Anyone and everyone interested in 1/4" scale modeling is invited to the 50th O Scale National Convention, co-sponsored with the MER, NMRA. Standard gauge, narrow gauge, P48, traction, and transit. We welcome everyone from any background and any scale that is interested in O Scale to join us.

It will be held August 22-26, 2018 at the Rockville Hilton Hotel, 1750 Rockville Pike, Rockville, MD 20852.

Some highlights of the convention include:

Trading Halls

Clinics with new presentations, and 'extra fare' hands-on clinics

Onsite Modular layouts

Manufacturer/Vendor Displays

Convention Cars

Model Contest

Door prizes/goodie bags for pre-registered attendees


Layout tours

Side trips

Keynote speaker & dinner with Tony Koester, discussing his venture into Proto48

Metro access is 108 steps from the hotel - go explore everything Washington DC has to offer (Make it a family trip!)

Hotel registration has started. Convention registration is slated to start September 30. The convention website has more detailed information. Please bookmark it!

A PDF of the September newsletter that went out to the already large convention mailing list. It previews some of the attractions of the convention. We will do this monthly. If you cannot download the PDF here, it is also available on the convention website, under the newsletter heading.

Not all of the details are set in stone yet. As convention details are confirmed, they will also be released via the website, convention mailing list, Twitter, and Facebook. Be sure to add those to your favorites. You can also choose to join the convention mailing list, which is on the home page of the convention website.

Twitter- @OscaleNatl2018


Hope you all can make it. Should be a blast!

2018 Scale O National Convention (SONC) Committee Member