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.

Contact person: webmaster

Action Farm Toys (click for web site)

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

Decals: structures & scenery

(last reviewed: March 26, 2018)

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: March 26, 2018)

Archer Fine Transfers (click for web site)

Decals: locomotives & rolling stock

(last reviewed: March 26, 2018)

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: March 26, 2018)

Black Cat Publishing (click for web site)

Canadian-prototype decals for locomotives and rolling stock.

Decals: locomotives & rolling stock

(last reviewed: March 26, 2018)

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: March 26, 2018)

Caboose (click for web site)

The former Caboose Hobbies, in Denver. They are a general model railroad retail store, and they seem to carry quite a few S-scale items.

Decals: locomotives & rolling stock

(last reviewed: March 26, 2018)

Cedarleaf Custom Railroad Decals (click for web site)

Decals: locomotives & rolling stock

(last reviewed: March 26, 2018)

Clover House (click for web site)

Decals: locomotives & rolling stock, structures & scenery

(last reviewed: March 26, 2018)

Dave's Decals (click for web site)

Decals: structures & scenery

(last reviewed: March 26, 2018)

Des Plaines Hobbies (click for web site)

This brick-n-mortar hobby shop and online retailer is one of the main suppliers and manufacturers of S-scale products. They are the owners of the "S Scale America" (since 1995), as well as the "Pacific Rail Shops" (since 2006), product lines, and they continue to sell products under those names.

Decals: locomotives & rolling stock

(last reviewed: March 26, 2018)

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 26, 2018)

Echo Mountain Imports, Inc (click for web site)

Decals: locomotives & rolling stock

(last reviewed: March 26, 2018)

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: March 26, 2018)

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: March 26, 2018)

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: March 26, 2018)

Herald King (click for web site)

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

Decals: locomotives & rolling stock

(last reviewed: March 26, 2018)

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: April 02, 2018)

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: March 26, 2018)

Howard's Hobby (click for web site)

License plates for automobiles.

Decals: automobiles

(last reviewed: March 26, 2018)

LaBelle Woodworking (click for web site)

They will print a single set of S-scale decals of any of their HO- or O-scale decals that they carry. In March 2018, the company's owner confirmed that he bought the Ye Olde Huff 'n Puff product line, which includes the S-scale wooden freight car kits.

Decals: locomotives & rolling stock

(last reviewed: April 16, 2018)

Mask Island Decals (click for web site)

Decals: locomotives & rolling stock

(last reviewed: April 02, 2018)

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: March 26, 2018)

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: March 26, 2018)

Modeltruckin' (click for web site)

Decals: automobiles

(last reviewed: March 26, 2018)

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: March 26, 2018)

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 dry-transfer product line when C-D-S Lettering closed up shop, which includes the S-scale decals.

Decals: locomotives & rolling stock

(last reviewed: March 26, 2018)

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: March 26, 2018)

Pennsy S Models (click for web site)

Decals: locomotives & rolling stock

(last reviewed: March 26, 2018)

Republic Locomotive Works (click for web site)

Narrow-gauge equipment decals for various railroads (do a search in their online catalog).

Decals: locomotives & rolling stock

(last reviewed: March 26, 2018)

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: March 26, 2018)

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: March 26, 2018)

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.

Decals: locomotives & rolling stock

(last reviewed: March 26, 2018)

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: March 26, 2018)

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: March 26, 2018)

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: March 26, 2018)

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: March 26, 2018)

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: March 26, 2018)

The Railcar (click for web site)

Australian

Retailer that specializes in narrow-gauge products.

Decals: locomotives & rolling stock

(last reviewed: March 26, 2018)

THINfilm Decals (click for web site)

Specializes in decals for narrow-gauge railroads.

Decals: locomotives & rolling stock

(last reviewed: March 26, 2018)

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: March 26, 2018)

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: March 26, 2018)

Trainmaster (click for web site)

Retailer.

Decals: locomotives & rolling stock, structures & scenery

(last reviewed: March 26, 2018)

Valley Model Trains (click for web site)

Retailer.

Decals: locomotives & rolling stock

(last reviewed: March 26, 2018)

Walthers (click for web site)

General retailer and distributor. Be sure to check out this page for any S-scale sales Walthers might have.

Decals: locomotives & rolling stock

(last reviewed: March 26, 2018)

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: March 26, 2018)

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, then e-mail them for a quote.

Decals: locomotives & rolling stock

(last reviewed: April 18, 2018)

Wiseman Model Services (click for web site)

Decals: locomotives & rolling stock

(last reviewed: March 26, 2018)

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