For those of you familiar
with model trains, the On30 annual is a once-a-year publication dedicated to
what is more of a ‘Red headed stepchild’ (but quite popular) gauge within the
hobby, representing 3-foot gauge track in O scale with a width more like HO
track (it’s been around for years but popularized in the last few years by
Bachmann). Previous issues have had some decent ET&WNC content already.
This coming issue will
have three ET&WNC-themed articles, which I'm very happy to hear mine is
one! The others are a guide on modeling ET&WNC coaches (no idea who wrote
that) and another on passenger service by our own Johnny Graybeal.
I heard from editor Chris Lane
today. He's still editing, I should get the proof of my article soon and he
said he’s just wrapping up the proof for Johnny’s article.
My article is about my layout,
a fictional branch line of the ET running up Stoney Creek from Elizabethton.
I think many members might
want to look this up when it comes out. The tentative date for mail out for the
finished annual is next month, but I’m not sure how realistic that is. I’m
telling people (as everyone in the hobby is asking me as if I’m the publisher)
that they can probably count on it for Mother’s Day, if not sooner.
More info on content and
ordering (as it can be really tough to find, even in hobby shops) can be found