My Library - Magazine Articles for On30 Scale

A Steam Dummy for My On30 Owen Thurteah & Weystead

Magazine:
Narrow Gauge And Short Line Gazette 2007-01/02
Page:
68
Author:
Al Askerberg
Category:
Locomotives - Steam
Description:
This model was constructed from a Hawk Model Company cable car kit fitted with HO 0-4-0 mechanism. Includes model photos.

An On30 Docksider

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 2008-10
Page:
55
Author:
Allen K. Littlefield
Category:
Locomotives - Steam
Description:
This article describes how the author used a Bachmann 2-4-4T Forney to create a 0-4-0 Docksider. Includes construction photos, how to convert the engine to DCC, and how to detail it.

Colorado Southern in On30

Magazine:
O Scale Trains Magazine 03 July 2002
Page:
4
Author:
Nicolas Biangel
Category:
Layouts - O
Description:
A layout set in 1924 New York fits in a 22' x 26' garage. Includes model photos, a rough track plan.

Five Businesses for Strong

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 2010-03
Page:
48
Author:
Robert Bennett
Category:
Structures
Description:
The author describes five businesses for his On30 South China & Sheepscot layout. They include a general store, a gas station, a garage, a fast-food place, and a post office. Prototype and model photos are included.

Ocean Spray Boxcars

Magazine:
Model Railroad Hobbyist 2017-04
Page:
66
Author:
Michael Tylick
Category:
Freight Cars - Box Cars
Description:
The author provides some prototype history, and then shows how he scratchbuilt the box cars, mostly out of wood, just like the prototype. Contains lots of photos, as well as scaled drawings.

Revisiting The Cooncreek & Tumbleweed Springs

Magazine:
Model Railroading 2005-02
Page:
36
Author:
Paul Templar
Category:
Layouts
Description:
Photos and description of a remodeled section of the layout.

Tall Timber and Ground Cover for the Forest

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 2004-05
Page:
64
Author:
Paul Templar
Category:
Scenery - Trees, Shrubs, Bushes
Description:
The describes how he makes the tall trees of western forests using balsawood dowels and a plastic fern material called plumosa. The ground cover section of the article describes his technique for making a junk pile on the ground, but doing it with plant materials.

Tall Timber Railroad Part 3

Magazine:
Model Railroading 2005-07
Page:
41
Author:
Ken Smith
Category:
Layout Construction
Description:
This installment covers backdrops, including construction, photo backdrops, and painting the backdrop.

Tall Timber Railroad Part 5

Magazine:
Model Railroading 2005-11
Page:
27
Author:
Ken Smith
Category:
Layout Construction
Description:
This installment covers how to build the switches using Fast Tracks' kits.

Tall Timber Railroad Part 7

Magazine:
Model Railroading 2006-01
Page:
44
Author:
Ken Smith
Category:
Layout Construction
Description:
This installment of the series covers scenery. It includes plastering the "ground", installing rock castings, ground foam, trees, roads, and pathways.

The Intricacy of Textures

Magazine:
YouTube Model Builders eMag 2016-11
Page:
12
Author:
Edward Traxler
Category:
Layouts - O
Description:
Presented as a photo essay, various topics related to scenery texture are covered by taking a closer look at some of the author's small layout. The layout also includes an On18 line. A complete track plan is provided as well.

The Lite and Narrow: Building an On30 Speeder

Magazine:
Model Railroad Hobbyist 2010-11/12
Page:
125
Author:
Lew Matt
Category:
Scenery - Vehicles
Description:
Using a HO-scale Bachmann San Francisco Cable car, the author built an On30 speeder. Includes a side-bar on the history of speeders.

The Scenery Clinic Pt. XVII

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 2011-06
Page:
56
Author:
Paul Scoles
Category:
Scenery
Description:
This last installment covers the final details of the diorama. The author covers debris, adding vehicles, and grass tufts.

The Tuscarora & Keuhn Creek

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 2010-10
Page:
40
Author:
Chris Comport
Category:
Layouts - O
Description:
This layout models the T&KC circa 1939 in a 6 by 10 space. In addition to layout design, the author also discusses his construction method, his structure design philosophy, and how he applied the scenery, all to create a lot of vertical height to the small layout.

Waynesburg & Washington On30 Rail Truck

Magazine:
Narrow Gauge And Short Line Gazette 2008-09/10
Page:
45
Author:
Allen K. Littlefield
Category:
Locomotives - Other
Description:
The author describes how he built this freelanced model and includes scale drawings and construction photos. He used a modified Bachmann HO engine for the mechanism