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There are two ways to register for O Scale West.

  1. Pre-register by completing a registration form and getting it along with the registration fee to O Scale West. Note that prices increase after April 25, 2018!
  2. Walk up to the registration desk at the convention and register. Prices at the door are the post-April 25, 2018 prices.

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

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

Pre-Registration by Paper and Mail

To pre-register by paper for OSW, you need to complete a registration form and mail it to OSW (address is on the form) along with payment for your registration. 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 if you want to rent one or more tables.

If you attended either of the two most recent OSW conventions before 2018 you will be mailed a paper registration form that you can fill out and return to OSW with your fees payment.

If you did not attend the two most recent OSW conventions or you did and misplaced the form that was mailed to you, you can download the registration form here. Note: the Adobe Acrobat program is required to view and print the form. The program is available free from Adobe; click here to download acrobat.

Pre-registrations are confirmed by email. That works only if you provide a valid (and legible!) e-mail address on your registration form. If you don't use email call Rod Miller (see the Contact link above) to verify your registration.

Paperless Registration On-Line

Paperless Registration On-Line is implemented via two auctions on eBay, one for purchasing registrations and one for purchasing tables. The auctions are fixed price, and once you have purchased, are paid for via PayPal. Thus to register on-line you will need an eBay account and a PayPal account.

To find the auctions, search for eBay seller oscalewest by:

  1. Sign in to eBay if not already signed in.
  2. click on "Advanced" in the far right upper corner
  3. on the next screen under "Items" select "By seller"
  4. enter the seller user ID of "oscalewest" (without the quotes)
  5. Click the blue search button at the bottom.

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

You will pay for your purchases using PayPal, which is why you need an account there. Because your email and address information is already known by PayPal since you have an account, there is no need for you to re-enter that information. 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 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.

OSW wants to develop some information about what modelers are purchasing on-line via these auctions, so please, 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

  1. indicate your modeling scale (Z, N, HO, S, O 2-rail, O 3-rail, G gauge, other)
  2. how you found the auction (word of mouth, browsing ebay, on-line forum)
  3. and if you are a narrow gauge modeler, your scale and gauge.
  4. Thank you!

For purposes of badge creation, when completing your PayPal payment, please also provide your preferred name for your badge if not the name on your paypal account, and the names for badges for the others in your group.

Walk Up Registration (At The Door)

To register as a walk up/at the door, walk up to the meet registration desk located at the ballroom entrance, NOT near the hotel registration area, obtain a blank registration form, fill it out please write legibly!, and pay the appropriate fees for your registration. You will receive a hand written admission badge with your name and registration number on it. Walk up registrations have the same access to convention activities as pre-registratered registrations.

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.