On30 Blog

Welcome to the On30 Blog, where On30 Annual editor Chris Lane will post occasional reflections on the hobby, modeling, and just about anything else he feels like. It’s quite a ride, you won’t want to miss it. All aboard!

Stuck at Home? Time to Build Some Models!

April 1, 2020

Stuck at Home? Time to Build Some Models!

As I write this, I am “sheltered in place” as I suspect many of you are or were. Hopefully, by this summer, the COVID-19 crisis is over and life is returning somewhat to normal. But who knows at this point and what is “normal” anyway?

Narrow-Minded Notes: Change is Good

December 19, 2019

Narrow-Minded Notes: Change is Good

The Greek philosopher Heraclitus is quoted as saying, “Change is the only constant in life,” and there has certainly been change for narrow gauge modelers in the last year.

Narrow-Minded Notes: Make It Yourself

October 1, 2018

Narrow-Minded Notes: Make It Yourself

If there is one lesson we can take from the Grandt Line legacy, it is if you need something for your models, just make it yourself!

O Scale Trains Magazine joins the WRP Family of Publications

March 5, 2018

O Scale Trains Magazine joins the WRP Family of Publications

White River Productions is pleased to announce it has acquired O Scale Trains Magazine from publisher Jaini Giannovario, effective immediately. Brian Scace will remain the editor of OST, along with his crew of regular columnists.

It’s the End of the World as We Know It (and I Feel Fine)

January 6, 2015

It’s the End of the World as We Know It (and I Feel Fine)

It has come to my attention that On30 is history. Kaput. Completely dead. Nothing available and nobody modeling in it. As the editor of the On30 Annual, this caused me concern! According to the internet, I am wasting my time. On30 is dead.