2024 On30 ANNUAL: What a time to be a modeler, especially in On30! We’ve added even more value to the On30 Annual, delivering amazing models, layouts, and building projects in O scale for 2024. Now in its 19th year of providing modeling fun and accessible narrow gauge for everyone, the On30 Annual is your definitive guide to O scale narrow gauge modeling. Order your copy today!

Adjustments to the Annuals’ Schedule

Adjustments to the Annuals’ Schedule

With the introduction of the new Garden Trains Annual, the print schedule for the On30 Annual gets shuffled around a bit.


Scratchbuilding with Scale Lumber: Evanoff Pattern & Foundry

Scratchbuilding with Scale Lumber: Evanoff Pattern & Foundry

Sometimes less is better. Model buildings are too often weathered to the point of total decrepitness, as if the whole world is ancient and crumbling into disrepair. Surely there must be some recently built, or at the least, some well-maintained structures in our miniature world? Rather than simulating peeling paint and rotting lumber, this O scale structure was modeled in a state of relative newness.


Rolling Your Own Colorful Freight Car Sides

Rolling Your Own Colorful Freight Car Sides

Use the popular Bachmann Trains refrigerator car model as a core to make your own colorful freight cars using pre-printed cardstock sides. Download our free color artwork to “roll your own” cars!


Winnecook Flag Stop Plans

Winnecook Flag Stop Plans

The flag stop at Winnecook, Maine, was a simple clapboard structure and was long gone by the time I started as a conductor on the Belfast & Moosehead Lake Railway in the 1990’s.


RS Laser add-on deck for Bachmann freight cars

RS Laser add-on deck for Bachmann freight cars

Both kits from RS Laser include two custom fitted plywood decks with double sided tape applied to attach the deck to the host car as well as Grandt Line O scale brake wheels and ratchet and pawl castings for two cars to replace those removed when new decks are installed. The kit for the tank cars also includes Standard Oil Company decal sets to add to the tank of each car.


AMS On3/On30 D&RGW Short Caboose

AMS On3/On30 D&RGW Short Caboose

The short caboose was once the mainstay office and living quarters for train crews throughout the Rio Grande’s narrow gauge operations. Decoration and minor detail miscues aside, this a very good O scale model of a numerous, well-known and well-preserved class of narrow gauge cars.


Creative Laser Design’s Schulz & Sons Kit

Creative Laser Design’s Schulz & Sons Kit

Creative Laser Design’s latest O scale kit is based on an actual light manufacturing facility located in northern Vermont. The Frank J. Schulz & Sons Precision Manufacturing Company has manufactured carved wood deep sea fishing lures for decades in Sutton, Vt., at their gambrel-roofed plant.


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