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2014 HOn3 ANNUAL: We're back and better than ever! Now in its sixth year, the 2014 HOn3 Annual from White River Productions is packed with 116 pages dedicated to great HO  scale narrow gauge model railroading! From exciting layout tours, to in-depth construction articles, there's something for everyone. Take a sneak peek...

2013 HOn3 Annual - Contents


8 Allison, More or Less
My Aim is True... with drawings by Bob Bennett

12 Module Legs for the Near Sighted Narrow Gaugers Club
Now these guys DO have a leg to stand on... by Dwight Roinestad

15 Bridging the Gap
The prototype holds the key to better models... by Duane Richardson

20 Signage For Structures
How to find, make and apply signs... by John Dowling

24 Rocky Mountain Timber & Ore Railroad
This layout was made to move... And it did! by Stephen Spear

34 Operations on the Near Sighted Narrow Gaugers
The Free-mo based NSNG Club... by Duncan Harvey

38 Guidinger Hill Ball Signal
A working ball signal for the Bear Lodge Central... by Vic Worthington

41 Gilpin Tram Co.
Ore cars to Central City and Blackhawk... by John Niemeyer

44 Evolution of the Unplanned Model Railroad
Meandering my way to an HOn3 lumber line...
by Andy Hallock/photos by Linn Moedinger
In the printed edition, we accidentally credited Linn Moedinger as the author and photographer. Mr. Moedinger was indeed the photographer, but Andy Hallock is the author and builder of the layout. We apologize to both men for the error. Here is how the page should have looked... >> Download

50 Swandale Engine Shed
From the Elk River Coal & Lumber Co... by Larry Smith

54 Tail of Two Pretties
Converting C-19s to turn-of-the-century Class 70's... by J.C. Zuolaga & Mike Conder

64 The Engle Canyon Railway
Light and portable take on the Inglenook Puzzle... by George B. Riley

73 Build A DCC Sound Boxcar
DCC and sound in a Blackstone House Car... by Ray Hoppes

74 Two Stations on the Tuscarora Valley
The prototypes still exist. With drawings by Brian Budeit
In the printed edition, the author's credit for Brian Budeit's excellent prototype and modeling article on the Tuscarora Valley Stations was accidentally hidden beneath the photo. Here is how the page should have looked... >> Download

78 Creative DIY Plastic Casting
An unexpected side track... by Ross Ames

91 West Side’s Sand, Oil & Water Facility
Modeling from the Tuolumne prototype... by Patricia & Burton Maxwell

94 Mears Madness-Lost in the San Juans
One man's passion for the RGS turns into a club... by Jeff Reynolds

104 The Mikado
Building an infamous structure from Silverton’s Blair Street... by L. Todd Leftwich

107 Turning Styrene Into Wood
Texture and color turn the trick... by Bob Brendle

108 Building the EBT's "Company Square"
Classic structures from Robertsdale, Pa... by Russel Norris

110 HOn3 Product Spotlight
New Releases for 2013... by HOn3 Annual Staff


On The Cover

2013 HOn3 AnnualStephen Spear's HOn3 Rocky Mountain Timber & Ore Railroad layout is on the move. In fact, this layout has moved several times in its life while continuing to provide Stephen with a finished layout as he adapts it to its new spaces. Learn more about how this highly-detailed sectional layout is built to move and grow on page 24. PHOTO BY CHRIS LANE

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