S-scale Resources: Decals

These companies and individuals offer S-scale decals and/or dry-transfers. Note that some may not explicitly list S-scale versions on their web site. If they are listed on this page, they have produced, or have indicated that they will produce, S-scale versions of the decals they list for other scales.

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Action Farm Toys (click for web site)

Retailer. Carries farm equipment and implements, automobiles, 18-wheelers, garbage truck.

Decals: structures & scenery

(last reviewed: August 18, 2017)

Allegheny Scale Models (click for web site)

This company specializes in out-of-production brass, ready-to-run models, and craftsman kits. They carry a fluctuating inventory of S-scale products.

Decals: locomotives & rolling stock, structures & scenery

(last reviewed: August 31, 2016)

Archer Fine Transfers (click for web site)

Decals: locomotives & rolling stock

(last reviewed: August 31, 2016)

Bare Metal Foil (click for web site)

The company offers bare-metal foils that can be applied to scale vehicles and other uses. They also sell mold-making and casting materials, and decal film.

Decals: automobiles

(last reviewed: August 31, 2016)

Black Cat Publishing (click for web site)

Canadian-prototype decals for locomotives and rolling stock.

Decals: locomotives & rolling stock

(last reviewed: August 31, 2016)

Blair Line, LLC (click for web site)

Although none of their products are specifically designed for S-scale, the company claims that their HO-scale signs and graffiti decals work just fine for S-scale.

Decals: locomotives & rolling stock

(last reviewed: August 31, 2016)

Cedarleaf Custom Railroad Decals (click for web site)

Decals: locomotives & rolling stock

(last reviewed: August 31, 2016)

Clover House (click for web site)

Decals: locomotives & rolling stock, structures & scenery

(last reviewed: August 31, 2016)

Dan's Resin Casting (click for web site)

Decals: locomotives & rolling stock

(last reviewed: August 31, 2016)

Dave's Decals (click for web site)

Decals: structures & scenery

(last reviewed: August 31, 2016)

Des Plaines Hobbies (click for web site)

This company is one of the main suppliers and manufacturer of S-scale products. They are the owners of the S Scale American product line.

Decals: locomotives & rolling stock

(last reviewed: August 31, 2016)

East West Rail Service (click for web site)

Specializes in "S" only. Participates in the NASG's RMC ad.

Decals: locomotives & rolling stock

(last reviewed: March 20, 2017)

Echo Mountain Imports, Inc (click for web site)

Decals: locomotives & rolling stock

(last reviewed: August 31, 2016)

Graphics on Demand (click for web site)

Any of the decals shown on the web site can be produced in S-scale.

Decals: automobiles

(last reviewed: August 31, 2016)

Great Decals! (click for web site)

In addition to many decals, they also manufacture a coupler-height gauge, specifically designed for the Kadee-style couplers (also, optionally, verifies the pin is in the correct position).

Decals: locomotives & rolling stock

(last reviewed: June 03, 2017)

Henning's Trains (click for web site)

Retailer that carries some current Lionel and MTH products. Also carries Kadee S-scale couplers.

Decals: locomotives & rolling stock

(last reviewed: April 29, 2017)

Herald King (click for web site)

Almost all decals listed can be made for S-scale. Just ask.

Decals: locomotives & rolling stock

(last reviewed: August 31, 2016)

Highball Graphics (click for web site)

They don't list S-scale specifically, but contact them to ask about S-scale. They specialize in New England and Canadian railroads.

Decals: locomotives & rolling stock

(last reviewed: August 31, 2016)

Hoquat Hobbies (click for web site)

Specializes in "S" only. Although owner Jeff Wilson retired in 2016, he has re-activated his web site to sell his remaining stock of S-Helper Service and MTH cars, as well as C-D-S Lettering decals.

Decals: locomotives & rolling stock

(last reviewed: August 12, 2017)

Howard's Hobby (click for web site)

License plates for automobiles.

Decals: automobiles

(last reviewed: August 31, 2016)

Mask Island Decals (click for web site)

Decals: locomotives & rolling stock

(last reviewed: August 31, 2016)

Model Railroad Warehouse (click for web site)

The company manufactures an eclectic collection of S-scale products, namely interurbans, brass Brill 55, Wabash Valley F7 shells, troop-car sleeper parts, C&O troop sleeper, Indiana Service decals, and brick structural sheets, corrugated iron sheets, and factory walls.

Decals: locomotives & rolling stock

(last reviewed: September 30, 2016)

Model Tech Studios (click for web site)

The company continuously comes out with new S-scale products. One side note, they produce a number of thin-profile backdrop buildings. Many of their products are pre-painted and weathered.

Decals: structures & scenery

(last reviewed: October 23, 2016)

Modeltruckin' (click for web site)

Decals: automobiles

(last reviewed: August 31, 2016)

Mount Vernon Shops (click for web site)

Any HO-scale decals can be made in S-scale. Reasonable prices, and usually no minimum order.

Decals: locomotives & rolling stock

(last reviewed: September 05, 2016)

OBS-CALS (John Hagen)

sprinthag@yahoo.com

S-scale versions of the decals are available upon request.

Decals: locomotives & rolling stock

(last reviewed: August 07, 2016)

Ozark Miniatures (click for web site)

Ozark Miniatures bought the CDS transfers product line when CDS closed up shop.

Decals: locomotives & rolling stock

(last reviewed: August 31, 2016)

P-B-L (click for web site)

Specializes in "S" only. P-B-L is the main Sn3 manufacturer. They also manufacture the "Star Brand" model paint line, and the Hotip resistance soldering equipment.

Decals: locomotives & rolling stock

(last reviewed: August 31, 2016)

Pennsy S Models (click for web site)

Decals: locomotives & rolling stock

(last reviewed: August 31, 2016)

Rail Graphics (click for web site)

Specializes in custom decal work, including S-scale.

Decals: locomotives & rolling stock

(last reviewed: August 31, 2016)

River Raisin Models (click for web site)

Specializes in "S" only. NASG Member. Participates in the NASG's RMC ad. The main S-scale standard-gauge brass manufacturer/importer.

Decals: locomotives & rolling stock

(last reviewed: August 31, 2016)

S Scale America (click for web site)

This product line was bought by Des Plaines Hobbies. Through this brand, they manufacture their own line of S-scale engines, cars, and detailing parts.

Decals: locomotives & rolling stock

(last reviewed: August 31, 2016)

San Juan Decals (click for web site)

Decals for narrow-gauge railroads. In August 2017 San Juan Car Co. announced that they bought the decals business from San Juan Decals. San Juan Decals sell the "Switch Detail Kit" formerly sold by Tomalco Track.

Decals: locomotives & rolling stock

(last reviewed: August 21, 2017)

Scenery Unlimited (click for web site)

Specializes in "S" only. A major S-scale retailer that also manufactures some of their own products. They also produce a catalog of S-scale products, somewhat similar to the Walthers catalogs. They carry both standard- and narrow-gauge turntables.

Decals: locomotives & rolling stock

(last reviewed: May 20, 2017)

Smoky Mountain Model Works, Inc (click for web site)

Specializes in "S" only. Diesel kits are available with NWSL Stanton drives for S-scale.

Decals: locomotives & rolling stock

(last reviewed: August 31, 2016)

Standard Railway Castings Company (click for web site)

Specializes in "S" only. The owner is a full-time farmer, so he is usually only available during the winter months.

Decals: locomotives & rolling stock

(last reviewed: September 05, 2016)

The Gilbert Gallery (click for web site)

NASG Member. Carries a rotating inventory of A.C. Gilbert A.F. products, NASG Dispatch magazines, and Enhorning decals.

Decals: locomotives & rolling stock

(last reviewed: August 31, 2016)

The Leadville Shops (click for web site)

NASG Member. The company specializes in manufacturing narrow-gauge products, and has a good-sized line-up of Sn3 products.

Decals: locomotives & rolling stock

(last reviewed: August 31, 2016)

The Railcar (click for web site)

Australian

Retailer that specializes in narrow-gauge products.

Decals: locomotives & rolling stock

(last reviewed: August 31, 2016)

THINfilm Decals (click for web site)

Specializes in decals for narrow-gauge railroads.

Decals: locomotives & rolling stock

(last reviewed: June 07, 2017)

Tichy Train Group (click for web site)

Tichy bought the Jerry Glow decals product line in 2016, and they are releasing them quickly.

Decals: locomotives & rolling stock

(last reviewed: August 31, 2016)

TMR Distributing (click for web site)

Canada

This company manufactures dry-transfers and decals, and also carries a few products useable in S-scale.

Decals: locomotives & rolling stock, structures & scenery

(last reviewed: September 30, 2016)

Trainmaster (click for web site)

Retailer.

Decals: locomotives & rolling stock, structures & scenery

(last reviewed: August 31, 2016)

Valley Model Trains (click for web site)

Retailer.

Decals: locomotives & rolling stock

(last reviewed: August 31, 2016)

Walthers (click for web site)

General retailer and distributor.

Decals: locomotives & rolling stock

(last reviewed: September 30, 2016)

Weathering Solutions (click for web site)

The company manufactures HO-scale graffiti and rust decals, which could be applicable to S-scale modeling since these are not necessarily scale-specific.

Decals: locomotives & rolling stock

(last reviewed: September 05, 2016)

Westerfield Models (click for web site)

Gardnerville, Nevada

Once they have developed a set of decals in HO-scale, they make them available in other scales, including S-scale. Follow the link for the current listing.

Decals: locomotives & rolling stock

(last reviewed: January 04, 2017)

Wiseman Model Services (click for web site)

Decals: locomotives & rolling stock

(last reviewed: August 31, 2016)

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