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

7th Street Shops

Principals are S-scale modelers

Contact Info: web site

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

Amazon

Contact Info: web site

Airplanes: Lindbergh kits, diecast helicopters

Boats: various brands

Miscellaneous: display cases

Structures: various brands

Vehicles: various brands

American Flyer Express

Committed to S-scale

Contact Info: web site

Miscellaneous: reference materials, mugs

Bare Metal Foil

Contact Info: web site

Decals: bare-metal foils for automobiles

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

Scratchbuilding: metal foil

Vehicles: metal foil

Bob The Train Guy

Contact Info: web site

Miscellaneous: tools

Scenery: fences, detailing parts, Tichy street signs, vegetation

Scratchbuilding: Evergreen Scale Models

Structures: AM Models, American Model Builders, Bar Mills, Branchline Laser Art, GC Laser kits; Tichy parts

Track Components: wheelstops, Bright Boy, Circuitron Tortoise

Trackside: Tichy signs, crossbucks

Brunel Hobbies

Contact Info: web site; Australia

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

Scratchbuilding: corrugated metal shaping tool, handrail bending jig

Builders in Scale

Contact Info: web site; Mukilteo, Washington

Miscellaneous: drawings, tools, weathering materials

Scenery: snow, sand, mud, seaweed, fences, rocks

Scratchbuilding: metal siding/roofing

Structures: shingles

CanaDakota

Committed to S-scale

Contact Info: web site

Miscellaneous: custom-designed kits or models

Vehicles: truck detailing parts, truck trailer kit

Dealer for NEO, Tonkin Replicas, and Top Shelf Replicas. They are also creating 3D-printed vehicles.

Central Coast Trains

Contact Info: web site; Atascadero, California

Electronics: Soundtraxx

Locomotives: Lionel, Kadee couplers

Miscellaneous: Soundtraxx installation certified

Rolling Stock: Lionel, Kadee couplers

Scratchbuilding: Evergreen Styrene

Track Components: contact company for current inventory

Coffman Graphic Solutions

Contact Info: web site

Miscellaneous: S, Sn3 truck calipers

Cornwall Model Boats

Contact Info: web site; U.K.

Boats: various brands

Miscellaneous: tools, Tamiya paints

Scenery: figures

Crystal Caseworks

Contact Info: web site

Miscellaneous: display cases

Dixie Union Station

Contact Info: web site; Mason, Ohio

Locomotives: Lionel, MTH

Miscellaneous: A.F. repair

Rolling Stock: Lionel, MTH

Scenery: Artistta figures

Track Components: Lionel, MTH, GarGraves

East West Rail Service

Committed to S-scale
Principals are S-scale modelers

Contact Info: web site

Decals: freight car decals for their kits

Miscellaneous: can do custom work

Rolling Stock: freight car kits, passenger car blinds, lumber loads

Structures: laser-cut kits, details

Trackside: crossbucks

eBay

Contact Info: web site

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

Echo Mountain Imports, Inc

Contact Info: web site

Decals: locomotive, passenger car decals; custom-design

Locomotives: etched-brass parts for plantation locomotive; K-27

Miscellaneous: tools

Elgin Car Shops

Contact Info: web site; Canada

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

Fast Tracks

Committed to S-scale

Contact Info: web site

Miscellaneous: drawings, tools

Rolling Stock: equalized passenger car truck kit for AM 6-wheel trucks

Track Components: S/Sn3/Sn2 turnout jigs, ties, rail, rail joiners, spikes, track gauges, switch machine wire

Fourth Ray Software

Principals are S-scale modelers

Contact Info: web site

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

Full disclosure: owned by the NASG webmaster.

Fred Rouse

Committed to S-scale
Principals are S-scale modelers

Contact Info: e-mail

Miscellaneous: wheel-painting masks

Fred has available plywood-based freight and passenger car wheel-painting masks for 33" and 36" wheels. Once his current inventory is sold out, that's it. Price is $10 for each mask, and $4 extra for shipping up to four masks.

Fred's Train Shop

Committed to S-scale

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

American Flyer accessories

Layout Scenery: Lionel bridge

Locomotives: Lionel, MTH

Miscellaneous: American Flyer repair

Rolling Stock: Lionel, MTH

Scenery: Lionel billboards

Trackside: Lionel telephone poles

Train Sets: freight, MOW

The owner is an experienced layout builder.

Glenn Snyder Display Systems

Contact Info: web site

Miscellaneous: display cases

Gold In Hands

Committed to S-scale

Contact Info: web site

Miscellaneous: A.F. repair; TMCC installations

Grand Central Gems

Contact Info: web site

Miscellaneous: display cases, foam-lined storage boxes

Scenery: vegetation, rocks

Great Decals!

Committed to S-scale

Contact Info: web site

Decals: locomotives & cars decals; custom-design

Locomotives: TruGage coupler gauge

Miscellaneous: tools

Rolling Stock: TruGage coupler gauge

Heimburger House

Committed to S-scale
Principals are S-scale modelers

Contact Info: web site

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

Hunterline

Committed to S-scale

Contact Info: web site

Layout Scenery: tunnel liner, bridges, bridge piers kits

Miscellaneous: weathering mixes

Scenery: fences

Scratchbuilding: shakes (1800-1860)

Imex Model Company

Contact Info: web site

Miscellaneous: tools, paints

Scenery: figures (marked as 1:72, but are bigger, perfect for S-scale)

Vehicles: Code 3 Collectibles, Ertl, Revell-Monogram

JR Junction Train & Hobby

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

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

The store supports The Central New York S Gauge Association. They changed their web site in March 2019, and you now have to really dig to find what they have in stock; you can no longer look for things by scale.

JT's Mega-Steam

Contact Info: web site

Miscellaneous: smoke fluid, lubricants, cleaner

Justin Displays

Committed to S-scale

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

Miscellaneous: various tools

Scenery: figures, BBQ, plants, MiniNatur dealer, backgrounds

Structures: farming (built-up), detailing parts

Vehicles: motorcycles

K.I.S.S. Method Inc.

Contact Info: web site

Miscellaneous: tools, soft-foam cradle

Lake Junction Models LLC

Committed to S-scale

Contact Info: web site

Miscellaneous: tools

Rolling Stock: caboose kits, detailing parts

Structures: laser-cut kits

Trackside: PRR, B&O signs

Mainline Hobby Supply, Inc

Committed to S-scale

Contact Info: web site

Electronics: DCC, parts

Miscellaneous: tools, various paint brands; airbrushing supplies

Rolling Stock: Lionel

Scenery: Arttista figures

Scratchbuilding: wood sheet goods, strips

Marty's Warehouse

Committed to S-scale

Contact Info: web site

American Flyer accessories

Locomotives: original American Flyer, Lionel

Miscellaneous: reference materials

Rolling Stock: original American Flyer, Lionel

Track Components: original American Flyer, Lionel

Matsen Miniature Farms

Committed to S-scale

Contact Info: web site; e-mail; Roland, Iowa

Decals: for farm-related items

Miscellaneous: tire puller tool

Scenery: figures, animals, crops, signs

Structures: farming

Vehicles: various brands; custom models; parts

McKenzie Brothers Timber Company

Principals are S-scale modelers

Contact Info: web site

Miscellaneous: tools, tree-making machines

Scenery: vegetation

Mini-Things

Contact Info: web site

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

Minuteman Scale Models

Committed to S-scale

Contact Info: web site

Miscellaneous: tools, ScaleCoat brand paint

Model Tech Studios

Committed to S-scale

Contact Info: web site

Boats: row boat skeleton

Decals: for structures

Layout Scenery: scenic backgrounds

Miscellaneous: weathering solutions

Rolling Stock: loads: hay bales, dragline bucket, vertical steam engines, power generators, ice blocks

Scenery: figures, detailing parts

Structures: mostly pre-built or easy-to-build kits, some pre-painted buildings, detailing parts, weathered signs, 3D background scenes

Trackside: semaphores

Vehicles: 1920-1930s era cars, 1940-50s garbage truck, rusted-out cars, trailers, tractor

Moore Park Model Works

Committed to S-scale

Contact Info: web site

Miscellaneous: custom-designed kits or models

Structures: warehouse dock doors

Vehicles: trucks, farm equipment, detailing parts, loads, kits, "car crusher" car

They are a dealer for CanaDakota 1:64 vehicles detailing parts.

Narrow Gauge & Shortline Gazette

Contact Info: web site

Miscellaneous: print magazine that occasionally has S-scale articles

National Scale Car

Contact Info: web site; Canada

Miscellaneous: tight-spot sanders

Rolling Stock: freight car doors

Olson Hobbies

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

American Flyer accessories

Locomotives: original American Flyer

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

Rolling Stock: original American Flyer

Track Components: original American Flyer

Trackside: semaphores, signals

Train Sets: original American Flyer

P-B-L

Committed to S-scale
Principals are S-scale modelers

Contact Info: web site

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

The main Sn3 manufacturer.

Papa Ben's Train Place

Contact Info: web site; Houston, Texas

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

Miscellaneous: reference materials, tools

Rolling Stock: original American Flyer, Lionel (consignments)

Scenery: various brands

Track Components: ballast

Patrick's Trains

Committed to S-scale

Contact Info: web site

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

PE Design & Manufacturing

Committed to S-scale

Contact Info: web site; New Milford, Connecticut, (203) 947-8214

Miscellaneous: various tools for maintaining engines, cars, and track.

Port Lines Hobby Supplies

Advertises in the NASG Dispatch
Committed to S-scale
Principals are S-scale modelers

Contact Info: web site; Newburyport, Massachusetts

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

Precision Design Co.

Contact Info: web site

Decals: custom-design

Electronics: Rail Pro dealer; LED lighting circuit board

Miscellaneous: custom-engraved stacking organizers

Track Components: joint bars

Precision Scale Models

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

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

Precision Vintage Classics

Advertises in the NASG Dispatch
Committed to S-scale
Principals are S-scale modelers

Contact Info: web site

Electronics: DCC brands

Locomotives: narrow-gauge detailing parts, Sn3 coupler-height gauge

Miscellaneous: tools

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

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

R.F. Giardina Co. Inc.

Committed to S-scale

Contact Info: web site

Electronics: original American Flyer transformers, circuit breakers

Locomotives: original American Flyer, smoke fluid

Miscellaneous: A.F. repair

Rolling Stock: original American Flyer

Track Components: original American Flyer, Lionel

Ragg's... to Riches?

Committed to S-scale

Contact Info: web site; 499 Davis Hill Road, Middlebury Center, PA 16935 (570) 376-2025

Miscellaneous: tools

Scenery: detailing parts

Structures: laser-cut kits

Rail Photos Unlimited

Committed to S-scale

Contact Info: web site

Miscellaneous: railroad photos and patches

RL Hogan Associates

Committed to S-scale
Principals are S-scale modelers

Contact Info: e-mail

Miscellaneous: custom-build complete passenger cars

Rolling Stock: passenger car parts, kits

S Scale SIG

Committed to S-scale

Contact Info: web site

Miscellaneous: the NMRA's S-scale Special Interests Group

Read online articles about what fellow S-scale modelers are doing.

S-n-S Trains

Committed to S-scale
Principals are S-scale modelers

Contact Info: web site

Locomotives: A.F. motor replacements, repair

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

Rolling Stock: track-cleaning car

The company is closed from May to September 2019.

Scale Models, Arts, & Technologies, Inc.

Contact Info: web site

Miscellaneous: builds model railroads, including S-scale ones

Scenic Express

Contact Info: web site

Layout Scenery: scenic backgrounds (not S-specific)

Miscellaneous: tools

Scenery: grass, ground cover, trees, coal, rocks, fences, vegetation

Scratchbuilding: Plastruct

Track Components: ballast

Sgt. Shultz Train Repairs

Committed to S-scale

Contact Info: web site

Miscellaneous: A.F., Lionel, MTH repair

Showcase Express

Committed to S-scale

Contact Info: web site

Miscellaneous: display cases for vehicles

Sidetracks

Committed to S-scale
Principals are S-scale modelers

Contact Info: web site

Locomotives: various brands

Miscellaneous: reference materials

Rolling Stock: various brands

Scenery: figures, detailing parts

Track Components: various brands

Trackside: semaphores, signals

The company's inventory is for sale and is being offered as individual items.

Sierra Scale Models

Committed to S-scale

Contact Info: web site

Miscellaneous: weathering powders

Scenery: vegetation

Scratchbuilding: glass

Structures: cedar shingles

T & K Hobby

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

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

The Gilbert Gallery

Committed to S-scale

Contact Info: web site

American Flyer accessories

Layout Scenery: original AF bridges

Locomotives: original American Flyer

Miscellaneous: reference materials

Scenery: figures

The Railroad Crossing

Contact Info: web site

Miscellaneous: builds models to your specifications

Structures: pre-built structures, custom models

The S Scale Resource

The company is an NASG member
Committed to S-scale

Contact Info: web site

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

The Shay Fixer

Committed to S-scale

Contact Info: web site

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

The Train Station

Contact Info: web site

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

Toy Trains Unlimited

Principals are S-scale modelers

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

Locomotives: original American Flyer, Lionel

Miscellaneous: A.F. repair

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

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

Toy Trucker & Contractor

Contact Info: web site

Miscellaneous: magazine for toy truck, farming equipment

Vehicles: sells the annual National Toy Truck & Construction Show model

Train Paper.com

Contact Info: web site

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

Trainlife

Contact Info: web site

Miscellaneous: S-scale metal ruler

Trains and Toy Soldiers

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

American Flyer accessories

Locomotives: Lionel, smoke fluid

Miscellaneous: 10"x30" backdrops

Rolling Stock: Lionel

Track Components: Lionel

Train Sets: Lionel

Vehicles: various brands

Trout Creek Engineering

Committed to S-scale

Contact Info: web site

Miscellaneous: tools

Track Components: S/Sn3/Sn2 flextrack, turnouts for rail codes: 148, 125, 100, 83, 70, 55, track gauges

Tru-Color Paint

Contact Info: web site

Miscellaneous: tools

Vienna Station

Contact Info: web site

American Flyer accessories

Locomotives: original American Flyer

Miscellaneous: reference materials

Rolling Stock: original American Flyer, Lionel

Walthers

Contact Info: web site

Decals: various brands

Locomotives: various brands

Miscellaneous: reference materials

Rolling Stock: various brands

Scenery: figures, animals, fences, detailing parts

Be sure to check out this page for any S-scale sales Walthers might have.

Wild West Models

Committed to S-scale

Contact Info: web site

Miscellaneous: tools

Scenery: detailing parts

Structures: laser-cut kit; shingles, corrugated roofing

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