O Scale, S Scale, Narrow Gauge West
O Scale National 2019
May 23-25, 2019
Hyatt Regency, Santa Clara
5101 Great America Parkway
Santa Clara, California
O Scale – S Scale – Narrow Gauge West is the largest 2-rail O scale convention west of the Mississippi, the largest S scale convention west of the Mississippi, and is likely to become the largest narrow gauge convention west of the Mississippi. This year O Scale – S Scale – Narrow Gauge West will also include the O Scale National Convention.
Approximately 200 tables are rented by O scale, S scale and narrow gauge modelers, collectors, hobby shops, brass dealers, and manufacturers of O scale, 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 convention. You do not have to pre-register to enter the convention. You can register at the door.
This year’s convention will include a model contest, photo contest, diorama contest silent auctions, layout tours, and company store.
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 scale, S scale standard and narrow gauge home and club layouts.
Considering changing scales? O Scale – S Scale – Narrow Gauge West is a great place to investigate S scale and O scale. 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. While the equipment and models are larger, fewer are needed for a given space. S scale and O scale modelers tend to spend more time on each model, allowing more detailing (which is easier to see!). 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.