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.

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7th Street Shops

Contact Info: web site

Offers: DCC/battery-powered installations, custom building, manufacturing of custom brass parts, custom painting, custom repairs

Owned by S-scale modeler(s). Information shown here last reviewed on February 08, 2019.

Amazon

Contact Info: web site

Offers: display cases

This company is a dealer/retailer. Information shown here last reviewed on September 01, 2018.

American Flyer Express

Contact Info: web site

Offers: reference materials, mugs

This company is a dealer/retailer. Information shown here last reviewed on February 10, 2019.

Bare Metal Foil

Contact Info: web site

Offers: tools; mold-making and casting materials; decal film

Information shown here last reviewed on November 16, 2018.

Bob The Train Guy

Contact Info: web site

Offers: tools

This company is a dealer/retailer. Information shown here last reviewed on November 16, 2018.

Brunel Hobbies

Contact Info: web site; Australia

Offers: display cases, tools, cradle to hold model while working on it

Information shown here last reviewed on June 13, 2019.

Builders in Scale

Contact Info: web site; Mukilteo, Washington

Offers: drawings, tools, weathering materials

Information shown here last reviewed on November 16, 2018.

CanaDakota

Contact Info: web site

Offers: custom-designed kits or models

Dealer for NEO, Tonkin Replicas, and Top Shelf Replicas. They are also creating 3D-printed vehicles. This company is a dealer/retailer. Information shown here last reviewed on February 20, 2019.

Central Coast Trains

Contact Info: web site; Atascadero, California

Offers: Soundtraxx installation certified

This company is a dealer/retailer. Information shown here last reviewed on November 16, 2018.

Cornwall Model Boats

Contact Info: web site; U.K.

Offers: tools, Tamiya paints

This company is a dealer/retailer. Information shown here last reviewed on July 24, 2018.

Crystal Caseworks

Contact Info: web site

Offers: display cases

Information shown here last reviewed on November 16, 2018.

Custom Display Cases

Contact Info: web site

Offers: display cases

Information shown here last reviewed on November 19, 2018.

Dixie Union Station

Contact Info: web site; Mason, Ohio

Offers: A.F. repair

This company is a dealer/retailer. Information shown here last reviewed on November 13, 2019.

East West Rail Service

Contact Info: web site

Offers: can do custom work

Owned by S-scale modeler(s). Specializes in "S" only. Information shown here last reviewed on November 13, 2019.

eBay

Contact Info: web site

Offers: reference materials

This company is a dealer/retailer. Information shown here last reviewed on November 16, 2018.

Echo Mountain Imports, Inc

Contact Info: web site

Offers: tools

Information shown here last reviewed on November 16, 2018.

Elgin Car Shops

Contact Info: web site; Canada

Offers: can do custom work (build, paint, decal, kit manufacturing)

Information shown here last reviewed on November 16, 2018.

Fast Tracks

Contact Info: web site

Offers: drawings, tools

Information shown here last reviewed on November 16, 2018.

Fourth Ray Software

Contact Info: web site

Offers: model train inventory software (FRSTrainTracker), physical media manager (FRSLibrary)

Full disclosure: owned by the NASG webmaster. Owned by S-scale modeler(s). Information shown here last reviewed on November 16, 2018.

Fred's Train Shop

Contact Info: web site; 7327 West 80th Street, downtown Overland Park, Kansas (913) 383-3500

Offers: American Flyer repair

The owner is an experienced layout builder. This company is a dealer/retailer. Information shown here last reviewed on November 16, 2018.

Glenn Snyder Display Systems

Contact Info: web site

Offers: display cases

Information shown here last reviewed on November 16, 2018.

Gold In Hands

Contact Info: web site

Offers: A.F. repair; TMCC installations

Specializes in "S" only. NASG Member. Information shown here last reviewed on November 13, 2019.

Grand Central Gems

Contact Info: web site

Offers: display cases, foam-lined storage boxes

Information shown here last reviewed on November 16, 2018.

Great Decals!

Contact Info: web site

Offers: tools

Information shown here last reviewed on November 16, 2018.

Heimburger House

Contact Info: web site

Offers: publishes A.C. Gilbert & American Flyer books, the S Gaugian & Sn3 Modeler magazines

Owned by S-scale modeler(s). Information shown here last reviewed on November 16, 2018.

Hunterline

Contact Info: web site

Offers: weathering mixes

Information shown here last reviewed on November 16, 2018.

Imex Model Company

Contact Info: web site

Offers: tools, paints

Information shown here last reviewed on March 14, 2019.

JR Junction Train & Hobby

Contact Info: web site; e-mail; 2716 Erie Boulevard East, Syracuse, New York 13224 (315) 451-6551

Offers: authorized Lionel and MTH repair facility

The store supports The Central New York S Gauge Association. They changed their web site in March 2019, and you now have to really dig to find what they have in stock; you can no longer look for things by scale. This company is a dealer/retailer. Information shown here last reviewed on March 11, 2019.

JT's Mega-Steam

Contact Info: web site

Offers: smoke fluid, lubricants, cleaner

Information shown here last reviewed on January 18, 2019.

Justin Displays

Contact Info: web site; e-mail; 8300 N Westpoint Road, Glencoe, OK 74032, (405)-546-0833

Offers: various tools

Information shown here last reviewed on July 06, 2019.

K.I.S.S. Method Inc.

Contact Info: web site

Offers: tools, soft-foam cradle

Information shown here last reviewed on November 16, 2018.

Lake Junction Models LLC

Contact Info: web site

Offers: tools

Information shown here last reviewed on November 16, 2018.

Mainline Hobby Supply, Inc

Contact Info: web site

Offers: tools, various paint brands; airbrushing supplies

This company is a dealer/retailer. Information shown here last reviewed on March 28, 2019.

Marty's Warehouse

Contact Info: web site

Offers: reference materials

This company is a dealer/retailer. Specializes in "S" only. Information shown here last reviewed on November 19, 2018.

McKenzie Brothers Timber Company

Contact Info: web site

Offers: tools, tree-making machines

Owned by S-scale modeler(s). Information shown here last reviewed on November 16, 2018.

Mini-Things

Contact Info: web site

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

Information shown here last reviewed on November 16, 2018.

Minuteman Scale Models

Contact Info: web site

Offers: tools, ScaleCoat brand paint

Information shown here last reviewed on November 16, 2018.

Model Tech Studios

Contact Info: web site

Offers: weathering solutions

Information shown here last reviewed on November 16, 2018.

Moore Park Model Works

Contact Info: web site

Offers: custom-designed kits or models

They are a dealer for CanaDakota 1:64 vehicles detailing parts. This company is a dealer/retailer. Information shown here last reviewed on December 24, 2018.

Narrow Gauge & Shortline Gazette

Contact Info: web site

Offers: print magazine that occasionally has S-scale articles

Information shown here last reviewed on April 01, 2019.

Olson Hobbies

Contact Info: web site; 16150 41st Ave NE, Lake Forest Park, WA

Offers: reference materials, A.C. Gilbert catalogs, A.F. bumper stickers, shirt buttons

This company is a dealer/retailer. Information shown here last reviewed on November 19, 2018.

P-B-L

Contact Info: web site

Offers: tools, Star Brand paints, Hotip resistance soldering equipment

The main Sn3 manufacturer. Owned by S-scale modeler(s). Specializes in "S" only. Information shown here last reviewed on November 16, 2018.

Papa Ben's Train Place

Contact Info: web site; Houston, Texas

Offers: reference materials, tools

This company is a dealer/retailer. Information shown here last reviewed on December 02, 2019.

Patrick's Trains

Contact Info: web site

Offers: reference materials

This company is a dealer/retailer. Information shown here last reviewed on November 16, 2018.

Paul Scoles

Contact Info: web site

Offers: reference materials

The late Paul Scoles was a fantastic Sn3 modelers. His DVDs remain available, and many feature his beautiful S-scale narrow-gauge layout. Owned by S-scale modeler(s). Information shown here last reviewed on November 19, 2018.

Port Lines Hobby Supplies

Contact Info: web site; Newburyport, Massachusetts

Offers: reference materials, "The S-Scale Assistant" card for measuring figures (click on Tools on their web site)

This company is a dealer/retailer. Owned by S-scale modeler(s). Specializes in "S" only. NASG Member. Advertises in the NASG Dispatch. Information shown here last reviewed on November 13, 2019.

Precision Design Co.

Contact Info: web site

Offers: custom-engraved stacking organizers

Information shown here last reviewed on November 16, 2018.

Precision Flyer Repairs

Contact Info: web site

Offers: A.F. repairs, upgrades, remotoring, AF-to-DCC conversions; on-site layout construction assistance

Owned by S-scale modeler(s). Specializes in "S" only. NASG Member. Information shown here last reviewed on November 13, 2019.

Precision Scale Models

Contact Info: web site; (509) 528-9711

Offers: mechanical items, wire, bolts, nuts

Information shown here last reviewed on March 25, 2019.

Precision Vintage Classics

Contact Info: web site

Offers: tools

Owned by S-scale modeler(s). Advertises in the NASG Dispatch. Information shown here last reviewed on November 13, 2019.

R.F. Giardina Co. Inc.

Contact Info: web site

Offers: A.F. repair

This company is a dealer/retailer. Information shown here last reviewed on November 16, 2018.

Ragg's... to Riches?

Contact Info: web site

Offers: tools

Information shown here last reviewed on February 05, 2020.

Rail Photos Unlimited

Contact Info: web site

Offers: railroad photos and patches

NASG Member. Information shown here last reviewed on November 16, 2018.

Railroad Prynters (Bill Pyper)

Contact Info: e-mail

Offers: cardboard tubes

Owned by S-scale modeler(s). NASG Member. Information shown here last reviewed on July 25, 2018.

Rapido Trains

Contact Info: web site

Offers: tools, acrylic paints

Information shown here last reviewed on November 16, 2018.

Rerailer Hobbies, LLC

Contact Info: web site; e-mail; Latrobe, Pennsylvania

Offers: DCC decoder and sound installation, battery-powered systems sales and installation (DelTang, S-CAB, BlueRail), and motive power re-motoring/re-gearing services

Owned by S-scale modeler(s). Information shown here last reviewed on July 25, 2018.

Rishelham

Contact Info: web site; e-mail

Offers: catalogs, documents, boxes

This company is a dealer/retailer. Specializes in "S" only. Information shown here last reviewed on November 05, 2018.

RL Hogan Associates

Contact Info: e-mail

Offers: custom-build complete passenger cars

Owned by S-scale modeler(s). Specializes in "S" only. NASG Member. Information shown here last reviewed on July 25, 2018.

RLN Publishing

Contact Info: web site

Offers: published the 1:64 Modeling Guide magazine

Owned by S-scale modeler(s). Information shown here last reviewed on November 16, 2018.

S-n-S Trains

Contact Info: web site

Offers: A.F. motor replacements; paint-removal services using a glass beader

The company is closed from May to September 2019. Owned by S-scale modeler(s). NASG Member. Information shown here last reviewed on April 28, 2019.

Scale Models, Arts, & Technologies, Inc.

Contact Info: web site

Offers: builds model railroads, including S-scale ones

Information shown here last reviewed on November 16, 2018.

Scenery Unlimited

Contact Info: web site; Forest Park, Illinois

Offers: reference materials

They also produce a catalog of S-scale products, somewhat similar to the Walthers catalogs. This company is a dealer/retailer. Owned by S-scale modeler(s). Specializes in "S" only. NASG Member. Information shown here last reviewed on March 10, 2019.

Scenic Express

Contact Info: web site

Offers: tools

This company is a dealer/retailer. Information shown here last reviewed on November 16, 2018.

Sgt. Shultz Train Repairs

Contact Info: web site

Offers: A.F., Lionel, MTH repair

Information shown here last reviewed on November 16, 2018.

Showcase Express

Contact Info: web site

Offers: display cases for vehicles

Information shown here last reviewed on September 17, 2018.

Sidetracks

Contact Info: web site

Offers: reference materials

The company's entire inventory is for sale as a single lot. See web site for current inventory. This company is a dealer/retailer. Owned by S-scale modeler(s). Specializes in "S" only. NASG Member. Information shown here last reviewed on November 13, 2019.

Sierra Scale Models

Contact Info: web site

Offers: weathering powders

Information shown here last reviewed on November 16, 2018.

T & K Hobby

Contact Info: web site; 500 Hall Street, Bridgeport, OH, (740) 633-6607

Offers: weathering powders

This company is a dealer/retailer. Information shown here last reviewed on November 16, 2018.

Testors

Contact Info: web site

Offers: tools, paints, glues

Information shown here last reviewed on November 16, 2018.

The Gilbert Gallery

Contact Info: web site

Offers: reference materials

This company is a dealer/retailer. NASG Member. Information shown here last reviewed on November 16, 2018.

The Railroad Crossing

Contact Info: web site

Offers: builds models to your specifications

Information shown here last reviewed on November 13, 2019.

The S Scale Resource

Contact Info: web site

Offers: bi-monthly, free, online magazine devoted to "scale" modeling.

Specializes in "S" only. NASG Member. Information shown here last reviewed on February 16, 2020.

The Shay Fixer

Contact Info: web site

Offers: tools, Shay locomotive repairs, Testtraxx (a bench-top locomotive testing stand, for S and Sn3)

Information shown here last reviewed on November 16, 2018.

The Train Shoppe

Contact Info: web site; 2964 South State Street, Salt Lake City, Utah

Offers: repair services

This company is a dealer/retailer. Information shown here last reviewed on March 02, 2019.

The Train Station

Contact Info: web site

Offers: reference materials

This company is a dealer/retailer. Information shown here last reviewed on November 16, 2018.

Timberline Scenery

Contact Info: web site

Offers: adhesive, weathering powder, paints, pigments

Although not S-specific, they do advertise in the S Gaugian magazine. Information shown here last reviewed on January 14, 2019.

Toy Trains Unlimited

Contact Info: e-mail; 38 York Street, Hanover, Pennsylvania 17331; (717) 637-4717

Offers: A.F. repair

No web site. The owner sponsors the Baltimore Area American Flyer Club. This company is a dealer/retailer. Owned by S-scale modeler(s). Information shown here last reviewed on November 13, 2019.

Toy Trucker & Contractor

Contact Info: web site

Offers: magazine for toy truck, farming equipment

Information shown here last reviewed on November 16, 2018.

Trackside Train Displays

Contact Info: web site

Offers: display cases

Information shown here last reviewed on November 19, 2018.

Train Paper.com

Contact Info: web site

Offers: A.C. Gilbert documentation, and Plasticville catalogs, on data DVDs

Information shown here last reviewed on November 16, 2018.

Trains and Toy Soldiers

Contact Info: web site; 3130 South 6th Street, Suite 104, Lincoln, Nebraska

Offers: 10"x30" backdrops

This company is a dealer/retailer. Information shown here last reviewed on March 09, 2019.

Trout Creek Engineering

Contact Info: web site

Offers: tools

Information shown here last reviewed on November 16, 2018.

Tru-Color Paint

Contact Info: web site

Offers: tools

Information shown here last reviewed on November 16, 2018.

Vienna Station

Contact Info: web site

Offers: reference materials

This company is a dealer/retailer. Information shown here last reviewed on November 16, 2018.

Walthers

Contact Info: web site

Offers: reference materials

Be sure to check out this page for any S-scale sales Walthers might have. This company is a dealer/retailer. Information shown here last reviewed on July 25, 2018.

Wild West Models

Contact Info: web site

Offers: tools

Information shown here last reviewed on November 13, 2019.

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