2021 HOn3 ANNUAL: The new 2021 HOn3 Annual from White River Productions is 116 pages dedicated to HO scale narrow gauge model railroading! Inside you’ll find scratchbuilding projects explained step-by-step, great model railroad photography techniques, model detailing tips from the experts, beautiful narrow gauge layout tours, exciting prototype history from coast to coast, and much, much more.

Notes From the National Narrow Gauge Convention

Notes From the National Narrow Gauge Convention

To paraphrase the great American writer and humorist Mark Twain, “The reports of the National Narrow Gauge Convention’s death are greatly exaggerated.”


Switching In/To HOn3

Switching In/To HOn3

The author builds a detailed HOn3 diorama to help stay active in model railroad construction as his main On30 layout nears completion.


Introduction to HO Scale Narrow Gauge

Introduction to HO Scale Narrow Gauge

HOn3 uses HO scale models that operate on 10.5mm gauge track to replicate true three foot gauge. Hobbyists going this route often build their own track, but HOn3 has always enjoyed the largest selection of pre-built turnouts and flextrack.


Rico Station Kitbash in HO scale

Rico Station Kitbash in HO scale

I have been building a module of the town of Rico on the Rio Grande Southern for our Hon3 Free-Mo group for a few years now. I chose the 1900-1910 era for this, as it would (theoretically) allow the Blackstone K-27’s to be on the line, but still have the original wooden engine house. One of the centerpiece structures is the Rico depot with its unique tower.


Blackstone Models D&RGW Long Caboose in HOn3

Blackstone Models D&RGW Long Caboose in HOn3

The new Blackstone Models long caboose is an exceedingly accurate model of the prototype available in a ready to run form that narrow gauge modelers could only dream of a few years ago. The paint options and extra detail parts make it in a class by itself. It is the best rolling stock Blackstone has offered to date and a fine value.


Blackstone Models UTLX narrow gauge tank cars

Blackstone Models UTLX narrow gauge tank cars

Blackstone Models has recently released two HOn3 versions of the UTLX narrow gauge tank car. Once used to haul petroleum products on the D&RGW and RGS lines, some of these cars made it as far west as Hawaii and as far north as Alaska and British Columbia. These ready-to-run cars are beautifully detailed and will help you build a tank train fleet for your HOn3 layout.


Alpine Scale Models Company Houses in HO

Alpine Scale Models Company Houses in HO

By the late 19th and early 20th century long term housing for workers close to the mines, mills and construction projects in the sparsely settled sections of North America led to the development of “company” towns. Alpine Scale Models “Chilao Flats” offers three small cabins and back yard conveniences representing these basic structures that would have housed either four single men or a single family unit.


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