24, 2011

  • Adjusted the colors of the MVNS 2010 Show page in the Photo Gallery because seetrains.com links to it. The page was lackluster.


June 3, 2011

  • UP 844 Little Rock Express excursion arrives in Pacific, MO. Pictoral series in the Photo Gallery.


May 31, 2011

  • MVNS travels to the 3rd Annual Ohio N-Scale Weekend. Pictoral series in the Photo Gallery.


May 8, 2011


April 18, 2011

  • Belated welcome to our newest member Vic Speck who models the Union Pacific. Vic hails from Florissant and went on the road with us to the Springfield IL show with his wife Talit.


April 11, 2011

  • Added Railserve Search to the Links page in exchange for their listing our club and our annual train show.


March 28, 2011

  • Added a new series in the Photo Gallery on Fred Houska's living room layout.


March 25, 2011

  • Detailed instructions to upgrade a Digitrax throttle with a toggle switch, in the Photo Gallery.


March 24, 2011

  • MVNS has an operating session at K-10's Model Trains, in the Photo Gallery.


March 18, 2011

  • Updated the DCC Throttle Switch page with new pictures from Vic Smith and Ali Shahriary modifying a DT402D.


February 8, 2011

  • New group photo of MVNS members at the St. Charles GTE Show, in the Members page.


January 21, 2011

  • New series in the Photo Gallery of the Open House party showing the Lionel layout in Fenton, MO.


January 11, 2011

  • The N Scale Enthusiast is expanding the mission of the N Scale Collector. Found on the Links page.


December 21, 2010

  • Added Robert's Lionel Trains Layout to the Links page and the Lionel 2010 Layout page.


December 18, 2010

  • New series in the Photo Gallery of the new Lionel Christmas Layout in Fenton, MO.


November 16, 2010

  • MVNS welcomes new member Joe Rose!.


October 20, 2010

  • 20th Annual Greater St. Louis Metro Area Train Show in the Photo Gallery.


October 19, 2010

  • MVNS visits Vic Smith's City Edge layout.


October 15, 2010

  • UP Challenger No. 3985 Missouri Eagle in the Photo Gallery.
  • Belleville GTE Show July 2010 in the Photo Gallery.


October 12, 2010

  • Added a page for the 2010 MVNS train show grand prize winner.


August 16, 2010

  • MVNS welcomes George Lippert, Skye Giordano, and Nick Stroot as new members!.


August 6, 2010

  • New pictoral series in the Photo Gallery on the MVNS layout at the Belleville 2010 GTE show.


June 17, 2010

  • New pictoral series in the Photo Gallery on the MVNS presentation at Green Pines Elementary. Photos by Tim O'Fallon, MVNS member.


June 15, 2010

  • New pictoral series in the Photo Gallery on the MVNS presentation at Green Pines Elementary. Photos by Jo Beck, Rockwood School District.
  • New pictoral series in the Photo Gallery on the MVNS presentation at the Young Learners Conference. Photos by Nancy Lubinsik, Green Pines Elementary.


April 2, 2010

  • New pictoral series in the Photo Gallery on John Sing's visit to Fred Houska's layout.


January 7, 2010

  • Added the Meet Me N St. Louis logo to the Home page. .
  • Changed the MVNS layout for the next show in the Photo Gallery.
  • Updated the copyright notice.


September 30, 2009

  • Changed the club email address to MVNS, 1864 Harbor Mill Drive, Fenton, MO 63026.


September 24, 2009

  • Created a Photo Gallery series on the Ali and Brooke Shahriary Wedding on 09-19-2009.


September 21, 2009

  • Add the $5.00 admission price to the Show Flyer page.


September 13, 2009

  • MVNS welcomes Mike Musick and Joe Knight as new members!.


August 9, 2009

  • Created a new Photo Gallery page for the MVNS railfan trip to La Plata, Missouri.


July 27, 2009

  • Added Photo Gallery page for the Larry Rude estate modulea layout that is presented for sale.


June 9, 2009

  • Added Photo Gallery page of new N scale engines and cars from the Portland N Scale Collector convention.


March 2, 2009

  • Added Photo Gallery series of the St. Charles 2009 Great Train Expo show.


November 15, 2008

  • Deprecated Augusta Station on the Home page.
  • Added the layout plan for a W configuration for the Great Train Expo show.


November 10, 2008

  • Updated the Officers page as a result of the Annual Meeting.


October 20, 2008

  • MVNS welcomes Larry Friedlander to the club as its newest member.


July 28, 2008

  • Updated the MVNS train show press release page.


July 22, 2008

  • Changed the yellow background color on the Modules and Models pages.


July 12, 2008

  • Added the Derby City Express 2008 National N Scale Convention to the Photo Gallery.


July 7, 2008

  • Added a group photo from the 2008 National N Scale Convention to the Member page.


July 5, 2008

  • Added a new series to the Photo Gallery on the rehab of Bill Rieschel's modules.


June 16, 2008

  • Fixed the Museum of Transportation page.


April 13, 2008

  • Created Photo Gallery series on the MVNS Layout at the March 2008 Collinsville GTE show.
  • Created Photo Gallery series on the Fred Houska NMRA Home Layout Tour.


February 28, 2008

  • Created Photo Gallery series on the MVNS visit to the St. Charles Club layout.


December 9, 2007

  • Adjusted the Dealer Table Reservation Form page.


December 8, 2007

  • Created Photo Gallery series on the World's Greatest Hobby On Tour show in St. Louis.


November 8, 2007

  • Created Photo Gallery series on the MVNS 2007 annual train show in Kirkwood, by Bob Miano and by Fred Houska.


November 7, 2007

  • Updated the Officers page as a result of the Annual Meeting.


November 6, 2007

  • Created a photo page about the MVNS 2007 Annual Meeting.


November 2, 2007

  • Updated the module layout plan for the November 2007 train show.


October 17, 2007

  • Changed all references of the MVNS train show from 2007 to 2008.


October 16, 2007

  • Mr. Richard Miller of St. Charles, Missouri won the Grand Prize drawing at the 2007 MVNS train show.


October 15, 2007

  • MVNS welcomes Don Hartmann and Joe Kamm to the club as its newest members, both of whom joined during our annual train show.


September 25, 2007

  • Updated driving directions for the 2007 MVNS train show.
  • Created a Photo Gallery series on the MVNS modules at the Wabash Frisco & Pacific.


September 24, 2007

  • Updated the Press Release for the 2007 MVNS train show.


August 30, 2007

  • Created the Double Deck Layout Lighting with C9 Bulbs page in the Photo Gallery.
  • Put updated module layout plans for our next two exhibitions in the Photo Gallery.


August 24, 2007

  • Rewrote the Membership and Meetings pages to remove reference to weekly meetings at Augusta Station, and instead feature all other MVNS activities.


August 17, 2007

  • Cleaned up the Members page.
  • Updated the Show page for the 2008 MVNS show, October 11 & 12.


July 31, 2007

  • Added company information to part 2 of the Missouri & Valley Park Railroad page in the Photo Gallery.
  • Updated the Calendar page for September (WF&P) and October (MVNS Annual Train Show).


July 20, 2007

  • Added contact information to the Show Flyer page. Rearranged the order of the content.
  • Changed the Grand Prize winner's page to make it return to the Show Flyer page.


July 11, 2007

  • Added a series on the Turtle Creek Central custom painted models to the Photo Gallery.


June 8, 2007

  • Changed the Calendar page to reflect meeting at Chris Zygmont's house each month instead of Augusta Station.


June 1, 2007

  • Cleaned up the file names of the Grandview trip in the Photo Gallery. Eliminated individual photo selection in ancillary pages.
  • Cleaned up the file names of the Arcola 2002 trip in the Photo Gallery.
  • Cleaned up the file names of the City Museum layouts in the Photo Gallery. Eliminated individual photo selection in ancillary pages.
  • Cleaned up the file names of the Rockome Gardens 2001 trip in the Photo Gallery.
  • Toned down the original bold yellow backgroup color in these pages.


May 25, 2007

  • Created a new series in the Photo Gallery of Tim O'Fallon's photos of the train show at Rockome Gardens in Arcola, Illinois as well as railfanning in Tuscola.


May 23, 2007

  • Created a new series in the Photo Gallery of Bob Miano's photos of our tour at Illinois Transit, May 19, 2007.
  • Created a new series in the Photo Gallery of Fred Houska's photos of our tour at Illinois Transit, May 19, 2007.


May 22, 2007

  • Added two new group photos to the Members page. One is from the 2006 annual meeting, and the other is from the ITAC tour.


April 27, 2007

  • New series in the Photo Gallery from the camera of Fred Houska, the Rockome Gardens show at Arcola, Illinois.


April 3, 2007

  • New series in the Photo Gallery from the camera of Fred Houska, the Collinsville GTE show.


March 24, 2007

  • MVNS welcomes David Zygmont to the club as its newest member.


February 7, 2007

  • Updated the Module Layout Setup page in the Photo Gallery.


January 30, 2007

  • Updated the Events calendar through May 2007.


January 25, 2007

  • Created a new series in the Photo Gallery on building the Fenton Chrysler auto assembly plant from scratch.


January 18, 2007

  • MVNS welcomes Fred Houska to the club as its newest member.


November 16, 2006

  • Created a new page on Sunfield, Illionis in the Module Rehab series in the Photo Gallery.


November 11, 2006

  • Created a new series on the Valley Park Work Train in the Photo Gallery.


October 24, 2006

  • The club mailing address is: MVNS PO Box 294 Fenton, MO 63088-0294.


October 19, 2006

  • Added a picture of Graham Jones to the Member page.
  • Added the Society of N Scalers (Royal Oak, Michigan) to the Links page.
  • Changed the color scheme of many web pages away from the strong yellow, and added the TH tag to the table in the Member page.
  • Appointed Tim O'Fallon to the Finance Committee.


October 18, 2006

  • MVNS welcomes Graham Jones to the club.


October 15, 2006

  • Mr. Roy Bolle of Fenton, Missouri won the Grand Prize drawing at the 2006 MVNS train show.


October 1, 2006

  • Added Fred Houska's pictorial essay of the Kansas City Train Expo to the Photo Gallery.


September 26, 2006

  • Added three N-Trak module track plans for the MVNS train show to the MVNS Layout page in the Photo Gallery.
  • Created an Ohm's Law page in the Photo Gallery.


September 20, 2006

  • Added a new series to the Sunfield Module Rehab project in the Photo Gallery. In this episode, we build a case for the module out of foam board.


September 11, 2006

  • Updated the Calendar page for October and November, 2006.


August 31, 2006

  • Revised the pages for the show flyer and press release.
  • Changed the mailing address to 20 Apostle Court, Fenton MO 63026.


August 27, 2006

  • Added pictorials of Jack Stein's Lionel Museum and Toy Train Heaven to the Photo Gallery.


August 23, 2006

  • Added pictorials of the 2006 Denver N Scale Collector Convention to the Photo Gallery.


July 30, 2006

  • Added Chris Zygmont to the DCC Standards committee on the Officers page.


July 19, 2006

  • Added the Jack Stein Layout Visit on August 26th to the calendar page.


June 29, 2006

  • Part 5 of the module rehab project has been added to the Photo Gallery.


June 28, 2006

  • Created Watching Trains in Tuscola, Illinois in the Photo Gallery.
  • Created Another Visit to Fred Houska's Layout in the Photo Gallery.
  • Created Arcola Train Show 2006 in the Photo Gallery.


June 15, 2006

  • Updated the Calendar page for June, August and September of 2006.


May 18, 2006

  • Updated the Calendar page for May, June, and July of 2006.


April 15, 2006

  • Created Fred Houska's Layout in the Photo Gallery.


March 24, 2006

  • Added a blurb on SD40-2 power to the Photo Gallery.
  • Added a blurb on Flying's Rules of the Air to the Photo Gallery.


March 21, 2006

  • Created Charlie Aue's Layout in the Photo Gallery.
  • Added pictures of Joe Kremers and Patrick Verstraete to the Members page.


March 17, 2006

  • Added Tim O'Fallon's pictures of the Springfield, Illinois train show to the Photo Gallery.


March 14, 2006

  • Part 4 of the module rehab project has been added to the Photo Gallery.
  • Added Rail Cruise America Leaving Town photos by J.D. Sobeck to the Prototypes feature in the Photo Gallery.


February 22, 2006

  • Welcome to new member Patrick Verstraete!.


February 22, 2006

  • Rearranged the dates for March, 2006 in the MVNS meeting calendar page.
  • Added K-10's Model Trains to the Local Rail Attractions page.


February 19, 2006

  • Added the MVNS trip to the Monticello Railway Museum to the Photo Gallery.
  • Added the MVNS railfanning trip to Tolono, Illinois to the Photo Gallery.
  • Added the MVNS trip to Railroad Days in Mattoon, Illinois to the Photo Gallery.


February 18, 2006

  • Added Part 3 of the module rehab project to the Photo Gallery.


February 2, 2006

  • Added Part 2 of the module rehab project to the Photo Gallery.


January 30, 2006

  • Updated the MVNS events calendar for visits to K-10 and Charlie Aue's layout.


January 24, 2006

  • Created a new Photo Gallery series on a module rehab project.


January 22, 2006

  • Removed the section on David Massey's layout from the Links page because his web server crashed.


January 17, 2006

  • Updated the Officers page as a result of the MVNS annual meeting.


November 18, 2005

  • Updated the Models by MVNS Members page in the Photo Gallery with Bob Miano's award winning newsstand.
  • Updated the Links page with the Gateway Division of the NMRA website.
  • Created the Gateway Div. NMRA Contest Winners feature in the Photo Gallery.
  • Created the Building the Ambassador Hotel from the Gateway Div. NMRA website, in the Photo Gallery.


October 25, 2005

  • Added the Great Northern Big Sky Blue Woodchip Car series to the Photo Gallery.


October 18, 2005

  • Changed the mailing address on the membership page.


October 17, 2005

  • Welcome to new member Joe Kremers.
  • Reversed the order of the 3 group pictures on the Members page.
  • Updated the MVNS show pages for October 14 & 15, 2006.


October 13, 2005

  • Changed the mailing address on the dealer table reservation form.


October 7, 2005

  • Fixed pages with incorrect links from the system error log.


September 23, 2005

  • Modified the Home page for Copyright, keywords, and icon placement.


September 14, 2005

  • Updated the master train show page for 2006 events.
  • Made an additional update of the Links page for Augusta Station and Station Master's Journal.


August 18, 2005

  • Updated the Links page for Augusta Station Master, Jerry Smith.


August 3, 2005

  • Updated the Calendar page for August, September, October 2005.


July 4, 2005

  • Welcome to new member Mike Nelson.
  • Wayne Burling is moving to Michigan, and the Officers page has been changed due to Wayne's resignation as Treasurer.


January 15, 2005

  • Created a new Photo Gallery series on the latest MVNS visit to Jerry Prott's layout in Edwardsville, Illinois.


January 12, 2005

  • Updated the club event calendar page for the first half of 2005.


January 11, 2005

  • Added new member Joe Burke.
  • Added two sections for Chris Zygmont's home layout and WGH show photo gallery on the Links page.


December 14, 2004

  • Added a link to the Kansas City Southern's Holiday Express website on the Union Station Photo Gallery page.


November 2, 2004

  • Added two new MVNS group photos to the Members page.
  • Updated the Officers list from memory of the Annual Meeting. New appointees not present have not yet been notified of their new jobs!.


September 27, 2004

  • New Photo Gallery page for MVNS at the WF&P 2004.


September 26, 2004

  • MVNS has a new mailing address.
  • 483 S. Kirkwood Road Suite 177.
  • Kirkwood, MO 63122.


September 1, 2004

  • Updated the MVNS Meeting Calendar through the end of 2004.
  • Updated the Master Train Show page.


July 12, 2004

  • Added a picture of Mike Walsh running steam engine 401 on the WF&P, and Glenn Koproske at Bob Newmann's G Scale layout to the Events and People section of the Photo Gallery.
  • Created a new Photo Gallery series on the MVNS visit to Robert Hermann's fantastic G Scale layout.


June 30, 2004

  • Completely revamped the Model Railroading With Sven pages.


June 24, 2004

  • Created a new page in the Photo Gallery on the size of all the new N Scale auto rack cars.


June 23, 2004

  • Added a picture of Glenn highballing on the UP to the Events and People section of the Photo Gallery.


June 3, 2004

  • Updated the calendar for June and July 2004.


May 16, 2004

  • Added 2 new pictures of City Hall to Sven's page in the Photo Gallery.


May 10, 2004

  • Added a new picture to Sven's page in the Photo Gallery.


April 30, 2004

  • Added new pictures of a home made track cleaning car to Sven's page.


April 9, 2004

  • Added new member Doug Revelle.


March 5, 2004

  • Added mouse cursor hover in style tag to the Photo Gallery page.


February 27, 2004

  • Created the Photo Gallery series of the Louisville 2004 Show.


February 15, 2004

  • Added more pictures from Sven and reduced all their file sizes for efficient screen display on the web.


February 12, 2004

  • Created the Fenton Chrysler Plant Reference Photo Gallery page series.


February 11, 2004

  • Created the UP 3985 Challenger in St. Louis Photo Gallery series.
  • Added an Amtrak photo to the Prototypes page in the Photo Gallery.
  • Created a new Photo Gallery page for Sven's Model Railroading with a Danish Touch.
  • Created a new Photo Gallery page for a second visit to the Missouri & Valley Park Railroad.
  • Got rid of the color fade script on this page.


February 5, 2004

  • Updated the Calendar page for February through May, 2004.


November 13, 2003

  • Updated the Club Officers page following the November, 2003 Annual Meeting.


November 6, 2003

  • Updated the Club Module Specifications for DCC, 110v power strips, and skyboard lighting.


November 2, 2003

  • Added new photos from Tim O'Fallon of Tuscola and Arcola Revisited to the Photo Gallery.


October 27, 2003

  • Added new Railfan Wedding Vows to the Photo Gallery.


October 26, 2003

  • Added new MVNS club members Chris Zygmont and Richard Fennessy.


October 3, 2003

  • Created Photo Gallery series of the Union Pacific DeSoto, Missouri Car Shops.


October 2, 2003

  • Created Photo Gallery series of Augusta Station Plaster Cloth on the Rocky Mountains.
  • Revised all references throughout the site for renaming the first Augusta Station photo series.


September 29, 2003

  • Created Photo Gallery series of Dave Stortzum's new layout.
  • Updated the Calendar and the Master Show List pages.


September 22, 2003

  • Added the 2004 MVNS show dates, October 16 - 17.


August 10, 2003

  • Created Augusta Station Pink Highway to the Sky photo series.


August 9, 2003

  • Created the Missouri & Valley Park Railroad page in the Photo Gallery.


August 1, 2003

  • Revised the MVNS Show page, created a map page for Kirkwood and St. Louis, and added map links for the MVNS show listings on the Master Train Show page.


July 23, 2003

  • Created On/Off Switch for Digitrax Throttle photo series.


July 20, 2003

  • Created Augusta Station Steel Stud Benchwork photo series.


July 13, 2003

  • Created Photo Gallery pages for the 2003 N Scale Collector convention in Tulsa.


May 23, 2003

  • Created a map page for the Gillespie, Illinois Black Diamond Days festival from the Master Show List page.


May 22, 2003

  • Updated the Calendar and Master Show List pages.


May 13, 2003

  • Created the DCC Control Box Photo Gallery Page.


May 9, 2003

  • Created the DCC at Arcola Photo Gallery page.


May 7, 2003

  • Created the C&NW Coal Train Wreck at Augusta Station Photo Gallery page.


April 6, 2003

  • Created the Augusta Station Progress Report Photo pages, accessed from Augusta Station either on the Home Page or the Photo Gallery.


January 18, 2003

  • Created the KSONS Louisville GATS show Photo Gallery pages.


January 6, 2003

  • Updated the membership,officers, and calendar pages.


December 24, 2002

  • Created Christmas 2002 at Union Station Photo Gallery page.


November 26, 2002

  • Created the January and February, 2003 calendar.


November 20, 2002

  • The new club mailing address is: MVNS, PO Box 2084, St. Charles MO 63302.


November 11, 2002

  • Updated the Officers page as a result of the elections and appointments from the November 10, 2002 Annual Meeting.
  • Updated the membership page for the new dues amount of $40 per year.
  • Updated the master train show list.


October 14, 2002

  • Created November and December on the meeting calendar page.
  • Cleaned up old shows on the master show list page.


September 27, 2002

  • Added Larry Rude to the Members page.
  • Enhanced the Frisco 1522 page with a photo of her final days under steam, with credit to the St. Louis Steam Train Association.
  • Added 3 new maps to the page for the December 7, 2002 Florissant Christmas Walk display site.
  • Cleaned up extraneous CRLFs and tabbing and unmatched tags in the Whats New page.
  • Ran the site through an analyzer and cleaned up errors in the offending pages.


August 30, 2002

  • Added a link to David Massey's GNO South-Western layout on the Links page.
  • Made the links on the MVNS Show page open in their own browser windows for better printing.
  • Made the links on the Master Train Show page open in their own browser windows to keep the viewer here.


August 27, 2002

  • Updated the Master Train Show List.
  • Added a page for the MVNS N-Trak Setup linked to the MVNS Show page.


August 13, 2002

  • Added a dealer table reservation form page to the MVNS show page.


August 11, 2002

  • Added three new pictures to the Augusta Station page.


August 1, 2002

  • Added a description, driving directions, and a map to the About Augusta Station link.
  • Fixed a problem with Netscape finding picture files in the Train Wreck page.


July 31, 2002

  • Added a new photo series of the UP train wreck at Pacific, Missouri.
  • Added links to the Photo Gallery to the City Museum Special Event pages.
  • Added a new photo series of the UP Dupo Yard oddities.
  • Added a new photo series on the CEFX Dash-9.
  • Added a new photo series on the Amtrak Dash-9 P32BWH.
  • Added a new photo of Bill Rieschel and Mark Miller to the People and Events page.
  • Added a new photo of Jerry Prott's steel mill to the Models page.
  • Added a new photo of Jerry Smith to the Augusta Station page.


July 21, 2002

  • Added new member Mark Doremus.
  • Added a new series 2002 Circus Train to the Photo Gallery.


July 12, 2002

  • Added a new series Augusta Station accessible from the Home and Photo Gallery pages.


July 9, 2002

  • Added a new Photo Gallery Prototypes photo of the Moon Train.
  • Updated the Calendar page.


July 5, 2002

  • Added a new Photo Gallery series on the 2002 Rockome Gardens show at Arcola, Illinois.
  • Added a new Photo Gallery page of a prototype photo of Stan Graiewski with the UP Challenger.
  • Fixed the UPGeyer Photo Gallery page for links.
  • Added a new Photo Gallery series on Jerry Prott's home layout.


July 4, 2002

  • Added a new Photo Gallery series on the 2002 SITC show at Carterville, Illinois.


July 3, 2002

  • Added a new Photo Gallery series on the UP 3985 Challenger at Rochele, IL.


July 2, 2002

  • Added calendar pages for July and August.


June 14, 2002

  • Added the MKP Design Overview page and linked it to Augusta Station on the Home Page.
  • Added a link to Augusta Station on the Links Page.


June 13, 2002

  • Changed the Meetings and Membership pages over to Augusta Station in Augusta (Mt. pleasant), Missouri.


June 11, 2002

  • Created the City Museum page.


May 24, 2002

  • Added June 2002 to the Calendar page.


May 20, 2002

  • Added Jeff Coffelt to the Members page.


April 18, 2002

  • Updated the Master Train Show List page.


April 15, 2002

  • Created the May Calendar.


March 29, 2002

  • Created the 1522 Break-In Run Photo Gallery pages.
  • Updated the March and April calendars.
  • Updated the Master Show List.


Febuary 10, 2002

  • Changed the Calendar page to Augusta.
  • Created the April calendar.
  • Updated the Master Show List.


January 29, 2002

  • Created Photo Gallery pages for our Train Trip to the Show Me Model Railroad Company hobby shop in Grandview, Missouri.


January 9, 2002

  • Added pictures of Ali and Wayne running live steam on the MVNS People and Events page of the Photo Gallery.


December 27, 2001

  • Migrated the N Scale Web Ring to its new location, on the Home page.
  • Changed Neals N Gauging Trains' email address on the Links page.


November 28, 2001

  • Updated the Officers page from the last Annual Meeting.
  • Created the Meeting Calendar page for December - March.


November 27, 2001

  • Updated the MRS locomotive special run page to reflect that they are sold out, and the effort it took to produce the models.
  • Updated the MVNS annual train show page for the dates of the 2002 show.


September 27, 2001

  • Neal's N-Gauging Trains has a website now, so click on Neal's picture on our links page to go to his site.


July 17, 2001

  • Added Justin Sobeck to the Members Page.


July 4, 2001

  • Added Weather Underground gizmo to the Home Page.


June 7, 2001

  • Updated Meeting Date Calendar page for June - November 2001.


June 5, 2001

  • Added Photo Gallery pages and pictures for the City Museum Special Event Days.


May 17, 2001


May 6, 2001

  • Created Photo Gallery pages for the Makin' Tracks Rockome Gardens Train Show at Arcola, Illinois.


April 17, 2001

  • Created Photo Gallery pages for the SITC Train Show and the City Museum.


April 16, 2001

  • Added a group photo to the Members page.
  • Corrected the Officers page.
  • Rearranged and enhanced the MRS Special Run Locomotive page.
  • Removed the crossbucks on the Home page.
  • Removed the link to the Meeting Date page.
  • Enhanced the Module Rules page.
  • Fixed the text alignment in the City Museum and Hannibal Zephyr photo pages.
  • Bob Miano edited the text in the First Place Blue Ribbon page.


April 15, 2001

  • Created the City Museum N and HO layout photo gallery pages.


April 7, 2001

  • Changed the Home page URL selection graphics to a series flashing crossbucks.
  • Captured the N Web Ring graphic files so they load locally.
  • Changed the look of the membership, meeting dates, members, and officers pages to a white background with light yellow for tables.


March 30, 2001

  • Created a Javascript Games page.
  • Added the May 2001 meeting calendar.


March 27, 2001

  • Updated the Members page for Henry (Joe) Mohrman and Wayne Burling.


March 21, 2001

  • Corrected the HTML syntax of the Home page.
  • Updated the March-April event calendar page.


February 6, 2001

  • Updated the Master Show List page.


February 1, 2001

  • Created the MVNS Meeting Night Calendar page.
  • Rearranged the Other Shows and Home pages.


December 7, 2000

  • Created the BNSF Santa Claus Express page.


November 29, 2000

  • Updated the Master Show List page for future MVNS shows.
  • Updated the MVNS show flyer page with future show dates and an additional map.


November 26, 2000

  • Updated the Master Show List page.
  • Updated the MVNS show flyer page.
  • Removed the link to the Brandon Tribute on the Home page.
  • Updated the MVNS Officers page.
  • Changed the module layout of the GATS show setup page.


August 29, 2000

  • Added a picture of Neal Carnaby to the Links page.


August 28, 2000

  • Added the Dang Fine Site Gif to the top of the Home page.


July 25, 2000

  • Changed the Boeing Employees' Model RR Club logo on the 2001 Convention page.


July 21, 2000

  • Added the N-Trak logo to the 2001 Convention page.
  • Added an F7 mars light GIF to the Home page just to be cute.


July 17, 2000

  • Enhanced the N-Trak 2001 Convention pages.
  • Enhanced the Membership page to make it easier to find our mailing address.


July 10, 2000

  • Added an NMRA -- N-Trak meeting synopsis page and an N-Trak 2001 Convention link on the Home page.


July 7, 2000

  • Altered the club logo title GIF on the Home page.


July 6, 2000

  • Added new member Dan Harding to the Membership page.
  • Removed Rams Super Bowl graphics on the Home page.


May 26, 2000

  • Added new member Ali Shahriary to the Membership page.


April 18, 2000

  • Created the K-10 Model Trains page in the Photo Gallery.


April 14, 2000

  • Resized Rails of Fun page picture files to 70% for faster loading.


April 2, 2000

  • Created Rails of Fun page, the miniature train ride that will be at our Show.


February 14, 2000

  • Added new member Paul Conrad to the Membership page.
  • Added date joined data to the Membership page.


February 8, 2000

  • Added track plan to the Scenic Ridge page.


February 4, 2000

  • Added pizzazz to the What's New page.


January 31, 2000

  • Added ST. LOUIS RAMS SUPER BOWL CHAMPIONS graphics to the Home page.

January 21, 2000

  • Added thumbnails to the Scenic Ridge page.
  • Created the Friendship Falls Balloon Module photo page.
  • Removed the New graphics on the Modules page.

January 18, 2000

  • Removed link to door prize donors on the Home page.
  • Removed New graphic from older links on the Photo Gallery page.
  • Reworded the heading on the Door Prize page.

January 17, 2000

  • Created the Scenic Ridge layout page, and updated the photo gallery page list. The Scenic Ridge page will be a work in progress, as photos continue to arrive.
  • Updated the Master Train Show page.

January 11, 2000

  • Changed the Home page to add a link to the Module Rules page.

January 10, 2000

  • Changed the Home page and the First page to add our fifth first place blue ribbon we just won at the GATS show layout competition. We are the best there is.
  • Added Mike Coppage to the Members page.
  • Bob Miano modified the blue ribbon on the First page.

January 4, 2000

  • Corrected street name in Membership page.
  • Updated copyright dates and removed Christmas tree on Home page.

December 17, 1999

  • Created new page for how our modules will be set up at the next train show, in the Photo
    Gallery page.

December 13, 1999

  • Added sound on connect to Home page.
  • Fixed blank table entries on Members page.
  • Renamed files and links that included space characters.

December 10, 1999

  • Updated Yard Modules page.
  • Rearranged links on Home page.
  • Added road modeled to Members page.

December 9, 1999

  • Update Train Show List page.
  • Created Downtown Yard Modules page.

December 7, 1999

  • Added Christmas tree to the Home page.

December 3, 1999

  • Created Hannibal Zephyr train excursion photo pages.

December 2, 1999

  • Ran site through Submit It. Ran Site Inspector.
  • Cleaned up code in Home page to eliminate errors from analyzer.

December 1, 1999

  • Changed mailing address font size on Membership page.
  • Added text to click on blue ribbons on Home page.

November 30, 1999

  • Updated Train Shows page.
  • Removed link for NSC thumbnails under construction.
  • Received permission by email from George Johnsen to use the announcement of Wick Brandon's passing.
  • Cleaned up code for the table on Members page.
  • Cleaned up code for the table on Officers page.

November 26, 1999

  • Added Tribute to Wick Brandon page.
  • Added graphic for link to the Museum of Transport web site.
  • Added additional information on the Museum of Transport page.
  • Received permission by email from John A. Shaw to use the 1522 photo.

November 23, 1999

  • Added link to the 1522 site on the Attractions page.
  • Added graphic for link to the Museum of Transport Page.
  • Added map on the Museum of Transport Page.
  • Created Weekly Meeting page, and added links on the Membership page.
  • Updated Train Show page, and added a link on the Home page.
  • Added thumbnail and picture of the 1522 on the Museum of Transport page.
  • Added thumbnails and pictures of the Tee Modules on the Club Modules page.

November 22, 1999

  • Updated Show List page.
  • Added horizontal space to NSC Photos page.
  • Cleaned up Links page.
  • Updated Membership page for the City Museum and removed text centering.

November 19, 1999

  • Updated all shows on the Show List page.
  • Updated Club Officers page following 1999 annual meeting.
  • Modified First Place blue ribbon page.
  • Added N Scale Collector Convention photo page.

November 18, 1999

  • We won FOUR blue ribbons at GATS shows. (Miano cleaned up the thumbnail!).
  • Added Special Run MRS locomotive page.
  • Corrected Jurassic Park module page.

November 16, 1999

  • Glenn Koproske jumps in as Webmaster.
  • Sound file creating error.
  • Changed counter style to railroad-type Roman1.
  • Updated URL for The Wheeler Road.

June 29, 1999

  • Removed NSC show banner. Hope to add convention photos soon!.

March 29, 1999

  • Updated list of upcoming train shows.

March 3, 1999

March 2, 1999

  • FINALLY! I added the date for the Boeing show. More show dates to follow!.
  • **PLUS** Check out the first place ribbon we won at GATS!.

February 22, 1999

  • Bob Miano takes over Webmaster duties and all hell breaks loose!.

October 13, 1998

  • We have been added to the N Scale Web Ring! .

October 5, 1998

  • Updated list of upcoming train shows again! Check out all the other cool N Scale sites!.
  • Added Dale's license plate picture to the home page.
  • Added link to the NSC page on the 1999 NSC convention page .
  • Added link to the Local Rail Attractions page on the 1999 NSC convention page .

October 4, 1998

  • Updated list of upcoming train shows.

August 10, 1998

  • Added bullets to home page.
  • Moved raffle layout link to show page.
  • Moved KC pics into the photo gallery.
  • Changed look of home page to draw attention to our show.

August 7, 1998

  • Added pictures of Models built and detailed by MVNS members (see the photo gallery).

July 24, 1998

  • Added pictures of the KC show!.

July 12, 1998

  • Updated Door Prize Donor page.
  • Added link to Raffle Layout page on the Show Page.
  • Added St. Louis Rail Attractions page.

July 12, 1998

  • Added Raffle Layout page with pictures.

July 4, 1998

  • Fixed spelling error on Door Prize Donors page.
  • Added yet another picture of Dale's Tornado Module, this one has the 1st Place Ribbon won by the MVNS for best overall layout at the January, 1998 GATS.

July 3, 1998

  • Updated list of Door Prize Donors.

July 1, 1998

  • Added new page with pictures of The Smith's Modules.

June 30, 1998

  • Updated Other Shows Page.

June 28, 1998

  • Created new Home page to make more room for links.

June 23, 1998

  • Created an online form for people interested in joining. See it by clicking on Join MVNS!.
  • Changed the Join MVNS! to About MVNS .

June 21, 1998

  • Corrected the Copyright statement.
  • Added Door Prize Donors Page.
  • Made some minor changes to the Home page.

June 15, 1998

  • Cleaned up the What's New page.


June 9, 1998

  • Removed references to recieving a patch on membership page (Since we voted to no longer provide patches).

May 22, 1998

  • Completed list of current members with Name, City, State and email address.
  • Made links to The Wheeler Road and Neal's N-Gauging Trains on the links page.
  • Cleaned up the home page.
  • Submitted our URL to a bunch of search engines and directories.

May 20, 1998

  • Added Glenn's Best when viewed with A Browser to the home page.
  • Removed the Models heading on the Photo Gallery page (WE NEED PICS OF MODELS!!!).
  • Started removing the dates last updated on each page, it will remain on the home page only.
  • Added Pics of Sven's module.

May 11, 1998

  • Added Photos to Prototypes.
  • Added BNSF in Maplewood page.
  • Added Photos to People and Past Events.
  • Added SITC Show page.
  • Added Vern Kruse's Home Layout page.
  • Lightened up Glenn's River Module picture.
  • Added photographer credits where known.

May 10, 1998

  • Added more shows to the Other Shows page.
  • Added Museum of Transport page.
  • Added Big Boy page.
  • Updated Module page.
  • Added Carnival Module page.
  • Updated home page.

May 6, 1998

  • Made all thumbnails on the module page smaller to make it load faster.

May 4-5, 1998

  • Added N Scale Collector website to Links page.
  • Added some email addresses to the Officers page.
  • Cleaned up the officers page.
  • Cleaned up membership page.
  • Fixed missing thumbnail picture on our show page.
  • Shrunk size of thumbnails under Glenn's name as a test, let me know if the new size looks OK.
  • Added one new picture of Glenn's River Module.

April 28,1998

  • Added this page.
  • Updated Module pages with new pictures.
  • Updated Module pages with anchor links.
  • Added the graphic.
  • Added the date to newly created and updated pages.
  • Deleted the Under Construction notices where appropriate.
  • Added Officers page.


MVNS Annual Train Show at Kirkwood Community Center.