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Heavy power for the Carrabassett »

From Bob Hayden and Dave Frary Instructions for building the original C&DR diesel, originally published in RMC in 1972 – published with permission from Dave Frary, please do not make copies for commercial purposes. “Diesel power for an HOn30″ railroad is easily kitbashed from a Minitrix N scale Fairbanks-Morse H12-44 unit.” Read on here…

Tapping Resin »

My Railway Recollections Porter conversion came today! (yay me!) From the instructions, I am sure that it is well within my modeling capabilities, except one thing. I have never tapped anything. The kit calls for a 2-56 tap, and I have to order one.

Track FAQ »

The following list of HOn30/HOe track manufactures was provided by the HOn30 Mail Car members. The information provided may not be correct. If you have additional information, comments, etc please post them to the HOn30 Mail Car. Thanks to Al for the update 16.nov.2010

Forney wheelbases »

By Jeff Schumaker Here is the list of Maine 2-foot forney wheelbases and driver diameters I mentioned previously.  Enjoy!

Shops »

By Jeff Schumaker, 17-Nov-2007 Included below are a list of hobby shops that carry 2-foot gauge modeling supplies and/or books. Please let me know of any other shops that should be included.

Slowing Down Nigel Lawton’s Bachman Remotoring Kits »

From Matt Coleman, 13 Nov 2005 A few weeks ago there was a discussion about whether or not you could slow down the speed of the Bachman 0-4-0T with Nigel’s improved motor conversion kit. Nigel had suggested that someone try with various resistors to see what works.

Adding Couplers to Roco’s new 0-6-0’s with Tender »

From Al Hi Guys, I have been asked seveal time, what coupler do you use on the new Roco 0-6-0’s with tender. I was told by someone that the 1128, 1129 or 1130 couplers will work… with the 1128, being the shortest; the 1129 a medius and the longest would be the 1130. THEY DON’T […]