By Craig S. O'Connell
There are not many S scale traction products available. I'm
searching. If anyone knows of any sources of S scale traction supplies please
e-mail me. -- Thanks, Craig.
Many thanks to Dennis Conway for his invaluable assistance in putting together the information for this page.
A tip o' the hat to Reg Akers for his help in updating this site.
Jason's Brass Poles- WEBSITE NO LONGER AVAILABLE - But Brian can be reached by e-mail .... Brian Weisman
The prices quoted here may be outdated. Please check with Brian before ordering. I've ordered many of his items.
-offered S gauge line of poles and brass street lights, goose neck station lights and wall mount lamps.
S scale wall mount lights
-were (3) for $6.50 or $2.50 each
S scale gooseneck station lights - were (3) for $11 or $4 each
S scale street lights - were (3) for $14 or $5 each.
optional add $2 per light for painting $1 each for wall mount painting
Add $3.50 for S&H
River's Traction & Trolley - 540 County Line Road in Gates Mill, Ohio 44040-9703 No phone # is listed.
S Scale Traction Yahoo Groups Listserve: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/S_Scale_Traction/
Photos of the O Scale Trolley Layout of Les Lewis. -- Les has one of the best trolley layouts I've ever seen. He models downtown New Haven, CT . All pix were taken by me. They are well worth viewing.
O'Toole Lines -
Tom O'Toole passed away June 13, 2001. His company was taken
over by Rivers Traction & Trolleys. O'Toole sold O & HO Scale ex-Wagner
Model Memories NEW ADDRESS -P.O. Box 722, Powhatan, VA 23139-0722.Phone: 804-598-4716. NEW Email: firstname.lastname@example.org -In addition to their S scale brass signals Model Memories carries catenary poles and pre-formed overhead wire for S scalers.
Catenary Poles...#SCP1 @ $16.86/pr. (as of 11/22/98) --"I-Beam" style as used on many railroads. Each pole set includes:
American Models - now sells catenary.
Q-Car Company, Inc. HO and O scale traction parts, some of which might be useable in S scale.
Northwest Short Line-NWSL--offers precision miniature
12v. DC motors suitable for S scale locomotives or other powered units. For
further info & product listing send $1.00 for handling or $8.00 for a full
Seattle, WA 98111-0423
Phone: (206) 932-1087; Fax: (206) 935-7106.
Friedlein's Rail Replicas--Five different overhead wire hangers usable in HO, S and O scales.
Pope Imagineering - OUT OF BUSINESS (FROM WHAT I CAN TELL)
Had a PCC car and a CSS&SB interurban, a Niles car. My PCC required regauging of the wheels. Apparently the wheel to wheel distance was based upon the S gauge standards provided by the NMRA rather than the NASG, meaning that the wheel base is too close. Mine came with an overhead pickup pole and runs on two rail track with positive and negative leads.
Also installing Trainmaster hand held controls, AC power, in S gauge engines. Will be doing a tender that allows you to pull the e-unit out of the AF train and install a sound card and receiver; turn on off headlights, smoke, etc...while the power is on full to your track....just like DCC but it's AC. Great for AF. Will also be making European style trolley poles in S gauge.
The above pictured Pope car measures approximately 9 inches in length [9/ (12x46.5) = 0.0161 = 1/62] which is about 1/62 scale. The wheelsets look to regauged HO Athearn trucks but gauged by NMRA S scale standards (.875') as opposed to the NASG standards (.883").
East Penn Traction Club- Not "S" scale but this site has lots of goodies for traction fans.
The Cryer Gray Foundry - 1917 vintage 53'6" brass through plate girder bridge, fully assembled
The Unofficial Site Of The History Of The New York City Subway System
Hanging Simple Overhead Wire For Trolley Pole Use -- from the Trolleyville USA site.
Birney Car from Putt Trains. WEBSITE NO LONGER AVAILABLE - This was a four wheel S gauge Birney car in plastic with a metal chassis. Trolleys will reverse if ordered in DC only version. All products are available with scale wheels. The trolley pole is non-operational and the trolley length is not scale. Comes with a headlight in hirail versions only. Single Trolley $88.95; Dual Trolleys (both powered, two numbers) $162.95, shipping included if ordered direct. I DON'T KNOW IF THIS IS STILL AVAIALBLE .... 12/16/08.
Also available from Scenery Unlimited, 7236 W. Madison St., Forest Park, IL 60130; (708) 366-7763 or you can contact Putt Trains directly at:
Underground Railway Press-- Specializing in plans for motive power, rolling stock and structures for logging, mainline, mining, narrow gauge, short line and traction railroads. WEBSITE NO LONGER AVAILABLE
For a catalog of over 2,000 plans, send $2.00 to:
Shoreline Trolley Museum of CT--Prototype Stuff from CT NEW WEBSITE
Connecticut Trolley Museum-- More CT prototypes.
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Thomas Award, 2003 NASG Perles
Publications Award, 1997
NASG Bernie Thomas Award, 2003
NASG Perles Publications Award, 1997