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The Full Listing

This page lists all the companies that manufacture and/or sell freight or passenger cars, cabooses, and/or maintenance-of-way cars. Note that you can do text searches (use your web browser's built-in find functionality, usually the Edit | Find... menu command, or the Ctrl+F key combination, on Windows computers), to locate something specific. Examples are: wheels, load, truck, coupler, passenger, caboose, track-cleaning, narrow-gauge, brass, any of the brand names, etc. There are a total of 206 entries listed on this page.

3 Rail Trains

(last reviewed on 03/21/2023)

Contact

Business Type:

Online Retailer

Address:

110 West Main Street

City:

Mason

State:

Ohio

Zip Code:

45040

Web Site:

visit

e-mail:

send

Facebook:

visit

Products

S Products Page: view

American Flyer accessories

Rolling Stock: MTH

Notes

This appears to be the online web site for the Dixie Union Station brick-n-mortar retail store. Very confusing.

3D Building Models

(last reviewed on 07/17/2024)

Contact

Business Type:

3DP Train Store

Products

3D-printed products

Rolling Stock: various items that can be used as loads

Scenery: many details (pipes, transformers, drainage covers, etc.)

Structures: various smaller buildings; many interior & exterior details; house frame

Vehicles: various types, trailers

Notes

Since Shapeways declared bankruptcy, and since this company only sold through Shapeways, they have effectively closed-up shop.

3DP Train

(last reviewed on 03/26/2023)

Contact

Business Type:

Online Retailer

Web Site:

visit

e-mail:

send

Products

3D-printed products

Rolling Stock: narrow-gauge CN passenger and MOW cars

Scenery: detailing parts, figures

Structures: water tank, PRY shelter, phonebooth

Notes

This company, operating somewhat similar to the former Shapeways, prints and sells 3D-printed parts and railroad equipment for scale modelers. The products are sold by independent companies or individuals, but printed and shipped by 3DP Train. Models are printed on-demand, meaning that it may take a week or longer before it is shipped.

ACL Emerson Shops

(last reviewed on 07/15/2024)

Contact

Business Type:

Shapeways Store

Founder(s):

Larry Denton

Products

3D-printed products

Rolling Stock: Greenville 5400cuft woodchip hopper

Notes

Since Shapeways declared bankruptcy, and since this company only sold through Shapeways, they have effectively closed-up shop.

akf models

(last reviewed on 07/15/2024)

Contact

Business Type:

Shapeways Store

Country:

New Zealand

Products

3D-printed products

Layout Scenery: crib walls

Rolling Stock: New Zealand Railways 56' passenger car shell

Scenery: transformer poles and cross arms

Structures: station platform parts (NZ prototype), chimney

Track Components: End-of-track concrete block

Trackside: transformer poles and cross arms

Notes

Since Shapeways declared bankruptcy, and since this company only sold through Shapeways, they have effectively closed-up shop.

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.

All-Nation Line

(last reviewed on 04/11/2023)

Contact

Business Type:

Manufacturer

City:

Swiftwater

State:

Pennsylvania

Zip Code:

18370

Web Site:

visit

e-mail:

send

Phone:

(570) 580-7406

Products

S Products Page: view

Rolling Stock: box car kit

Notes

"All-Nation Line" is the brand name owned by Conductor Railway Hobbies, LLC

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.

Andrew's Railroad Details

(last reviewed on 07/15/2024)

Contact

Business Type:

Shapeways Store

Products

3D-printed products

Rolling Stock: Reading and Lehigh Valley caboose steps

Notes

Since Shapeways declared bankruptcy, and since this company only sold through Shapeways, they have effectively closed-up shop.

B.T.S.

(last reviewed on 05/07/2024)

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).

Back Bar Models

(last reviewed on 07/15/2024)

Contact

Business Type:

Shapeways Store

Country:

New Zealand

Products

3D-printed products

Rolling Stock: passenger car parts

Notes

Since Shapeways declared bankruptcy, and since this company only sold through Shapeways, they have effectively closed-up shop.

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.

Beaver Models

(last reviewed on 02/03/2024)

Contact

Business Type:

Manufacturer

Web Site:

visit

e-mail:

send

Phone:

(801) 725-3437

Founder(s):

Greg Brubaker

Products

3D-printed products

Rolling Stock: helium car kit

History

The company was started in 2024.

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.

Brunel Hobbies

(last reviewed on 07/15/2023)

Contact

Business Type:

Manufacturer & Retailer

Address:

20 Station Road

City:

Cheltenham

State:

Victoria

Postal Code:

3192

Country:

Australia

Web Site:

visit

e-mail:

send

Phone:

1300 BRUNEL

Products

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

Rolling Stock: handrail bending jig

Scratchbuilding: corrugated metal shaping tool

CatzPaw Innovations, LLC

(last reviewed on 04/17/2024)

Contact

Business Type:

Manufacturer

Address:

1255 Coan Drive

City:

Locust Grove

State:

Georgia

Zip Code:

30248

Postal Code:

(770) 847-0076

Web Site:

visit

e-mail:

send

Founder(s):

Sherri Johnson and Yolanda Hayes

YouTube Channel:

view

Products

3D-printed products

Boats: row boat, kayaks

Electronics: InvisaTrax Transport System

Rolling Stock: Snowplow

Scenery: hundreds of figures, animals, 11 web pages of detailing parts!

Structures: tents, booths

Trackside: Cantenary Towers

Vehicles: Santa Claus sleigh, 1940s Tucker, truck bed, 1970s utility truck, carriage, buggy

Notes

The company introduced their InvisaTrax system in April 2024. The American-made system allows for animations of all types to be fully hidden under scenery, to animate items such as automobiles, bicycle riders, swimmers, boats, airplanes, etc.

History

The two ladies who own the company started by making only S-scale products, as that is their primary interest. However, as other modelers discovered their product line, they started requesting that they'd make them available in their scales, too. A brief article about the two ladies can be found here.

CB Train Junction

(last reviewed on 04/03/2024)

Contact

Business Type:

Service Company

Address:

509 Colonial Ave

City:

Colonial Beach

State:

Virginia

Zip Code:

22443

Web Site:

visit

Secondary Site:

visit

e-mail:

send

Founder(s):

Michael Byle

Products

Miscellaneous: restoration and repair services for A.C. Gilbert and Lionel products, Labelle lubrication products

Rolling Stock: Lionel, American Models, S-Helper Service, S Scale America/Des Plaines

Notes

The owner is an NASG member.

CB's designs

(last reviewed on 07/15/2024)

Contact

Business Type:

Shapeways Store

Founder(s):

Carl Brannin

Products

3D-printed products

Boats: life boat, barge, canoe, fishing boat

Rolling Stock: caboose

Scenery: detailing parts, figures, animals

Structures: detailing parts, teepee, restaurant signs, gallows, food-stand

Vehicles: stagecoaches, automobiles, ice-cream cart, bicycles, rickshaw, motorcycle, scooter

Notes

Since Shapeways declared bankruptcy, and since this company only sold through Shapeways, they have effectively closed-up shop.

Centerline Products

(last reviewed on 07/29/2023)

Contact

Business Type:

Manufacturer

Address:

P.O. Box 502

City:

Mt. Baldy

State:

California

Web Site:

visit

e-mail:

send

Phone:

(775) 337-6662

Products

Rolling Stock: track-cleaning car

CESCO

(last reviewed on 07/15/2024)

Contact

Business Type:

Shapeways Store

Products

3D-printed products

Locomotives: Sn3 coupler-height gauge

Rolling Stock: Sn3 coupler-height gauge

Notes

Since Shapeways declared bankruptcy, and since this company only sold through Shapeways, they have effectively closed-up shop.

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.

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.

CMX

(last reviewed on 08/31/2023)

Contact

Business Type:

Manufacturer

City:

Essex Junction

State:

Vermont

Web Site:

visit

Founder(s):

Tony Parisi

Products

Rolling Stock: track-cleaning car (sold via various dealers)

Notes

The company only sells through retailers, not direct. Tony's Train Xchange carries the S-scale versions (hi-rail and scale).

History

The company was started in 1994.

Coffman Graphic Solutions

(last reviewed on 09/03/2023)

Contact

Business Type:

Manufacturer

Address:

1500 River Circle

City:

Richmond

State:

Kentucky

Zip Code:

40475-7907

Web Site:

visit

e-mail:

send

Phone:

(859) 527-0476

Founder(s):

Randy Coffman

Products

Miscellaneous: clamps for structure building

Rolling Stock: S, Sn3 truck calipers for measuring needed axle lengths

Copper Range Products

(last reviewed on 07/15/2024)

Contact

Business Type:

Shapeways Store

Founder(s):

Jeremy Jordan

Products

3D-printed products

Locomotives: Sn2 coupler-height gauge

Rolling Stock: Sn2 coupler-height gauge

Notes

Since Shapeways declared bankruptcy, and since this company only sold through Shapeways, they have effectively closed-up shop.

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.

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

Custom Model Creations LLC

(last reviewed on 07/15/2024)

Contact

Business Type:

Shapeways Store

e-mail:

send

Facebook:

visit

Products

3D-printed products

Rolling Stock: C&O speeder

Scenery: road-work signs & cones, chainsaw, fire-call box, construction trailer, jackstands

Scratchbuilding: cinder blocks

Structures: office furniture, refrigerator, security cameras, above-ground backyard pool

Vehicles: truck detailing parts (work truck beds), trailers, loads, snowmobile

Notes

Since Shapeways declared bankruptcy, and since this company only sold through Shapeways, they have effectively closed-up shop.

History

Started in 2011.

D. P. Associates Ltd

(last reviewed on 09/20/2023)

Contact

Business Type:

Online Retailer

Address:

Melrose Route Orange

City:

St. Brelade

Province:

Jersey

Zip Code:

JE3 8GQ

Country:

United Kingdom

Web Site:

visit

e-mail:

send

Phone:

33 (0)555 473740

Products

Rolling Stock: MTH

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.

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.

Depot G Hobbies

(last reviewed on 02/15/2024)

Advertises in the NASG's Dispatch

Contact

Business Type:

Brick-n-Mortar Retailer

Address:

P.O. Box 63

City:

Pine

State:

Colorado

Zip Code:

80470

e-mail:

send

Phone:

(303) 345-5031

Founder(s):

Jim Marski

Products

Rolling Stock: D&RGW TOFC set with trailers

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.

Diane's Attic

(last reviewed on 10/14/2023)

Contact

Business Type:

Manufacturer

Address:

P.O. Box 1221

City:

Hebron

State:

Ohio

Zip Code:

43025

Web Site:

visit

Phone:

(740) 928-0031

Products

Rolling Stock: loads for circus cars

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 07/15/2024)

Contact

Business Type:

Shapeways Store

Founder(s):

Ken Rickman

Products

3D-printed products

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

Rolling Stock: cabooses

Notes

Since Shapeways declared bankruptcy, and since this company only sold through Shapeways, they have effectively closed-up shop.

DMS Engineering

(last reviewed on 07/15/2024)

Contact

Business Type:

Shapeways Store

Products

3D-printed products

Rolling Stock: U.S. Military Railroad (Civil War-era) cars

Structures: interior of a barbershop with shoe-shining service

Vehicles: 1920s Steam Shovel

Notes

Since Shapeways declared bankruptcy, and since this company only sold through Shapeways, they have effectively closed-up shop.

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

East Louisville Shops

(last reviewed on 07/15/2024)

Contact

Business Type:

Shapeways Store

Founder(s):

Scott Griggs

Products

3D-printed products

Rolling Stock: UP Auxiliary Water Tender and add-on parts

Notes

Since Shapeways declared bankruptcy, and since this company only sold through Shapeways, they have effectively closed-up shop.

East West Rail Service

(last reviewed on 11/15/2023)

Contact

Business Type:

Manufacturer

Address:

4778 Habits Glen Ct.

City:

Cincinnati

State:

Ohio

Zip Code:

45244

Web Site:

visit

e-mail:

send

Founder(s):

Al Castellani

Products

Decals: freight car decals for their kits

Miscellaneous: can do custom work

Rolling Stock: freight car kits

Structures: laser-cut kits, trestles, abutments

Trackside: crossbucks

Eastern Road Models

(last reviewed on 07/15/2024)

Contact

Business Type:

Shapeways Store

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

Since Shapeways declared bankruptcy, and since this company only sold through Shapeways, they have effectively closed-up shop.

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

Eight Wheeler Models

(last reviewed on 07/15/2024)

Contact

Business Type:

Shapeways Store

Founder(s):

Hakan Nilsson

Products

3D-printed products

Rolling Stock: narrow-gauge roof

Scenery: hats for figures, horses

Vehicles: horse-drawn 1800s mud wagon kit

Notes

Since Shapeways declared bankruptcy, and since this company only sold through Shapeways, they have effectively closed-up shop.

Factory Direct Hobbies

(last reviewed on 02/01/2024)

Contact

Business Type:

Online Retailer

Address:

7 Glenn Bridge Road, Unit B (shipping address only)

City:

Arden

State:

North Carolina

Zip Code:

28704

Web Site:

visit

Facebook:

visit

Phone:

(828) 818-1404

YouTube Channel:

view

Products

S Products Page: view

Decals: some Tichy Train Group

Miscellaneous: tools, general scenery materials, NWSL parts

Rolling Stock: Palace Car passenger car seats

Structures: several brands of structure kits

Farmington Avenue Model Engineering

(last reviewed on 07/15/2024)

Contact

Business Type:

Shapeways Store

Founder(s):

Jeffrey Bissonnette

Products

3D-printed products

Rolling Stock: Sn2 bolsters, trucks

Notes

Since Shapeways declared bankruptcy, and since this company only sold through Shapeways, they have effectively closed-up shop.

Fast Tracks Hobbyworks, Inc

(last reviewed on 02/06/2024)

Contact

Business Type:

Manufacturer

Address:

312-B St. Patrick Street, P.O. Box 1420

City:

Port Dover

Province:

Ontario

Postal Code:

NOA 1NO

Country:

Canada

Web Site:

visit

e-mail:

send

Facebook:

visit

Phone:

(888) 252-3895

Founder(s):

Tim Warris

YouTube Channel:

view

Products

S Products Page: view

Miscellaneous: drawings, trackworking tools

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

Scratchbuilding: scale lumber (former Mt. Albert product line)

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

Notes

Carries just about everything you need to hand-lay track in S, Sn3, Sn2, and Sn42.

History

Started in 2003 to make handlaying of track more foolproof.

FGEX Design Roofs

(last reviewed on 02/07/2024)

Contact

Business Type:

Individual

Web Site:

visit

Products

Rolling Stock: FGEX reefer roofs

Notes

S-scale modeler Pieter Roos' Google page. Requires Google account to log in to.

Forbes Models

(last reviewed on 07/15/2024)

Contact

Business Type:

Shapeways Store

Founder(s):

Doug Forbes

Products

3D-printed products

Rolling Stock: Philadelphia and Reading 1900s gondolas

Notes

Since Shapeways declared bankruptcy, and since this company only sold through Shapeways, they have effectively closed-up shop.

Fourth Dimension

(last reviewed on 07/15/2024)

Contact

Business Type:

Shapeways Store

Founder(s):

Mark Linz

Products

3D-printed products

Layout Scenery: standard- and narrow-gauge tie stacks

Rolling Stock: standard- and narrow-gauge MOW handcar (static)

Scenery: fuel storage tanks, tool chests, coal storage bin

Notes

Since Shapeways declared bankruptcy, and since this company only sold through Shapeways, they have effectively closed-up shop.

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.

Funaro & Camerlengo

(last reviewed on 02/28/2024)

Contact

Business Type:

Manufacturer

Address:

10 Funaro Court

City:

Honesdale

State:

Pennsylvania

Zip Code:

18431

Web Site:

visit

e-mail:

send

Phone:

(570) 224-4989

Products

S Products Page: view

Rolling Stock: S, Sn3, Sn2 freight car kits

Scenery: detailing parts

Notes

See this web site for photos of barrels, crates, and other items, which the author claims would be perfectly-sized for S-scale. The company was the manufacturer for products sold by Central Hobby Supply under their brand name "West Shore Line".

Gardiner Model Railroad Designs

(last reviewed on 07/15/2024)

Contact

Business Type:

Shapeways Store

City:

Toronto

Province:

Ontario

Country:

Canada

Founder(s):

Stephen Gardiner

Products

3D-printed products

Locomotives: CNR D-1 shell

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

Notes

Since Shapeways declared bankruptcy, and since this company only sold through Shapeways, they have effectively closed-up shop.

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.

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.

Great Lake Models

(last reviewed on 03/21/2024)

Contact

Business Type:

Manufacturer

Address:

N1510 State Road 32

City:

Oostburg

State:

Wisconsin

Zip Code:

53070

Web Site:

visit

e-mail:

send

Facebook:

visit

Products

S Products Page: view

Rolling Stock: box car grain doors

History

The company was started in 2011.

GregBuilder

(last reviewed on 07/01/2023)

Contact

Business Type:

3D-print/CAD File Seller

Web Site:

visit

Founder(s):

Gregory Stylc

Products

Rolling Stock: flat car STL files

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

Hattons

(last reviewed on 03/26/2023)

Contact

Business Type:

Brick-n-Mortar Retailer

Address:

17 Montague Road

City:

Widnes

Postal Code:

WA8 8FZ

Web Site:

visit

Owner(s):

Richard Davies

Founder(s):

Norman Hatton

Products

S Products Page: view

Rolling Stock: Lionel, American Models, S-Helper Service, Crown Models

Vehicles: various brands

History

The store as started by Norman Hatton in 1946. His son Keith and daughter Chriistine took over in 1998 upon Norman's death. Upon Keith's death in 2008, Richard became the majority shareholder.

He6agon

(last reviewed on 07/15/2024)

Contact

Business Type:

Shapeways Store

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

Notes

Since Shapeways declared bankruptcy, and since this company only sold through Shapeways, they have effectively closed-up shop.

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

S Products Page: view

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

S Products Page: view

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

S Products Page: view

Locomotives: Kadee couplers

Rolling Stock: Kadee couplers

Track Components: Lionel

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

S Products Page: view

Locomotives: Lionel

Rolling Stock: Lionel

Track Components: Lionel

Iron Rail Models LLC

(last reviewed on 02/25/2023)

NASG Charles Sandersfeld Memorial Award

Contact

Business Type:

Manufacturer

State:

Florida

e-mail:

send

Founder(s):

Greg Berndtson

YouTube Channel:

view

Products

Rolling Stock: freight cars

Notes

Greg Berndston, the owner of Iron Rail Models LLC, announced he has decided to put his Iron Rail Models business up for sale. The sale would include all rights and assigns for Ace, Down's Model Railroad (DMR), and Mannheim Machine Tools (MMT) products. All molds, dies, parts and labeling inventory would be a part of the sale. In addition, display shelving, display modules, and signage are included. Greg's asking price is $9,500. Interested parties can contact Greg via e-mail.

History

The company bought ACE and Downs from Manheim Machine & Tool in 2010 (prior to that Greg worked for Mattel and Hasbro as a design director). In 2012 they moved from Voorhees, New Jersey to Florida. Greg offered the company up for sale in 2019 (this is still the case as of March 2021).

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.

Jason's Brass Poles

(last reviewed on 05/07/2024)

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

S Products Page: view

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.

JWD Premium Products

(last reviewed on 01/17/2024)

Contact

Business Type:

Manufacturer

Address:

P.O. Box 88

City:

Liberty

State:

Maine

Zip Code:

04949

Web Site:

visit

e-mail:

send

Phone:

(617) 959-4734

Products

S Products Page: view

Rolling Stock: many freight car loads

History

The company started in 2006 making HO- and N-scale freight car loads for their weathered freight cars. However, they now focus only on making freight cars loads, including for S. The company expanded in 2023 to become a distributor for other company's products.

Kadee Quality Products Co.

(last reviewed on 03/03/2023)

Contact

Business Type:

Manufacturer

Address:

673 Avenue C

City:

White City

State:

Oregon

Zip Code:

97503

Web Site:

visit

e-mail:

send

Facebook:

visit

Phone:

(541) 826-3883

Founder(s):

Dale and Keith Edwards

Products

S Products Page: view

Rolling Stock: standard-gauge couplers (#802 and #808)

History

The company was started in 1946 by two brothers. In 1990 Keith broke off and started Micro-Trains, the N- and Z-scale company. Dale passed away in 2014, but members of the family are continuing the company.

Kanuck Valley Models

(last reviewed on 07/15/2024)

Contact

Business Type:

Shapeways Store

Founder(s):

Jozef van Eenbergen

Products

3D-printed products

Rolling Stock: Archbar trucks

Scenery: heavy lumber mill

Structures: vertical steam engine and boiler, saw mill items

Notes

Since Shapeways declared bankruptcy, and since this company only sold through Shapeways, they have effectively closed-up shop.

Kaw Valley Designs

(last reviewed on 02/15/2024)

Contact

Business Type:

Manufacturer

e-mail:

send

Founder(s):

Mike Fyten

Products

3D-printed products

Rolling Stock: scale 36" square hatches for ACF 70-ton cement hoppers.

Scratchbuilding: various laser-cut staircase kits

Track Components: Hayes bumper

Notes

Mike developed these products and may have them available. Contact Mike to see if he still has them, or can make them for you.


 (image copyright © Mike Fyten; used by permission)
36" square hatches, 5" thick.

(image copyright © Mike Fyten; used by permission)

 (image copyright © Peter Vanvliet; used by permission)
Hayes bumper.

(image copyright © Peter Vanvliet; used by permission)

(image copyright © Peter Vanvliet; used by permission)

(image copyright © Peter Vanvliet; used by permission)

(image copyright © Peter Vanvliet; used by permission)

 (image copyright © Peter Vanvliet; used by permission)
Staircase with landing.

 (image copyright © Peter Vanvliet; used by permission)
Staircase with balcony.

Keystone Details

(last reviewed on 07/15/2024)

Contact

Business Type:

Shapeways Store

Web Site:

visit

Founder(s):

John LeMerise

Products

S Products Page: view

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

Since Shapeways declared bankruptcy, and since this company only sold through Shapeways, they have effectively closed-up shop.

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

Kinsman Scale Models

Contact

Business Type:

Manufacturer

City:

Melrose

State:

Massachusetts

Owner(s):

Bill Morris

Founder(s):

Bob Blois

Products

Rolling Stock: craftsman-style kits of freight, passenger cars, trucks

History

Bob Blois was Northeastern Scale Models' shop foreman. He had received permission from Jim Doyle (owner of Northeastern) to use the shop's tools, during after-hours, to produce S-scale car kits. Bob named his venture after his wife's maiden name, "Kinsman Scale Models". Bill Boucher did the Kinsman instruction sheets. When Jim Doyle passed away, his heirs took over in the early 1960s and were not as lenient. They discovered that Bob had been using the Northeastern materials without paying for them. Bob went to jail for embezzlement. Presumably the company continued, after that, as they also sold the "Quality Craft Models" line of modern freight cars. Kinsman also sold Andrews and Bettendorf truck kits that had been part of the "Ambroid S Gauge" kit line made by Northeastern Scale Models. Their 1964 catalog showed an address in Salem, New Hampshire, which included a listing of the many parts that they carried as well as metal figures. Bob passed away in 1998. Somewhere along the way, Don Heimburger bought Kinsman. In around 2009 he sold the rights, tools, inventory, and parts to NEPrototypes owned by Bill Morris, who is now the official owner of the Kinsman product line.

Kiwi Trains

(last reviewed on 02/13/2024)

Contact

Business Type:

Shapeways Store

Country:

New Zealand

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

Since Shapeways declared bankruptcy, and since this company only sold through Shapeways, they have effectively closed-up shop.

KMP Models

(last reviewed on 03/04/2023)

Contact

Business Type:

Manufacturer

Address:

710 NW Elizabeth Dr

City:

Corvallis

State:

Oregon

Zip Code:

97330

Web Site:

visit

Products

Rolling Stock: logging cars (couplers, no trucks)

Structures: on-site logging machinery, sawmill, outbuildings

History

The company started in 1993.

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.

Lake Junction Models LLC

(last reviewed on 04/14/2023)

Contact

Business Type:

Manufacturer

Address:

673 N. Forest Ave.

City:

Webster Groves

State:

Missouri

Zip Code:

63119-1925

Web Site:

visit

e-mail:

send

Founder(s):

Bill Hoss

Products

Miscellaneous: tools, bending jigs

Rolling Stock: caboose kits, detailing parts

Structures: laser-cut, 3D-printed kits

Trackside: PRR, B&O signs

Lanes Trains

(last reviewed on 07/15/2024)

Contact

Business Type:

Shapeways Store

Founder(s):

Bill Lane

Products

3D-printed products

Locomotives: detailing parts

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

Notes

Since Shapeways declared bankruptcy, and since this company only sold through Shapeways, they have effectively closed-up shop.

Leadville Designs

(last reviewed on 12/11/2023)

Contact

Business Type:

Manufacturer

Web Site:

visit

e-mail:

send

Founder(s):

Bill Meredith

YouTube Channel:

view

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 (The)

(last reviewed on 05/22/2024)

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

History

The company was merged into The San Juan Model Company in 2018.

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.

Lost Roadbed Railway Models

(last reviewed on 05/08/2024)

Contact

Business Type:

Manufacturer

City:

Beatty

State:

Nevada

Zip Code:

89003

Web Site:

visit

e-mail:

send

Phone:

(775) 382-2331

Founder(s):

Ryan Gallagher

Products

Rolling Stock: Sn3 flat car kits

History

The company started in 2019 producing HOn3 kits. In 2023, the owner retired from his "day job" and started running this business full-time.


 (image copyright © Bill Winans; used by permission)
Ryan Gallagher at their booth at the 2024 Sn3 Symposium.

Mad Dog Designs

(last reviewed on 07/15/2024)

Contact

Business Type:

Shapeways Store

Founder(s):

Keith Thompson

Products

3D-printed products

Rolling Stock: PRR freight cars, loads, Sn3 scale test car

Notes

Keith is an S-scale modeler. Since Shapeways declared bankruptcy, and since this company only sold through Shapeways, they have effectively closed-up shop.

Mainline Hobby Supply, Inc

(last reviewed on 03/06/2023)

Contact

Business Type:

Brick-n-Mortar Retailer

Address:

15066 Buchanan Trl E

City:

Blue Ridge Summit

State:

Pennsylvania

Zip Code:

17214

Web Site:

visit

e-mail:

send

Phone:

(717) 794-2860

Products

S Products Page: view

American Flyer accessories

Electronics: DCC, parts

Miscellaneous: tools, various paint brands; airbrushing supplies

Rolling Stock: Lionel, MTH

Scenery: Arttista figures

Scratchbuilding: wood sheet goods, strips

Track Components: Lionel, GarGraves

Many New Products, Inc

(last reviewed on 03/06/2023)

Contact

Business Type:

Manufacturer

Address:

537 Hallmark Dr.

City:

Newport News

State:

Virginia

Zip Code:

23606-4299

Web Site:

visit

e-mail:

send

Phone:

(757) 596-2309

Products

Rolling Stock: motorized track-cleaning car

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 07/15/2024)

Contact

Business Type:

Shapeways Store

Founder(s):

Richard Brungard

Products

3D-printed products

Locomotives: Porter steam locomotive shell

Rolling Stock: Sn2 swing motion truck

Notes

Since Shapeways declared bankruptcy, and since this company only sold through Shapeways, they have effectively closed-up shop.

Marty’s Trains

(last reviewed on 05/20/2024)

Contact

Business Type:

Online Retailer

Web Site:

visit

Secondary 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

Michigan Models

(last reviewed on 03/07/2023)

Contact

Business Type:

Manufacturer

e-mail:

send

Founder(s):

Tom Hawley

Products

Rolling Stock: general S retailer

History

You will find Tom at some train shows selling the remainder of his inventory.

Mike Parts

(last reviewed on 07/15/2024)

Contact

Business Type:

Shapeways Store

Products

3D-printed products

Rolling Stock: Monon gondola spiral ends, CN Hutchins gondola ends

Notes

Since Shapeways declared bankruptcy, and since this company only sold through Shapeways, they have effectively closed-up shop.

Miniatures From The North

(last reviewed on 12/31/2023)

Contact

Business Type:

Manufacturer

e-mail:

send

Founder(s):

Simon Parent

Products

3D-printed products

Rolling Stock: trucks, wheels, gondola kit, box car kits

Notes

Committed to S-scale, the company focuses on limited-production and custom work, from design to finished models and anywhere in between. These can include cars, locomotives, and structures, using various production/design medium from 2D/3D CAD design, 3D-printing, etching, laser-cutting, laser-engraving, and casting in resin and lost wax brass casting.

History

In 2016 Simon bought the masters, tooling, and inventory from Fred Rouse of the former S Scale Locomotive & Supply (he did not buy the name, though). In 2021 Simon announces that he has retired from his day job and will now be making the parts from the masters and tooling that he bought in 2016.

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.

Model Memories

(last reviewed on 03/08/2023)

Contact

Business Type:

Manufacturer

City:

Powhatan

State:

Virginia

Web Site:

visit

Founder(s):

Don Silberbauer

Products

Rolling Stock: etched-brass crossbucks, semaphores, signals

History

The company started to manufacture S-scale products in 1998. Model Memories does have a web site, but they don't specifically list S-scale products. That is because they will produce S-scale items only by special commission.

Model Scenery World

(last reviewed on 05/12/2024)

Contact

Business Type:

Manufacturer

City:

Parker

State:

Colorado

Web Site:

visit

Secondary Site:

visit

e-mail:

send

Products

S Products Page: view

3D-printed products

Airplanes: UFOs

Boats: canoes

Rolling Stock: wheel-holding rack for flat cars

Scenery: pallets, dumpsters, crates, barrels, ghost, 40-foot containers, escalator stairs, tents

Structures: various building types

Track Components: track clips for Lionel's track system

Trackside: tunnel portals

Model Tech Studios

(last reviewed on 03/08/2023)

Contact

Business Type:

Manufacturer

Address:

P.O. Box 1497

City:

North Hampton

State:

New Hampshire

Zip Code:

03862

Web Site:

visit

e-mail:

send

Products

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

Motrak Models

(last reviewed on 03/08/2023)

Contact

Business Type:

Manufacturer

Web Site:

visit

Founder(s):

Jeff Adams

Products

Rolling Stock: various loads (not listed on their site; ask them for a listing)

Structures: laser-cut kits, detailing parts

Mount Blue Model Co

(last reviewed on 12/31/2023)

Contact

Business Type:

Manufacturer

City:

Carver

State:

Massachusetts

Web Site:

visit

e-mail:

send

Products

Decals: for Sandy River & Rangeley Lakes freight cars

Rolling Stock: Sn2 car kits

Structures: laser-cut kits

History

The company was started in 2006.

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.

Narrow Gauge Modeling Co.

(last reviewed on 05/23/2024)

Contact

Business Type:

Manufacturer & Retailer

Address:

1140 Riverview Rd.

City:

Dauphin

State:

Pennsylvania

Zip Code:

17018

Web Site:

visit

e-mail:

send

Phone:

(717) 474-8399

Founder(s):

Kevin Macomber

Products

Miscellaneous: modeling paints, including remaining Floquil

Rolling Stock: various loads (not listed on their site; ask them for a listing)

Scenery: detailing parts, machinery, culverts

Scratchbuilding: plastic sheet goods

Structures: windows, vents

Notes

Although the company is primarily focused on O-scale products, they do have items that are of use in S-scale, and Kevin is quite active on the Sn3 Groups.io discussion mailing list.

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.

National Scale Car

(last reviewed on 03/08/2023)

Contact

Business Type:

Manufacturer

Country:

Canada

Web Site:

visit

Founder(s):

Ryan Mendell

Products

Miscellaneous: tight-spot sanders

Rolling Stock: freight car doors

Neely's Train Shop

(last reviewed on 05/11/2024)

NASG member

Contact

Business Type:

Manufacturer

Address:

1538 E Pleasant Valley Blvd

City:

Altoona

State:

Pennsylvania

Zip Code:

16602

Web Site:

visit

e-mail:

send

Facebook:

visit

Phone:

(814) 942-2652

Founder(s):

Richard Neely

YouTube Channel:

view

Products

Locomotives: brass consignments, Lionel

Rolling Stock: brass consignments, Lionel

Vehicles: Winross consignments

Notes

The store is a Lionel Factory-trained Authorized Service Station. The store is run by Richard and his wife Donna, and combines new and consignment model railroading products with pottery items. They have a brick-and-mortar store location and sell via eBay online.

NEPrototypes

(last reviewed on 03/08/2023)

NASG member

Contact

Business Type:

Manufacturer

Address:

PO Box 4-4-2

City:

Rutland

State:

Massachusetts

Zip Code:

01543-0442

e-mail:

send

Phone:

(508) 886-4848 (only 8am-8pm EST)

Founder(s):

Bill Morris

Products

Decals: a large variety of decals available

Rolling Stock: manufactures wooden reefer kits; stocks Kaslo kits; silk-screened sides; Kinsman passenger cars & hoppers

Notes

Contact the company for a product listing. No web site. Money order, checks, and PayPal accepted. If you are looking for replacement parts for Kinsman kits, contact Bill; he has them.

History

Bill indicated in 2024 that he is the official owner of Kinsman, and all of the parts that make up their kits. He bought the products and the name and rights from Don Heimburger in around 2009. He also bought whatever inventory was there at the time and all of the molds.

Supplemental File

Inventory as of February 2022

New Zealand Finescale

(last reviewed on 07/12/2024)

Contact

Business Type:

Manufacturer

City:

Christchurch

Country:

New Zealand

Web Site:

visit

e-mail:

send

Founder(s):

Lawrence, Jill, and Haydn Boul

Products

3D-printed products

Electronics: pre-wired locomotive LED, speaker, DCC adapter board

Locomotives: NZR locomotive kits, coreless motors, detailing parts, backheads, wheels, NZR couplers, numberboards, piston rods

Miscellaneous: micro reamers, taps, metric drill bits, screws

Rolling Stock: gondola and hopper car kits, detailing parts, NZR couplers, passenger car trucks

Scenery: figures, horses, vegetation, mining cart, cream cans, milk cans, pulleys and cranks

Structures: NZR Station Latrine, many detailing parts, station poster boards, ladders

Track Components: yard ground throw, fishplates

Trackside: semaphores, kits for animating them, signal box kit, ground throws

Vehicles: horse-drawn carriage, 1936 Austin Ruby, windshield wipers

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.

Newfie Bullet

(last reviewed on 07/17/2024)

Contact

Business Type:

3DP Train Store

City:

Langley

Province:

British Columbia

Country:

Canada

Products

3D-printed products

Rolling Stock: Sn42 Newfoundland Railway freight cars, CN caboose, CN M.O.W., CN passenger cars

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

North Yard

(last reviewed on 09/16/2023)

Contact

Business Type:

Manufacturer

Country:

New Zealand

Web Site:

visit

e-mail:

send

Founder(s):

Rodger & Christina Cullen

Products

Rolling Stock: Sn42 kits, motors, gears

Notes

The company produces brass castings, brass mesh, wheels, wheel sets, gearboxes, loco mechanisms, in various scales, including S. The company doesn't use an full online shopping cart. Instead you must request for a quote based on what your interests are. You will then be sent a quote, which you can then pay, if so desired. They provide the chassis for Railmaster Exports' kits.

History

The company was started by Graham Selman in 1978. Rodger and Christina Cullen bought the company in 2010 and moved it to Blenheim, New Zealand. In 2020 the company bought the South Dock Models product line.

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.

Oahu Railway & Model Company

(last reviewed on 07/15/2024)

Contact

Business Type:

Shapeways Store

Products

3D-printed products

Rolling Stock: sideframes for DSP&P Sn3 way car

Notes

Since Shapeways declared bankruptcy, and since this company only sold through Shapeways, they have effectively closed-up shop.

Overland Models, Inc.

(last reviewed on 03/09/2023)

Contact

Business Type:

Manufacturer

City:

Muncie

State:

Indiana

Web Site:

visit

Owner(s):

Brian T. Marsh

Founder(s):

Tom Marsh

Products

Decals: brass cars

Rolling Stock: brass locomotives

History

The company was started in 1976. It is still around today, although they are no longer active in S-scale. Brian took over running of the company from his Dad, Tom, in about 2008.

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). The company is run by Bill Peter, Jimmy Booth, and Keren Booth.


 (image copyright © Bill Winans; used by permission)
Bill Peter at the P-B-L booth of the 2024 Sn3 Symposium.

Palace Car Co

(last reviewed on 12/12/2023)

Contact

Business Type:

Manufacturer

Address:

P.O. Box 973

City:

Kearney

State:

Nebraska

Zip Code:

68848

Web Site:

visit

Founder(s):

Mark Malmkar

Products

S Products Page: view

Rolling Stock: passenger car interior kits

History

The company was started in 1999.

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

Pennsy S Models

(last reviewed on 03/09/2023)

Contact

Business Type:

Manufacturer

City:

Lafayette Hill

State:

Pennsylvania

Web Site:

visit

Founder(s):

Dan Mastrobuono & Bill Lane

Products

Rolling Stock: brass freight cars, brass trucks

Notes

The company is on hiatus.

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.

Plate C Model Prototypes

(last reviewed on 05/20/2024)

Contact

Business Type:

Manufacturer

Web Site:

visit

Facebook:

visit

Founder(s):

Adam Chilcote

Products

Rolling Stock: trucks

History

The company was started in 2019. In 2023, they added their first S-scale product, the Taylor trucks, followed by several others. In early 2024, the owner stated that his life has gotten too busy to actually manage the printing of his designs, so he has decided to outsource them to "3D Central", which specializes in taking designs and printing them for other company (it is a similar service that the well-known Shapeways offers). The main web site, platecmp.com, appears to be gone as of May 2024, and they don't list their S-scale products on the 3D Central web site.

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

Portland Locomotive Works

(last reviewed on 06/29/2024)

Contact

Business Type:

Manufacturer

Web Site:

visit

e-mail:

send

Phone:

(330) 719-0264

Founder(s):

Gary Kohler

Products

Decals: two-foot gauge

Miscellaneous: scale drawings

Rolling Stock: standard-gauge Maine Central box car kit; Sn3 snow plow kit; Sn3 kitchen car kit; Sn3 office car kit, Sn2 caboose, Sn2 flanger

Scenery: trees, ground foam

Scratchbuilding: scribed siding (4-1/2" ribs)

Structures: various laser-cut wooden structure kits related to two-foot Maine

Notes

This company is currently the main supporter of Sn2, but also produces some Sn3 items.

Poverty Flats Model Company

(last reviewed on 07/15/2024)

Contact

Business Type:

Shapeways Store

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

Notes

Since Shapeways declared bankruptcy, and since this company only sold through Shapeways, they have effectively closed-up shop.

Pre-Size Model Specialties

(last reviewed on 03/09/2023)

NASG Charles Sandersfeld Memorial Award

Advertises in the NASG's Dispatch

Contact

Business Type:

Manufacturer

Address:

P.O. Box 147

City:

Paonia

State:

Colorado

Zip Code:

81428

Web Site:

visit

e-mail:

send

Phone:

(970) 527-4586

Fax:

(970) 527-4587

Owner(s):

Steve Wolcott & Linda Lindsey

Founder(s):

Norman Rockwell

Products

S Products Page: view

Layout Scenery: bridge abutments, bridge piers, bridge shoes, culverts, tunnel portals, walls

Rolling Stock: freight car loads, freight car parts, freight car kits, passenger car parts, truck kits

History

The company was started in 1989 by Norman Rockwell. When Norman retired, he sold the company to husband-and-wife team, Steve Wolcott and Linda Lindsey.

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

Notes

Note that this company also accepts custom brass-casting orders. Tim Maslyn, of Integrated Signal Systems, uses them, for example.

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, brass steam engine detailing parts (Sn3)

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.

Purple Moon Lady Collectibles

(last reviewed on 01/11/2024)

Contact

Business Type:

eBay Store

Web Site:

visit

Products

Rolling Stock: A.C. Gilbert, Lionel, American Models, K-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 07/15/2024)

Contact

Business Type:

Shapeways Store

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)

Notes

Since Shapeways declared bankruptcy, and since this company only sold through Shapeways, they have effectively closed-up shop.

RamBros Workshop

(last reviewed on 04/17/2024)

Contact

Business Type:

Manufacturer

Web Site:

visit

Products

3D-printed products

Locomotives: various

Rolling Stock: various

Notes

The company produces 3D-printed engines, cars, and track components in S-scale. The engines are battery-powered, which means the track can be 3D-printed. Their products can be bought 3D-printed, or you can download and print the items yourself, if you have the proper equipment. They have made their designs publicly-available.

History

In 2022 the company introduced their Dragon Railway system.

Rio Grande Models

(last reviewed on 03/11/2023)

Contact

Business Type:

Manufacturer

City:

Santa Clara

State:

California

Web Site:

visit

e-mail:

send

Owner(s):

Craig Tribuzi

Founder(s):

Eric Bracher

Products

Rolling Stock: narrow-gauge freight car, caboose, MOW kits

Scenery: detailing parts

Structures: WSLC kits

Track Components: switch stands

Vehicles: construction tractor kits

History

The company was started in 1970 to produce D&RGW Maintenance-of-Way equipment. Bought by Craig in ????.

Rio Grande Western

(last reviewed on 06/17/2023)

Contact

Business Type:

Manufacturer

City:

Salt Lake City

State:

Utah

Web Site:

visit

Founder(s):

Roy Stevens

Products

Rolling Stock: narrow-gauge 3D-printed passenger car, truck, and interiors

Notes

The company sells only through their eBay store.

RL Hogan Associates

(last reviewed on 03/11/2023)

Contact

Business Type:

Service Company

e-mail:

send

Products

Miscellaneous: custom-build complete passenger and freight cars

Rolling Stock: passenger car parts, kits

Royal Train Equipment

(last reviewed on 03/11/2023)

Contact

Business Type:

Manufacturer

Web Site:

visit

Products

Rolling Stock: gondola & hopper loads (junk, ballast, coal)

Scenery: figures, street signs, detailing parts

Trackside: diecast metal signs, crossbucks

RSLaserKits

(last reviewed on 03/11/2023)

Contact

Business Type:

Manufacturer

City:

Salem

State:

Oregon

Web Site:

visit

Founder(s):

Richard Shepard

Products

Rolling Stock: pickle car kit

Scratchbuilding: doors, screendoors, brick sheet, stairs

Structures: logging equipment structures/machinery, outhouses, laser-cut kits

Vehicles: horse-drawn farm wagon

History

The company started in 2004. An article with photos of the facilities appears in the July 2016 issue of the NASG's Dispatch.

Rumney Models

(last reviewed on 03/11/2023)

Contact

Business Type:

Manufacturer

City:

Ross-on-Wye

Province:

Herefordshire

Country:

United Kingdom

Web Site:

visit

Founder(s):

Justin Newitt

Products

Rolling Stock: British-prototype freight car parts

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.

Sandy Point Models

(last reviewed on 03/13/2023)

Contact

Business Type:

Manufacturer

Web Site:

visit

Secondary Site:

visit

Founder(s):

Michael Eldridge

Products

3D-printed products

Rolling Stock: 3D-printer files for passenger car detailing parts

Structures: laser-cut kits

Scale Mates

(last reviewed on 03/13/2023)

Contact

Business Type:

Online Retailer

Web Site:

visit

Products

3D-printed products

Airplanes: helicopters flagged as 1:64; airplane kit

Boats: various brand kits; navy war ships' cannons

Decals: automotive

Rolling Stock: Cleveland-Designed kits

Vehicles: car kits

Notes

This web site is somewhat confusing, in that it lists items, but when you then click on it an item it tells you have none are available for some of them. Maybe this can only be used as a reference web site?...

Scale Model Engineering

(last reviewed on 08/29/2023)

Contact

Business Type:

Manufacturer

Web Site:

visit

e-mail:

send

Facebook:

visit

Phone:

(860) 920-2251

Products

3D-printed products

Rolling Stock: loads

Scenery: generator, pumps, jaws-of-life, fire hydrants

Structures: tunnel portal, plans for bridge, electrical cabinet, tower, passenger station, bait-n-tackle shop

Notes

The company sells only through their eBay store. They produce 3D-printed parts in all scales, including S, as well as printed plans.

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 07/15/2024)

Contact

Business Type:

Shapeways Store

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

Notes

Since Shapeways declared bankruptcy, and since this company only sold through Shapeways, they have effectively closed-up shop.

ScaleTrains

(last reviewed on 01/10/2024)

Contact

Business Type:

Manufacturer

Address:

4901 Old Tasso Rd NE

City:

Cleveland

State:

Tennessee

Zip Code:

37312

Web Site:

visit

e-mail:

send

Phone:

(844) 987-2467

YouTube Channel:

view

Products

S Products Page: view

Rolling Stock: box cars, hoppers, cabooses (coming in 2023)

Notes

The company bought the former S-Helper Service/MTH S-scale tooling. Note that if a

History

The company was started in 2015 by several individuals who previously worked for Athearn (Horizon Hobbies). In January 2021 MTH and ScaleTrains.com announced that ScaleTrains bought the MTH (i.e. the former S-Helper Service) tooling. In 2022, the company renames itself from ScaleTrains.com to ScaleTrains. In 2022 the company announces the pre-production of former SHS/MTH box cars, hopper, and extended-vision caboose, as well as the track components. In the latter half of 2023 they released their first two S-scale freight cars. As a side note: the company also announced in 2022 that they have bought Fox Valley Models, but FVM previous owner, Matt Gaudinksy later indicated that his S-scale track components will be sold under the new "Scale America" company, and were not a part of the FVM sale to ScaleTrains. ScaleTrains is a growing company with around 50 employees (in 2024).

Schist Lake Models

(last reviewed on 07/15/2024)

Contact

Business Type:

Shapeways Store

Products

3D-printed products

Rolling Stock: small slag car

Notes

Since Shapeways declared bankruptcy, and since this company only sold through Shapeways, they have effectively closed-up shop.

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 07/15/2024)

Contact

Business Type:

Shapeways Store

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

Notes

Since Shapeways declared bankruptcy, and since this company only sold through Shapeways, they have effectively closed-up shop.

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.

South Dock Models

(last reviewed on 03/14/2023)

Contact

Business Type:

Manufacturer

City:

Blenheim

Province:

South Island

Country:

New Zealand

Web Site:

visit

e-mail:

send

Founder(s):

Rodger and Christina Cullen

Products

Catalog: view

Rolling Stock: Sn42 NZR-based kits

Southeastern Junction

(last reviewed on 07/15/2024)

Contact

Business Type:

Shapeways Store

Founder(s):

Thomas Potthast

Products

3D-printed products

Rolling Stock: Wabash-based older roof design for American Models caboose

Scenery: railing for late 1930s construction concrete viaduct

Notes

Since Shapeways declared bankruptcy, and since this company only sold through Shapeways, they have effectively closed-up shop.

St. Charles Model Works

(last reviewed on 12/06/2023)

Contact

Business Type:

Manufacturer

Address:

1820 Wallace Avenue Suite 119

City:

St. Charles

State:

Illinois

Zip Code:

60174

Web Site:

visit

e-mail:

send

Phone:

(815) 644-1431

Founder(s):

Terry and Sue Wellman

Products

Rolling Stock: resin loads

Notes

They manufacture loads for other train companies, as well as sell direct. They also own the trainloads.com web site domain.

History

The company was started in 2002. It seems to be on hiatus now.

Standard Railway Castings Company

(last reviewed on 02/28/2024)

Contact

Business Type:

Manufacturer

City:

Loudon

State:

New Hampshire

Web Site:

visit

e-mail:

send

Founder(s):

Earl Tuson

Products

Rolling Stock: custom freight car kits, passenger car upgrade/conversion kits, detailing parts

History

Earl started the company in 1998 in Houston, Texas. In 1999 he moved to New Hampshire. The company has been dormant since 2005, although the web site was updated in 2020.

Star Hobby

(last reviewed on 03/14/2023)

Contact

Business Type:

Brick-n-Mortar Retailer

Address:

1564 Whitehall Road

City:

Annapolis

State:

Maryland

Zip Code:

21409

Web Site:

visit

Products

Rolling Stock: Lionel

Structures: Lionel

Steel Mill Modelers Supply

(last reviewed on 04/15/2023)

Contact

Business Type:

Manufacturer

Web Site:

visit

Founder(s):

Kevin Tully

Products

3D-printed products

Electronics: LED lights in HO-scale fixtures that may be of use in S

Miscellaneous: DVDs (shown as a book on the computer) related to the steel industry

Rolling Stock: loads

Scenery: fire hydrant

Scratchbuilding: many detailing parts, H-column footers, pipe bent (hold/routing pipes through facilities), exterior vents, piping systems and components, roof trusses, corrugated fiberglass panels

Structures: parts for modeling a steel mill and other industrial complexes, most of which are available in S-scale

Trackside: telephone box

Stony Smith Designs

(last reviewed on 07/15/2024)

Contact

Business Type:

Shapeways Store

Founder(s):

Stony Smith

Products

3D-printed products

Rolling Stock: WhaleBelly Tank Car

Scenery: traffic safety cones; relay box

Structures: modern gas station accessories

Notes

Since Shapeways declared bankruptcy, and since this company only sold through Shapeways, they have effectively closed-up shop.

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.

T Town Hobbies

(last reviewed on 07/15/2024)

Contact

Business Type:

Shapeways Store

Founder(s):

Chip Van Gilder

Products

3D-printed products

Rolling Stock: A&S caboose

Notes

Since Shapeways declared bankruptcy, and since this company only sold through Shapeways, they have effectively closed-up shop.

Tebee Models

(last reviewed on 07/15/2024)

Contact

Business Type:

Shapeways Store

Country:

New Zealand

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

Notes

Since Shapeways declared bankruptcy, and since this company only sold through Shapeways, they have effectively closed-up shop.

Terrain3D

(last reviewed on 06/18/2024)

Contact

Business Type:

Manufacturer

City:

York

State:

South Carolina

Web Site:

visit

Products

3D-printed products

Rolling Stock: loads

TFS Trains

(last reviewed on 07/15/2024)

Contact

Business Type:

Shapeways Store

Founder(s):

Charles Sloane

Products

3D-printed products

Rolling Stock: parts for B&O cars

Notes

Since Shapeways declared bankruptcy, and since this company only sold through Shapeways, they have effectively closed-up shop.

The Train Shack

(last reviewed on 02/20/2024)

Contact

Business Type:

Brick-n-Mortar Retailer

Address:

1030 N Hollywood Way

City:

Burbank

State:

California

Zip Code:

91505

Web Site:

visit

e-mail:

send

Facebook:

visit

Twitter:

visit

Phone:

(818) 842-3330

Founder(s):

Gary Keck

Products

S Products Page: view

Rolling Stock: Lionel

Track Components: Lionel

Train Sets: Lionel

History

Started in 1985.

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

Tobia Toys & Trains

(last reviewed on 07/14/2024)

Contact

Business Type:

Brick-n-Mortar Retailer

Address:

457 Bridgeport Ave

City:

Milford

State:

Connecticut

Web Site:

visit

Founder(s):

Mark Tobias

Products

S Products Page: view

Locomotives: A.C. Gilbert

Miscellaneous: Can take on collections

Rolling Stock: A.C. Gilbert

Notes

Open Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays from 1 to 5pm.

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.

Tony's Train Exchange

(last reviewed on 03/15/2023)

Contact

Business Type:

Online Retailer

Address:

57 River Rd

City:

Essex Junction

State:

Vermont

Zip Code:

05452

Web Site:

visit

e-mail:

send

Phone:

(800) 978-3472

Products

S Products Page: view

Electronics: DCC circuits, systems

Rolling Stock: track-cleaning car

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

Trout Creek Engineering

(last reviewed on 06/13/2024)

Contact

Business Type:

Manufacturer

Address:

12874 County Road 314 B

City:

Buena Vista

State:

Colorado

Zip Code:

81211

Web Site:

visit

e-mail:

send

Phone:

(719) 395-8076

Founder(s):

Clifford Mestel

Products

Miscellaneous: tools

Rolling Stock: Sn3 kits, detailing parts

Structures: Classic Miniatures kits and detailing parts

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

Notes

This is the parent company of Classic Miniatures and BK Turnouts, as well as their own line of Sn3 equipment kits. They carry the Tru-scale Models track system.

History

They bought the Classic Miniatures product line of S-scale structures in 2003. At the 2024 Sn3 Symposium, it was announced that The San Juan Model Company bought Trout Creek Engineering product lines in 2024, as Cliff is getting up there in age.

Union Station Products

(last reviewed on 06/16/2024)

Contact

Business Type:

Manufacturer

Address:

2413 Munster Blvd

City:

Meraux

State:

Louisiana

Zip Code:

70075

Web Site:

visit

e-mail:

send

Phone:

(901) 277-4237

Products

Rolling Stock: car sides for smooth-sided American Models passenger cars, diaphragm plates

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.

Western Rails Company

(last reviewed on 07/17/2024)

Contact

Business Type:

3DP Train Store

City:

Decatur

State:

Tennessee

Web Site:

visit

Founder(s):

David Kmecik

Products

S Products Page: view

3D-printed products

Rolling Stock: Sn3 freight cars, passenger cars, water car, and cabooses

Scenery: picnic tables, pallets

Structures: passenger shelter, phone booth

Notes

The company has indicated that they are willing to produce in S-scale any items that they offer in any of the other scales; just ask.

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

Willy Monaghan

(last reviewed on 07/15/2024)

Contact

Business Type:

Shapeways Store

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

Notes

Since Shapeways declared bankruptcy, and since this company only sold through Shapeways, they have effectively closed-up shop.

Winross

(last reviewed on 03/16/2023)

Contact

Business Type:

Manufacturer

Address:

P.O. Box 610

City:

Churchville

State:

New York

Zip Code:

14428

Web Site:

visit

Phone:

(585) 293-0820

Fax:

(585) 293-0822

Products

Rolling Stock: diecast tractor-trailers

History

The company was started in the late-1960s. In 1978 they switched from making commercial toys to producing corporate advertising products using their diecast models.

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:

visit

Founder(s):

A Doherty

Products

S Products Page: view

Locomotives: British-prototype steam, diesel kits

Rolling Stock: British-prototype passenger cars

Yarmouth Model Works

(last reviewed on 07/12/2024)

Contact

Business Type:

Online Retailer

Address:

263 Sunset Drive

City:

St. Thomas

Province:

Ontario

Postal Code:

N5R 3C4

Country:

Canada

Web Site:

visit

e-mail:

send

Phone:

(519) 633-7574

Founder(s):

Pierre Oliver

Products

Rolling Stock: box cars kits (stopped)

Scenery: They are the North American retailer for Modelu 3D-printed figures, and can special-order any S-scale figures

Notes

The company is the North American dealer for Modelu figures. Owner Pierre Oliver indicated that he can order any of the Modelu figures in S-scale, but he does not stock them, so there may be some delay in shipping.

History

The company released a number of S-scale box car kits that were based on the Pacific Rail Shops' bodies. Unfortunately, this had to be stopped, because Des Plaines Hobbies owns the PRS rights, and so copies cannot be sold legally. Yarmouth's owner, at the time of their release, was unaware that there was still a copyright claim in effect. The few kits that were sold received glowing reviews.

Ye Olde Huff-N-Puff

(last reviewed on 03/16/2023)

Contact

Business Type:

Manufacturer

City:

Cheyenne

State:

Wyoming

Owner(s):

Rick Steele (LaBelle Woodworking)

Founder(s):

Richard & Shirley Koontz

Products

Rolling Stock: freight car kits, trucks

History

The company was started in Furnace, Pennsylvania (the year is unknown). In 2002 Gene & Dorinda Metzgar bought the company. In 2009 they bought the Earl Eshleman line of turnout switchpoint links. Gene died in 2017, and in 2018 LaBelle Woodworking (owned by Rick Steele) bought the company.

Yelton Models

(last reviewed on 01/23/2024)

Contact

Business Type:

Manufacturer

Country:

Canada

Web Site:

visit

e-mail:

send

Founder(s):

Dan Notley

Products

S Products Page: view

3D-printed products

Rolling Stock: transformer loads, caboose kit

Scenery: steel bins, drums, and pails

Structures: homes, phone booth, oil tank

Track Components: non-operational switchstands

Trackside: non-operational Speeders, signal boxes

Notes

The owner has indicated that any item you see on their web site that is only available in scales other than S can be produced in S; just contact him and ask. The company name is the owner's name spelled backwards.

History

The company was started in 2017. Steven Tuff joined the company in 2019.

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