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.


Tom Morgan - 319 931-3034

Wayne Davis -

Site update 9/30/2020 - Members projects

IMSE 2020 Calendar of Events

September 18 - Meet prep work day- - - - - -The work day has been canceled

September 19 & 20 - Fall Meet- - - - - - - - The Fall meet has been canceled

What are our Members Doing

If you would like your project added, send pictures and a description to Wayne Davis above.

Ax Kramer

I had just about completed fabrication of an Allen Models American in early spring 2020. The chassis has been run successfully on compressed air but due to “circumstances”, the finished loco has yet to be hydrotested and steamed up. I still need to install a bell, sander piping, and handrails, but otherwise Number Six is ready to run.

John Rukgaber

John purchased a 1 inch scale camelback project engine with no tender. He has been working on many projects on the engine and got it to the point he could test steam it. Next he started on the tender, so he could use it to test steam the engine. Below are pictures of the engine and tender.

Wayne Davis

I am working on a ¾ inch scale Mogul using Raritan cylinders and drivers. The boiler tube is just setting on it for affect. I also made a pump using John’s drawings and reducing it to fit this engine. John used the pump from the club boiler tester and drew it up in CAD.