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SuperSnap track is back!

SuperSnap track is back!

| March 9, 2012 | 2 Comments

RMT has announced that their SuperSnap line of O gauge track will be in stock and ready to ship starting Tuesday, 13 March!  SuperSnap was originally developed by K-Line, and has been out of production for 10 years.  RMT’s new release of the sectional track features prototypically proportioned ties, a blackened “shadow” center rail and “snap-together” […]

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Build a steam-era sand house

Build a steam-era sand house

| February 26, 2012 | 3 Comments

This is recycled from my participation in a sandhouse “token-build” on OGR a few years back… now long gone. It was my first scratch-build since I was in Middle or High School, some 30+ years earlier. Since I run mainly steam on my layout and have limited space, I chose to model a very traditional […]

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New 2012 Bachmann catalogs

New 2012 Bachmann catalogs

| February 21, 2012 | 0 Comments

Bachmann has released new 2012 catalogs.  Highlights of the Williams O gauge line are: New Christmas and Lakeshore Limited freight sets featuring the 4-6-0 Baldwin steam locomotive. New Greyhound passenger set headed by the Baldwin 4-6-0. Operating hand cars. New road names for the F3 diesels (Boston & Maine and Erie). GP38 in BNSF paint Amtrak Genesis in Phase V […]

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Norfolk Southern To Produce Heritage Units Honoring 18 Fallen Flags

| February 17, 2012 | 0 Comments

Norfolk Southern has issued a press release announcing plans to honor 18 fallen flags now a part of the Norfolk Southern System. When Union Pacific undertook a similar effort several years ago, O-Gauge manufacturers/importers followed suit issuing six UP Heritage diesels. Perhaps O-Gaugers can look forward to years worth of new offerings of these fallen […]

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Joseph Frank

Joseph Frank

| February 12, 2012 | 0 Comments

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Cubbie’s photos

Cubbie’s photos

| February 12, 2012 | 0 Comments

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NextGEN Gallery tutorial — insert images

| February 10, 2012 | 1 Comment

This NextGEN Gallery tutorial will help you insert images and slideshows into your articles/posts.  NextGEN offers a lot of flexibility and options for displaying your images, including some nice slideshow effects.  In addition to using the widget to place images and galleries, you also have the option of adding the shortcode text to your posts by […]

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Set avatar images

| February 10, 2012 | 0 Comments

The OGH Forum uses this hierarchy to display avatars, if you have more than one available: Uploaded avatar image — hosted here on OGH, see instructions below Remote avatar image — see “select remote avatar” in the instructions below Gravatars — Google it if it’s unfamiliar WordPress avatars Set your avatar through the OGH Forum […]

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Maximum image sizes

| February 10, 2012 | 0 Comments

The maximum image sizes on OGH are determined by the size of the file in Kilobytes — not the image dimensions.  Each member has a folder for their own forum file uploads, and we have unlimited storage. Maximum image file size = 500K Maximum avatar image file size = 100K (please use images no larger […]

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Embed images in forum posts

| February 10, 2012 | 1 Comment

You can embed images in your forum posts.  Your images can be stored on a host like Flikr or Photobucket, or stored here at OGH.  Each OGH member has a separate folder for their photos (transparent to you the member). NOTE:  make sure you have your browser and/or ad-blocking software set to allow popup windows […]

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