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The Full Listing

This page lists all the companies that manufacture and/or sell train sets. There are a total of 19 entries listed on this page.

American Models

(last reviewed on 05/04/2023)

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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.

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:

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e-mail:

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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.

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:

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Facebook:

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Phone:

(724) 838-8448

Products

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Locomotives: Lionel

Rolling Stock: Lionel

Track Components: Lionel

Train Sets: Lionel

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:

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Facebook:

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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.

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:

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e-mail:

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Phone:

(570) 451-1700

Fax:

(570) 451-1727

Products

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American Flyer accessories

Locomotives: Lionel

Rolling Stock: Lionel

Track Components: Lionel

Train Sets: Lionel

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:

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Facebook:

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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:

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e-mail:

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Phone:

(262) 544-4131

Products

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American Flyer accessories

Layout Scenery: Lionel bridge

Locomotives: Lionel

Rolling Stock: MTH, Lionel

Structures: Lionel bridges, stations

Track Components: American Models, Lionel

Train Sets: Lionel passenger, freight

Lionel

(last reviewed on 03/04/2023)

Contact

Business Type:

Manufacturer

Web Site:

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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.

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:

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e-mail:

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Phone:

(540) 868-0025

Products

Locomotives: Lionel

Rolling Stock: Lionel

Track Components: Lionel

Train Sets: Lionel

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.

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

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:

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e-mail:

send

Phone:

(304) 232-0714

Products

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

Miscellaneous: reference materials

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

Track Components: Caboose Industries ground throw, GarGraves

Train Sets: Lionel passenger, freight

Pikesville Models

(last reviewed on 03/09/2023)

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Contact

Business Type:

Manufacturer & Retailer

Address:

3315 Timberfield Lane

City:

Baltimore

State:

Maryland

Web Site:

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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.

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:

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e-mail:

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Facebook:

visit

Twitter:

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Phone:

(818) 842-3330

Founder(s):

Gary Keck

Products

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Rolling Stock: Lionel

Track Components: Lionel

Train Sets: Lionel

History

Started in 1985.

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:

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e-mail:

send

Phone:

(973) 263-1979

Fax:

(973) 402-6192

Products

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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

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:

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e-mail:

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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 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)

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Contact

Business Type:

Online Retailer

Web Site:

visit

Facebook:

visit

Phone:

(866) 285-5840

Founder(s):

Scott Griggs

YouTube Channel:

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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

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