Muff, Nicholas MMR


Dr. Muff has been collecting brass model railroad equipment and modeling in HO scale for over 50 years. He has a large home layout with a focus on passenger railroading from the late 1940's to the mid 1950's. The center piece of the model railroad is a scale recreation of Kansas City Union Station and downtown Kansas City. The stage for the model railroad is set by a full scale F-7 locomotive cab and a ACF passenger car mock-up. He enjoys CAD drawing and over one hundred of his articles and plans have been published. He is a member of the National Model Railroad Association and several historical societies. For twelve years he has been involved in research, drawing and production of fine-scale HO brass models of steam and diesel locomotives and passenger equipment of the Mid-west. He is a Radiation Oncologist practicing in the Washington State.

Clinics Presented:

Bringing an F-unit cab home in 1:1 scale


See how I made the transition from BN 682 (ex GN 462D) in Tacoma to KCS #20 in my basement. I will show the project from scrapping to restoration of the F Unit Cab as a full scale "prop" in my basement. It makes for a fascinating and unusual story. Images and narration.

Activity Changes: 
Day Time Room Changes
Monday, Aug 24 9:30 AM to 10:30 AM Weidler New

Lighting HO scale vehicles


Downtown Kansas City on my layout is designed for night, as well as day viewing. The streets are filled with over 150 vehicles, all but a few of which have working headlights and taillights. Even motorcycles are lit. I will share my techniques.

Day Time Room
Monday, Aug 24 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM Mt. Hood
Wednesday, Aug 26 8:30 PM to 9:30 PM Mt. Saint Helens

Westside Lumber Company adventures - 1960-1963


My friends and I made several trips to the Westside Lumber Company before and after the mill closed. Finally we built our own powered railcar and travelled the entire length of the line from Tuolumne to Camp 45 and Camp 40. We took over 1000 photos.

Day Time Room
Monday, Aug 24 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM Mt. Hood
Wednesday, Aug 26 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM Mt. Saint Helens