On30 Annual 2018


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The only annual publication dedicated exclusively to O scale narrow gauge model railroading! Each edition contains fabulous layout tours, detailed modeling projects, great prototype information, fresh product reviews and more.

Now in its 13th year of publication, the 2018 On30 Annual brings you the best of On30 projects, layouts, modules, locomotives and rolling stock by the top authors in the scale. On30 modelers are all about building and the On30 Annual is loaded with both building ideas and layout projects that challenge and teach. This year's issue will provide the modeler with well over a year's worth of On30 inspiration and modeling projects.

Build a Dioramaby Paul Taylor — No place for a layout? Dioramas are fun & easy.

Making a Logging Co. Woods Super’s Carby Joseph Kriess — Dirtying up a die-cast car for woods duty.

Mount Blue Railbusby Allen K. Littlefield — Can’t leave well enough alone.

New Life For an Old Tenderby Lee Bishop — A new water car for the Stoney Creek Southern.

Water Car Wisdomby Chris Lane — Railroad rolling stock recycling with drawings.

Sound That Should Be Seen and Not Heardby Jim Wells — From model railroad, to theme park, and back again!

Making Amigosby Gary Beatty — Techniques for sculpting scale figures with personality.

My Dad’s Houseby Bob Bennett — Building a model with memories.

San Juan Junctionby Joshua & Emilian Cirtina — Building Southwest Colorado in the UK.

Along the Right-Of-Wayby George B. Riley — Equipping the track gang.

A Cab Forward Through the Redwoodsby Dennis Ivison — Turning a 2-6-6-2 around.

From BLI C-16 to Superdetailed C-18by Dylan Hutson — Swapping drivers, new crossheads and full cab details.

Scratchbuilding an O Scale Snag Boatby Joseph Kriess — How the Mosquito Creek Lumber Company clears debris.

The Puerto Borracho Railwayby Gary Beatty — Fish tacos, tequilla and trains? Muy excelente!

The Square Footer Challengeby Allen K. Littlefield — Building contest models in a 12-inch by 12-inch space.

Traveling Toolbox for Craftsman Modelersby Ron Guttman — All your tools in a furniture grade mobile case.

3-D Printing Basicsby Robb Thomas — Designing a locomotive shell for an existing mechanism.

The Dead Tree Subdivisionby Jim O'Connell — A 4-foot by 6-foot layout of the Pinnacle Creek Mining & Timber Co.

The On48 Compromiseby David Barnkow — A journey into On30 dual-gauge.

An Elderly Modeler Makes a Planby Terry Wheeler — I did it, I really did it!

The Magaby Mining Company Railroadby Marianne Norwich — A layout that keeps expanding.

On30 Product Spotlightby On30 Annual Staff — New releases for 2018.

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