This report lists structure kits, pre-built structures, and/or structure-detailing parts. Click photos to visit the web sites.
The company announces that they now offer a jig for scratchbuilding joists, rafters, or stairs. The jig holds the parts in position while you apply glue. It measures 2" wide and 7-3/4" long. It is designed to be used with 1/32" thick stripwood.
This company only sells through their eBay store. They make laser-cut wooden kits in N-, HO-, and S-scale. Their entire S-scale product line is shown here.
3D-printed, molded-color, plastic model kit with simple assembly.
Includes the 1959 Chevrolet El Camino.
The individual sells only on eBay. These are 3D-printed kits, molded in color. Most come with parts for the interior, and most have removable roofs, to show off the interior.
These are unpainted, 3D-printed detailing parts to complete your machine shop scenes, add to garages, or add to the exterior of buildings.
Rich Rand, owner of Berkshire Valley Models, has received requests for an S-scale version of these two HO-scale kits. He will be doing a special run of these soon. This will be a one-time effort, as the source materials he needs to produce these kits are larger than he normally stocks, due to the size of these models in S-scale. Because he has to make additional purchases ahead of time, he is asking for a $50 deposit when you place your order for each of these kits. The Iowa Tiger Tram House (kit #3002) will sell for $289.95, and the Gobles Building Materials (kit #3003) will sell for $169.95. Your deposit will count toward the final cost. The Iowa Tiger facility was just up river from Arrastra Gulch above Silverton on the Silverton Northern RR. The Gobles store sat catty-corner to the D&RG RR depot in Silverton. The photos are of the company's HO-scale kits. Due to their temporary nature, the kits are not listed on their web site, so use the e-mail address to contact Rich if you are interested in ordering one or both of these kits.
Update: Rich has indicated that a project is a "go". Both kits will be produced starting about mid-July 2023.
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3000toys.com announces this set.
The company continues with their release of buildings in Bakersfield, California, with the Weller Store. The prototype building still stands today. This is a laser-cut kit, with laser-cut roof shingles, and 3D-printed windows. The final model has a footprint of 5 inches square.
The company announces several more structures. These are 3D-printed kits that the modeler has to paint and build. The company only sells through their eBay store. Do not let the "last one" text get to you, because they have had their other products listed in their store for over a year now; they probably print-to-order, and so they only have one ready to ship.
B.T.S. is doing another limited-run of the previously-released two-stall enginehouse. It measures a scale 41' wide and 101' long, with a 12' x 24' shop on the side. The web site hasn't been updated yet, but the kit will be listed for $229.95, and is expected to be shipping soon.
The company announces their second S-scale kit, which is a gas station modeled after the one in Bakersfield, California.
The company releases the S-scale version of this prototype-based structure.
Upon request by Bud Rindfleisch, who saw this building listed as an HO-scale model on the company's web site, they produced this S-scale version of the kit. So, the moral of the story here is that if you see something on their web site that you would like to purchase in S-scale, consider asking them. Use this 2-story building as an interlocking tower, a yard office, a ground-level utility building, or even on another structure's roof top as an HVAC mechanical room or elevator head house. Its footprint is 2-1/4" by 3-1/2".
Atomic Laser Cut Designs, based in Kentucky, has significantly expanded their laser-cut wooden kits product line. These are affordable, easy-to-assemble kits that make a good starting point for your layout. The company intents these to be used in 28mm War Gaming, but that makes them a good fit for S.
Old School Model Works is a laser-cut wooden kit manufacturer that focuses on the R/C hobby. However, they have a few items available in 1:64. These appear to be affordable and easy-to-assemble kits.
The company announces their first S-scale kit.
This kit is based on a gas station in Old Placerville, Colorado.
The company has recently released several new S-scale versions of their kits. These are 3D-printed, unpainted kits. The homes come with two different styles of porch columns.
Coal and timber companies owned homes such as these, to house their workforce, who would rent them from the company that they worked for. This company house was inspired by one from Pickshin, WV. This kit consists of laser-cut basswood and plywood, and tar-paper roofing. A urethane chimney and some white metal and brass details are included. The tabbed construction provides for easy assembly. The kit includes the piling to build it for a level surface or for a sloped location. Interior partitions are included as are positionable doors and windows.
These are kits that have a photo-realistic image pre-printed on a card-stock-like material. Some kits may come with extra items, such as figures (see their web site for details).
The company offers a large number of 3D-printed (unpainted) detailing parts in S-scale. These include chimneys, vents, tables, workbench, bookcase, 1970s gas pump, cardstock corrugated siding/roofing, loose tires, picnic tables, industrial storage rack, various cinder blocks (individual and stacked), various bottles, trash cans, wooden barrels, drums, and fire hydrants. They have a variety of HO-scale structure kits, and they are willing to produce any of those in S-scale; just ask. Their web site contains how-to articles in freely available PDF file format. A sampling of their products are shown here.
To get your structure ready for that fire emergency, install this detail to allow the local fire department to hook up their equipment to the main water line. These come three to a package, and built, painted, and immediately ready to be installed on your layout.
Notification of this company was previously listed, but not fully documented. These are the laser-cut wooden kits the company makes available. They sell only through their eBay store. The company also specializes in custom-building any of their kits to your specification, if so desired. They only make S-scale kits. The company uses man's names to identify their kits, rather than product IDs. Apply paper, plastic, or wooden simulated brick sheets to the core to complete the model.
The company announces their new "Matt Sharp Memorial Farm House and Barn" kit. The photo shows the pilot model that Matt was working on. This kit will only be produced in S-scale, and only as many as there will be pre-ordered. Contact Gary Kohler to place your reservation. Phone: (330) 719-0264.
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The company has released a large number of structures. These are all 3D-printed, unpainted, and affordable kits, making them suitable for as-designed or kitbashing projects. Some come with decals and some have acetate for window glass included. The smaller kits arrive on a base, which the modeler will need to carefully remove from that base with something like a sprue cutter (these are shipped this way to protect their delicate parts).
The company announces their latest kit, a laser-cut one of the speeder shed as found in Telluride and Brown, Colorado. Of course, it appears generic enough that it can be used on just about any layout. The final model has a footprint of 2" x 2.5".
This laser-cut wooden structure kit is based on the Walsh/Duncan Bay Window House still standing in Animas Forks, CO.
The company announces this new laser-cut wooden kit.
The company is offering a nice structure wall detailing kit, which is suitable for S-scale buildings. Parts included are: Ventilation Fans, Electrical Meters & Junction Boxes, Natural Gas Meter, Conduit, Ladder, Fire Hose Connection, Security Gate, Wall Signage. The figure shown in the photos is not included, and it is an O-scale one.
The company announces this kit, previously only available in HO-scale, as an S-scale model in memory of the owner's friend and HO-scale model railroad Craig Bisgeier. Update: the current status is that you can still pre-order this kit.
Mike McCarville has released this kit in S-scale. It has a footprint of 4.5" x 6". While based on the Telluride, Colorado prototype, its design is generic enough that it can be used as any small-town professional office building.
The kit is sold by Fairfield Collectibles. The model has a footprint of 4" x 6" and is designed to be used with 1:64 diecast vehicles.
The company announces the S-scale version of their Mechanical Equipment Building, a laser-cut wood kit.
Mike McCarville has released this kit in S-scale. It has a footprint of 4.5" x 6.5". Its design is generic enough that it can be used as any small-town retail store. It comes with an interior wall (to separate the store front from the back room) and the roof has internal rafters, making it easy to optionally model this structure with a full interior and then remove the roof to show that interior to your visitors. By the way, Mike shared a funny story that one of his customers modeled shoes by buying figures, and then simply cutting off their feet, and showing the feet/shoes on the shelves!
3000toys.com announces this model.
The company has finished converting all of their HO-scale kits into their equivalent S-scale kits, with these two being the last ones. The owner states that he is now going to focus on new models. As previously stated here, while these are modeled after specific prototype structures, they appear generic enough to be able to be used on just about any layout.
This kit makes a 5" x 6" model. It consists of laser-cut walls, roofs, floor, Tichy windows and doors, and 3D-printed details.
Berkshire Valley Models has been listed as a company that produces scenery details that they flag as compatible with S-scale (although they are O-scale). However, the company has now officially dipped their toe into S-scale by introducing their Tell House structure kit. The laser-cut wood kit is easy to assemble, doesn't take much space, and is affordable.
Bill Wade announced that he is doing another run of the Dodson Farm's Creamery kit. Contact the company if you are interested in one as well.