News: Scenery

This report lists scenery items and detailing parts that are available or in the works. Click photos to visit the web sites.

October 01, 2023

InvisaTrax Transport System by CatzPaw Innovations, LLC

CatzPaw Innovations have researched multiple methods of moving figures through scenery. CatzPaw is now in the final development stage of their InvisaTrax™ Transport System. InvisaTrax makes it possible to move things! Lots of things, not just Big Foot. The linked-to web site shows all of the components of their system, and includes demonstration videos. Speed and direction of the animation is controllable. The included speed controller can be replaced with a DCC controller to control the speed and direction from your throttle.

You can help support this project by pledging a dollar amount, or by pledging the amount for a specific starter system (early-bird specials are in effect now). Be sure to thoroughly read the linked-to page to learn about all of the possibilities of this project.

October 01, 2023

Outdoor Scenery Items by Model Tech Studios

These models are painted and ready for your layout.

September 26, 2023

Another New Animated Sign by Miller Engineering

The company also announces this animated sign for release in October 2023. Both large and small versions are available; see their web site.

September 19, 2023

Moonshine Still by Model Tech Studios

This model of a moonshine still is layout-ready; painted and weathered.

August 08, 2023

New Animated Signs by Miller Engineering

The company announces these new animated signs for release in October 2023. Both large and small versions are available; see their web site.

August 06, 2023

New Details by Model Tech Studios

These are fully painted and ready-to-use models.

July 28, 2023

Seagulls, Railroad Gear by Modelu

The company announces a 12-pack of 3D-printed seagulls. They also offer, in S-scale, railroad crewmember's gear details. These are unpainted. When you follow the link provided by clicking the photo below, to then select the S-scale version, click on their web site's "SCALE:" field, select "SELECT CUSTOM SCALE", then select "1:64" in the "Custom Scale" field farther below.

July 26, 2023

New Scenery Details by 3D To Scale announces these molded-in-color 3D-printed items.

July 08, 2023

3D-printed Scenery Details by Custom Model Depot

A variety of 3D-printed, unpainted scenery details are available.

June 10, 2023

U.S. Flag by CatzPaw Innovations, LLC

A commercial size, 5 by 8 scale foot, American Flag with a 30 foot scale flag pole. This flag is NOT paper, it is printed on 100% cotton fabric. As such, it can be folded and shaped to wave, drape, or fly full. You can mount the flag, on the included aluminum flag pole, full staff, half-staff, or even lowered for folding. You can use any type of glue to mount the flag to the pole. Also included is a 3D-printed base to hold the flag and pole.

Choose from a 48 star flag and a 50 star flag. Two of each per package.

June 07, 2023

Elliptical Leg Tank by 3D To Scale announces this model.

May 22, 2023

Douglas B-26 Kit by Atlantis Model Company

This is a kit of a model that is close to S-scale (1:67) of the Douglas Aircraft Company B-26. This is the 1948 (and up) version of the Douglas A-26 which was started during WWII. The plastic is cast in silver, with clear parts for windows. It comes with decals for the U.S. Air Force.

April 15, 2023

New Scenery Items by Steel Mill Modelers Supply

The Telephone Box can be used trackside or throughout industrial facilities. Each package contains five. The Pipe Bent is used in industrial areas to hold or route pipes throughout the facility. The model stands 30 feet tall in S-scale (5-5/8"). One per package.

April 05, 2023

BR Diesel Crew Detail Pack by Modelu

Details the crew might have with them on the job. This is a set of unpainted 3D-printed items.

April 04, 2023

New Scenery Details by Miniprints

The company announces several new 3D-printed scenery details for your layout or module. These are available unpainted.

March 25, 2023

New Animated Sign by Miller Engineering

The company announces this new animated sign for release in April 2023.

March 16, 2023

Roadway and Railroad Signs by Tennessee Valley Custom Models

NASG Eastern VP, Darby Marriott, learned of this company. They specialize in very accurate roadway and railroad signs. The new owner (as of last year) has decided to expand the product line into all model railroading scales, including S. Their signs are made from a durable, non-flaking, heavy-weight paper product. Prototypes are made on a mathematically-derived scale based on research of original signage size. In other words, they are very accurate. They have a page on how to unpack their packages and recommendations for how to install them on your layout, diorama, or module. For their S-scale models, the metal post versions are made of aluminum. A couple of examples are shown here, but be sure to click the images to view their entire S-scale collection (too many to list individually here).

March 13, 2023

(re-)Introducing SceniKing

Many of you have heard of SceniKing, but they now have a dedicated page and a large number of photo-realistic backdrops in S-scale. We are always excited when a company finally officially recognizes S-scale. The owner, Les, shares on that page that he received his first American Flyer set for Christmas in 1950, so he has his roots in S.

March 01, 2023

New Animated Signs by Miller Engineering

The company announces new animated signs for release in April 2023.

February 21, 2023

Cable Reels by Narrow Gauge Modeling Co.

The company announces the availability of two different sizes and styles of cable reels.

February 21, 2023

Introducing Scenery Sheets

The company sells 5-sheet packs of pre-printed 8.5"x11" paper only via eBay. You can glue these to your layout, diorama, module, or structure walls. A sampling of what they carry is shown here.

February 21, 2023

Wood Pallets by Mine Mount Models

The company announces their wooden pallets. Each package contains 6 pallets, manufactured from 1/64" laser-cut plywood. They measure a scale 4' square.

February 18, 2023

Mine Tubs by New Zealand Finescale

The company announces a three-pack kit of these 3D-printed unpainted mining carts.

February 05, 2023

Culverts by Narrow Gauge Modeling Co.

Kevin Macomber, of Narrow Gauge Modeling Co., announces the availability of cement culverts. The parts measure 1" x 2" and the outer diameter of the pipe is 1/2". They also now have stone culverts, in both small-block and large-block versions. These measure 3" x 5-1/2", and come with two 3" x 3" wings.

January 24, 2023

Various New Interior and Exterior Detail Sets by Outland Models

The company has available a variety of detailing or accessories sets to help you model a specific scene. These are all 3D-printed and arrive unpainted and mounted to a base. You will need something like a sprue cutter to free the parts from that base.

January 12, 2023

Detailing Parts by Model Tech Studios

January 11, 2023

Gravel/Bedding Box by 3D To Scale

3D-printed, unpainted.

December 16, 2022

Railroad Signal Boxes, Automobile Traffic Barriers by Jax Scale Models

November 06, 2022

Scenery Details by Miniprints

The campfire includes the "flame" and the electronics for the flickering LED. It does not include the wood, nor the figure shown in the photo. Needs 7 to 19 volts of either DC or AC power.

October 26, 2022

Fire Extinguishers by Model Tech Studios

Pre-painted and ready to go on your layout. Five-pack.

October 25, 2022

Scenery Details by Miniprints

The campfire includes the "flame" and the electronics for the flickering LED. It does not include the wood, nor the figure shown in the photo. Needs 7 to 19 volts of either DC or AC power.

October 11, 2022

Working Yard Lights by Model Tech Studios

Model Tech Studios announces this fully built, ready-to-install yard work light.

October 09, 2022

New Scenery Details by Inter-Action Hobbies

Inter-Action Hobbies has greatly expanded their S-scale product line. All photos are of their HO-scale versions.

October 07, 2022

Pumpkin Lantern by Miniprints

The pumpkin lantern is lit with a flickering orange LED. Comes painted and assembled. Requires between 7 and 19 volts AC or DC.

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