Welcome to the 2018 Scale O National Convention!

The 2018 Scale O National Convention (SONC) will be held at:

Rockville Hilton Hotel

1750 Rockville Pike

Rockville, MD 20852

August 22-26, 2018


This is going to be a major event with:

  • A full clinic schedule featuring all presentations new to SONC
  • Hands-on clinics
  • Portable layouts on site
  • Manufacturers
  • Convention cars
  • Door Prizes
  • Model Contest
  • Layout tours of some of the finest O Scale layouts in the country
  • Side Trips
  • Keynote address by Tony Koester featuring his venture into P48!
  • Of course, the Washington, DC/Baltimore region with it’s many attractions to take in before and after the show.

This convention will have something for everyone: beginners, old hands and those curious about O Scale.

You will be able to arrive up to 5 days early and/or stay 3 days after the convention at the convention room rate to take in the National Capital Region sights.  This makes for a perfect family vacation!


Hotel Registration Page: Here

Convention Registration via our Online Company Store: Here


Interesting in seeing what you can see at the 2018 SONC? Either refresh this page to see our rotating banner, or check out a video of some of the layouts on the tours during and after the convention:

2 Rail O Scale 2016 Video

Co-Sponsored with NMRA Mid Eastern Region