The links below are the ones that I have found
useful in my modeling efforts. They include
manufacturers and distributors as well as sites with
railroad, wagon and historical data.
On30 Related Sites
Group - Yahoo mail list for On30
James Eckman's Model Railroading Page -
General On30 modeling info, scratch-building
info, listing of available kits and modeling
Pacific Coast Air Line Railway -
Extremely informative website created by
Harold Minkwitz. Lots of good Model RR info.
Manufacturers and Distributors
Boulder Valley Models - Resin cast kits,
diesel critter conversions, rolling stock etc.
Info on finishing and weathering resin kits.
Foothill Model Works - Resin cast rolling
stock kits and more. Info on finishing, decaling
and weathering resin kits.
Bachmann Trains - Manufacturer of On30
Locomotives and Rolling stock.
Valley Model Trains - "O Scale" Structure
Kits, detail parts, On30 items
Granite Creek Enterprises - Custom built
On30 rolling stock, hand carved wood signs,
O scale painted figures, micro-layouts.
NG Trains -
EDM Models - UK Supplier of On30 Items
GC Design Group
- Manufacturer of O scale rolling stock and
structure kits as well as detail parts and boat
models. GC also does custom model building.
Deerfield River Laser
- Manufacturer of O scale laser-cut wood rolling stock and
Blue Model Co. - Manufacturer of O scale
laser-cut wood rolling stock some neat
conversions for the Bachmann On30 railtruck.
Christmas Every Day - Australian Supplier of On30 Items
Prototype and General Railroad Related Info
Broad Top R.R. - Photos and descriptions of
the shops and right of way. Reference material
for those interested in Eastern Narrow Gauge.
Railroading in the Northeast - Not
gauge but there are some great diesel critter
photos under Industrial Locomotives and a whole
section on railtrucks,
rail buses and inspection vehicles.
World-wide 30 inch Railroads - Info on
prototype 30 inch gauge railroads
- Listing of Rail related links on the web
General Historical Info
Historic American Building Survey - Library
of Congress site with photos and plans of
historic buildings in the US. Great reference
for scratch-building structures.
The American Memory Collection - Library of
Congress parent site for the site mentioned
above. Lots more historical data: photos, maps,
documents and even recordings.
Pond Iron Works - Historic Ironworks site in
Northern N.J. One of the inspirations for my
freelanced Long Pond and Wharton Railroad.
British Columbia Archives - Historic archive
with many photos of logging and other turn of
the century (1900's) industries.
and Tumble Engineers Historical Society - A
great "living history" museum in Pennsylvania
Amish country -more steam than one can handle
including a funky 2' gauge Shay
Wagon and Draft Animal Info
Hansen Wheel and Wagon Shop - Full size
wagons, restorations and good pictures of wagons
in various states of weathering
Driving Essentials - Coaching supplies, lots
of horse and carriage related items as well as
Alberta Carriage Supply - Another supplier
of full size wagons, parts, books and plans
Northwest Harness and Leather - Supplier of
horse harness. Info on harness, pictures and
descriptions of harness
Rural Heritage Society - Good resources on
all things horse and farming related. Be sure to
search for Horse Progress Days and try to attend
if one is held in your area.
Gruber Wagon Works Web Site - Restored 19th
century wagon works in Pennsylvania, info also
available on the Historic Building Survey site
Columbia State Park, Columbia California -
Historic district with restored wagons etc.
Worth visiting if you are in the area.
Horse Plowing Championship 2007 -
Good site with lots of photos of draft animals
Figures, Freight, Horses and Figure Painting
Figures-n-Bits - Distributor of figures and
details including McKenzie Iron and Steel items.
Good links to figure painting information
The Aspen Modeling Company - Manufacturer of
figures that offers detailed horses.
Scale Link Ltd. - British distributor of
figures and details in many scales. Check out
Duncan Models line of "O"scale items. Figures,
horses and wagons.
Arttista - Well detailed line of figures
Mountain Blue Miniatures - Nice line of 1/48
figures from Australia. Includes horses,
teamsters and even a wagon or two.
Hamm River Model Products - Manufacturer of
various crates and boxes useful as wagon loads, structure kits, vehicles and rolling
Brifayle.Ca - Figure painting techniques
The Solis Media - More figure painting info
though geared to fantasy figures