O Gauge Railroading and the OGR Forum O Gauge railroading has something for everyone, from the novice to the serious prototypical operator in either 2 rail or 3 rail. The magazine features 'how to" articles, product reviews, repair techniques and stunning layouts. If you are thinking of developing an O gauge or HiRail layout, you must check out this site.
In addition to the magazine, OGR sponsors the O Gauge Forum. This is an interactive on line forum where members can discuss anything to do with O gauge railroading. Many of the OGR magazine's experts are frequently on line to help you out. There are no membership fees and all are welcome.
If you are interested in running 3 rail trains in a realistic setting, then this site is for
you. You can find excellent layout photos on line here as well as technical
advice. The group also hosts an e-group discussion forum and publishes a peridical, "The Buzz." Click below for more information. www.hirailers.com
Classic Toy Trains Classic Trains is published quarterly and features articles pertaining to the classic days of steam and first generation diesel locomotives. A must read for anyone building a layout in the steam/diesel transition period.
Trains Trains Magazine provides up to date coverage of the goings on in the world of real railroading. Expert articles and photography abound on modern day railroading, as well as historical features. It is published on a monthly basis.
Classic Trains Classic Trains is published quarterly and features articles pertaining to the classic days of steam and first generation diesel locomotives. A must read for anyone building a layout in the steam/diesel transition period.
Toy Train Webring
The Toy Train Webring is a ring of web sites about or relating to toy trains and model railroading -- MTH, Lionel, Williams, Weaver, Atlas, K-Line, Marx, Flyer -- you name it! If your web site is related in any way to model railroads, you are welcome in this web ring!
This interesting site features toy train articles, links to various clubs, such as the TCA and LOTS and much more.
Manufacturers of O Gauge Products
Atlas O Manufacturing offers a complete line of
fine-quality, O scale model railroad products in the tradition
of Atlas quality. Products include highly detailed locomotives,
rolling stock, buildings and a complete track system. www.atlasO.com 3rd Rail is one of the finest makers of 3 rail O scale
brass locomotives for the collector and discriminating operator.
Trains offers high quality O gauge and
O scale trains, now equipped with Railsounds. K-Line’srolling
stock is both detailed and affordable. www.k-linetrains.com
Lionel Trains is America’s oldest toy train manufacturer,
now celebrating over 100 years! Free downloads, Kids Club,
catalogs, accessories and much, much more are offered on it’s
official website. http://www.lionel.com/
MTH Electric Trains is a leading manufacturer of O gauge
model trains. They offer both scale products in 1:48 scale
as well as semi-scale trains and starter sets. Since it’s inception
a few short years ago, MTH has brought to market an incredible
array of O gauge products. www.mth-railking.com Weaver Models is a manufacturer of quality O scale trains
and Scalecoat paint. www.weavermodels.com
Williams Electric Trains has been providing the consumer
with quality O gauge trains for over 25 years at affordable
O Gauge Items of Interest On Line:
Arttista Accessories offers top quality figures for your
layout. Figures are detailed pewter castings and come painted
or unpainted. www.arttista.com
Walthers produces a yearly model railroad reference book,
entitled, “Big Trains.” This is full of O gauge products from
every manufacturer. A must for O gauge modeling. www.walthers.com
Lionel Super O track is arguably the most realistic O gauge track system ever produced. Although it is no longer being produced by Lionel, there are many layouts on which Super O remains the track of choice. For an interesting article written by Mike Spanier about this legendary product, check out this link. Lionel Super O
Don Winslow Railroad Photography Don's site features photos of two of my favourite railroads, Union Pacific and Sante Fe. In addition to current day diesel locomotives, Don also features many steam locomotives. His photographic work and digital enhancement skills are superb and definitely worth a visit. www.donwinslow.net
Chuck Donaldson is another fine photographer who, as it happens also takes excellent photographs of my favourite railroads. In addition to Denver and Rio Grande and Union Pacific, you will find Southern Pacific and Western Pacific well represented, to name just a few. Chuck has travelled extensively throughout the Southwest and his work features many interesting photographs for those that like the spectacular scenery of this interesting region. http://www.somewherewest.com/