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2012_3

Welcome to
2018 O Scale West - S West and Narrow Gauge West!

This meet will be the 28th consecutive O Scale West and 14th consecutive S West, and the first annual Narrow Gauge West. The combined meet is referred to below as either OSW or "O Scale West".

This year we are opening up the event to narrow gauge modeling in all scales, creating the first annual Narrow Gauge West.

OSW is the largest 2-rail O scale meet west of the Mississippi and S West is the only S scale meet west of the Mississippi. S scale and all scales narrow gauge are fully integrated and combined elements of OSW.

Approximately 200 tables are rented by O and S scale and narrow gauge modelers, collectors, scale hobbyshops and brass dealers, and manufacturers of O and S scale and narrow gauge products. You will find everything you need to inspire you with trains of all eras - operating displays, vendors, videos, clinics, auctions and model contests. Enthusiasts gather from all over to modify their collections by buying and selling, and suppliers come from all over to exhibit and sell their products. Anything the O scale, S scale, and narrow gauge collector could want and need will be found here.

2012_layouts2 This year’s show will include a model contest, photo contest, silent auctions and the company store. Many expert modelers will be on hand to help answer questions and teach you the skills you need to build your own models and layouts. Manufacturers will be showing you their latest offerings and listen to your ideas for future projects. Visit the many O and S scale standard and narrow gauge as well as world class layouts in other scales in the surrounding area that will be open for visiting.

We are looking forward to seeing you all here at the show. It will be a show you will remember for a long time.

If you model in other scales such as G Gauge, HO, N, and Z, you might want to come to O Scale West and take a look at S and O scale. Both scales are oriented towards the craftsman, and there is a good supply of ready to run equipment to get you started. Many respond that they don't have the space for S or O scale. An O scale boxcar occupies about 8 times the cubic volume of an HO scale boxcar, therefore fewer boxcars (about 1/8th the number of HO boxcars) are needed for a given space. You don't need a gymnasium to have a satisfactory modeling experience in S or O scale. If you build a switching layout with fully detailed hand laid track you might find you are more satisfied than if you built an empire in a smaller scale. Lastly, the super detail that you would apply to your S and O rolling stock can be easily seen!

 

Note: For O and S scales the meet is for 2-rail O and scale S items only. Narrow gauge in all scales is welcome!

To learn more about 2-rail O scale visit the O Scale Kings website.