BOXCARS READY TO SHIP!

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Our new box car kit is ready to ship! We have a few of the unpainted kits in stock and ready to go in the shop! While not intended for the beginner, the kits go together easily, and can be built in a couple of evenings by most modelers with average skills and experience building laser-cut kits. Kits are sold less trucks, couplers, and details (although we do include a really neat custom brake cylinder). The kit will also soon be available in B&SR arched-lettering, numbered for #47, 48, or 49. And, we can custom letter these for your road as well (a minimum order of five cars is required for custom lettered kits). The kit is designed for use with Grandt Line On2 SR&RL trucks (with ReBoxx wheels), and…
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A Quick Update

A Quick Update

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I just wanted to give you all a quick update on the projects at The On30 Guy™ shop. [caption id="attachment_5370" align="alignright" width="180"] The new On30 Guy™ throttle on display at the Midwest Narrow Gauge Show[/caption] First, I debuted a prototype of the the new throttle at the Midwest Narrow Gauge Show in Salem this past weekend. It was very well received, and I'm eagerly anticipating its actual release. In testing, we found an error in the circuit boards, and had to have the entire run re-made. I also showed off the new boxcar kits. They, too, were a kit, and I actually have a few in stock. They'll be available for ordering as soon as I get the assembly guide written. I promise by the weekend at the latest, because…
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Boxcar Kit and Throttle to Debut This Weekend!

Boxcar Kit and Throttle to Debut This Weekend!

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So, this is the pilot model for our new boxcar kit, which will be available unpainted or customized with your railroad name and/or logo and road numbers. The kit goes together so easily, I didn't even need to look at the assembly pictures -- all the parts just make sense! The kit is based on B&SR #53, and is designed to ride on Grandt Line SR&RL On2 trucks with HO wheelsets (or On2 wheelsets), but can be easily adapted to Bachmann's 29904 On30 trucks. Yes, I know. This is a lot different from the 28' W&Q/WW&F car I started with 3 1/2 years ago, but I think it's been well worth the time and effort to come up with something new and different. Train Troll already does the 28' car,…
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Boxcar Sneak Peek!

Boxcar Sneak Peek!

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And more progress! Most of the "pilot" model parts have arrived for box cars. You will notice that these particular cars sport the Corinna & Searsport livery. So ... what do you think that means, besides that this is going to be a beautiful kit?
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Throttle Sneak Peak!

Throttle Sneak Peak!

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Progress! Circuit boards for the new throttle kit have arrived at the Berrett Hill shops. We anticipate having units you can put your hands on at the upcoming Midwest Narrow Gauge Show later this month -- and we suspect they'll even be functional!
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But Wait, There’s More (February, 2018 edition)

But Wait, There’s More (February, 2018 edition)

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They say it never rains, it pours, and that's certainly the case here at The On30 Guy! As I mentioned a few days back, I've joined forces with Kevin at Berrett Hill Trains and John at The Peterboro Railroad to take over the Light Iron Turnout Company, and over this past weekend, we picked up the majority of the hardware and materials to start ramping up that operation. At the same time, work is progressing very rapidly on the new throttle. And while all that was going on, we visited the big Amherst Railway Society Model Train Show in Springfield, and the Great Scale Model Train Show in Timonium. Yes, it's been a busy time around here! But wait, there's more! Over this past weekend, I finally got serious about…
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Choices, Choices, Choices!

Choices, Choices, Choices!

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I know that some folks dislike using PayPal for online transactions. While it's really convenient for me, I want you to be as comfortable as possible buying from The On30 Guy. To that end, effective this evening, you can now choose an alternative credit card processing service. I've been using Square when selling at train shows, and it's now available as a payment processing option here on the web site.
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Berrett Hill Trains, The On30 Guy, and The Peterboro Railroad Acquire LITco

Berrett Hill Trains, The On30 Guy, and The Peterboro Railroad Acquire LITco

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Berrett Hill Trains of Sykesville, MD, manufacturer of the Touch Toggle line of model railroad turnout controls, along with The On30 Guy and The Peterboro Railroad, are pleased to announce the acquisition of the Light Iron Turnout Company (LITco). Founded in 2005 by Gary Kohler, Kevin Kuzman, and Jim Weinschenker, LITco manufactures a wide range of high-quality turnouts for narrow gauge modelers in a variety of scales. LITco turnouts are proudly made by hand in America, and the new LITco will continue that tradition, employing Berrett Hill’s proven large-volume distributed-manufacturing process to ensure that LITco’s products continue to be of the highest quality available. Further information will be available from LITco’s new web site, http://www.lightironturnout.com.
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