By Craig S. O'Connell
Changes last made on
James Roberts' S layout in Nashville, Indiana. The photo depicts a scene outside of the town of Helmsburg IN in the early 1950's on the Indianapolis Southern Division of the Illinois Central. The station burned in '55 so James scratchbuilt this one using old photos. The cabin and trailer are from BTS (Bill's Train Shop). The old wooden boxcar was built by Richard Fleming an On3 modeler in Michigan. The layout is about 15% complete. It will encircle an "L" shaped basement room about 20' by 22'.
Ballston Locomotive Works-- NEW ADDRESS - as of July 3, 2008.
Tom's Turnouts - - NEW WEBSITE!
Kaw Valley Designs, Inc. - S scaler Mike Fyten has started a new business. Check out his new website.
Bill Banta has sold the Portland Loco kits to Mount Blue Model Co.CLICK HERE for more information.
23rd Sn3 Symposium - February 14 - 17, 2008 in St. Louis, MO.
Be sure to catch Tom Troughton's Cimarron & Tall Timbers Sn3 model railroad.
Creating Montage Background Scenes - A NEW article with photos by master modeler Philippe Coquet, exclusively for this site!
See Harold Minkwitz's On30 layout, now being redone as the Pacific Coast Air Line RR in Sn3.5 circa 1870s.
River Raisin Models - The River Raisin web site has been updated. There are now photos posted of all six SP Harriman Mikes planned as well as the three SP F5 2-10-2's. Also a couple of Shark photos and the latest on the Milwaukee Road ribbed side cabooses. You can print the order forms for the SP 2-8-2 and 2-10-2 project and/or the Milwaukee Road cabooses directly from the web site.
Tonkin Replicas - Tonkin Replicas has taken over the AHL and PEM lines, formerly run by Hartoy. There is no affiliation with the independent chat board run by S&K.
Trainstuff LLC is going out of business. The website says, " After much soul searching and really looking at things I have decided to sell off all the masters, molds and rights." -- Dayna.
Hamilton Model Works NEW Website
Alder Models was sold to Surrey Custom Models of BC
Slimming Down - January 28, 2007 - From John Armstrong, Kirtland Ohio. Do to age - 85 (but not mellowing) I have difficulty in using tools, and kit parts have wings. I would like to start selling items. Mostly Pennsy. I have 2 Omnicon Pennsy I1's. One has a brand new but unpainted mechanism, Both have DCC "cards" (based on what was used on the CVSG scale layout, Josh Seltzers unit) I have a factory painted long distance tender. and a short tender. I will sell the locs separately. If any offer is good enough I might throw in a Pennsy caboose. I will be going thru cars and other items later.
See the Listserve on 1/64th Vehicles now on Yahoo Groups: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/64VintageVehicles/
Union Station Photos S Scaler Roy Inman's photo site.
AHL Brand Replica Trucks are back!
Hoquat Hobbies NEW WEBSITE
Builders In Scale-- NEW WEB ADDRESS
Pocono Mountain Lines - Model RR electronics. No longer in business. John passed away a couple of years ago. Word has it that his daughter took over the stock but they are not in business.
Bill Johnson's American Flyer, S Gauge and S Scale Trains - NEW WEBSITE!
Funaro & Camerlengo has a new website.
The Gilbert Gallery by Robert Graves.The objective is to show every car that Gilbert made from 1946 on. The hoppers, gondolas, reefers, tank cars, stock cars, and Christmas Cars pages are complete.(as of January, 2006). Boxcars, cabooses, flatcars, and work cars are partially there - still under construction.
Tomalco Track has moved:
Owner; Larry Morton
289 Orchard Circle
Hendersonville, NC 28739
845 853 4806 cell #
Triangle Scale Models Sn3 products now known as Wiseman Model Services Inc.
Tomar Industries now has a website.
Synalogic Systems has a new website.
For a history of the National Association of S Gaugers CLICK HERE.
Microscale Decals - Now owned by Des Plaines Hobbies
Tomalco track - NEW website.
Atlantic Coast S Gaugers NEW website.
Lone Star Flyer Club NEW website.
Turner Model Works NEW home of FinestKind Mdl's line of S scale structures, details and models. TurnerModelWorks@mindspring.com
Turner Model Works
P.O. Box 923
Athens, TN 37371-0923
Phone: (423) 462-2228
Bill's Train Shop - new contact info: Phone: 304-637-4510; new mailing address - P O Box 856, Elkins, WV 26241 (as of 4-11-05)
NASG S Scale Freight Cars Database - in progress.
Custom Brass Painting - Bill Lane
Stevens Creek Models - S scale window and door glazing. For Grandt Line S scale windows
New partial list of S scale passenger cars ever produced in S scale.
The S/Sn3 Modeling Guide is back!!! Subscribe now.
The River Raisin Models http://www.riverraisinmodels.com web site has been recently up dated. The site now has the latest information on the Pullman Troop Cars, including some finished model photos. There is also additional information on the new "Pioneer Zephyr" and "Flying Yankee" project.
Lehigh Valley Models--Now under new ownership:
308 Indian Rock Dam Rd.
York, Pa. 17403
717 747 0493
Jason's Brass Poles, supplier of S scale traction parts, now has a new website...http://users.adelphia.net/~bweisman
M.L.W. Services, maker of S scale detail parts, now has a new website.
Philippe Coquet's fascinating story of how he scratchbuilt the S scale Hawken Tire & Rubber Company was published in the December, 2002 issue of Mainline Modeler Magazine. Check out the article he wrote for this website at: http://trainweb.org/crocon/pcoquet/scratchbuild_article.html
Photos of four Trainstuff, LLC houses/sheds by Craig O'Connell are on the web at: http://www.trainstuffllc.com/public_html/your_photos.html
Smokey Mountain Model Works - Jim King makes Sn2 trucks and some S standard freight cars.
Trout Creek Engineering-- has the Tomalco Sn2 trucks. Part #T5049
Kaw Valley Designs, Inc. - S scaler Mike Fyten has started a new business. Check out his new website.
Grand River Models - NOW AVAILABLE (as of February 7, 2008) Greg's Grocery is the first release from Grand River Models.
Ragg's...To Riches? - new laser cut craftsmen kits in S Scale: Each version sells for $45.
Depressed Center Flat Car from Bill's Train Shop - #09209 - $ 59.95 In Stock! (April 2007). Coming soon S Scale transformer load.
New Signal - Upper Quadrant 3 Position Semaphore. All brass, exact
scale, two differen blades and features opening relay cabinet door
S Scale #4303 $39.99
Hamilton Model Works - new S Scale Structures.
American S Gauge S-54 Remote Control Switches are now in Stock - February 1, 2007.
T M L Models - NEW - structure kits in S Scale coming soon....!!!
River Raisin Models - THE MILWAUKEE ROAD’S RIB SIDED CABOOSES IN TWO VERSIONS IN S SCALE AND HI-RAIL BRASS (January, 2007)
Z-Stuff for Trains NEW for S Scale - Smart Signals. See my S Electronics page for photo and more info: http://trainweb.org/crocon/selectronics.html
Pine Canyon Scale Models - offering gas station upgrade kits
Fos Scale Limited Model Railroad Structures - The "Vanishing Tiger Magic Shop"
American S Gauge has just received their first production S-54 switches with the rest coming in around the end of November, 2006!
Smoky Mountain Model Works Southern Railway lowside gondola
Pine Canyon Scale Models Donut Drive In Shop
GCLaser Innovations S scale structures including a Country Market, Tool Shed and Produce Loading Platform.
River Dam Model Works - Cleaves Machine Shop, Itchy's Crab Shack and Rural Post Office all now available in S scale.
The New England Scene - "purveyors of distinctively typical New England structures."
Fos Scale Limited - New "The Vanishing Tiger Magic Shop" kit #S1
One Sixty Fourth - Modern trackside structures.
Turner Model Works offering two new structure kits.
Arizona Rock & Mineral Co. - ballast
Great Northern Sand & Gravel Co. - ballast
SERVO MASTER Activation System For Crossing Gates & Semaphores in all Scales - Item #8000 - $119.99
Rickety Rails Models - Paul Dougherty - supplier of adhesives, Lightning Bond, Dr. Mike's Model'n and Crafter's Glue and Dr. Mike's 2, and Low Melt Soldering Kit. Paul also custom builds locomotive kits in S and O scales, primarily narrow gauge. Site under construction.
Mullet River Model Works has four new structure kits made from laser cut plywood.
Custom Trax - NOW offering S scale code .100 flextrack and #4, #6 and #8 turnouts. Custom Trax is a completely assembled and ballasted track roadbed system that offers you a full line of track and turnouts for S Scale. It comes ready to install and features nickel silver rail on stained and weathered hardwood ties, all mounted on flexible roadbed that is fully ballasted.
GRANVILLEBUILDINGS S scale buildings, made of resin with wood accessories, comes unassembled. See my S Structures page for more info.
Swamp Machine Shop - "S" Bird baths and barrels.
Model RR Warehouse - Baldwin Westinghouse Class B Steeplecab kits in S Scale
Vinylbed Roadbed now available in S Scale.
Dr. Ben's - Country Store & Post Office in S Scale.
Traffic Signs - They do S road markings and road signs.
Micro Tech Scale Models - S scale structures and some detail parts
Rusty Stumps Scale Models - S scale detail parts
Turnouts and Trackwork - Tom Stoltz
TURNOUTS, CROSSINGS, DOUBLE SLIPS, WYES, CURVED TURNOUTS
SPECIAL ORDERS• Code 148 nickel silver or brass weathered rail
Pine Canyon Scale Models Firehouse - Canyon County Firehouse - an S scale limited edition.
Bar Mills - - Gravely Building kit - $139.95.
AMERICAN MODELS INTRODUCES A DETAILED 4-8-4 NORTHERN First come..... First served.
Pine Canyon Scale Models - Pickles Delight - complex of 5 mid sized vats on transfer platform.
KingMill Enterprises - Boone Depot (BD-S) $95.00. Made in the USA.
Clever Models - art crafted, computer precision card model structures.
DanNowicki.Com - Smoken Hole Hobbies - S scale street lights.
BTS PRR F39 Flatcar kits now available (4-7-05)
Bill's Train Shop - new S scale fire hydrant.
Echo Mountain Model Products - Decals and etched products in "S" scale.
Dan's Resin Casting - Decals in "S" scale.
Canyon Scale Models Toxic Terminal
Created from Back Alley #2, Toxic Terminal was designed to build a complete structure that can be arranged in many ways...MSRP $89. Special introductory price $75. Introductory price offer ends March 27, 2005.
S Scale Coal Loads.... Model Railstuff
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NASG Perles Publications Award, 1997