2022 On30 ANNUAL: Now in our 17th year of publication and featuring 116 pages of exclusive O scale narrow gauge model railroading content, we have everything you have come to expect from the On30 Annual, including gorgeous layout tours, in-depth construction features, and practical historical features. 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.


Using 1:48 Scale Model Kits on On30 Layouts

Using 1:48 Scale Model Kits on On30 Layouts

With scrutiny and forethought, a number of 1:48 military kits currently on the market can be adapted for model railroad use.


Ditching the Dummy

Ditching the Dummy

The dummy coupler at the front of my Broadway Limited On30 C-16 steam locomotive drove me to distraction. It made impossible any realistic narrow gauge operations, where front couplers were used nearly as much as those on the tender. I wanted a functioning coupler up there.


Introduction to O Scale Narrow Gauge and On30 Model Railroading

Introduction to O Scale Narrow Gauge and On30 Model Railroading

So where does the narrow gauge modeler start? Most ready-made track products are only produced in standard gauge, and handlaying track is an intimidating proposition for many. However, by using models from one scale and track components from another, you can achieve the effect you’re looking for.


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.


Creative Laser Design’s Quincy Station

Creative Laser Design’s Quincy Station

Available in both O scale as well as HO scale, the Quincy station model by Creative Laser Design will find a number of uses on any model railroad being able to serve as a flag stop station, crossing guard’s shanty or small yard office just to list a few the possibilities.


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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