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The Full Listing

This page lists all the companies that manufacture and/or sell locomotives. There are a total of 135 entries listed on this page.

A-Line

(last reviewed on 03/28/2023)

Contact

Business Type:

Manufacturer & Retailer

Web Site:

visit

Products

Locomotives: lead weights

Miscellaneous: Modelers Scale Label Set turns an inexpensive one-pound postal scale into an S-scale weight scale

History

The parent company's name is Proto Power West which is an online retailer.

Adirondack Car and Foundry

(last reviewed on 07/01/2023)

Contact

Business Type:

Manufacturer

City:

Danbury

State:

Connecticut

Web Site:

visit

e-mail:

send

Facebook:

visit

Founder(s):

Chris Cardinal

Products

Locomotives: small diesel locomotive etched-brass kits (in production)

Notes

The owner is experiencing serious health issues, and so is unable to continue the projects until he recovers.

History

Online research shows that he has been developing kits in various scales since 2011, at least.

Alan Gibson Model Railway Products

(last reviewed on 04/08/2023)

Contact

Business Type:

Manufacturer

Address:

P.O. Box 597

City:

Oldham

Postal Code:

OL1 9FQ

Country:

United Kingdom

Web Site:

visit

e-mail:

send

Phone:

0161 678 1607

Fax:

0161 785 8208

Products

Catalog: view

Locomotives: locomotive wheels, detailing parts, etched-brass body kits

Rolling Stock: detailing parts, etched-brass body kits

Notes

Page 40 of their catalog has the S-scale parts.

Allegheny Scale Models

(last reviewed on 04/12/2023)

Contact

Business Type:

Online Retailer

Address:

470 Schooley's Mountain Road, Suite 117

City:

Hackettstown

State:

New Jersey

Zip Code:

07840

Web Site:

visit

e-mail:

send

Phone:

(908) 436-7581

Founder(s):

Jack McGarry

Products

Locomotives: brass standard- and narrow-gauge

Rolling Stock: brass and plastic narrow-gauge

Structures: Sn2 kits, Sn3 kits

Notes

Inventory varies.

American Models

(last reviewed on 05/04/2023)

NASG Charles Sandersfeld Memorial Award

Advertises in the NASG's Dispatch

Contact

Business Type:

Manufacturer

Address:

11770 Green Oak Industrial Dr

City:

Whitmore Lake

State:

Michigan

Zip Code:

48189

Web Site:

visit

Phone:

(734) 449-1100

Owner(s):

Karen Bashista

Founder(s):

Ron Bashista

Products

Catalog: view

Electronics: transformers, sound boards, parts, wire

Locomotives: steam, diesel, electric (shells separately available), parts, smoke fluid

Rolling Stock: freight, passenger cars, cabooses, parts, trucks, wheelsets, couplers, loads, drumheads

Scenery: figures, fences

Structures: sells Plasticville kits

Track Components: code 148 flextrack, sectional track, turnouts, crossings, rail joiners, bumper, uncoupler, roadbed

Train Sets: passenger, freight

Vehicles: semi trailers; military tanks

Notes

This company manufactures just about anything you need to build a complete S-scale layout. If you are just starting out, or if you are looking to expand your layout, be sure to visit this company's web site, and you might also want to order their catalog.

History

Ron started the company in 1981, with their first advertisements appearing in 1982 showing their first product, the FP7 diesel locomotive. S-Helper Service, created to support the manufacture of new S-scale products, started collaborating with American Models in 1989. This ended in 1995. The future looked bright when American Models announced in 2017 that they had acquired a new and larger manufacturing facility. Unfortunately, Ron passed away on December 4, 2021. Ron's wife, Karen, announced that the company will continue to operate with the same personnel.

Apogee Loco Works

(last reviewed on 05/09/2023)

Contact

Business Type:

Manufacturer

Web Site:

visit

e-mail:

send

Facebook:

visit

YouTube Channel:

view

Products

3D-printed products

Locomotives: steeplecab shells, frame for NWSL Stanton Drive

Autolumination

(last reviewed on 05/20/2023)

Contact

Business Type:

Manufacturer

Address:

P.O. Box 1642

City:

Higley

State:

Arizona

Zip Code:

85236-1642

Web Site:

visit

e-mail:

send

Founder(s):

Chris Bacon

Products

American Flyer accessories

Locomotives: A.F. replacement lamps

Notes

This company sell all manner of lightbulbs, primarily vehicle lights, but they have a section that covers A.C. Gilbert and Marx replacement lightbulbs.

B.T.S.

(last reviewed on 06/04/2023)

NASG Charles Sandersfeld Memorial Award

Contact

Business Type:

Manufacturer

Address:

1782 Trinity Rd

City:

Belington

State:

West Virginia

Zip Code:

26250-7621

Web Site:

visit

e-mail:

send

Founder(s):

Bill and Diane Wade

Products

Catalog: view

Layout Scenery: S, Sn3 bridge kits

Locomotives: steam, diesel, Sn3, Sn2, detailing parts.

Rolling Stock: standard-, narrow-gauge freight, caboose, MOW, detailing parts, trucks, loads

Scenery: figures, animals, fences, detailing parts, vegetation

Structures: laser-cut kits, detailing parts, signs, posters

Trackside: crossbucks

Notes

Address is for mail orders only; they are not set up for visitors.

History

Started as a brick-n-mortar hobby store in 1979 called Bill's Train Shop. In 1984 they changed to a mail-order business. In 1991 they produced their first kit (an S-scale one). In 1996 they bought both Amity Star Models and took over SouthWind Models' brass detailing parts (only). In 1997 they bought Sn3/On3 Rio Grande Models products. In April 1998 they bought Master Creations, which was a laser-cut kit manufacturer that started in 1984, and were a sub-contractor for B.T.S.' kits. In 2005 B.T.S. moved to West Virginia. Bill also created and ran the "S/Sn3 Buyers Guide" magazine, published six times per year from 1993 through 1999 (its name was changed to "S/Sn3 Modeling Guide" in 1995).

Ballston Loco Works

(last reviewed on 06/08/2023)

Contact

Business Type:

Manufacturer

Address:

31 Donegal Way

City:

Saratoga Springs

State:

New York

Zip Code:

12866

e-mail:

send

Phone:

(518) 584-1090

Founder(s):

Mel Nielsen

Products

Locomotives: custom versions of original American Flyer engines

Rolling Stock: reproduction circus cars

Notes

Alternate mailing address found online is: P.O. Box 50, Clifton Park, NY, 12065.

Bart's Pneumatics Corporation

(last reviewed on 06/17/2023)

Contact

Business Type:

Manufacturer & Retailer

Address:

1952 Landis Valley Rd.

City:

Lancaster

State:

Pennsylvania

Zip Code:

17601-5406

Web Site:

visit

e-mail:

send

Phone:

(717) 392-1568

Products

Layout Scenery: Lionel bridges, scenic backgrounds (not S-specific)

Locomotives: A.C. Gilbert, Lionel, S-Helper Service, smoke fluid

Rolling Stock: various brands

Track Components: A.C. Gilbert

Train Sets: A.C. Gilbert

Notes

Started as an industrial re-motoring and air-compressor maintenance company, the company now is also a reseller for S-scale products. They manufacture "Supersmoke". They have an S-scale layout on their premises, since 1977, that is open to the public during the Christmas holiday season.

Black Forest Hobby Supply

(last reviewed on 01/08/2024)

Contact

Business Type:

Brick-n-Mortar Retailer

Address:

10105 E Via Linda, Suite 103-330

City:

Scottsdale

State:

Arizona

Zip Code:

85258

Web Site:

visit

e-mail:

send

Products

Decals: some Tichy Train freight car decals

Locomotives: Kadee couplers

Rolling Stock: Kadee couplers, BTS detailing parts

Scenery: sidewalks, crossbucks signs

Structures: Motrak, BTS, Tichy Train, American Model Builders, Bar Mills kits & parts

Track Components: Lionel

Brady's Train Outlet

(last reviewed on 09/17/2023)

Contact

Business Type:

Brick-n-Mortar Retailer

Address:

1046 S. Main St.

City:

Greensburg

State:

Pennsylvania

Zip Code:

15601

Web Site:

visit

Facebook:

visit

Phone:

(724) 838-8448

Products

S Products Page: view

Locomotives: Lionel

Rolling Stock: Lionel

Track Components: Lionel

Train Sets: Lionel

Brass Trains

(last reviewed on 07/13/2023)

Contact

Business Type:

Online Retailer

Address:

10515 SE 115th Ave

City:

Ocala

State:

Florida

Zip Code:

34472

Web Site:

visit

e-mail:

send

Phone:

(352) 292-4116

Fax:

(352) 292-4122

Founder(s):

Dan Glasure

Products

Locomotives: brass standard- and narrow-gauge

Rolling Stock: brass standard- and narrow-gauge

Structures: various brands' kits

Notes

In 2007 they released a 300+ book called "Brass Model Trains", which included photos and details of many brass models, and interviews with some of the key manufacturers and individuals involved in the model brass industry.

History

The company was started in 2005.

Century Models

(last reviewed on 08/17/2023)

Contact

Business Type:

Shapeways Store

Web Site:

visit

Founder(s):

Bob Frascella

Products

3D-printed products

Locomotives: second-generation diesel shells and parts

Notes

Note that the painting shown in the header of the Shapeways page is a painting done by the shop's owner, Bob Frascella.

CESCO

(last reviewed on 08/19/2023)

Contact

Business Type:

Shapeways Store

Web Site:

visit

Products

3D-printed products

Locomotives: Sn3 coupler-height gauge

Rolling Stock: Sn3 coupler-height gauge

Charles Ro

(last reviewed on 08/22/2023)

Contact

Business Type:

Brick-n-Mortar Retailer

Address:

662 Cross St #1

City:

Malden

State:

Massachusetts

Zip Code:

02148

Web Site:

visit

Facebook:

visit

Phone:

(781) 321-0090

Products

American Flyer accessories

Locomotives: Lionel, MTH, Kadee couplers

Rolling Stock: Lionel, Kadee couplers

Track Components: Lionel, GarGraves

Trackside: semaphores

Train Sets: Lionel passenger, freight

History

Charles Ro, Sr. started selling Lionel trains out of one of his beauty salons in 1972. His son, Charles Ro, Jr. joined in the 1980s. Seeing the boom in garden railroading, they formed a new company, USA Trains, to create American-prototype G-scale trains.

Chicago Model Trains

(last reviewed on 08/23/2023)

Contact

Business Type:

Shapeways Store

Web Site:

visit

Products

3D-printed products

Locomotives: trolley plow

Circus City Decals & Graphics

(last reviewed on 03/21/2023)

Contact

Business Type:

Manufacturer

Address:

P.O. Box 228

City:

Baraboo

State:

Wisconsin

Zip Code:

53913

Web Site:

visit

e-mail:

send

Facebook:

visit

Founder(s):

Matthew Welke

Products

S Products Page: view

3D-printed products

Decals: for locomotives, freight cars, automobiles, as well as your custom designs

Locomotives: detailing parts

Vehicles: 3D-printed kits

Clover House

(last reviewed on 08/30/2023)

Contact

Business Type:

Manufacturer & Retailer

Address:

P.O. Box 215

City:

Veradale

State:

Washington

Zip Code:

99037-0215

Web Site:

visit

Phone:

(509) 999-6247

Owner(s):

Tom Dempsey

Products

Decals: freight car decals; dry transfers: alphabet, steam locomotives, passenger car, stripes, chalk marks, structures

Locomotives: Kadee couplers

Rolling Stock: Kadee couplers

Scratchbuilding: glass, wood strips

Track Components: PC ties, spikes, Sn3 track gauge, Sn3 Gapmaster

History

The company was bought by Tom Dempsey in 2011.

Copper Range Products

(last reviewed on 09/06/2023)

Contact

Business Type:

Shapeways Store

Web Site:

visit

Founder(s):

Jeremy Jordan

Products

3D-printed products

Locomotives: Sn2 coupler-height gauge

Rolling Stock: Sn2 coupler-height gauge

Corner Field Model Railroad and Hobby

(last reviewed on 09/07/2023)

Contact

Business Type:

Brick-n-Mortar Retailer

Address:

16720 Pioneer Road

City:

Middlefield

State:

Ohio

Zip Code:

44062

Web Site:

visit

Phone:

(440) 636-5162

Products

Locomotives: Lionel, MTH, original AF

Rolling Stock: Lionel, MTH, original AF

Track Components: Lionel, MTH, GarGraves

Notes

This is also a museum, which houses one of the largest O-scale (3-rail) layouts with over 7,000 feet of track.

Cornfeild Customs

(last reviewed on 06/27/2023)

Contact

Business Type:

Manufacturer

State:

Iowa

Web Site:

visit

e-mail:

send

Products

3D-printed products

Locomotives: SW1500 body shell

Notes

We recommend not ordering, as the owner appears to not respond to communication. (caution: I have received a report from two customers who paid but did not receive their order; unresponsive to e-mail)

Crazy Model Trains

(last reviewed on 09/17/2023)

Contact

Business Type:

Brick-n-Mortar Retailer

Address:

950 Brocksmith ST SE

City:

Palm Bay

State:

Florida

Zip Code:

32909

Web Site:

visit

Facebook:

visit

Phone:

(240) 367-6067

Products

S Products Page: view

Electronics: DC, DCC, wire, transformers, speakers, electronic parts

Locomotives: Lionel, Kadee couplers, smoke fluid

Miscellaneous: paints, tools

Rolling Stock: Lionel, Kadee couplers

Scratchbuilding: K&S Metals, Evergreen Styrene, Plastruct, JTT Scenery sheets

Track Components: Lionel

Crusader Rail Services

(last reviewed on 01/29/2023)

Contact

Business Type:

Manufacturer & Retailer

Address:

5920 Houghton St.

City:

Philadelphia

State:

Pennsylvania

Web Site:

visit

e-mail:

send

Phone:

(215) 482-7530

Founder(s):

Ray Kaminski

Products

Electronics: DCC products

Locomotives: standard-gauge coupler height gauge

Rolling Stock: standard-gauge coupler height gauge; Sn2 kits

Scenery: figures, animals

Structures: Building & Structure Co.; narrow-gauge-specific kits

Track Components: Circuitron Tortoise, Blue Point, Caboose Industries

Notes

The owner announced his retirement at the beginning of 2022, remaining open only until his inventory has been sold. Several S items are stll listed as being available.

Dallee Electronics, Inc

(last reviewed on 09/24/2023)

Contact

Business Type:

Manufacturer

Address:

246 West Main Street

City:

Leola

State:

Pennsylvania

Zip Code:

17540

Web Site:

visit

e-mail:

send

Phone:

(717) 661-7041

Founder(s):

Dallas Gutacker

Products

Electronics: sound boards, speakers, reversing units, timers, FREDs, LED lighting, circuit breakers, relays, back-n-forth, electronic components

Locomotives: sound systems, reversing units, smoke fluids

Rolling Stock: windows silhouettes for A.C. Gilbert passenger cars

Track Components: turntable indexer (part #1700)

History

The company was started in 1976.

Damin Keenan

(last reviewed on 09/26/2023)

Contact

Business Type:

Shapeways Store

Web Site:

visit

Founder(s):

Damin Keenan

Products

3D-printed products

Locomotives: GE 25-tonner shell, EMD GA8 shell

Dave's Twacks & Twains

(last reviewed on 10/04/2023)

Contact

Business Type:

Online Retailer

Address:

101 York Court

City:

Brentwood

State:

California

Zip Code:

94513

Web Site:

visit

e-mail:

send

Phone:

(925) 679-4887

Owner(s):

Clay Buckage

Founder(s):

Charlie & Clayton Buckage

Products

Locomotives: S-Helper Service parts; A.C. Gilbert parts

Rolling Stock: S-Helper Service parts; A.C. Gilbert parts

Notes

Clay maintains the NASG's inventory of AF Commemorative Cars.

History

Founded in the late 1980s by the father and son team of Charlie and Clay Buckage to promote and share the heritage of the A.C. Gilbert company with displays at train shows, senior residences, and children’s hospitals. The company is named after Clay's brother, Dave. The company provides parts and repair for A. C. Gilbert and S-Helper Service products. They bought the entire supply of S-Helper Service parts when that company had to close.

DC Rail and Hobby Depot

(last reviewed on 02/10/2024)

Contact

Business Type:

Manufacturer

Address:

P.O. Box 31

City:

Unionville

State:

Virginia

Zip Code:

22567

Web Site:

visit

Products

Locomotives: real anthracite coal loads, each are hand-made and can be custom-tailored to the steam engine's tender that you request.

Miscellaneous: they buy model train collections.

Rolling Stock: real anthracite coal loads, each are hand-made and can be custom-tailored to the car that you request.

Scenery: they make trees, but only deliver within their area if the order is large enough.

History

The company was started in 2005.

Des Plaines Hobbies

(last reviewed on 10/08/2023)

NASG member

NASG Charles Sandersfeld Memorial Award

Contact

Business Type:

Manufacturer & Retailer

Address:

1524 Lee Street

City:

Des Plaines

State:

Illinois

Zip Code:

60018-1517

Web Site:

visit

Phone:

(847) 297-2118

Founder(s):

Ron & Sue Sebastian

Products

S Products Page: view

Decals: freight car decals for SSA, PRS kits

Locomotives: American Models, Lionel, MTH, original American Flyer, S Scale America, brass, grilles

Rolling Stock: S Scale America, Pacific Rail Shops, Lionel, MTH, River Raisin Models, underframes, grab irons, brake sets, roofs, ladders, doors

Structures: various brands

Track Components: Fox Valley, Lionel, MTH

History

The store was started in 1983, a brick-n-mortar hobby store that carries all the model railroading scales. The store subsequently bought the following companies: S Scale America (1994), Chesapeake Models (1995), Plano Model Products (1997; S-scale parts only, such as etched-metal roofwalks), Microscale Industries (2005; S-scale decals only), Details Associates (2005, S-scale product line only), Pacific Rail Shops (2006), Mullet River Model Works (2015), and Oregon Rail Supply's S-scale signals (year unknown). Note that when Des Plaines Hobbies bought Pacific Rail Shops, they bought the tooling and the name; they did not buy PRS' current inventory, which owners John and Felix Verser continued to sell until gone under their other company name Gold Coast Models. Des Plaines Hobbies releases new S-scale products under their "S Scale America" brand. The best way to describe this is that owner Ron Sebastian used S Scale America as their manufacturing arm. It seems that that arm has effectively stopped when Ron passed away. His son-in-law Matt Gaudinsky has started a new company called Scale America that gathers a number of different companies, including S Scale America, to continue to produce items, including S, but as of 2023 has not released any information.

Digitrax

(last reviewed on 10/28/2023)

Contact

Business Type:

Manufacturer

Address:

2443 Transmitter Rd

City:

Panama City

State:

Florida

Zip Code:

32404-3157

Web Site:

visit

Phone:

(850) 872 9890

Fax:

(850) 872 9557

Products

S Products Page: view

Electronics: DCC systems, decoders

Locomotives: decoder recommendations for specific engines

Notes

The S-specific web site link above shows all the recommended Digitrax decoders for various S-scale locomotives.

Dixie Union Station

(last reviewed on 10/31/2023)

Contact

Business Type:

Brick-n-Mortar Retailer

Address:

110 West Main Street

City:

Mason

State:

Ohio

Zip Code:

45040

Web Site:

visit

e-mail:

send

Phone:

(513) 459-0460

Founder(s):

Rocky Lane

Products

Locomotives: Lionel, MTH

Miscellaneous: A.F. repair

Rolling Stock: Lionel, MTH

Scenery: Artistta figures

Track Components: Lionel, MTH, GarGraves

DKRickman's Shop

(last reviewed on 11/01/2023)

Contact

Business Type:

Shapeways Store

Web Site:

visit

Founder(s):

Ken Rickman

Products

3D-printed products

Locomotives: Pyle headlights, steam locomotive parts pack, smoke stack

Rolling Stock: cabooses

East Coast Train Parts

(last reviewed on 04/06/2023)

Contact

Business Type:

Online Retailer

Address:

P.O. Box 604

City:

Englishtown

State:

New Jersey

Zip Code:

07726

Web Site:

visit

Phone:

(732) 845-5966

Fax:

(732) 845-5967

Products

Locomotives: Lionel repair and replacement parts

Rolling Stock: Lionel repair and replacement parts

Eastern Road Models

(last reviewed on 11/16/2023)

Contact

Business Type:

Shapeways Store

Web Site:

visit

Founder(s):

Steve Hunter

Products

3D-printed products

Layout Scenery: concrete culverts

Locomotives: detailing parts

Rolling Stock: CN flangers, double-ended plow body, gondolas, cabooses, caboose steps and marker lamps, AB and K brake parts, passenger car roof parts

Scenery: lobster traps, fish crates, brooms and shovels, dump cart

Structures: chimney, station windows and doors, roof brackets, water tank

Trackside: switchstands

Notes

The company focuses mostly on Prince Edward Island Railway and Canadian National Railways.

eBay

(last reviewed on 01/18/2024)

Contact

Business Type:

Auction Site

Web Site:

visit

Products

American Flyer accessories

Locomotives: Lionel, MTH, American Models, original American Flyer, etc.

Miscellaneous: reference materials

Rolling Stock: Lionel, MTH, American Models, original American Flyer, etc.

Scenery: figures

Structures: various brands

Track Components: various brands

Trackside: original AF billboards

Vehicles: various brands

Flyer Creations

(last reviewed on 10/14/2023)

Contact

Business Type:

Manufacturer

Web Site:

visit

Founder(s):

Austin Birkey

Products

American Flyer accessories

Locomotives: refurbished A.C. Gilbert

Track Components: bumpers, crossings, straight and curved rerailer/road crossing, rolling roadbed

Fred's Train Shop

(last reviewed on 02/19/2024)

Contact

Business Type:

Brick-n-Mortar Retailer

Address:

8909 Santa Fe Dr.

City:

Overland Park

State:

Kansas

Zip Code:

66212

Web Site:

visit

e-mail:

send

Phone:

(913) 383-3500

Products

S Products Page: view

American Flyer accessories

Layout Scenery: Lionel bridge

Locomotives: Lionel, A.C. Gilbert

Miscellaneous: American Flyer repair

Rolling Stock: Lionel, A.C. Gilbert

Scenery: Lionel billboards

Trackside: Lionel telephone poles

Notes

The owner is an experienced layout builder.

Gandyman and Son Trains

(last reviewed on 03/01/2024)

Contact

Business Type:

Shapeways Store

Web Site:

visit

Products

3D-printed products

Locomotives: diesel detailing parts

Gardiner Model Railroad Designs

(last reviewed on 03/03/2024)

Contact

Business Type:

Shapeways Store

City:

Toronto

Province:

Ontario

Country:

Canada

Web Site:

visit

Founder(s):

Stephen Gardiner

Products

3D-printed products

Locomotives: CNR D-1 shell

Rolling Stock: CNR passenger cars, roofs, non-operable speeder

George's Trains

(last reviewed on 03/06/2024)

Contact

Business Type:

Brick-n-Mortar Retailer

Address:

550 Alden Road, Unit #101 & #102

City:

Markham

Province:

Ontario

Postal Code:

L3R 6A8

Country:

Canada

Web Site:

visit

Facebook:

visit

Phone:

(877) 887-2467

Founder(s):

George Olieux

Products

S Products Page: view

Electronics: original American Flyer transformers

Locomotives: original American Flyer

Rolling Stock: original American Flyer

Track Components: original American Flyer

Notes

Click on "Featured" on their web site, and then click on "Scale S" on the right. This is a full-service, model railroading-only store.

History

Started in 1962, when George bought Bob's Toy Trains for which he was doing a lot of repair work at the time. Today, the business is run by George's sons, Richard and John. The store moved to its present location in 2007.

GHB International

(last reviewed on 03/07/2024)

Contact

Business Type:

Shapeways Store

City:

Gaithersburg

State:

Maryland

Web Site:

visit

Founder(s):

George Barsky

Products

3D-printed products

Locomotives: trolley shell

Gilbert Gallery (The)

(last reviewed on 02/28/2023)

Contact

Business Type:

Individual

Web Site:

visit

Founder(s):

Bob Graves

Products

American Flyer accessories

Layout Scenery: original AF bridges

Locomotives: original American Flyer

Miscellaneous: reference materials

Rolling Stock: original American Flyer

Scenery: figures

Great Decals!

(last reviewed on 01/21/2024)

Contact

Business Type:

Manufacturer

Address:

3306 Parkside Terrace

City:

Fairfax

State:

Virginia

Zip Code:

22031

Web Site:

visit

e-mail:

send

Founder(s):

Bill Mosteller

Products

S Products Page: view

Decals: locomotives & cars decals; custom-design

Locomotives: TruGage coupler gauge

Miscellaneous: tools

Rolling Stock: TruGage coupler gauge

History

In January 2024, Great Decals! acquired Black Swamp Shops' decals, which don't include S-scale decals, but the acquisition did include the files for S-scale Akron, Canton and Youngstown Railroad decals.

Grzyboski's Train Store

(last reviewed on 03/24/2024)

Contact

Business Type:

Brick-n-Mortar Retailer

Address:

200 Glenmaura National Blvd.

City:

Moosic

State:

Pennsylvania

Zip Code:

18507

Web Site:

visit

e-mail:

send

Phone:

(570) 451-1700

Fax:

(570) 451-1727

Products

S Products Page: view

American Flyer accessories

Locomotives: Lionel

Rolling Stock: Lionel

Track Components: Lionel

Train Sets: Lionel

He6agon

(last reviewed on 03/27/2024)

Contact

Business Type:

Shapeways Store

Web Site:

visit

Products

3D-printed products

Locomotives: detailing parts, cab walls

Rolling Stock: detailing parts, caboose cupola, truck sideframes

Scenery: whistle posts

Structures: detailing parts

Trackside: semaphores parts, NYC Whistle posts

Henning's Trains

(last reviewed on 03/30/2024)

Contact

Business Type:

Brick-n-Mortar Retailer

Address:

128 South Line Street

City:

Lansdale

State:

Pennsylvania

Zip Code:

19446

Web Site:

visit

Facebook:

visit

Phone:

(215) 362-2442

Products

American Flyer accessories

Locomotives: Lionel, smoke fluid, Kadee couplers, smoke fluid, original A.F. parts, replacement wheels

Rolling Stock: Lionel, Kadee couplers

Scenery: Lionel figures

Structures: Lionel stations

Track Components: Bright Boy

Trackside: Lionel telephone poles

Train Sets: Lionel freight

Hiawatha Hobbies

(last reviewed on 03/31/2024)

Contact

Business Type:

Brick-n-Mortar Retailer

Address:

2026 Silvernail Road

City:

Pewaukee

State:

Wisconsin

Zip Code:

53072

Web Site:

visit

e-mail:

send

Phone:

(262) 544-4131

Products

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American Flyer accessories

Layout Scenery: Lionel bridge

Locomotives: Lionel

Rolling Stock: MTH, Lionel

Structures: Lionel bridges, stations

Track Components: American Models, Lionel

Train Sets: Lionel passenger, freight

Hobby Surplus Sales

(last reviewed on 04/16/2023)

Contact

Business Type:

Brick-n-Mortar Retailer

Address:

283 Main St

City:

New Britain

State:

Connecticut

Zip Code:

06051

Web Site:

visit

e-mail:

send

Facebook:

visit

Phone:

(860) 229-9069

Products

Locomotives: Lionel, A.C. Gilbert

Rolling Stock: Lionel, A.C. Gilbert; custom-painted cars

Track Components: GarGraves

Notes

The company bought the leftover A.C. Gilbert inventory when that company went bankrupt.

History

In 2006 they released a 124-page catalog. The company is now called Amato's Toy and Hobby of New Britain. They have been in business since 1940.

Hobbyspeed.com

(last reviewed on 09/17/2023)

Contact

Business Type:

Brick-n-Mortar Retailer

Address:

699 Philadelphia Street

City:

Indiana

State:

Pennsylvania

Zip Code:

15701

Web Site:

visit

Products

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Locomotives: smoke fluid, Lionel, MTH remaining stock

Miscellaneous: Tamiya paints, Testors glue and paints

Rolling Stock: Lionel, MTH remaining stock

Scenery: Miller Engineering animated signs

Track Components: Lionel, MTH railjoiners

Vehicles: Greenlight, AutoWorld

House of Trains

(last reviewed on 09/17/2023)

Contact

Business Type:

Brick-n-Mortar Retailer

Address:

8106 Maple Street

City:

Omaha

State:

Nebraska

Zip Code:

68134

Web Site:

visit

Facebook:

visit

Phone:

(402) 934-7245

Products

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Locomotives: Kadee couplers

Rolling Stock: Kadee couplers

Track Components: Lionel

Interurban Traction Models

(last reviewed on 03/01/2023)

Contact

Business Type:

Shapeways Store

Address:

8 rue du Dr Schweitzer

City:

Deuil-la-Barre

Country:

France

Web Site:

visit

Facebook:

visit

Founder(s):

Volkmar Meier

Products

3D-printed products

Locomotives: Ohio Electric Combine

Inventive Models

(last reviewed on 09/17/2023)

Contact

Business Type:

Manufacturer

Web Site:

visit

e-mail:

send

Facebook:

visit

Founder(s):

Eric Xing

YouTube Channel:

view

Products

Locomotives: brass couplers based on Frank Sergent's design

Rolling Stock: brass couplers based on Frank Sergent's design

Notes

Contact John Degnan (scaler164@comcast.net) if you are interested in ordering these couplers, as he sometimes compiles small orders to build one large order to I.M.

Ippys Hobbies

(last reviewed on 02/12/2024)

Contact

Business Type:

Online Retailer

Address:

685 Herman Road

City:

Jackson

State:

New Jersey

Zip Code:

08527

Web Site:

visit

Phone:

(848) 241-1725

Products

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Locomotives: Lionel

Rolling Stock: Lionel

Track Components: Lionel

J.D. Rustermier

(last reviewed on 02/27/2023)

Contact

Business Type:

Manufacturer

City:

San Jose

State:

California

e-mail:

send

Founder(s):

Rusty Rustermier

Products

Locomotives: various trucks, investment cast detail parts

Rolling Stock: various trucks, investment cast detail parts

Notes

J.D. (a.k.a. Rusty) offers a brass universal spider for the plastic Cardan universal that Ajin used in their S-scale drive that River Raisin Models imported (the plastic spider in that universal would crack just sitting on the shelf in a model). If you are in need for something specific for your steam locomotive, consider contacting Rusty.

History

He bought the Miniature Machine product line.

Jackson-Standard Models

(last reviewed on 12/15/2023)

Contact

Business Type:

Manufacturer

Web Site:

visit

Founder(s):

Brian Jackson

Products

Locomotives: replacement gearbox for Omnicon 2-10-0

History

Started in 2014.

Jason's Brass Poles

(last reviewed on 01/31/2023)

Contact

Business Type:

Manufacturer & Retailer

Address:

1337 Laura Drive

City:

Lorain

State:

Ohio

Zip Code:

44053

Web Site:

visit

e-mail:

send

Facebook:

visit

Phone:

(440) 282-9225

Founder(s):

Brian Weisman

Products

Locomotives: steeplecabs (GE & Baldwin), trolley poles, NWSL Stanton Drives

Rolling Stock: logging disconnects (standard-gauge), snowplows (3D-printed), trolley cars (3D-printed)

Scenery: brass armless, single-arm, double-arm, or Catenary-style trolley line poles (styles: Suydam, wood, or tapered). Brass street lights, goose neck station lights, wall-mounted lamps. Double-track catenary towers (plastic).

Notes

The company is a dealer for Tichy Train Group products, some with discounts. The company does not have a dedicated web site, but they are listed on eBay and on Facebook, plus reachable via e-mail or telephone. Custom orders can be discussed. See the Supplemental File for their PDF catalog.

Supplemental File

The Company's Product Listing

JR Junction Train & Hobby

(last reviewed on 02/27/2023)

Contact

Business Type:

Brick-n-Mortar Retailer

Address:

2716 Erie Boulevard East

City:

Syracuse

State:

New York

Zip Code:

13224

Web Site:

visit

e-mail:

send

Phone:

(315) 451-6551

Products

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Locomotives: Lionel, MTH, smoke fluid

Miscellaneous: authorized Lionel and MTH repair facility

Rolling Stock: MTH, Lionel

Scratchbuilding: various brands

Structures: Plasticville

Track Components: various brands

Notes

The store supports The Central New York S Gauge Association.

Keystone Details

(last reviewed on 02/28/2023)

Contact

Business Type:

Shapeways Store

Web Site:

visit

Products

3D-printed products

Locomotives: PRR-specific details, tender doghouse, PRR-specific tender trucks

Rolling Stock: PRR-specific truck parts, NYC caboose T truck

Track Components: PRR-specific bumpers

Notes

Their web site lists the products, but they actually sell through Shapeways.

kijiji

(last reviewed on 03/04/2023)

Contact

Business Type:

Auction Site

Country:

Canada

Web Site:

visit

Products

Locomotives: various

Rolling Stock: various

Vehicles: various

Kiwi Trains

(last reviewed on 02/13/2024)

Contact

Business Type:

Shapeways Store

Country:

New Zealand

Web Site:

visit

Founder(s):

Peter Bryant

Products

3D-printed products

Locomotives: New Zealand DXR, H, DC, EF class shells

Rolling Stock: freight car shells, bogie sideframes, couplers

Scenery: detailing parts, animal freight car loads

Notes

On the web site look for anything "1:64" or marked as "NZ64" for S-scale products.

KND Enterprises, Inc

(last reviewed on 04/12/2024)

Contact

Business Type:

Manufacturer

City:

Chalfont

State:

Pennsylvania

e-mail:

send

Phone:

(215) 822-2048

Founder(s):

John Kennedy

Products

Locomotives: interurban-style kits, snow sweeper

Rolling Stock: interurban passenger car kits

History

Their web site disappeared in 2021. John had a serious fall in 2021 which prevented him from producing kits, but as of June 2022 he is back to filling backorders.

KV Models

(last reviewed on 03/04/2023)

Contact

Business Type:

Manufacturer

Address:

P.O. Box 1204

City:

Denville

State:

New Jersey

Zip Code:

07834

Web Site:

visit

e-mail:

send

Founder(s):

Scott Lupia

Products

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Locomotives: steam locomotive detailing parts

History

The company was started in1998.

Lanes Trains

(last reviewed on 03/04/2023)

Contact

Business Type:

Shapeways Store

Web Site:

visit

Founder(s):

Bill Lane

Products

3D-printed products

Locomotives: detailing parts

Rolling Stock: loads, logging Bobber caboose parts, detailing parts

Leadville Designs

(last reviewed on 12/11/2023)

Contact

Business Type:

Manufacturer

Web Site:

visit

e-mail:

send

Founder(s):

Bill Meredith

Products

Decals: custom decals

Locomotives: locomotive builders plates

Rolling Stock: Sn3 freight and passenger cars, trucks

Notes

The company has a "Modeler's Co-op Program" in place. Basically, it is an arrangement between an interested party (one or more people) and Leadville Designs whereby the interested party underwrites the development costs of a particular subject kit. In return, that party receives a substantially reduced price on each kit. Leadville Designs will then offer the kit as part of the line. For every kit sold to the general market, those who underwrote the costs receive a commission. If the kit sells well, the investors could recover their out of pocket costs and even make money.

History

The company was started in 2018, and is a spinoff of the former The Leadville Shops and before that, The Cimarron Works.

Leadville Shops

(last reviewed on 02/24/2023)

Contact

Business Type:

Manufacturer

Address:

3021 Mountain Shadows Dr

City:

Lakewood

State:

Colorado

Zip Code:

80215

Web Site:

visit

Founder(s):

Robert Stears, Doug Junda

Products

Decals: narrow-guage decals

Locomotives: wheels, detailing parts, Sn3 tender truck kits

Rolling Stock: brass Sn3 trucks, detailing parts

Structures: laser-cut wooden kits

Track Components: turnout frog kits

Notes

This is part of The San Juan Model Company, which is the division that handles the narrow-gauge-related kits.

Lehighton Hobbies

(last reviewed on 09/17/2023)

Contact

Business Type:

Brick-n-Mortar Retailer

Address:

197 S First St

City:

Lehighton

State:

Pennsylvania

Zip Code:

18235-0696

Web Site:

visit

e-mail:

send

Phone:

(484) 629-4252

Products

Locomotives: Lionel

Rolling Stock: Lionel

Track Components: Lionel

Lights 4 Models

(last reviewed on 05/25/2023)

Contact

Business Type:

Manufacturer & Retailer

City:

Dublin

State:

Ohio

Web Site:

visit

Phone:

(614) 296-8691

Founder(s):

John Gafney

Products

Airplanes: airport approach lights

Boats: buoy lights

Electronics: parts, shrink tubing

Locomotives: electronics parts

Rolling Stock: FRED, EOT lights

Scenery: sound modules, Miller Engineering animated signs

Structures: LED interior, exterior lights, tower warning lights, sound modules (e.g. church, outhouse)

Track Components: track cleaning pads

Trackside: EZ Line

Vehicles: LED lights, flashers

Lines West Products

(last reviewed on 03/04/2023)

Contact

Business Type:

Manufacturer

Address:

1313 West Seminary Street, Suite 4

City:

Richland Center

State:

Wisconsin

Zip Code:

53581

Web Site:

visit

Products

Locomotives: detailing parts

Rolling Stock: Milwaukee caboose

Trackside: switch stands

Lionel

(last reviewed on 03/04/2023)

Contact

Business Type:

Manufacturer

Web Site:

visit

Products

Catalog: view

American Flyer accessories

Electronics: transformers, TMCC, Legacy, etc.

Locomotives: steam, diesel, smoke fluid

Rolling Stock: freight, passenger, MOW, caboose, trucks, wheelsets, couplers

Scenery: figures

Structures: Piggy-back unloader

Track Components: track system, turnouts, railjoiners

Trackside: telephone poles

Train Sets: passenger, freight

Notes

One of the main manufacturers of S-scale products. Lionel owns the "American Flyer" name and produces S-scale products under that name.

History

In 2006 Lionel announced that it had officially taken over the assets of K-Line, including inventory, intellectual property, tooling, and trademarks, after it won its trademark lawsuit against K-Line. Lionel made a deal with Sanda Kan, K-Line's principal manufacturer and creditor, who in turn worked out a deal with K-Line's bankers. Lionel from then on controlled and operated the K-Line brand and has the right to completely own it in the future. The 0-4-0 switcher and the end-cab switcher that K-Line had previously announced for S-scale were abandoned. That year they announced the products will be sold under the brand name "K-Line by Lionel" and will appear in packaging that is different from Lionel's standard boxes.

Marbelup Models

(last reviewed on 01/28/2024)

Contact

Business Type:

Manufacturer

City:

Perth

State:

Western Australia

Country:

Australia

Web Site:

visit

e-mail:

send

Products

3D-printed products

Locomotives: Western Australian Government Railways (WAGR) diesel kits

Rolling Stock: Sn42 (Sn3-1/2) Australian-prototype models

Scenery: detailing parts, sheep load

Structures: Australian prototype kits

Notes

This company only focuses on WAGR prototypes in Sn42 (S-scale models on HO-scale track). Orders are printed on-demand. The actual printing is done by i.Materialise in Belgium. A 25% deposit is required to place an order, with PayPal being preferred.

History

The company was started in 2013. They indicated in 2023 that they are taking a break in accepting orders.

Mario's Trains

(last reviewed on 03/06/2023)

Contact

Business Type:

Online Retailer

Address:

170 Dawson Drive

City:

Winchester

State:

Virginia

Zip Code:

22602

Web Site:

visit

e-mail:

send

Phone:

(540) 868-0025

Products

Locomotives: Lionel

Rolling Stock: Lionel

Track Components: Lionel

Train Sets: Lionel

Mark's Model Works

(last reviewed on 03/06/2023)

Contact

Business Type:

Manufacturer

Address:

47 Raukawa Street

City:

Stokes Valley

Province:

Lower Hutt, Wellington

Postal Code:

5019

Country:

New Zealand

Web Site:

visit

e-mail:

send

Phone:

0272521962

Products

Locomotives: etched brass New Zealand Railway, brass wheel-wipers, detailing parts

Rolling Stock: etched brass New Zealand Railway, passenger car windows

Scenery: etched-brass birds, clothes line, plants

Structures: etched-brass windmill

Trackside: M&H Semaphore Signal Post

Vehicles: handcart kit

Marsh Creek Mini

(last reviewed on 03/07/2023)

Contact

Business Type:

Shapeways Store

Web Site:

visit

Founder(s):

Richard Brungard

Products

3D-printed products

Locomotives: Porter steam locomotive shell

Rolling Stock: Sn2 swing motion truck

Marty’s Trains

(last reviewed on 03/07/2023)

Contact

Business Type:

Online Retailer

Web Site:

visit

e-mail:

send

Phone:

(516) 763-2258

Fax:

(516) 783-0082

Products

American Flyer accessories

Locomotives: original American Flyer, Lionel

Miscellaneous: reference materials

Rolling Stock: original American Flyer, Lionel

Track Components: original American Flyer, Lionel

History

The company was started in 1989.

Merritt 3D Designs & Printing

(last reviewed on 03/17/2024)

Contact

Business Type:

Manufacturer

Address:

1001 Quail Run

City:

Erwin

State:

Tennessee

Zip Code:

37650

Web Site:

visit

e-mail:

send

Phone:

(423) 735-8961

Founder(s):

Benjamin Merritt

Products

S Products Page: view

3D-printed products

Locomotives: ET&WNC Motorcar 1, caboose, parlor car

Rolling Stock: D&RGW passenger detailing part, caboose bay window part

Structures: ET&WNC water tank, spout

Trackside: milepost, whistle post

MJMX Models

(last reviewed on 03/07/2023)

Contact

Business Type:

Shapeways Store

Web Site:

visit

Founder(s):

Michael Mosher

Products

3D-printed products

Locomotives: Hodges trailing truck

MLW Services

(last reviewed on 12/11/2023)

Contact

Business Type:

Manufacturer

Country:

Canada

Web Site:

visit

e-mail:

send

Phone:

(416) 626-8395

Founder(s):

Andy Malette

Products

Locomotives: number plates, Canadian-prototype steam locomotive conversion kits

Rolling Stock: Canadian prototype freight car kits

Notes

Andy is the NASG's Secretary.

Modelu

(last reviewed on 07/28/2023)

Contact

Business Type:

Manufacturer

City:

Bristol

Country:

Wales

Web Site:

visit

e-mail:

send

Phone:

07887 803737

Founder(s):

Alan Buttler

Products

Catalog: view

3D-printed products

Locomotives: headlights

Scenery: figures

Notes

Most items they produce are available for S-scale. They are pricey, but if you are looking for something specific, it might be worth it. In July 2023, the company announced that Yarmouth Model Works, based in St. Thomas, Ontario, Canada, is now a North American retailer for Modelu 3D-printed figures. This is a big boon for those of us in the U.S. and Canada as shipping from England can be quite high. Yarmouth Model Works owner, Pierre Oliver, announced that they will be stocking HO- and O-scale figures that have a North American flavor to them, but that they will be able to order S-scale items by special request. So, if you have been eyeing some of their beautiful figures, but were worried about the high shipping cost, contact Yarmouth.

History

The company was started in 2015. The name is based on the Welsh word for "modeling".

Mr. Muffin's Trains

(last reviewed on 02/24/2024)

Contact

Business Type:

Brick-n-Mortar Retailer

Address:

177 W. Main Street

City:

Atlanta

State:

Indiana

Zip Code:

46031

Web Site:

visit

e-mail:

send

Facebook:

visit

Phone:

(765) 292-2022

YouTube Channel:

view

Products

S Products Page: view

Layout Scenery: Scenic Express, Zap-a-Gap glues

Locomotives: Lionel

Rolling Stock: Lionel

MTH Parts & Sales LLC

(last reviewed on 02/25/2024)

Contact

Business Type:

Manufacturer

Web Site:

visit

Products

Locomotives: MTH parts

Rolling Stock: MTH parts

Track Components: MTH parts

Notes

This was one of the companies that was spun off from the original MTH Electric Trains when that company closed. They may carry replacement parts for S-scale items that MTH sold.

NAFTA Scale Models

(last reviewed on 03/08/2023)

Contact

Business Type:

Manufacturer

City:

Penhold

Province:

Alberta

Country:

Canada

Web Site:

visit

Products

Locomotives: various railroad-specific antennae

Rolling Stock: gondola covers

Trackside: instrument shed

Notes

You'll have to dig around the web site a bit, as it is very confusingly laid out.

Nassau Hobby Center

(last reviewed on 03/08/2023)

Contact

Business Type:

Brick-n-Mortar Retailer

Address:

13 W Merrick Road

City:

Freeport

State:

New York

Web Site:

visit

Phone:

(516) 378-9594

Founder(s):

Ralph Hirschberg

Products

Locomotives: Lionel

Rolling Stock: Lionel

Track Components: Lionel

Train Sets: Lionel passenger

History

The company was started in 1946. In 1973, Ralph's son, Charlie, took over the business when his Dad passed away. Charlie's son, Chris, now runs the store.

National Capitol Trains

(last reviewed on 07/29/2023)

Contact

Business Type:

Online Retailer

Address:

9001 Scott Street

City:

Springfield

State:

Virginia

Zip Code:

22153-4113

Web Site:

visit

e-mail:

send

Phone:

(571) 438-2800

Founder(s):

Bernie Kritzer

Products

S Products Page: view

Locomotives: rotating inventory of Sn3

Rolling Stock: rotating inventory of Sn3

Notes

The address is for mailing purposes only. Do not visit.

History

The company was started in 1989, focusing on narrow-gauge equipment in various scales.

NE Model Works

(last reviewed on 03/08/2023)

Contact

Business Type:

Shapeways Store

Web Site:

visit

Products

3D-printed products

Locomotives: DL-109 detailing parts

New Zealand Finescale

(last reviewed on 02/18/2023)

Contact

Business Type:

Manufacturer

City:

Christchurch

Country:

New Zealand

Web Site:

visit

Founder(s):

Lawrence, Jill, and Haydn Boul

Products

3D-printed products

Electronics: several different types of items

Locomotives: motors, detailing parts, wheels, and complete NZR engine kits

Miscellaneous: micro reamers, taps, drill bits

Rolling Stock: car detailing parts, several different NZR car kits

Scenery: figures, vegetation, mining cart

Structures: NZR Station Latrine, many detailing parts

Track Components: yard ground throw

Trackside: semaphores, kits for animating them

Vehicles: horse-drawn carriage, 1936 Austin Ruby

Notes

The company specializes in 3D-printed, etched-brass kits and details, and metal cast parts. They are focused on the New Zealand Railway prototype, i.e. Sn42, but many items can be used by other modelers. Their figures are very nicely details and to-scale.

Nicolas Smith Trains

(last reviewed on 03/08/2023)

Contact

Business Type:

Brick-n-Mortar Retailer

Address:

2343 West Chester Pike

City:

Broomall

State:

Pennsylvania

Zip Code:

19008

Web Site:

visit

Phone:

(610) 353-8585

Products

American Flyer accessories

Electronics: DCC, Lionel transformers, Dallee

Locomotives: Lionel, MTH, smoke fluid, Kadee coupler height gauge

Rolling Stock: Lionel, MTH, Kadee coupler height gauge

Track Components: Lionel, GarGraves, Caboose Industries, Blue Point

Train Sets: Lionel

NorthWest Short Line

(last reviewed on 03/08/2023)

Contact

Business Type:

Manufacturer

Address:

P.O. Box 219

City:

Kila

State:

Montana

Zip Code:

59920

Web Site:

visit

e-mail:

send

Founder(s):

Raoul Martin

Products

Locomotives: Stanton drive (scale & P64), repowering kits, gearing, motors, flywheels, shaft adapters and bushings

Miscellaneous: various tools (the Chopper, the Puller, the Quarterer, the Sensipress, the Duplicutter, the True Sander); hardware

Rolling Stock: wheelsets (scale, P64, Sn3)

Notes

They produce gears, wheels, and other items for S and Sn3, including the S-scale version of the Stanton Drive. They were the first company to import a brass car for S-scale in 1972 (a three-dome Jones & Laughlin tank car).

History

Raoul started the company in 1959. He retired in 2008. Dave Rygmyr bought the company and moved it to Hamilton, Montana. Dave retired in 2019, and NWSL employees Holly and Ian bought the company and moved it to Kila, Montana.

P-B-L

(last reviewed on 03/09/2023)

Contact

Business Type:

Manufacturer

City:

Ukiah

State:

California

Web Site:

visit

Founder(s):

Bill Peter

Products

Decals: locomotives & cars decals

Layout Scenery: HO girder bridge for Sn3

Locomotives: standard-, narrow-gauge steam

Miscellaneous: Tools, Star Brand paints, Hotip resistance soldering equipment. Re-railer.

Rolling Stock: narrow-gauge freight cars, caboose kits, trucks, wheelsets, couplers, loads

Scenery: figures

Scratchbuilding: Evergreen Scale Models

Structures: narrow-gauge-related kits

Track Components: Sn3 code 70, 55 flextrack, turnouts, track gauges, Gapmaster, ties, rail joiners, spikes, Switchmaster switch machines

Notes

The main Sn3 manufacturer. It is believed that Pacific Fast Mail manufactured unpainted figures, which they sold directly, and also sold wholesale to P-B-L. Keren Booth, of P-B-L, hand-painted many of those and they were sold at retail by P-B-L. June's Small World was another painter and reseller of these figures, hence you might find duplicates. A recent interview with Jimmy Booth

History

The company was started in 1971 in Chama, New Mexico as Peter-Built Locomotive Works, named after the owner Bill Peter, and later renamed to just P-B-L, to upgrade HOn3 and HO-scale locomotives. In 1980 they released their first Sn3 locomotive, the K-37, followed by the K-27 (#453 and #461). In 1981 they bought the Cascade Line of Sn3 kits and trucks. At some point in time they bought the C&S plastic freight car kits from Overland Models, Inc. (who, in turn, it is believed, bought them from Berlyn Locomotive Works). In 1986 P-B-L bought Chama Model Shop from Jim Finnell (produced white metal castings that came with P-B-L's kits); the product line was integrated into P-B-L's Triangle Scale Models product line; the automotive vehicle kits were integrated into the new Milestone Autos product line. In 1990 they moved to their present location, Ukiah, California. George Hall wrote an article published in the July 1995 issue of Model Railroader magazine describing the history of P-B-L and their current status (as of 1995, that is). When Tomalco was sold off, P-B-L acquired the Sn3 track products (Tomalco Track, owned by Larry Morton, took over the standard-gauge track products). As it turns out, the molds for the Sn3 track components are owned by P-B-L, but they reside at Micro Engineering, who are the ones that actually make the products for P-B-L. Video of interview with Bill Peter. Video of Jimmy Booth talking about brass trains (here's another one).

Papa Ben's Train Place

(last reviewed on 02/24/2024)

Contact

Business Type:

Brick-n-Mortar Retailer

Address:

4007 Bellaire Blvd, Suite E

City:

Houston

State:

Texas

Zip Code:

77025

Web Site:

visit

e-mail:

send

Facebook:

visit

Phone:

(713) 523-5600

Owner(s):

Allyn Pearlman

Founder(s):

Ben Pearlman

Products

S Products Page: view

American Flyer accessories

Electronics: DCC, components

Locomotives: original American Flyer; Lionel, MTH dealer, smoke fluid

Miscellaneous: reference materials, tools

Rolling Stock: original American Flyer, Lionel

Scenery: various brands

Scratchbuilding: most common materials

Track Components: ballast

Patrick's Trains

(last reviewed on 03/09/2023)

Contact

Business Type:

Brick-n-Mortar Retailer

Address:

142 29th Street

City:

Wheeling

State:

West Virginia

Zip Code:

26003

Web Site:

visit

e-mail:

send

Phone:

(304) 232-0714

Products

Locomotives: American Models, Lionel, MTH, S-Helper Service, original A.F couplers

Miscellaneous: reference materials

Rolling Stock: American Models, Lionel, MTH, S-Helper Service, original A.F couplers

Track Components: Caboose Industries ground throw, GarGraves

Train Sets: Lionel passenger, freight

Pikesville Models

(last reviewed on 03/09/2023)

Advertises in the NASG's Dispatch

Contact

Business Type:

Manufacturer & Retailer

Address:

3315 Timberfield Lane

City:

Baltimore

State:

Maryland

Web Site:

visit

e-mail:

send

Phone:

(443) 834-2871

Founder(s):

Dave Blum

Products

American Flyer accessories

Electronics: Lionel transformers

Locomotives: original A.F., American Models, S-Helper Service, MTH, Lionel, smoke fluid

Rolling Stock: original American Flyer, American Models, S-Helper Service, Pacific Rail Shops, S Scale America, Lionel, their own product line

Track Components: original American Flyer, Tru-Scale, Lionel, MTH

Train Sets: original A.F., American Models, Lionel

Vehicles: various brands

Notes

This company is one of the main S-scale retailers.

Port Lines Hobby Supplies

(last reviewed on 01/02/2024)

Advertises in the NASG's Dispatch

Contact

Business Type:

Manufacturer & Retailer

Address:

6 Storeybrooke Drive

City:

Newburyport

State:

Massachusetts

Web Site:

visit

Founder(s):

Doug Peck

Products

American Flyer accessories

Locomotives: original A.F., American Models, S-Helper Service, MTH, Lionel

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

Rolling Stock: original American Flyer, American Models, S-Helper Service, Pacific Rail Shops, S Scale America, Lionel, track-cleaning cars

Scenery: figures, fences, vegetation

Structures: manufactures roundhouse kit; banta modelworks, Lehigh Valley Models, FinestKind, Twin Whistle, Hunterline, Blair Line kits, Plasticville

Track Components: original American Flyer, Lionel, American Models, American S Gauge, Bob Peare, Caboose Industries, Fox Valley, GarGraves, MTH, SHS, turntables

Trackside: crossbucks, semaphores, signals

Vehicles: various brands

Poverty Flats Model Company

(last reviewed on 03/09/2023)

Contact

Business Type:

Shapeways Store

Web Site:

visit

Products

3D-printed products

Locomotives: C&S cast smokebox front

Rolling Stock: silhouette sheep for stock cars

Scenery: cattle guard/crossing guards, silhouette animals (for stock cars)

Scratchbuilding: window frames, roof brackets, freight doors

Structures: saw horse, water tank column

Precision Flyer Repairs

(last reviewed on 03/09/2023)

Contact

Business Type:

Service Company

Web Site:

visit

Products

Locomotives: repair services

Rolling Stock: repair services

Precision Scale Company

(last reviewed on 03/15/2024)

Contact

Business Type:

Manufacturer

Address:

560 Ione Rd

City:

Pasco

State:

Washington

Web Site:

visit

Phone:

(509) 266-4384

Products

Catalog: view

Locomotives: detailing parts, leading/trailing trucks

Miscellaneous: mechanical items, wire, bolts, nuts

Rolling Stock: detailing parts, trucks, Sn3 wheels

Scenery: engine maintenance-related tools

Track Components: harp-style switch stands; code 125 track-laying three-point gauge

History

The company started in 1986 by importing brass Sn3. In 2018 they were bought by P.F. & S Railway Supply Inc (https://www.facebook.com/PFSRailwaySupply/), a brick-n-mortar hobby store, and are now a manufacturing division of that store.

Precision Vintage Classics

(last reviewed on 01/09/2024)

Contact

Business Type:

Manufacturer & Retailer

Address:

9938 257th Street CT E

City:

Graham

State:

Washington

Zip Code:

98338

Web Site:

visit

e-mail:

send

Phone:

(253) 875-1684

Founder(s):

Paul Vaughn

Products

Electronics: DCC brands

Locomotives: narrow-gauge detailing parts, Sn3 coupler-height gauge, driver wheels and axles

Miscellaneous: tools

Rolling Stock: narrow-gauge freight car kits, Tomalco Sn3 Parts, Sn3, Sn2, Sn42 trucks & wheelsets, Sn3 coupler-height gauge, box car ends, brake system parts

Track Components: uncouplers, manual switch machine, owns Tomalco Sn3 Track

Notes

The company is a dealer for Evan Designs, ESU, Decoder Buddy, QSI, and Tam Valley.

History

The company bought Berlyn Locomotive Works' Sn3 product line in 2009. They also bought the Tomalco parts (only; not the track) product line.

R.F. Giardina Co. Inc.

(last reviewed on 03/11/2023)

Contact

Business Type:

Online Retailer

Address:

P.O. 562

City:

Oyster Bay

State:

New York

Zip Code:

11771

Web Site:

visit

Facebook:

visit

Products

Catalog: view

Electronics: original American Flyer transformers, circuit breakers

Locomotives: original American Flyer, smoke fluid

Miscellaneous: A.F. repair, manuals, research materials

Rolling Stock: original American Flyer

Track Components: original American Flyer, Lionel

R3feetr

(last reviewed on 03/11/2023)

Contact

Business Type:

Shapeways Store

Web Site:

visit

Founder(s):

John Hall

Products

3D-printed products

Locomotives: Sn3 locomotive parts

Rolling Stock: TPL log & mill cars; Sn3 passenger car roofs

Trackside: Carter Bros handcar kit (static)

Railmaster Exports

(last reviewed on 09/16/2023)

Contact

Business Type:

Manufacturer

Address:

29 Pupuke Road

City:

Birkenhead

State:

Auckland

Postal Code:

0627

Country:

New Zealand

Web Site:

visit

e-mail:

send

Founder(s):

John Agnew

Products

Locomotives: standard-, narrow-gauge pewter kits, drive units

Scenery: figures, animals

Vehicles: manufactures pewter kits

History

The company was started in 1966. In 1974, with his brass caster, Jeff Thompson, they came up with the name Railmaster. In 1984 the company started exporting Sn3 kits via Scenery Unlimited. In 1988 they sold Railmaster, with a commitment to not sell any kits in New Zealand for three years thereafter. Railmaster Exports was born to only sell outside New Zealand. For a few years in the 2000s, a company in California, called Railmaster Hobbies, served as the company's U.S. distributor. However, in 2017 John Agnew indicated that Railmaster Hobbies are no longer his U.S. distributor (he now sells direct to customers only; Railmaster Hobbies in California is just a regular hobby shop now).

Rebel Locomotives

(last reviewed on 03/11/2023)

Contact

Business Type:

Shapeways Store

Web Site:

visit

Products

3D-printed products

Locomotives: generic diesel snow plow

Richmond Controls

(last reviewed on 03/11/2023)

Contact

Business Type:

Manufacturer

Address:

P.O. Box 1467

City:

Richmond

State:

Texas

Zip Code:

77406

Web Site:

visit

e-mail:

send

Phone:

(281) 342-4895

Products

Locomotives: lighting modules

Right-O'-Way

(last reviewed on 03/11/2023)

Contact

Business Type:

Manufacturer

Address:

2286 Hampton Way

City:

Clovis

State:

California

Web Site:

visit

e-mail:

send

Phone:

(559) 297-0505

Owner(s):

Jay Criswell

Founder(s):

Gene LaVancil

Products

Catalog: view

Locomotives: motors, motor mounts

Miscellaneous: Micro-Mark tools

Track Components: code 100, 83 turnout parts usable in S-scale; tie plates #TPF3 are 0.012" thick

Notes

They are now also the only dealer to stock the American Switch & Signal product line, which makes turnout components that can be used when hand-laying S-scale turnouts.

History

Gene LaVancil started the company in 1963 to produce O-scale rail. In 1989 Lou Cross took over the operation, and Gene willed him the company upon his passing. Lou passed away in 2015 and willed the company to current owner, Jay.

S Scale America

(last reviewed on 03/12/2023)

Contact

Business Type:

Manufacturer

City:

Kenmore

State:

Washington

Web Site:

visit

Owner(s):

Des Plaines Hobbies/Scale America

Founder(s):

Larry Jackman

Products

Locomotives: RS-1 brass kit

Rolling Stock: freight car kits

Trackside: signals

Notes

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.

History

In 1991 the company sold their HO-scale line to focus on S only. In 1994 Des Plaines Hobbies buys the company's product line and name. Larry died in 2009. In 2022 Matt Gaudynski starts Scale America, which now includes the former S Scale America product line held by Des Plaines Hobbies.

S-n-S Trains

(last reviewed on 12/05/2023)

Contact

Business Type:

Service Company

Address:

501 Mason Ave

City:

Yerington

State:

Nevada

Zip Code:

89447

Web Site:

visit

e-mail:

send

Phone:

(775) 344-8242

Owner(s):

Bill Sheneman

Founder(s):

Steve Blackburn

Products

Locomotives: A.F. motor replacements, repair

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

Rolling Stock: track-cleaning car

History

Started by Steve Blackburn in Boise, Idaho to repair American Flyer trains. In June 2022, Steve retired and Bill Sheneman took over ownership, after a couple of years of internship under Steve. Bill moved the company from Boise to Yerington, Nevada.


 (image copyright © Bill Sheneman; used by permission)
A couple of photos of Bill's new workshop.

(image copyright © Bill Sheneman; used by permission)

 (image copyright © Bill Sheneman; used by permission)
Steve came by to visit and give his stamp of approval of Bill's workshop and set-up.

San Juan Details

(last reviewed on 02/24/2023)

Contact

Business Type:

Manufacturer

City:

Denver

State:

Colorado

Web Site:

visit

Founder(s):

Robert Stears, Doug Junda

YouTube Channel:

view

Products

S Products Page: view

Locomotives: old-style bell

Rolling Stock: ladders, underbody brake parts, reefer hardware parts, coach seats, coupler pockets for Sn3

Structures: doors, windows, smoke stack, commercial store front set, station order board, balcony railing

Vehicles: light wagon wheels

Notes

This is part of The San Juan Model Company, which is the division that took over the Grandt Line product line.

Scale Model Supplies

(last reviewed on 06/17/2023)

Contact

Business Type:

Brick-n-Mortar Retailer

Address:

458 N. Lexington Avenue

City:

St. Paul

State:

Minnesota

Zip Code:

55104-4609

Web Site:

visit

Phone:

(651) 646-7781

Owner(s):

Bruce and Doug Gardner (sons of Rodger)

Founder(s):

Rodger Gardner

Products

Locomotives: Lionel

Rolling Stock: Lionel

Scaler164's Shop

(last reviewed on 03/13/2023)

Contact

Business Type:

Shapeways Store

Web Site:

visit

Founder(s):

John Degnan

Products

3D-printed products

Locomotives: GP-35 Raised Dust Bin Filter Cover

Rolling Stock: Open hopper side extension For American Models hoppers

Shapeways

(last reviewed on 03/14/2023)

Contact

Business Type:

3D Printing Service

Web Site:

visit

Products

3D-printed products

Boats: a variety of available models

Locomotives: parts

Rolling Stock: parts

Scenery: figures, animals, detailing parts

Structures: various models

Vehicles: a variety of available models

Notes

A pre-filtered listing of all S-scale items available via Shapeways

Sidetracks

(last reviewed on 03/14/2023)

Contact

Business Type:

Online Retailer

Web Site:

visit

Founder(s):

Tom Henderson

Products

Locomotives: various brands

Miscellaneous: reference materials

Rolling Stock: various brands

Scenery: figures, detailing parts

Track Components: various brands

Trackside: semaphores, signals

Notes

Due to health issues, Tom is selling this entire inventory, most at reduced rates, and he has Steve Wolcott (of Pre-Size Model Specialities) ship the ordered items on his behalf.

Slim Gauge 3D

(last reviewed on 03/14/2023)

Contact

Business Type:

Shapeways Store

Web Site:

visit

Founder(s):

Gordon McKenzie

Products

3D-printed products

Locomotives: Sn3 domes, smoke stack

Rolling Stock: Sn3 stake pockets set, passenger car roof parts

Structures: bunkhouse door and windows

Smoky Mountain Model Works, Inc

(last reviewed on 04/08/2024)

NASG Charles Sandersfeld Memorial Award

Contact

Business Type:

Manufacturer

Web Site:

visit

e-mail:

send

Founder(s):

Jim King

Products

Decals: decals for products they sell

Locomotives: diesel kits; sideframes designed for use with Stanton drives

Rolling Stock: freight car kits, detailing parts, trucks (S and Sn2), wheelsets, coupler draft gear (Kadee and Sergent/Inventive Models compatible), underframes, roofs

Track Components: tie plates, joint bars, track gauges, tie jigs (turnouts, bridge, straight), switch stands

History

Jim King started producing HO-scale kits in 1990. The company became his full-time business in 2002. In 2006 he added S-scale kits to the product line. He sold off his HO-scale product line, and now only does S- and O-scale products.

Steam Era Models

(last reviewed on 11/01/2023)

Contact

Business Type:

Manufacturer

Address:

P.O. Rhyll

Province:

Victoria

Postal Code:

3923

Country:

Australia

Web Site:

visit

e-mail:

send

Phone:

61 3 5956 9389

Founder(s):

David Foulkes

Products

Locomotives: Black Beetle and Black Bug powered trucks

Notes

The company is primarily an HO-scale model manufacturer for Australian prototypes, but they manufacture the Black Beetle, which is similar in concept to the NWSL Stanton Drive.

T & K Hobby

(last reviewed on 03/14/2023)

Contact

Business Type:

Brick-n-Mortar Retailer

Address:

500 Hall Street

City:

Bridgeport

State:

Ohio

Web Site:

visit

Phone:

(740) 633-6607

Products

American Flyer accessories

Decals: alphabet sets, Solvaset

Electronics: wire

Layout Scenery: scenic backgrounds (not S-specific)

Locomotives: Lionel, smoke fluid

Miscellaneous: weathering powders

Rolling Stock: Lionel

Track Components: Lionel, GarGraves track screws, track cleaning block, Bright Boy, Circuitron Tortoise switch machine

Trackside: backgrounds, Lionel telephone poles

History

Started in 1976.

Tebee Models

(last reviewed on 11/19/2023)

Contact

Business Type:

Shapeways Store

Country:

New Zealand

Web Site:

visit

Founder(s):

Tom Bell

Products

3D-printed products

Locomotives: trolley shells, Sn2 steam, diesel, railbus shells

Rolling Stock: Sn2 and Sn3 passenger, freight cars, underframes

The Train Shop

(last reviewed on 12/20/2023)

Contact

Business Type:

eBay Store

City:

Midlothian

State:

Virginia

Web Site:

visit

e-mail:

send

Products

3D-printed products

Locomotives: wooden replacement cab for an HO-scale MDC-based Sn3 conversion model

Rolling Stock: passenger car lamps

Structures: sand drying stove, vintage store counter

Vehicles: 1926 Mack AC Bulldog Logging Truck

Tomar Industries

(last reviewed on 04/03/2023)

Contact

Business Type:

Manufacturer

Address:

560 Ione Rd.

City:

Pasco

State:

Washington

Zip Code:

99301

Web Site:

visit

Phone:

(509) 528-2233

Products

Locomotives: pick-up contact strips

Rolling Stock: drumhead heralds for many railroads, end-of-train devices, pick-up contact strips

Track Components: bumping post, Hayes wheel stop

History

The company is now owned by PF&S Railway Supply.

Toy Trains Unlimited

(last reviewed on 03/15/2023)

Contact

Business Type:

Brick-n-Mortar Retailer

Address:

38 York Street

City:

Hanover

State:

Pennsylvania

Zip Code:

17331

e-mail:

send

Phone:

(717) 637-4717

Products

Locomotives: original American Flyer, Lionel

Miscellaneous: A.F. repair

Rolling Stock: original American Flyer, Lionel, MTH, K-Line

Notes

No web site. The owner sponsors the Baltimore Area American Flyer Club.

Train Repair Parts

(last reviewed on 03/18/2023)

Contact

Business Type:

Service Company

City:

Middletown

State:

Connecticut

Web Site:

visit

Phone:

(860) 324-7462

Products

S Products Page: view

Decals: American Flyer replacements

Electronics: A.C. Gilbert transformers restored

Locomotives: American Flyer repair parts

Rolling Stock: American Flyer repair parts

Track Components: American Flyer replacement parts

Notes

Train Repair Parts is the home of the original A.C. Gilbert Factory Parts Department and one of the most extensive Lionel parts departments.

History

This company has been in business since 1940.

Train Station (The)

(last reviewed on 03/15/2023)

Contact

Business Type:

Brick-n-Mortar Retailer

Address:

12 Romaine Road

City:

Mountain Lakes

State:

New Jersey

Zip Code:

07046

Web Site:

visit

e-mail:

send

Phone:

(973) 263-1979

Fax:

(973) 402-6192

Products

S Products Page: view

Layout Scenery: original AF bridges

Locomotives: original American Flyer, Lionel

Miscellaneous: reference materials

Rolling Stock: Lionel

Track Components: original American Flyer, Lionel

Train Sets: Lionel

Train Tender (The)

(last reviewed on 04/06/2023)

Contact

Business Type:

Brick-n-Mortar Retailer

Address:

7607 Gregg Road

City:

Bloomfield

State:

New York

Zip Code:

14469-9790

Web Site:

visit

e-mail:

send

Phone:

(585) 229-2050

Products

Decals: A.C. Gilbert replacement decals

Locomotives: A.C. Gilbert and Lionel replacement parts

Miscellaneous: screws, various handy repair tools, paints

Rolling Stock: A.C. Gilbert and Lionel replacement parts

Structures: Plasticville replacement parts

TrainMaster Model Trains

(last reviewed on 03/15/2023)

Contact

Business Type:

Brick-n-Mortar Retailer

Address:

1359 4th Ave

City:

Auburn

State:

Georgia

Zip Code:

30011

Web Site:

visit

e-mail:

send

Products

American Flyer accessories

Decals: Micro Scale, Tichy

Layout Scenery: Pre-Size Model Specialties tunnel portals; B.T.S. bridges

Locomotives: Lionel, MTH

Rolling Stock: Lionel, MTH

Scenery: figures, animals, fences, detailing parts

Structures: American Model Builders, Bar Mills, B.T.S., GCLaser, Lionel, AM Models, Motrak Models, Rail Line Models, Branchline Trains kits

Track Components: Circuitron Tortoise, New Rail Blue Point, spikes, switch machine wire, Kappler Mill ties, Lionel, MTH, Ribbonrail gauges, Tomar Industries

Train Sets: Lionel

History

The company started in 1997. It is now located next to the CSX line.

Trains & More, LLC

(last reviewed on 03/15/2023)

Advertises in the NASG's Dispatch

Contact

Business Type:

Online Retailer

Address:

P.O. Box 1751

City:

Manchester

State:

Connecticut

Zip Code:

06045-1751

Web Site:

visit

e-mail:

send

Products

American Flyer accessories

Electronics: original American Flyer transformers, circuit breakers

Layout Scenery: original AF bridge

Locomotives: American Flyer

Rolling Stock: American Flyer, Lionel

Structures: American Flyer

Track Components: American Flyer

Trains and Toy Soldiers

(last reviewed on 03/15/2023)

Contact

Business Type:

Brick-n-Mortar Retailer

Address:

3130 South 6th Street, Suite 104

City:

Lincoln

State:

Nebraska

Web Site:

visit

Products

American Flyer accessories

Locomotives: Lionel, smoke fluid

Miscellaneous: 10"x30" backdrops

Rolling Stock: Lionel

Track Components: Lionel

Train Sets: Lionel

Vehicles: various brands

Trainworld

(last reviewed on 03/15/2023)

Contact

Business Type:

Online Retailer

Web Site:

visit

Products

S Products Page: view

American Flyer accessories

Electronics: DCC brands

Layout Scenery: Lionel bridges

Locomotives: Lionel, Kadee couplers

Rolling Stock: Lionel, wheelsets, Kadee couplers

Track Components: MTH, Lionel

Train Sets: Lionel passenger, freight

Trainz

(last reviewed on 02/04/2024)

Advertises in the NASG's Dispatch

Contact

Business Type:

Online Retailer

Web Site:

visit

Facebook:

visit

Phone:

(866) 285-5840

Founder(s):

Scott Griggs

YouTube Channel:

view

Products

S Products Page: view

American Flyer accessories

Locomotives: Lionel

Rolling Stock: Lionel, loads

Structures: various brands

Track Components: Lionel, Gargraves, S-Helper Service

Train Sets: Lionel

Vienna Station

(last reviewed on 03/16/2023)

Contact

Business Type:

Online Retailer

Address:

212 Walnut Lane NW

City:

Vienna

State:

Virginia

Zip Code:

22180

Web Site:

visit

e-mail:

send

Phone:

(703) 938-4914

Founder(s):

Ray Ellen, Jerrry Covel, Rob Tucker

Products

American Flyer accessories

Locomotives: original American Flyer

Miscellaneous: reference materials

Rolling Stock: original American Flyer, Lionel

Walthers

(last reviewed on 03/16/2023)

Contact

Business Type:

Manufacturer & Retailer

Web Site:

visit

Phone:

800-4-TRAINS

Owner(s):

Stacey Walthers-Naffah

Founder(s):

Bill Walthers

Products

Decals: various brands

Electronics: various systems

Layout Scenery: various brands

Locomotives: various brands

Miscellaneous: reference materials

Rolling Stock: various brands

Scenery: figures, animals, fences, detailing parts

Scratchbuilding: various brands

Structures: various brands

History

The company was founded in 1932. In 1958, Bill retired and his son Bruce took over. In 1984 Bruce's son Phil took over. Phil was the one who got Walthers into the manufacturing business. The company's web site was launched in 1994. Phil retired in 2018 and his oldest daughter, Stacey Walthers-Naffah, took over the reigns of the company.

Whistle Stop, Inc (The)

(last reviewed on 03/16/2023)

Contact

Business Type:

Brick-n-Mortar Retailer

Address:

2490 East Colorado Blvd

City:

Pasadena

State:

California

Web Site:

visit

e-mail:

send

Phone:

(626) 796-7791

Fax:

(626) 796-7566

Owner(s):

Fred Hill and Brian Brooks

Founder(s):

Ed and Irene Hakkinen

Products

Catalog: view

American Flyer accessories

Locomotives: brass

Rolling Stock: brass, Pacific Rail Shops

Notes

Search their page for the text "** s" (without the quotes), to go to the S-scale section (includes Sn3 items).

History

The company was started in 1951.

White Rose Hobbies

(last reviewed on 03/16/2023)

Contact

Business Type:

Brick-n-Mortar Retailer

Address:

4401 W Market St.

City:

York

State:

Pennsylvania

Zip Code:

17408

Web Site:

visit

Phone:

(717) 505-8676

Products

Locomotives: Lionel

Rolling Stock: Lionel

Track Components: Caboose industries switch stands

Willmodels

(last reviewed on 01/22/2023)

Contact

Business Type:

Shapeways Store

Web Site:

visit

Founder(s):

James Will

Products

3D-printed products

Locomotives: Whitcomb 65-ton locomotive parts (use American Models S-12 chassis)

Vehicles: Mickey 26' 14-Bay Beverage Trailer

Willy Monaghan

(last reviewed on 03/16/2023)

Contact

Business Type:

Shapeways Store

Web Site:

visit

Owner(s):

William Monagahn

Products

3D-printed products

Electronics: speaker enclosure, mounting fixture for Hex Frog Juicer

Locomotives: old-time steam cab, domes, speaker enclosure

Rolling Stock: Civil War-era passenger, freight cars, caboose, Fox trucks, caboose steps

Scratchbuilding: ladder

Track Components: Ramapo switch stand, targets

Trackside: semaphores

Wiseman Model Services

(last reviewed on 03/16/2023)

Contact

Business Type:

Manufacturer & Retailer

Web Site:

visit

Founder(s):

Keith Wiseman

Products

Decals: Russ Simpson Sn3 decals

Layout Scenery: multi-scale bridge kits

Locomotives: detailing parts

Rolling Stock: freight car, MOW kits, parts, Sn3 kits, Sn3 trucks, K brake parts

Scenery: figures, detailing parts

Structures: kits, detailing parts

History

The company was started in 2008. Doug Peck provided a listing of all the companies that Wiseman has bought over the years:
- McKenzie Iron & Steel kits, Detail Parts and Plans
- Hetch Hetchy Models Dolbeer & Boiler kits
- American Model Builders O scale Tractors and On3/On30 Rolling Stock kits
- The Back Shop O scale Brass Detail Parts
- Durango Press O scale kits and Detail Parts
- Smoky Mountain Model Works O scale, On3/On30, and HOn3 kits
- The National Motor Co. HO and O scale Vehicle kits
- Thomas A. Yorke Ent. On30 Freight Car kits
- The V&T Shops kits and Detail Parts
- Valley Car Works O scale Detail Parts
- Calaveras Scale Models kits
- Star Models Passenger Car kits
- Triangle Scale Models Sn3 Freight Cars and Detail Parts
- Railway Engineering Agency HO kits
- Pacific Short Line On3/On30 Freight Car kits
- Rapid Motor Co. division of SS ltd. Vehicle kits
- Walker Model Services kits and Detail Parts
- On-Trak Models kits and Detail Parts
- MDC Roundhouse HO scale Shay kits and Detail Parts
- LeeTown Models Rail Trucks
- Rogers Locomotive Works On3/On30 Freight Car kits
- Russ Simpson HOn3 Rolling Stock kits and All scales Decals
- PBL / Foothill Model Works S scale Structure kits
- Gloor Craft Models kits and Detail Parts
- N scale of Nevada kits and Detail Parts
- Keith Camino and Darr Scale Models Freight Car kits
- Banta Model Works Detail Parts and Resin Structure kits
- Building & Structure Co. S scale Structure kits
- Don Winter select O scale kits and Detail Parts
- (and probably a few more).

Worsley Works Group

(last reviewed on 03/16/2023)

Contact

Business Type:

Manufacturer

Address:

19 Douglas Road (mailing address only)

City:

Worsley

Postal Code:

M28 2SR

Country:

United Kingdom

Web Site:

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Founder(s):

A Doherty

Products

S Products Page: view

Locomotives: British-prototype steam, diesel kits

Rolling Stock: British-prototype passenger cars

Wutter Vehicles and Details

(last reviewed on 03/16/2023)

Contact

Business Type:

Shapeways Store

Web Site:

visit

Products

3D-printed products

Locomotives: Nathan M3 horn; spark arrestors; Gyralights; SD/F45 Winterization Hatch; Hancock air whistle

Notes

If you see anything the owner has produced in N-scale (his primary scale), let him know you want it in S-scale, and he will do the conversion in a few days.

Z & N Scale Tracks, Odds and Ends

(last reviewed on 03/16/2023)

Contact

Business Type:

Shapeways Store

Web Site:

visit

Products

3D-printed products

Locomotives: steam locomotive shells, PRR tender platforms, PRR round number boards, PRR steam air tanks

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