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.

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. He sells some of his kits on his web site.

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