Exciting coverage of the On30 Okefenokee Swamp Railroad, a model train layout constructed in On30. This unusual layout is based on the prototype Hebard Cypress Company and the Waycross & Southern Railroad that occupied this large Georgia swamp in the 1920's.
This is about the minimum size layout you can design in HO scale to run standard engines and cars and still have a continuous running loop. See photos of this layout. Gateway Central VII (2000) On30 Narrow Gauge Railroad. Project Chair: Randy Meyer. Gateway Central VI (1999) Paper & Timber Industry Railroad. Layout Design by Richard Schumacher
Feb 04, 2011 · Peco 0n30. For On30 track there are basically four options. One take Atlas flex track and cut every other tie out. This makes it tough to use Atlas switches. Second you can hand lay track. Third use Micro Engineering On30 Flex Track. This track looks good, has a lighter rail and can be orders pre-weathered. The flex track itself kind of stays bent when you bend it which can be good and bad.
Your On30 equipment will make the layout look larger than HO on a 4x8 because of the mass of the equipment, I have built in N-Scale, HO-scale, S-Scale, and O-scale. The larger the scale the better a small layout looks. Yes, you can really see your trains now. On30 needs a 3" track centerline to centerline, is the only key to trackplanning.
Each edition contains fabulous layout tours, detailed modeling projects, great prototype information, fresh product reviews and more. Now in its 15th year of providing modeling fun and accessible narrow gauge for everyone, the 2020 On30 Annual is chock-full of amazing models, layouts, and building projects in O scale.
Jul 16, 2018 - On30 uses the American O scale of 1/4" to the foot, (ratio 1:48) to operate trains on HO gauge (16.5 mm/ 0.65 in) track. The 30 indicates the scale/gauge combination is used to model 2 ft 6 in (762 mm) narrow gauge prototypes, although it is often used to model 2 ft (610 mm) and 3 ft (914 mm) gauge prototypes as well.
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