Iowa Model Steam Engineers

The Iowa Model Steam Engineers is a semi-private club with 1,800 feet of 7 1/2" gauge ground track and 650 feet of 1" and 3/4" highline.


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Site update 1/4/2020 - Calendar

IMSE 2020 Calendar of Events

May 17 - Work day

June 5 - Meet prep work day

June 6 & 7 - Spring Meet

August 23 - Work day

September 18 - Meet prep work day

September 19 & 20 - Fall Meet

Historic Engine

In 2018 Ryker purchased this engine, along with many letters between Murray and Scotty. LBSC Petrolea was built by Nels Burtt and finished in 1948. ONels Burtt quickly sold the loco to George Murray of Manchester CT who resold it to Pershing Scott of Cedar Rapids IA around 1953. When Ryker purchased it, it took a few hours work to clean everything and make a few repairs to bring it back to running order.

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Here's a picture of Rykers engine from 1953/54. When the club was up by Waterloo.