A Modelers Life's Kelly Questions with Midwest Model Railroad's Stephen Atwell

Join Lionel Strang and Ron Marsh in A Modelers Life's Kelly Question Episode with Stephen Atwell, owner of Midwest Model Railroad.
Click Here for the YouTube link to A Modelers Life Podcast

All modelers have a life but what do we know of it. This podcast is as much about the people in the hobby of model railroading as it is about the hobby itself.
Having always been a fan of the long form conversational interview and having met so many interesting people in the hobby over the years we decided it would be fun to share their back stories with everyone else.
So come along with me, Lionel Strang and a strong cast of supporting characters as we discover how life intertwines with this great hobby of ours and helps to strengthen the fabric of who we are as individuals.

Midwest Model Railroad on Fox 4 Kansas City

Fox 4 News stopped by the other week to do a news report on story of Midwest Model Railroad moving from internet only to brick and mortar shop.

To check out the full video click here

Excerpt from Fox 4;

INDEPENDENCE, Mo. – In an era where most shopping is done online, a mom and pop hobby shop out of Independence is doing things backward.

Midwest Model Railroad went from Internet sales to a brick and mortar location right here in the metro.

Gary Atwell’s obsession began at five years old.

“It was a train that basically went around at Christmas tree," he said. "I was told later by my mom that my dad and uncle stayed up all night and played with it before I even got a chance to, but that's how we got started.”

New Apparel Line at Midwest Model Railroad - Ringaboy Casual Wear

We partner with America's great railroads to design & curate the finest rail clothing anywhere. So looking great is no problem while you share the history.

Ringaboy Casual Wear @ Midwest Model Railroad

All designs have been licensed and approved for use by the trademark owners.

Check back often as more than 70 railroads will soon be available


Monroe Weathering Washes

Monroe Weathering Washes are alcohol base liquid wash to make your vehicles, rolling stock, and buildings look dusty, rusty and dirty. Available in 15 different washes, including the most popular; "Quick Age" - Every modelers best friend. Just brush on and let dry. It creates a dark gray color that seeps into cracks and crevices to create a better 3D effect to your models.

To check out Monroe Washes and all of our other weathering products: click here

Welcome to Midwest Model Railroad

In 2011 Midwest Model Railroad started with the idea of making this hobby more accessible to everyone. Since day one we have strived to keep our operating cost to a bare minimum and pass on those savings to you, the hobby’s best customers. As of 2019 we are succeeding in offering some of the best prices anywhere in the hobby.

Some great side effects of this goal has been the creation of real time inventory on our website and a turn around time of just one day between purchase and shipping.  Also, being centrally located in Kansas City, MO means orders to to any corner of the United States arrive with in just a few days.