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.”


Silver City Tool Shop Plans

Silver City Tool Shop Plans

The advent of home computers and printers has dramatically changed modeling in card. You are now able to download full color detailed print outs to construct models that rival some of the most detailed kits currently available. For tips and techniques used to construct detailed paper models.


A Case for the Colorado & Southern

A Case for the Colorado & Southern

The Colorado & Southern and its related and associated railroads are an often overlooked subject for model railroads. Yet, the C&S was the largest narrow gauge railroad contained wholly within the state of Colorado. It was made up of several other railroads that were joined together after the repeal of the Sherman Silver Purchase Act, in 1893.


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 Open Platform Coaches in HOn3

Blackstone Models Open Platform Coaches in HOn3

It may seem hard to imagine today, but once upon a time, the railroads were firmly in the passenger business. The new HOn3 open platform coach from Blackstone Models replicates the most numerous of the Rio Grande’s narrow gauge fleet with impressive fidelity and attention to detail.


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.


MicroLux LaserKnife 2525 Laser Cutter

MicroLux LaserKnife 2525 Laser Cutter

With only a few hours of practice, an amazing array of precise parts and models can be created in an almost limitless range of materials. Based on these attributes, Micro-Mark’s LaserKnife will allow the hobbyist to reach new levels with their models and may well prove to be “the ultimate tool” in anyone’s workshop.


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