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

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

Note that the core of the OSW staff are volunteers who may not get busy until the last minute. So while we may not be able to provide you early on with lists of confirmed event activities, be assured that what happened last year is a pretty good indication of what will happen this year. If that wasn't the case OSW would have failed long ago. Year to year consistency is one of the strengths of OSW, so repeat attendees know that a good experience will be repeated, and are not shy about encouraging friends to attend.

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

OSW is the largest 2-rail O scale show west of the Mississippi and S West is the largest S scale show 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 - multiple on-site operating model layouts, vendors, videos, clinics, auctions, and model contests. Modelers gather from all over to learn about 2-rail O scale and S scale and narrow gauge modeling, to modify their collections by buying and selling, and suppliers come from all over to exhibit and sell their products. Almost anything the 2-rail O scale, S scale, and narrow gauge modelers and collectors might want and need will be found here.

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.

2012_layouts2 This year’s show will include a model contest, photo contest, silent auctions, the company store, and a brand new diorama contest with cash prizes.

Many expert modelers will be on hand to answer questions and teach you the skills needed to build your models and layouts. Manufacturers will be showing you their latest offerings and listen to your ideas for future projects. Visit many O and S scale standard and narrow gauge home and club layouts as well as world class layouts in other scales.

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 are considering changing scales, you should come to O Scale West and investigate both S and O scales. 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 show 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.

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