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On this page you will find companies and individuals who manufacture or carry products that are typically found along side of the railroad tracks, such as signals, crossbucks, telephone/telegraph poles, etc.

akf models

Committed to S-scale

Contact Info: web site; New Zealand

Rolling Stock: New Zealand Railways 56' passenger car shell

Scenery: crib walls

Structures: platform parts (NZ prototype), detailing parts, power poles

Track Components: End-of-track blocks

Trackside: poles & crossarms

Azatrax

Committed to S-scale
Principals are S-scale modelers

Contact Info: web site; Berthoud, Colorado

Electronics: track detection circuits, automated-layout controls, relays, Arduino, power supplies, infrared detectors

Track Components: Circuitron Tortoise

Trackside: NJ International crossings, signals, block signals

B.T.S.

Committed to S-scale
Principals are S-scale modelers

Contact Info: web site

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

Berkshire Junction

Contact Info: web site

Trackside: manufactures EZ Line

Big Four Road

Committed to S-scale
Principals are S-scale modelers

Contact Info: web site

Rolling Stock: Vulcan sideframes and bolster

Structures: chimneys

Track Components: non-operable turnout switch machines, track walkway

Trackside: signals, water column

Run by S-scale modeler Chris Rooney.

Bob The Train Guy

Contact Info: web site

Miscellaneous: tools

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

Scratchbuilding: Evergreen Scale Models

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

Track Components: wheelstops, Bright Boy, Circuitron Tortoise

Trackside: Tichy signs, crossbucks

Charles Ro

Committed to S-scale

Contact Info: web site

American Flyer accessories

Locomotives: Lionel, MTH

Rolling Stock: Lionel, MTH

Track Components: Lionel, American Models, GarGraves

Trackside: semaphores

Train Sets: Lionel passenger, freight

East West Rail Service

Committed to S-scale
Principals are S-scale modelers

Contact Info: web site

Decals: freight car decals for their kits

Miscellaneous: can do custom work

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

Structures: laser-cut kits, details

Trackside: crossbucks

eBay

Contact Info: web site

American Flyer accessories

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

Miscellaneous: reference materials

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

Scenery: figures

Structures: various brands

Track Components: various brands

Trackside: original AF billboards

Vehicles: various brands

Fred's Train Shop

Committed to S-scale

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

American Flyer accessories

Layout Scenery: Lionel bridge

Locomotives: Lionel, MTH

Miscellaneous: American Flyer repair

Rolling Stock: Lionel, MTH

Scenery: Lionel billboards

Trackside: Lionel telephone poles

Train Sets: freight, MOW

The owner is an experienced layout builder.

GarGraves Trackage Corporation

Committed to S-scale

Contact Info: web site; North Rose, New York

Track Components: the closest match to original A.F. track, sectional track, turnouts

Trackside: semaphores, signals

He6agon

Committed to S-scale

Contact Info: web site

Locomotives: detailing parts, cab walls

Rolling Stock: detailing parts, caboose cupola, truck sideframes

Scenery: whistle posts

Structures: detailing parts

Trackside: semaphores parts

Henning's Trains

Contact Info: web site; Lansdale, Pennsylvania (215) 362-2442

American Flyer accessories

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

Rolling Stock: Lionel, Kadee couplers

Scenery: Lionel figures

Structures: Lionel stations

Track Components: Bright Boy

Trackside: Lionel telephone poles

Train Sets: Lionel freight

Lake Junction Models LLC

Committed to S-scale

Contact Info: web site

Miscellaneous: tools

Rolling Stock: caboose kits, detailing parts

Structures: laser-cut kits

Trackside: PRR, B&O signs

Lights 4 Models

Committed to S-scale

Contact Info: web site

Airplanes: airport approach lights

Boats: buoy lights

Electronics: parts

Locomotives: electronics parts

Rolling Stock: FRED, EOT lights

Scenery: sound modules

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

Committed to S-scale

Contact Info: web site; Richland Center, Wisconsin

Locomotives: detailing parts

Rolling Stock: Milwaukee caboose

Trackside: switch stands

Lionel

Participates in the NASG's RMC ad
Committed to S-scale

Contact Info: web site

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

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

Mark's Model Works

Contact Info: web site; New Zealand

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

Model Memories

Contact Info: web site

Trackside: crossbucks, semaphores, signals

Model Memories does not explicitly carry S-scale, but can product them by special commission.

Model Tech Studios

Committed to S-scale

Contact Info: web site

Boats: row boat skeleton

Decals: for structures

Layout Scenery: scenic backgrounds

Miscellaneous: weathering solutions

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

Scenery: figures, detailing parts

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

Trackside: semaphores

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

New Zealand Finescale

Committed to S-scale

Contact Info: web site; New Zealand

Locomotives: motors, detailing parts, wheels, couplers

Rolling Stock: car detailing parts, couplers

Scenery: figures, vegetation

Track Components: yard ground throw

Trackside: semaphores

Vehicles: horse-drawn carriage, 1936 Austin Ruby

NJ International

Committed to S-scale

Contact Info: web site

Track Components: switch stands

Trackside: crossbucks, semaphores, signals

Olson Hobbies

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

American Flyer accessories

Locomotives: original American Flyer

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

Rolling Stock: original American Flyer

Track Components: original American Flyer

Trackside: semaphores, signals

Train Sets: original American Flyer

Port Lines Hobby Supplies

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

Contact Info: web site; Newburyport, Massachusetts

American Flyer accessories

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

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

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

Scenery: figures, fences, vegetation

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

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

Trackside: crossbucks, semaphores, signals

Vehicles: various brands

Royal Train Equipment

Committed to S-scale
Principals are S-scale modelers

Contact Info: web site

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

Scenery: figures, street signs, detailing parts

Trackside: diecast metal signs, crossbucks

S Scale America

Committed to S-scale
Principals are S-scale modelers

Contact Info: web site

Locomotives: RS-1 brass kit

Rolling Stock: freight car kits

Trackside: signals

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.

Sidetracks

Committed to S-scale
Principals are S-scale modelers

Contact Info: web site

Locomotives: various brands

Miscellaneous: reference materials

Rolling Stock: various brands

Scenery: figures, detailing parts

Track Components: various brands

Trackside: semaphores, signals

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

T & K Hobby

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

American Flyer accessories

Decals: alphabet sets, Solvaset

Electronics: wire

Layout Scenery: scenic backgrounds (not S-specific)

Locomotives: Lionel, smoke fluid

Miscellaneous: weathering powders

Rolling Stock: Lionel

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

Trackside: backgrounds, Lionel telephone poles

Tichy Train Group

Committed to S-scale

Contact Info: web site

Decals: decals for many railroads

Scenery: detailing parts, roadside signs

Structures: detailing parts

Trackside: signs, crossbucks

Train Cat Model Sales

Contact Info: web site

Structures: Electrical Transmission Tower, Cantilevered Signal Bridges etched-brass kits

Trackside: signals

(the company is on hiatus)

Willy Monaghan S Scale

Committed to S-scale
Principals are S-scale modelers

Contact Info: web site

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

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

Scenery: figures

Track Components: Ramapo switch stand, targets

Trackside: semaphores

Z-stuff for Trains

Participates in the NASG's RMC ad

Contact Info: web site

Trackside: crossbucks, semaphores, signals

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