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There is no organizational membership required to register and enter the show.

You do not have to pre-register to enter the show. You can register at the door.

The purchase of tables does not include your registration, e.g., if you purchase tables you must also purchase a registration.

Why Pre-Register

The advantage in pre-registering is that you and your party will have pre-printed name badges. Pre-registration is required if you want to receive an advance copy of the layout visit location information, and/or you want to rent one or more tables.

If you have an eBay account, and your eBay account is linked to your PayPal account, you can complete a paperless on-line registration with as little as 6 clicks and entry of one word! No address or credit card information has to be entered. If you want to purchase registration or tables through eBay and Paypal,

Paperless Registration On-Line via eBay is implemented via two Buy It Now listings on eBay, one listing for purchasing registrations and one listing for purchasing tables. The listings are fixed price, and once you have purchased, are paid for via PayPal. Thus to purchase and register on-line paperlessly you will need an eBay account. A PayPal account is optional - if you don't have one you will be required to enter your contact information and payment information during checkout via PayPal.

To find the Buy It Now listings, search for eBay seller oscalewest by:

You will see two Buy It Now listings. In one Buy It Now listing you can purchase a registration, and, if you want to exhibit or sell at O Scale West, in another Buy It Now listing you can purchase one or more tables. Once you are viewing one Buy It Now listing, by clicking on "See Other Items" in the box on the right side of your screen you will see both Buy It Now listings, and can select the other Buy It Now listing.

Note that the costs for buying on-line are higher because of the fees charged by eBay and PayPal, but the trade off is that it is a simple paperless transaction. Be sure to read carefully the registration and tables item descriptions so you know exactly what you are getting. If you have questions contact us.

Your purchases are processed via PayPal. If you do not have a PayPal account, you will be prompted to enter your name and mailing address since technically the item you purchased will be shipped. Instead of something being shipped to you, you will recieve an email confirmation of your purchase, and when you arrive at O Scale West, you will receive one or more name badges that admit you (and your group) to the event. See Information at Paypal Checkout.

If You Purchase Tables

Be sure you also purchase a registration - table purchase does not include your registration.

California has strict sales tax laws, and O Scale West is subject to a fine if it does not comply. For O Scale West to comply, we have to collect a California form 410D, from you. To enforce this, you get your admittance badge when we get the form from you.

For an overview of the laws and the O Scale West process, click here for information about California sales tax rules. Most sellers are exempt from collecting taxes on sales.

To help you prepare in advance, you receive just before the show a letter containing:

Information at Paypal Checkout

OSW needs certain information from you. If you have a PayPal account, PayPal will provide the address in your account to O Scale West. If that address is a shipping address that is different from your mailing address, O Scale West needs you to provide your mailing address.

This information is needed for two things - to prepare badges for your and your group that have your name(s) on them and that admit you to the event, and for table purchasers, the address to which the above described letter will be mailed.

To provide this information, when you are signed into Paypal and at the "eBay Checkout" window where you "Confirm and pay" your payment, click on "Message to seller" in the "Review items and shipping" box. As a message please provide:

The optional information will be used by OSW to develop metrics about its attendees - none of this information will identify you.

Thank you!

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

Want to learn more about S scale? Visit the S SIG website.