2022 HOn3 ANNUAL: The new 2022 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.

The Best is Yet to Come

The Best is Yet to Come

Conventions have returned, and we look forward to seeing you at the National Narrow Gauge Convention in Denver in 2023!


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.


Scratchbuild a 24-Foot Boxcar in HOn3

Scratchbuild a 24-Foot Boxcar in HOn3

This scratchbuilt HOn3 24-foot boxcar was typical of the equipment on The Milwaukee Road’s 3-foot gauge Bellevue & Cascade subsidiary in the 1930s.


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.


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.


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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