News: Structures

This report lists structure kits, pre-built structures, and/or structure-detailing parts.

October 16, 2020

Lamplighter Accessory - MTH Electric Trains

MTH announces that their "Gabe the Lamplighter" light tower is in. Constructed from stamped metal and durable ABS plastic, this unique floodlight tower sports an operating multi-light spire. At the base of the tower is a colorful maintenance shed. The tower can be powered from any AC model railroad power supply. These were listed in their 2019 catalog, and will be the last of the MTH-made accessories.
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September 05, 2020

Detailing Parts Available - Hidden River Manufacturing

While not directly shown on their web site, if you view their S-scale price list PDF file, the last page shows part #HRM-903s, which is a kit that consists of the following items:
- waiting room bench.
- pigeon hole cabinet.
- office desk.
- office clock.
- ladder (5)
These all make great details to add to your passenger station structures.
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September 03, 2020

2020 S-scale Catalog Available - Tichy Train Group

Tichy Train Group now has their 2020 S-scale catalog freely available as a downloadable PDF.
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September 03, 2020

Detailing Parts - Modelu

Modelu is a British company that now has some structure detailing parts available. Be sure to check as not all of them are available in S-scale.
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August 27, 2020

New 3D-printed Detailing Parts - CatzPaw Innovations, LLC

Fire Alarm Exterior


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Column 10 Ft Fluted Doric Style


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Coal Chute Access Door


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1920s Barber Poles


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August 26, 2020

New Structure Kits - Motrak Models

Paterson Fire Hose Co.

Motrak Models has several new kits available in S-scale.
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McGuirl Transfer Depot


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Countryside Winery


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Andi's Sandwich Shop & Newsstand


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Alton Fire Station


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August 12, 2020

Kingfield Covered Station Kit - Portland Locomotive Works

The company is planning this structure kit. It will be limited-run, so be sure to express your interest to the company.
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July 29, 2020

Announcement of Re-run of Cabin Creek Coal Tipple Kit - B.T.S.

B.T.S. is now taking orders for a re-run of this kit. It will be slightly different from the original version. Kits will be manufactured on a per-demand basis, so expect about a two-week delay in shipping.
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July 21, 2020

90' Bridge Kit - B.T.S.

B.T.S announces a new kit now also available in S-scale. It is a 90-foot bridge. The kit includes the parts to make the bridge, and plenty of nut-bolt-washer castings to detail it to your heart's content. Rail and spikes are not included. O-scale model shown in the photo.
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July 14, 2020

Conoco Gas Station Kit - Crescent Creek Models

Crescent Creek Models produces O- and HO-scale structure kits, and they are proposing the S-scale Conoco Gas Station kit that they are currently producing for HO-scale. HO-scale model shown in the photos. The kit is based on a prototype Conoco station that stood in Penasco, NM. The kit is laser-cut and will include many details. They are also working on some unique S-scale 3D-printed detailing parts. If you might be interested in this gas station kit in S-scale, please contact the company, so that they can get a feel for how many they would need to produce.
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This photo also shows the road signs they make available in S-scale.

June 26, 2020

Carrabasset Freight Shed - Portland Locomotive Works

Portland Locomotive Works has completed their work on the O-scale version of their Carrabasset Freight Shed kit. A pre-production O-scale version is shown in the photo. They are planning on making one for S-scale as well. If you are interested, please contact the company.
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May 13, 2020

New Automobile Buildings - Greenlight

Union 76 Service Vintage Gas Station


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Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department Vintage Gas Station


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Busted Knuckle Weekend Workshop


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May 10, 2020

Reviresco Announces Chinese Joss House - Reviresco

This paper model is designed to be built over a 1/4"-thick foamcore, and builds into a 12" x 8.5" model. The model is based on the prototype found in Weaverville, California. You can buy the printed version, or save a bit by buying the downloadable version, if you have the ability to print it yourself.
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April 29, 2020

banta Releases Revised Building & Structures Kit - banta modelworks

banta model works releases a redesigned Building & Structure kit of the Ophir, Colorado saloon. The finished model's footprint is 11" by 6-1/2".
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April 16, 2020

Wall Detailing Parts - ITLA Scale Models

ITLA Scale Models re-enters the S-scale market (they used to carry tall S-scale skyscrapers and radio towers), with a detailing set. The figure shown in the photo is not included, but it is an O-scale figure, so that should provide some reference for the size of the parts, and it appears that they would indeed be usable in S-scale. See their web site for a complete listing of what is included, and ideas for how to assemble some of the parts.
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April 08, 2020

Cheat Run Trestle - B.T.S.

B.T.S. is working on a kit for an O-scale version of an extended version of their "Cheat Run Trestle". The original was a scale 27' long, but this extended version, called the "Estuary Trestle" is 90' long (same width and height). Contact B.T.S. if you are interested in seeing an S-scale version of this kit, with a retail price estimated at around $100.
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April 08, 2020

More Kits Being Re-run - Ragg's To Riches

Ragg's To Riches is re-running the Mancos Depot kit in S-scale, if you are interested.
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March 29, 2020

More Kits Being Re-run - Ragg's To Riches

Ragg's To Riches is re-running some of their out-of-stock kits, including the following:
Ouray Engine House at $195;
Telluride Brunswick Saloon at $110;
Ouray Gordon Kimball Hardware at $112;
Telluride Baths at $120;
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March 11, 2020

Ouray Depot Kit Rerun - Ragg's To Riches

Ragg's To Riches announced that they did a re-run of a few more S-scale kits of the Ouray Depot.
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March 05, 2020

PRSL Tuckahoe Station - Right On Track Models

Modeled after the Tuchahoe, New Jersey station that was built in the late 1800s, serviced by the Pennsylvania-Reading Seashore Lines, and still stands today.
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February 22, 2020

JJ Harris Warehouse Kit - Ragg's To Riches

Ragg's To Riches announces their latest structure kit, the JJ Harris Warehouse kit. It measures 23.75" by 6.75" with the platforms, which are optional. The kit comes with a 42-page, large print, spiral-bound book, that includes 77 photos and diagrams, tips for construction and finishes, and their glue syringe.
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February 09, 2020

Updates - Port Lines Hobby Supply

Clips for Plastic Tower Sides

3D-printed replacement part.
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January 29, 2020

Sn3 Goose Shed - Portland Locomotive Works

Portland Locomotive Works is considering creating the S-scale version of the Goose shed (they had previously done one in HO). They have received a few requests, but would like to get a few more firm commitments before starting this project.
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November 24, 2019

New 3D-printed Interior Details - CatzPaw Innovations, LLC

Office Furniture Set

The set includes 1 desk base, 2 desktops, 1 desk chair, 1 filing cabinet, and 2 visitor chairs.
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Desk Set

One base, and two different desktops.
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November 17, 2019

Kowalski Hardware Store - River Leaf Models

Newly-discovered River Leaf Models' structure kits now available in S-scale.
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November 17, 2019

Lenox Hotel - River Leaf Models

November 10, 2019

B.T.S. Coon Gap Sawmill - B.T.S.

B.T.S. announced that they are going to do a limited re-run of this kit. "Encore" kits are releases of previously discontinued kits that include minor differences from the original release, but still retain the original flavor. It will take a few weeks to get them into production. Check their web site for the latest price, as prices have been increased. Photo is by Bob Hogan of the original kit.
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