2/9/21 Edition


** NEW Items **

*Isolation Projects*

*Roger's Workshop*

Jack's Workshop

Keith's Workshop

Paul's Workshop

Contact Us

Member's Page

Choo Choo Store

Achievement Program

Older Club News

Make IT! Camps

Club Projects

Brian's Workshop

Cole's Workshop

NMRA Car Frame



Meeting the Masters

Clinics on Line

Bon's Celebration

Fab Lab Three Lakes

3D Laser

3D Printing

Clubs and NMRA

Park Place 



Pacific SW Region



Rhinelander Club

Northwoods M.R.Club

Boy Scouts

*Merit Badge*

*Nova Awards*

Other Hobby Links

At the Forge 2017

At the Forge 2018

Center for Rrailroad Art& Photography

Liberty Hobby Center

Fab Foundation

Contact Us


Supporting Model Railroading and Modeling
Of The North Woods Railroads

Celebrating Our Tenth Year as Wisconsin's 100% NMRA Club


See what members are doing while stuck at home.

New 2/5/21

Isolation Projects



From: The Dispatcher North

Take some time to read the early history and review clinics given back in the 2010 thru 2012 newsletters. (click here) If you are looking for a particular subject there is an index (click here)


Center for Railroad Photography & Art

Free online Virtual Conversations

Check here to check out the programs


Some of the Brio Trains and Books the club purchased for the Demmer Library

This year due to Covid-19 we were unable to build and supply a few train sets as Christmas gifts for children in the Three Lakes area. In place of the sets, we purchased a set of Brio Train equipment for ages 18 months up and Read Me Train Books for circulation at the library.


The New Demo / Testing Lab for DCC, LCC and Arduino. Check it out in Paul's Workshop




3/21/20 Why do I look like this? See Paul's Workshop


Check out the new page suggested by a guest named Arden who was researching Model Railroading while studying at home.

"Model Railroads and Freight Cars" (Click Here)

During the Stay At Home Orders we will report individual activities of TLMRC members here on the TLMRC Isolation Projects Page

With the high percentage of our members being over 60 years of age, we are isolating in place and will not hold member gatherings. We are working with each other by phone, Skype, Facetime and e-mail. Keep your trains running or at least clean your track with 70% or higher alcohol.

Yesterday I received a thank you from the Midwest Region for the 4 members who were to present at the Peoria Convention which had to be canceled.

The Three Lakes Schools, Fab Lab and now the Demmer Memorial Library all will be closed starting 3/18.


Now For Something New

Keith McMillen's New 7.5"-gauge Gon



See Paul’s Workshop (Woodboro)

Click hereĀ 


TLMRC Invited to Help Operate the Park Place Model Railroad Club Layout

To see more (click here)

Also check out Jack's Workshop


TLMRC Du Page Snowbirds Show Digital Photos with a Philips Photo Frame (Click Here)


Acting as true snowbirds Paul and Keith went to the "Arizona Junction 2019" at the Sheraton Wrigleyville West in Mesa AZ Read our report in Member's Page by (Clicking Here)


Paul and Brian Wussow photographed Big Boy 4014 in Glen Ellyn IL 7/26/19

Brian's shot shows more of the loco in greater detail due to exposure adjustment.


Paul Wussow helps Keith Mc Millen pull a 17 car train "The Utah" up Ted York's Cajon Pass layout during the NMRA National Convention " Salt Lake City 2019".

Keith heads downhill after reaching Summit.

After running the wye at Summit Paul waits for clearance to go back down to San Bernardino.


TLMRC Member Bon French travels west to photograph 4014

For More Bon French Photos of 4014 (Click Here)


From The Bon French Collection, some

C. Richard Neumiller Photos are featured in Peoria

The Peoria Riverfront Museum has a new exhibit on railroading spurred on by the May 10, 2019 celebration of the 150th anniversary of the Golden Spike. In addition to historic photos and description of the importance of the transcontinental railroad, it explains the importance of railroads in the Peoria area and features 25 images on Peoria railroading taken by Dick Neumiller in the 1950’s-1970’s that are now part of the Bon French collection. 

For more of Dick Neumiller's Photos go to our Prototype Pages or (Click Here)


Progress on the Powerhouse from parts (click Here)

A Larger Powerhouse from DPM parts (click Here)


Reworking the Mantua 2-6-4 and 2-8-0 for DCC using the Northwest Short line refit kit. (Progress?)


STEAM and Model Railroading (click here)


Update on Radio ProCab and PowerCab

Rechargeable Batteries (Read Here)


Paul Says "Read a report from the Fab Lab Foundation" (Link Here)


2019 Make It! Camp in Three Lakes WI is a Total Success.

The November 2018 meeting generated new programming for teaching signal operations.

View the Updated report (Click here)

To create Bi-Directional Signals, we have built new end modules to connect modules with passing sidings.



Jack Zimmer a TLMRC member found his local Elmhurst IL library has a Maker Space with 3D printers.

Prepare To Be Amazed (Click Here)

You can do it to:

Printable files are ready for the short Overton Cars (Click Here)

**Report on Club Projects**

Requests for 50' Boxcar frame .stl file

Requests for Overton Short car .stl files

Requests for Overton 50'cars .stl files


Link to Thistle & Rose Miniature Figures


Paul Wussow and Friends Do High Tech and Old School Models

Build Your Own Choo Choo Store


Metra Loco Painted in Rock Island Line


Boy Scouts of America

BSA Railroad Merit Badge and Nova Awards


Three Lakes Elementary LabĀ , #1832

at Three Lakes Elementary School


Center for Railroad Photography & Art Logo

The Center For Railroad Photography & Art has updated it's Web Site


Join us in the “Greatest Hobby” as a member of the TLMRC.

The closing of the Choo Choo Store and the Removal of the Rhinelander Club web site (RRAHOME.ORG) has required many updates on pages of the TLMRC site. We will add RRA pages from their site that reflect our friendship and cooperationto our site. This will not be an RRA home page but rather pages about the Rhinelander Railroad Association and the work of their club members. If you find links that do not work or take you to the wrong location, please let me know via Contact Us