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NASG - S-scale Resources: Miscellaneous

S-scale Resources: Miscellaneous

This page lists companies that carry tools, display cases, who do custom work, or provide reference materials or drawings. Note that not all companies are listed here; only those who sell other products related to S-scale modeling, or who sell products or offer services specifically for S-scale.

Contact person: webmaster

7th Street Shops (click for web site)

The company does special DCC/battery-powered installations, custom building, manufacturing of custom brass parts, custom painting, custom repairs, and much more. The owner is building an Sn3 layout.

Miscellaneous: custom/commissioned work

(last reviewed: April 20, 2017)

Amazon (click for web site)

Miscellaneous: display cases

(last reviewed: August 31, 2016)

American Flyer Express (click for web site)

Miscellaneous: books, magazines, and/or reference materials

(last reviewed: August 31, 2016)

Bachrus, Inc. (click for web site)

This company manufactures a running stand that allows you to run your locomotive on a stationary stand.

Miscellaneous: tools

(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.

Miscellaneous: tools

(last reviewed: August 31, 2016)

BK Enterprises (click for web site)

Rail codes: 148, 125, 100, 83, 70, 55.

Miscellaneous: tools

(last reviewed: August 31, 2016)

Bob The Train Guy (click for web site)

Retailer.

Miscellaneous: tools

(last reviewed: August 31, 2016)

Brunel Hobbies (click for web site)

Australia

The company carries a cradle to hold your model while you are working on it.

Miscellaneous: display cases, tools

(last reviewed: August 31, 2016)

Builders in Scale (click for web site)

Offers stair stringers.

Miscellaneous: drawings, tools

(last reviewed: June 05, 2017)

Calder Model Boats (click for web site)

U.K.

Specializes in drawings for model ships, including 1:64 ones.

Miscellaneous: drawings

(last reviewed: August 31, 2016)

Crystal Caseworks (click for web site)

Miscellaneous: display cases

(last reviewed: August 31, 2016)

Custom Display Cases (click for web site)

Miscellaneous: display cases

(last reviewed: August 31, 2016)

East West Rail Service (click for web site)

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

Miscellaneous: custom/commissioned work

(last reviewed: March 20, 2017)

eBay (click for web site)

Miscellaneous: books, magazines, and/or reference materials

(last reviewed: August 31, 2016)

Echo Mountain Imports, Inc (click for web site)

Miscellaneous: tools

(last reviewed: August 31, 2016)

Elgin Car Shops (click for web site)

Canada

Has experience building S-scale equipment.

Miscellaneous: custom/commissioned work

(last reviewed: August 31, 2016)

Fast Tracks (click for web site)

Miscellaneous: drawings, tools

(last reviewed: November 14, 2016)

Glenn Snyder Display Systems (click for web site)

Miscellaneous: display cases

(last reviewed: August 31, 2016)

Gold In Hands (click for web site)

Specializes in "S" only. Advertises in the NASG Dispatch. A.F. repair. TMCC installations.

Miscellaneous: custom/commissioned work

(last reviewed: August 31, 2016)

Grand Central Gems (click for web site)

Predominantly a manufacturer of trees, the company also sells bridge trestle bends (use On30 for S-scale), and foam-lined storage boxes.

Miscellaneous: display cases

(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).

Miscellaneous: tools

(last reviewed: June 03, 2017)

Greenway Products (click for web site)

Miscellaneous: display cases

(last reviewed: August 31, 2016)

Grizzly Mountain Engineering (click for web site)

Sometimes carries consignment Sn3 P-B-L equipment.

Miscellaneous: custom/commissioned work

(last reviewed: August 31, 2016)

Heimburger House (click for web site)

Publishes A.C. Gilbert and American Flyer books, and the S Gaugian, and Sn3 Modeler magazines.

Miscellaneous: books, magazines, and/or reference materials

(last reviewed: August 31, 2016)

Hobby Surplus (click for web site)

Miscellaneous: books, magazines, and/or reference materials

(last reviewed: August 31, 2016)

K.I.S.S. Method Inc. (click for web site)

This manufacture a soft foam cradle, perfectly positioning the piece of equipment for each detailing and applying decals.

Miscellaneous: tools

(last reviewed: August 31, 2016)

Lake Junction Models LLC (click for web site)

Miscellaneous: tools

(last reviewed: August 31, 2016)

LBR Enterprises, LLC (click for web site)

Miscellaneous: custom/commissioned work

(last reviewed: August 31, 2016)

Leventon Hobby Supply (click for web site)

Deals in A.F. parts and repairs.

Miscellaneous: custom/commissioned work

(last reviewed: August 31, 2016)

Marty's Warehouse (click for web site)

Retailer. Carries A.F. products.

Miscellaneous: books, magazines, and/or reference materials

(last reviewed: August 31, 2016)

McKenzie Brothers Timber Company (click for web site)

This company manufactures trees, and also sells machines for making your own trees.

Miscellaneous: tools

(last reviewed: August 31, 2016)

Mini-Things (click for web site)

Offers custom detailing. painting, and layout construction, including A.F.-style layouts.

Miscellaneous: custom/commissioned work

(last reviewed: August 31, 2016)

Minuteman Scale Models (click for web site)

Manufacturer of the ScaleCoat brand paints. Used to manufacture S-scale structures, but they were removed from their site in June 2017.

Miscellaneous: tools

(last reviewed: June 19, 2017)

Narrow Gauge & Shortline Gazette (click for web site)

Monthly print magazine that occasionally has S-scale articles.

Miscellaneous: books, magazines, and/or reference materials

(last reviewed: September 05, 2016)

Olson Hobbies (click for web site)

16150 41st Ave NE, Lake Forest Park, WA

Stock older Lionel products in good condition, and original A.C. Gilbert catalogs. They also produce A.F. bumper stickers and shirt buttons.

Miscellaneous: books, magazines, and/or reference materials

(last reviewed: September 27, 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.

Miscellaneous: tools

(last reviewed: August 31, 2016)

Papa Ben's Train Place (click for web site)

Retail store in Houston, Texas.

Miscellaneous: books, magazines, and/or reference materials, tools, custom/commissioned work

(last reviewed: May 03, 2017)

Patrick’s Trains (click for web site)

Retailer.

Miscellaneous: books, magazines, and/or reference materials

(last reviewed: June 28, 2017)

Paul Scoles (click for web site)

The late Paul Scoles was a fantastic Sn3 modelers. His DVDs remain available, and many feature his beautiful S-scale narrow-gauge layout.

Miscellaneous: books, magazines, and/or reference materials

(last reviewed: August 31, 2016)

Port Lines Hobby Supplies (click for web site)

Specializes in "S" only. NASG Member. Participates in the NASG's RMC ad. Advertises in the NASG Dispatch. This is one of S-scale's largest retailers.

Miscellaneous: books, magazines, and/or reference materials

(last reviewed: February 28, 2017)

Precision Vintage Classics (click for web site)

This company also owns the Tomalco Sn3 parts product line. They are an authorized dealer for the following companies: Evan Designs, ESU, Tam Valley. Carries Sn3, Sn2, and Sn42 wheels/trucks.

Miscellaneous: tools

(last reviewed: January 04, 2017)

R.F. Giardina Co. Inc. (click for web site)

Repair and parts for original A.F. products, and sells used products.

Miscellaneous: custom/commissioned work

(last reviewed: August 31, 2016)

Ragg's... to Riches? (click for web site)

Participates in the NASG's RMC ad.

Miscellaneous: tools

(last reviewed: August 31, 2016)

Rapido Trains (click for web site)

Manufacturers acrylic paints.

Miscellaneous: tools

(last reviewed: August 31, 2016)

Rerailer Hobbies, LLC (click for web site)

Latrobe, Pennsylvania rerailerhobbiesllc@gmail.com

Rerailer Hobbies, LLC is owned by S-scale modeler, Robert South, and offers DCC decoder and sound installation, battery-powered systems sales and installation, and motive power re-motoring/re-gearing services. He is an authorized retailer/installer for: DelTang, S-CAB, and BlueRail systems.

Miscellaneous: custom/commissioned work

(last reviewed: February 16, 2017)

RL Hogan Associates

robert_hogan@bellsouth.net

Specializes in "S" only. NASG Member. Well-known S-scale modeler Bob Hogan produces passenger car parts and kits, as well as can custom-make complete passenger cars for you.

Miscellaneous: custom/commissioned work

(last reviewed: August 31, 2016)

RLN Publishing (click for web site)

Publisher of the former 1:64 Modeling Guide magazine. Publisher of Dick Karnes' book "Work Extra: 15 Useful Tips for Model Railroaders".

Miscellaneous: books, magazines, and/or reference materials

(last reviewed: August 31, 2016)

Rulers-of-the-World (click for web site)

Miscellaneous: tools

(last reviewed: August 31, 2016)

S-n-S Trains (click for web site)

The company specializes in motor replacements for traditional A.F. products.

Miscellaneous: custom/commissioned work

(last reviewed: August 31, 2016)

Scale Models, Arts, & Technologies, Inc. (click for web site)

This company builds model railroads, including S-scale ones.

Miscellaneous: custom/commissioned work

(last reviewed: August 31, 2016)

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.

Miscellaneous: books, magazines, and/or reference materials

(last reviewed: May 20, 2017)

Showcase Express (click for web site)

Miscellaneous: display cases

(last reviewed: August 31, 2016)

Sidetracks (click for web site)

Specializes in "S" only. NASG Member. Advertises in the NASG Dispatch. A major online retailer carrying nearly anything S-scale.

Miscellaneous: books, magazines, and/or reference materials

(last reviewed: August 31, 2016)

Testors (click for web site)

Paints, glues.

Miscellaneous: tools

(last reviewed: August 31, 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.

Miscellaneous: books, magazines, and/or reference materials

(last reviewed: August 31, 2016)

The S Scale Resource (click for web site)

Specializes in "S" only. NASG Member. Participates in the NASG's RMC ad. Bi-monthly, free, online magazine devoted to "scale" modeling.

Miscellaneous: books, magazines, and/or reference materials

(last reviewed: August 31, 2016)

The Shay Fixer (click for web site)

Manufacturers Testtraxx which is a bench-top locomotive testing stand, for both S and Sn3. The company also specializes in repairing and improving Shay locomotives of all scales.

Miscellaneous: tools

(last reviewed: August 31, 2016)

The Train Station (click for web site)

Retailer that carries some A.F. products.

Miscellaneous: books, magazines, and/or reference materials

(last reviewed: August 31, 2016)

Top Shelf Replicas (click for web site)

Participates in the NASG's RMC ad.

Miscellaneous: display cases

(last reviewed: October 26, 2016)

Toy Trains Unlimited (click for web site)

A visit with Ron Borsella and Toy Trains Unlimited was covered in the September/October 2016 issue of the Dispatch. They also offer repair services. Since the store is just north of Baltimore, Maryland, they support the Baltimore Area American Flyer Club as well. They carry original A.F. products as well as newer Lionel, MTH, and K-Line items.

Miscellaneous: custom/commissioned work

(last reviewed: September 28, 2016)

Toy Trucker & Contractor (click for web site)

Miscellaneous: books, magazines, and/or reference materials

(last reviewed: August 31, 2016)

Trackside Train Displays (click for web site)

Miscellaneous: display cases

(last reviewed: August 31, 2016)

Tru-Color Paint (click for web site)

Miscellaneous: tools

(last reviewed: August 31, 2016)

Walthers (click for web site)

General retailer and distributor.

Miscellaneous: books, magazines, and/or reference materials

(last reviewed: September 30, 2016)

Wild West Models (click for web site)

Participates in the NASG's RMC ad.

Miscellaneous: tools

(last reviewed: August 31, 2016)

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