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Getting started »

By Pieter Roos, 19-Dec-2000 If you have come this far, you probably know that HOn30 is HO scale trains on N Gauge (9 mm) track.

The C&DR name »

By Bob Hayden, 29 Dec 1998 Incidentally, I have always loved the name “Carrabasset and Dead River” for a railroad–I don’t think there is a free-lanced RR with a better name. I know the former is indeed a town in Maine along the SR&RL, and I assume that the Dead River exists down east somewhere. […]

What is HOn30 – by Bob Hayden and Dave Frary »

Well, simply stated, HOn30, or HOn2½, is HO scale narrow gauge rolling stock running on N gauge track. The trains are smaller than regular HO equipment because most HOn30 modelers build layouts based on the 2-foot railroads that ran in the state of Maine, U.S.A. These were about half the size of standard gauge trains, […]

Historical Perspective on HOn30 »

By Tobias giles and Bob Hayden, 10 Jan 1997 Greetings gang, The following is an interesting historical perspective of the development of HOn30 written by Bob Hayden. I’m including my original email so that you can understand his letter which is directed at answering some of my question(s). I think this gives us all food […]

AHM Minitrains ancient history »

By Bob Hayden, 3 Nov 1996 Here’s some ancient history concerning the products that got a lot of us started in HOn2-1/2: AHM’s MinitrainS sets and accessories. What follows may even be the answer to a mystery that’s better than 30 years old. Read on.