New S-scale Products

On this page we strive to list all known new S-scale products (all flavors of S) that are available on the market today. In general, announcements will stay on this page for up to one year. Click on the "Web Site" link to the left of the announcement to visit the web page. Some photos can also be clicked to take you directly to the web page where that product is listed.

May 22, 2018

New Animated Signs

(updated)

Web Site

Miller Engineering announces these new animated signs, which are scheduled to be released in July, but can be ordered now:

May 18, 2018

AM GP35 Coupler Pocket And Pilot Filler

(new)

Web Site

If you want to body-mount your couplers, and want to get rid of the large gaping hole in the pilot of your American Models GP35, then Century Models has the 3D-printed part for you.

May 17, 2018

Display Case

(new)

Web Site

3000Toys.com announces this display case for your prized automobile:

May 17, 2018

New Automobiles Available

(new)

Web Site
May 17, 2018

New Trucks Available

(new)

Web Site
May 17, 2018

New Vans/SUVs Available

(new)

Web Site
May 15, 2018

Brass Detailing Parts

(new)

e-mail

Rusty Rustermier is offering replacement sets for Wabash Valley/Enhorning F unit steps. He also has brass Flexicoil sideframes available, which includes all the details such as brake cylinders and hangers, shoes, etc. If you are interested, contact Rusty via the e-mail address on the left.

May 09, 2018

New Trucks Available

(new)

Web Site
May 09, 2018

U23B/U30B Kits

(new)

e-mail

Gilmaur is going to do another run of the U23B/U30B kits. These kits are unpainted brass bodies with the chassis. The modeler needs to add trucks (chassis is designed to take the American Models' trucks), motor and drive gear, and locomotive-specific detail parts such as horn, bell, screen wipers, etc. The photo shows a completed model from the 2016 run. Each kit will be $180 plus shipping. Contact Colin via the e-mail link on the left to indicate your interest in this project.

May 08, 2018

Mining Buckets

(new)

Web Site

3D-printed mining buckets are available.

May 05, 2018

B&O M53 Wagontop Box Car Re-run

Jim King is considering doing another run of the B&O wagontop box car kit. A certain number of firm, committed reservations are required to justify the new molds that need to be produced. Also, since its first run in 2009, the cost of the parts that go into making these kits have steadily been increasing, so the kit will likely cost more than it did back then. Cost will be determined based on the number of reservations received. Contact Jim a.s.a.p. to let your requests be known, including how many of these kits you might like. The photo is of Peter Vanvliet's version of the 2009 kit.

May 05, 2018

D&RGW MOW Kitchen Car #04255

Portland Locomotive Works is working on producing the Sn3 version of the D&RGW Kitchen Car #04255. To order your kit, contact Gary Kohler at m2fq@aol.com or 330-719-0264 a.s.a.p.


D&RGW Kitchen Car (On3 model shown)
May 05, 2018

New Decals Available

(new)

e-mail

NE Prototypes is just about ready to release a Boston & Maine complete passenger car decal set. These will include correct decals in both Metallic Gold and Dulux (imitation) Gold for lettering both the Maroon and Pullman Green heavyweight cars and the American Flyer style lightweight cars, along with the Stainless Steel lightweight cars with black lettering. All prototypically-accurate car names will be included and this set will decorate multiple cars. NE Prototypes accepts money order, check, or PayPal.

May 03, 2018

New Trucks Available

(new)

Web Site
May 02, 2018

MTH at York

(new)

Mike Wolf of MTH spent most of the time talking about the running of trains using cellphones, and about the new Christmas items coming to O-scale products. He briefly mentioned that G-scale, tinplate, and S-scale are tiny niche markets, and that O-scale and to some extent HO-scale, remains their bread-and-butter.

May 01, 2018

New Animated Signs

(updated)

Web Site

Miller Engineering announces the Ice Cream animated sign. Part #88-3001 is large and measures 2.7" by 4.3". Part #44-3002 is small and measures 1.4" by 2.2". They are in stock now.

April 22, 2018

Passenger Car Detailing Parts

(new)

Web Site

Pre-Size Models Specialties announces that they have acquired lightweight and heavyweight passenger car detailing parts from the former The Supply Car company. These parts were originally designed by Ladd Houda. The parts include ones for interior, roof, and underbody detailing. They are individually listed on their web site with photos, and ready to be ordered today. Unlike the scenery products which are also available via their dealers, car parts are only available directly from Pre-Size Models Specialties via their web site. Only a few of the items are shown here; see their web site for the complete listing.

April 18, 2018

New Farm Equipment Available

(new)

Web Site
April 18, 2018

New Trucks Available

(new)

Web Site
April 16, 2018

Gilbert American Flyer Reference Books

(new)

Web Site

The American Flyer Express web site is publishing two reference books for the A.F. enthusiast.

April 16, 2018

New 3D-printed Details, Figures, Parts

(new)

Web Site

CatzPaw Innovations introduces several new products for the month of April for S-scale:

April 11, 2018

New Automobiles Available

(new)

Web Site

3000Toys announces these new vehicles:

April 04, 2018

New Automobiles Available

(new)

Web Site
April 04, 2018

New Emergency Vehicles Available

(new)

Web Site
April 04, 2018

New Farm Equipment Available

(new)

Web Site

3000Toys.com announces this new set of farm equipment:

April 04, 2018

New Trucks Available

(new)

Web Site
April 04, 2018

New Vans/SUVs Available

(new)

Web Site
April 01, 2018

New Decals Available

(new)

e-mail

NE Prototypes announces the following decal sets available in S-scale (prices are postage-paid, and money order, check, or PayPal are accepted):

- SN-10 MEC set white $5.00
- SE-514W MEC white steam locomotive set $9.50
- SB-425 MEC box car white decal set for red body $6.00
- SB-557Y MEC yellow decals for green box car body $6.00
- SB-557G MEC green decals for yellow box car body $6.00

March 29, 2018

Warning Signs

(new)

Web Site

Tichy Train Group has released two sets of S-scale warning signs. One is for bridge warnings, and the other is for fire stations and low-vehicle warnings. These are molded in yellow styrene with black icons and texts.

March 28, 2018

New Garage Sets Available

(new)

Web Site
March 27, 2018

1800s Mud Wagon Car Kits

(new)

Web Site

Eight Wheeler Models announced their S-scale kit for an 19th Century mud wagon (1880s through 1910). The figures, horses, and rigging shown in the photos are not included. The company is located in Sweden, and payment can be made via PayPal. The company also has Sn3 roofs available via their Shapeways shop.

March 23, 2018

Dallee Introduces The Puffer

(new)

Web Site

Dallee Electronics introduces their latest product, The Puffer (item #1509). It creates a pulse of smoke on each synchronized chuff sound played by the sound unit creating a realistic steam exhaust effect. The Puffer operates the 5 volt smoke blower motors found in MTH and Lionel smoke units in conjunction with Dallee's HiLine Full Featured Steam sound units using a synchronized chuff (item 1583 or 1584). The Puffer sells for $29.95, and measures 0.95" x 1.5" x 0.6" (w x l x h). The module is available for purchase directly from their web site.


The Puffer Hook-up Diagram
March 23, 2018

Pre-built, Pre-lettered SSA Thrall 2743 Gondolas

(updated)

Web Site

Des Plaines Hobbies announced that they now have in stock the pre-built and decorated Thrall 2743 gondolas. They are available in 5 road names, each with 3 road numbers. Each has prototypically-correct, laser-sharp lettering, separately-applied grab irons, ladders, etched brake platform, and 100-ton roller bearing trucks. The cars come weighted and equipped with American Flyer-compatible knuckle couplers and wheels. Couplers and trucks can be easily converted to scale ones. Road names available are: CP, CRLE (Gondola Connection), CSX, DJLX, and DM&E.

March 21, 2018

New Automobiles Available

(new)

Web Site
March 21, 2018

New Farm Equipment Available

(new)

Web Site
March 21, 2018

New Pickup Trucks Available

(new)

Web Site
March 21, 2018

New SUVs Available

(new)

Web Site
March 21, 2018

New Trucks Available

(new)

Web Site
March 21, 2018

S-scale Helicopter

(new)

Web Site

This is an S-scale model of the Apache helicopter as was stationed in Germany in 1991.

March 19, 2018

HVAC Ductwork Fittings

(new)

Web Site

Although not specifically made for S-scale, Rusty Stumps claims that their HVAC roof-top duct work system is relatively scale-independent, and so should be applicable to S-scale. This is a very elaborate system of interconnecting components that allow you to model just about any shape or orientation. They are still in the process of creating the collection of over 170 parts. A scale-conversion chart for the core Evergreen Scale Models tubing is provided on the Rusty Stumps web site.

March 14, 2018

Gunnison Plow Kit

(updated)

e-mail

Web Site

Portland Locomotive Works is producing this snowplow kit for use on Sn3 equipment. They have produced the HOn3 version. The kit does not include trucks or couplers. The kits are being produced now and are shipping as they are ready to go. Please contact the company to express your interest. Contact Gary Kohler at m2fq@aol.com or 330-719-0264.


Sn3 Snowplow Kit
March 14, 2018

New Automobiles Available

(new)

Web Site

3000Toys.com announces this new pair of automobiles:

March 14, 2018

New Farm Equipment Available

(new)

Web Site
March 13, 2018

Dead River Station

(updated)

e-mail

Web Site

Portland Locomotive Works has produced the Dead River Station kit in S-scale. The projected cost is under $45. Please contact the company to order yours. Contact Gary Kohler at m2fq@aol.com or 330-719-0264. If you are attending the Midwest Narrow Gauge convention in March 2018, you will be able to pick up a kit there.

March 13, 2018

Iron Ore Loads

(new)

St. Charles Model Works announces two new loads. These are iron ore loads intended for use in the S-Helper Service or MTH ore cars. These are also available in 8-packs. If you want to order 20 or more, contact the company for a volume discount!

March 13, 2018

Tichy Decals

(new)

Web Site

Des Plaines Hobbies announces that Tichy Train Group has released another 37 new S-scale decals. Des Plaines Hobbies carries all of the over-300 S-scale decals produced by Tichy so far.

March 08, 2018

Window Glazing for Grandt Line Passenger Car Windows

(new)

e-mail

Lake Junction Models can provide laser-cut clear styrene glazing for Grandt Line narrow-gauge passenger car windows (for Grandt Line part #4049). A package containing enough pieces to do 70 windows costs $6.98 (includes first-class postage within the US). To order, contact Bill Hoss (see e-mail link; item is not listed on their web site).

March 07, 2018

Bolster Replacement for Lionel Cylindrical Hoppers

(updated)

e-mail

Ben Trousdale is getting requests to do another run of these replacement bolsters for the Lionel American Flyer cylindrical covered hoppers. The bolster is designed to replace the stamped-metal truck bolster that comes with Lionel's hoppers. The bolster lowers the car height so that a Kadee #802 S-scale coupler installed directly to the car floor bottom, winds up to perfectly comply with the NASG standards. The bolsters are very finely 3D-printed plastic parts printed by Shapeways. Frosted plastic will need to be painted. Black plastic may be installed without painting. The bolsters are sold in pairs with screws.

Frosted Extreme Detail plastic printed bolsters are $5.75 per pair, plus shipping.

Black High Definition Acrylate plastic printed bolsters are $7.00 per pair, plus shipping.

Please note that Ben is selling them not as a business but as an individual; he is just offering them as a service to fellow S-scale modelers. Therefore, if you prefer to pay him with PayPal, be sure to account for the fees that PayPal charges (2.9% on the payment total, plus $0.25 per transaction).

Ben is also offering 0.015" spacers for those who think this new bolster is too low. Click on the e-mail link on the left, to let Ben know that you are interested and make payment arrangements with him.


Completed Truck With New Bolster Installed

CAD Drawing of Bolster Part

Comparison of original (left) and new (right) bolster affect

Example of the Lionel Model In Question (photo by Dick Kramer)
March 07, 2018

New Automobiles Available

(new)

Web Site
March 07, 2018

New Trucks Available

(new)

Web Site
March 07, 2018

Wild West Models New Kits

(new)

Web Site

Wild West Models announces two new S-scale kits.

March 01, 2018

New Decals Available

(new)

e-mail

NE Prototypes announces the following decal sets available in S-scale (prices are postage-paid, and money order, check, or PayPal are accepted):

New Haven decal sets:
- Script box car set for wood cars only: $6.
- Script box car set for wood or steel cars: $6.
- large white NH for steel box cars with black, red, or green doors: $6.
- SD-1 white data set for 40-ton 36' and 40' box cars: $2.50.
- SD-2 white data set for 50-ton 40' and 50' box cars: $2.50.
- SD-6 white data set for 50- and 70-ton 41' and 65' gondolas: $2.50.
- SD-8 white data set for cabooses: $2.50.

- Boston & Albany 36' wood box car white decals: $6.

February 28, 2018

New Automobiles Available

(new)

Web Site
February 28, 2018

New Trucks Available

(new)

Web Site
February 21, 2018

New Vehicles Available

(new)

Web Site
February 20, 2018

New Animated Signs

(new)

Web Site

Miller Engineering announces these animated signs suitable for S-scale layouts. They can be ordered now, and will be shipping in April.

February 18, 2018

2-story Storefront

(new)

Web Site

Monster Model Works announces their latest kit, which is a two-story storefront "starter" kit. When you place your order, you can customize the text to be shown on the store's front. The kit will start shipping in late March 2018, but you can place your order now.

February 15, 2018

New Automobiles Available

(new)

Web Site
February 15, 2018

New Garage Sets Available

(new)

Web Site

3000Toys.com announces this new tools set:

February 15, 2018

New Trucks Available

(new)

Web Site
February 15, 2018

New Vans/SUVs Available

(new)

Web Site
February 10, 2018

AAR 70-ton Flat Car Kit

(updated)

e-mail

Web Site

Smoky Mountain Model Works is producing the AAR 70-ton flat car, owned by at least 16 roads (ATSF, B&O, CNJ, C&O, D&H, DT&I, Erie, EL, IHB, NH, NYC, PC, Pere Marquette, Wabash, and WM). The kit sells for $75 plus shipping. Pre-orders are shipping on February 12, 2018.

February 08, 2018

Monster Model Works Announces Union Brewery Kit

(new)

Web Site

Monster Model Works announces their Union Brewery kit, which is scheduled to ship in March 2018, but can be ordered now. The building is based on the Union Brewery located in historic Virginia City, Nevada.

February 08, 2018

New Automobiles Available

(new)

Web Site
February 08, 2018

New Farm Equipment Available

(new)

Web Site

3000Toys.com announces these new tractors:

February 08, 2018

New Garage Sets Available

(new)

Web Site
February 08, 2018

New Race Cars Available

(new)

Web Site

3000Toys.com announces these new race cars:

February 08, 2018

New Trucks Available

(new)

Web Site
February 08, 2018

New Vans/SUVs Available

(new)

Web Site
February 07, 2018

Port Lines Hobby Supply Updates

(new)

Web Site

Doug Peck announces that he has a 25%-off sale during the month of February 2018 on all in-stock Miller Engineering animated signs. See Port Lines' web site for information.

He announced that Lionel has delivered the FlyerChief Berkshires (NKP, Pere Marquette, Erie, C&O, Southern). Also the 2017 Polar Express passenger cars and reefer are in stock.

The following American Flyer parts are now in stock at the store:
- the internal insulator for the late-style single-chamber smoke units;
- the HayJector-TieJector mechanical trip for standard AF track (not PikeMaster track);
- corrugated boxes with internal wrappers, for steam engines and operating cars.

The store now carries loads for A.F. gondolas. Also loads for AM, SHS/MTH cars are in stock.

The new American Models Seaboard S-12 train set is in stock.

The new 2018 Lionel catalog is out, and you can place a pre-order for any of the items in the catalog with Port Lines Hobby Supply and receive a pre-order discount.

A special note. Doug Peck mentioned in one of the discussion groups that he has a very large collection of AF "junkers" in his warehouse. If you are ever in need of spare parts or replacements parts, be sure to contact him to see if he can help you out.

January 31, 2018

New Automobiles Available

(new)

Web Site
January 31, 2018

New Trucks Available

(new)

Web Site
January 31, 2018

New Vans/SUVs Available

(new)

Web Site
January 25, 2018

American Models New Sets

(new)

Web Site

American Models recently sent out a flyer in which they announced their new sets. The Seaboard Air Line set includes two S12 locomotives, four freight cars, and a caboose. The Texas & Pacific set includes two GP9 locomotives, five freight cars, and a caboose.

January 25, 2018

Lionel's 2018 Catalog

(new)

Web Site

The Lionel 2018 catalog is out, and can be viewed online. It is one catalog that contains all of their products, so the AF section starts on page 200. Unfortunately, the online viewer doesn't allow you to go to a particular page, so you can download the PDF file (159MB), or start clicking!

January 25, 2018

New Trucks Available

(new)

Web Site
January 23, 2018

Railroad & Street Signs

David Willis has been producing railroad-related signs for HO-scale for a while, selling over 280 sets so far. He is now making S-scale sets available for us. Pricing per set varies between $3.50 and $8. Photos of some of the sets are included here, but to see the full list, see his eBay store (click on the link on the left). You can use PayPal to purchase them via eBay, or you can mail a personal check or money order with a description of which sets and how many you want to the following address:
David Willis
841 NW Meadowood Circle
McMinnville, OR 97128

January 19, 2018

New Automobiles Available

(new)

Web Site

3000Toys.com announces these new vehicles:

January 19, 2018

New Divco Truck Kits

(new)

Roy Meissner (NASG Company Store manager) is offering the Divco truck kit for sale. Divco is an acronym which stands for Detroit Industrial Vehicles COmpany. These trucks were used for milk delivery. This particular model was introduced in 1937 with an all-steel, welded body, and a "snub-nose" hood. The kit is $21 plus $3 for postage within the U.S. Add $0.50 for each additional kit ordered. He has a special that if you order 5 or more kits, shipping is free. Payment should be by check. Contact Roy at rmeissner@wi.rr.com for more information.


Roy's Photo

Roy's Photo

Photo by Jerry Poniatowski
January 19, 2018

New Farm Equipment Available

(new)

Web Site

3000Toys.com announces this new piece of farm equipment:

January 19, 2018

New Garage Structures Available

(new)

Web Site
January 19, 2018

New Trucks Available

(new)

Web Site

3000Toys.com announces these new trucks:

January 11, 2018

New Automobiles Available

(new)

Web Site
January 06, 2018

New Decals Available

(new)

e-mail

NE Prototypes announces the following decal sets available in S-scale:

NYC Lightening Stripe Scheme Cab set $17.50
NYC GP / RS Lightning Stripe Scheme $10.00
NYC Heavyweight Passenger car - gold - includes subsidiaries and head end cars $17.50
B&M black body red & white "Flame" RS#1500 set $17.50
B&M black body red & white "Flame" S type Switchers set $17.50
B&M black body red & white "Flame" NW/SW switcher set $17.50
B&M black body red & white "Flame" 44 tonner set $17.50
B&M black body red & white "Flame" HH-600/660 set $17.50
B&M Maroon & Gold GP set $17.50
B&M Maroon & Gold F unit set $15.00
B&M Maroon & Gold E unit set $$ 17.50
B&M Maroon & Gold Switcher set $17.50
B&M Maroon & Gold RS set $17.50
B&M Gold caboose set $8.50
B&M gold passenger car set $8.50
B&M air-slide hopper (will decorate at least 2 cars) set $16.00
B&M "Speed" Steam set Red & Silver $22.50
B&M white steam set does all 1900 on (will decorate multiple locos) $17.50
NH Steam set set yellow and gold schemes all 1900 on $33.95
NH Cab diesel set Green & Gold scheme $30.00
NH Cab diesel set "layer cake" "warm orange " scheme $17.50
NH Hood diesel set " warm orange" schemes $17.50
MEC black body "Flame" set for NW/SW $17.50
MEC black body "Flame" set for 44 tonner $17.50
MEC black body "Flame" hood diesel set $17.50
MEC black body "Flame" S type switcher set $17.50
MEC black body "Flame" HH-600/660 set $17.50
MEC Maroon or Green & Gold F Unit set $ 17.50
MEC Maroon or Green & Gold E Unit set $17.50
MEC Maroon or Green & Gold RS set $17.50
MEC Maroon or Green & Gold GP set $17.50
MEC Maroon or Green & Gold switcher set $17.50

January 06, 2018

Placerville Garage Kit

(new)

Web Site

Monster Model Works announces the Placerville Garage kit. It can be ordered now and will ship in early February 2018.

January 03, 2018

Lionel Berkshires, GP7 Arrive

(new)

Web Site

Scenery Unlimited announces that the Lionel Berkshires and the GP7 locomotives have arrived and are available for sale.

January 03, 2018

New Barn Scene Available

(new)

Web Site

3000Toys.com announces this new farm scene playset, which includes the building, animals, figures, and accessories.

December 31, 2017

Rusty Stumps Details

(new)

Web Site

Rusty Stumps releases a couple of 3D-printed details right before the end of the year.

December 29, 2017

Concept Models Announces CPOX 820 Schnabel Car Kit

(new)

Web Site

Concept Models announces the CPOX 820 Schnabel car in kit form. The resin kit does not include couplers or trucks. A separate transformer load kit is also available. These cars were used to transport very large transformers for GE and Westinghouse.

December 27, 2017

New Automobiles Available

(new)

Web Site
December 27, 2017

New Farm Equipment Available

(new)

Web Site

3000Toys.com announces this new piece of farm equipment:

December 27, 2017

New Scenery Items Available

(new)

Web Site
December 27, 2017

New Trucks Available

(new)

Web Site
December 22, 2017

New 3D-printed Details

(new)

Web Site

CatzPaw Innovations has released these new detailing parts:

December 22, 2017

New 3D-printed Figures, Animals

(new)

Web Site
December 21, 2017

New Automobiles Available

(new)

Web Site
December 12, 2017

Brick City Jail Kit

(new)

Web Site

Monster Model Works announces their new Brick City Jail kit.

December 11, 2017

Canadian National 40' Box Cars

(updated)

Yarmouth Model Works, a well-known HO-scale model manufacturer, announced their first S-scale product in September 2017. However, their kit was based on the Pacific Rail Shops base model, without them knowing that Des Plaines Hobbies owns the Pacific Rail Shops rights. Due to this violation, Yarmouth as been asked to remove the sale of this car. We are leaving this notice here, just to make it clear where this project stands. It has been cancelled and cannot be sold.

December 08, 2017

Berkshire Valley Models Products

(new)

Web Site

Berkshire Valley Models is a new company (at least for the NASG web site). They produce a structure kit based on the Animas Fork jail, and they offer a number of scale details for both interiors and exteriors of buildings. The company announced that in November they purchased the Anvil Mountain Models product line.

November 29, 2017

New 3D-printed Christmas Items

(new)

Web Site
November 29, 2017

New 3D-printed Figures, Animals

(new)

Web Site
November 25, 2017

Working Yard Lights

(new)

Web Site

Model Tech Studios announces new Working Yard Lights for S-scale. These are great for rail yards, scrapyards, loading dock areas, wharfs, etc. Each package contains two of these lights. Light is provided by cool-running LEDs (3V at 20mA each). The package includes resistors for operating the lights from a 12-16V power source. The lights and poles are not attached in the package, so that you can adjust the light's vertical position. The lights, however, are painted and pre-wired, ready for use. Also available in an 8-pack (see their web site).

November 21, 2017

"Smooth Concrete" Bridge, Tunnel Components

(new)

Web Site

Pre-Size Models Specialties has added the "Smooth Concrete" series of components, consisting of a Bridge Abutment, a Tunnel Portal, a Tall Bridge Pier, and Bridge Shoes. Designed by Larry Blank. Order these from your dealer, or direct from the Pre-Size web site (free shipping on orders over $25).

November 21, 2017

Steam Donkey Engine, Window Glazing

(new)

Web Site

Model Tech Studios announces their new S-scale steam donkey engine. The model is painted and aged. Ready for your layout or diorama. Some slight differences from the photo are possible as they are each hand-painted and finished. The model has a footprint of 1-1/2"x5/8". It represents an engine used in the backwoods well into the 1930s, and used for powering pile drivers and other construction work. If you model a newer era, these might make for great models of a forgotten era, rusting away in the background.

The company also announces their latest version of window glazing. Simply apply it to the interior perimeter of the window opening with a toothpick, and then drag it across the opening. A very thin membrane will form. Then, let it sit and air dry without disturbing it.

November 19, 2017

Fox Valley Models Track

(new)

Web Site

Des Plaines Hobbies announces that they have received another shipment of Fox Valley Models track components, and that they are fully stocked again. The first shipment sold out very quickly. This includes rail joiners, flextrack, and #5 turnouts (scale, hi-rail).

November 10, 2017

Durango Roundhouse Walls

(new)

Web Site

Monster Model Works announces the Durango Roundhouse Walls kit. This is not a complete roundhouse kit. It consists of walls designed to be used to create a prototypical Durango roundhouse. Additional stalls can be purchased to obtain any size structure. These walls can also be used to create a freelance brick roundhouse for narrow-gauge use.

November 05, 2017

Port Lines Hobby Supply Updates

(new)

Web Site

Port Lines Hobby Supply now carries the new Fox Valley Models' S-scale track system components. The rail is code 138 (matches SHS, MTH track, and supports both scale and hi-rail wheels). The #5 turnouts are available in "scale" and "hi-rail" versions.

The company has shipped all the pre-orders for the Lionel autoracks and Christmas box cars. Check their web site for remaining availability.

October 26, 2017

Alco Blunt Truck Sideframes

(updated)

Web Site

Smoky Mountain Model Works announces the ability to order the Alco "Blunt" sideframes. Unlike their AAR Type A and B sideframe kits, the Blunt sideframes will be 3D-printed as a single piece. The only assembly required is swapping four screws (supplied) and minor modification to the U-shaped fork molded onto each side of the Stanton gearbox. Smoky Mountain Model Works no longer sells the Stanton drives, but you can order those directly from NorthWest Short Line. The Blunt sideframes are $35 for four sideframes (for two trucks), plus postage. These will be professionally printed by Shapeways, and can only be ordered via Smoky Mountain Model Works. They will be ordered in batches. The first batch is shipping the first week in November 2017. If you are interested in these and missed the first batch, contact the company to be put on their next list. These are not in-stock items.

Smoky Mountain Model Works plans to manufacture the Blomberg truck with multiple styles of bearing boxes, and the "Flexi-Coil" truck, if there is sufficient demand. Contact the company to let them know your preferences.

October 26, 2017

Baled Scrap Loads

(new)

Web Site

St. Charles Model Works announces two new baled scrap loads, one for the 52-foot American Model gondola, and one for the 52-foot S Scale America Thrall gondola. These bales are painted to represent scrapped cars, refrigerators, etc. which yields a unique blend of colors. The loads can be ordered from their web site, or their eBay site, whichever you prefer.

October 26, 2017

New 3D-printed Figures

(new)

Web Site
October 26, 2017

New 3D-printed Models

(new)

Web Site
October 26, 2017

Reading Passenger Car Roof & Vents

(new)

Web Site

Pre-Size Models Specialties announces their latest installment of the resin roofs. This time it is one for Reading passenger cars. These roofs are made as replacements for the American Models' 72-foot passenger cars' roof. They are also releasing the new Garland vents, which were used on those roofs. Additionally, the AC&F Vents are now available, too. All can be ordered directly from the company's web site, and if your order total exceeds $25, shipping is free (excludes dealers, and International orders; see web site for details).

October 18, 2017

Small Boats

(new)

Web Site

Model Tech Studios announces canoes and a fisherman's dory.

October 18, 2017

Working Building Lights

(updated)

Web Site

Model Tech Studios announces an easy-to-add building lampshade with pre-wired LED built in. You get two of these per pack. The package comes with the appropriate resistor for operating these lights at between 12 to 16 volts. Drill a 0.08" hole in the building where you want to place the lamp and install it. It projects about 1/2" away from the building. These can be ordered via their web site today. If you have ever tried to build and wire one of these yourself, you will appreciate this shortcut! Update: a new, cheaper 8-pack of these lights is now available (click on the third photo).

October 04, 2017

New 3D-printed Figures

(new)

Web Site

CatzPaw Innovations has released many new figures, too many to list here. Follow the link on the left to see all their figures. A selection of the new ones are shown here.

October 04, 2017

New 3D-printed Models

(new)

Web Site
October 03, 2017

Lionel Autoracks are In

(new)

Web Site

The Lionel Autoracks from their 2017 catalog are in stock at your dealer.

October 02, 2017

Coal Trestle Kits

(new)

Web Site

East West Rail Service announces their Coal Trestle kit. It is available in two versions, approaching it from the left or approaching it from the right.

October 02, 2017

New Animated Signs

(new)

Web Site

Miller Engineering announces these additional animated signs suitable for S-scale layouts can be ordered now, and will be shipping soon.

October 02, 2017

New Manufacturer, Sort of...

(new)

Web Site

East West Rail Service, in producing their latest kit, the Coal Trestle, is working with Roy Meissner. Roy has produced some parts that he is selling via East West Rail Service under the name Bark River Scale Models.

October 01, 2017

Containers, Semi-trailers Paper Models Kits

(updated)

Web Site

Team Track Models is a relatively new company based in Eugene, Oregon and run by two brothers. They sell downloadable designs that you print on a color printer, apply to a substrate, and build into a model. For S-scale they currently offer shipping containers (20', 40', 45'), and semi-trailers (28', 40', 45'). Even if you don't have a color printer, you can still use their designs if you have a FedEx Office store nearby (they have a F.A.Q. on their web site that describes how to print the design). On the Team Track Models web site be sure to click on the options selection list to see if they indeed make an S-scale version for the model. Update: communication from the company's owners indicates that they don't recommend simply scaling up an HO-scale design to make it fit S-scale. Instead, they prefer to redesign the model to fit a particular scale, so that all proportions remain correct. They indicated that they are now planning on expanding their product line to start including S-scale versions on a more regular basis. (thanks to Don Thompson for providing us the lead on this).

September 20, 2017

New Cryogenic Tank Cars Available

(new)

Web Site

Concept Models announces the availability of two new S-scale cryogenic tank car kits. These relatively affordable kits provide you with the core car body. Extra detailing parts, trucks, and couplers must be provided by the modeler. Concept Models' cars are all based on current or previously-existing prototype models. You can order the kits from their web site today.

September 12, 2017

New Freight Car Loads

(new)

Web Site

Saint Charles Model Works announces new S-scale loads.

September 11, 2017

Fox Valley Turnouts Have Arrived

(updated)

Web Site

Des Plaines Hobbies announces that they have received and have in stock the new Fox Valley Models turnouts. These turnouts use code 138 track, and are compatible with Lionel's and MTH's/SHS' track. They are #5 turnouts (both scale and hi-rail versions). The turnouts have a snap action spring on the points, so you can use them right out of the box. The throwbar is also adaptable to manual or mechanical throws.

September 10, 2017

Fall Creek Passenger Station

(new)

Web Site

The Fall Creek Passenger Station kit was introduced by Rusty Stumps Scale Models in 2016, but a new run of the kit has just been released and they are back in stock.

September 06, 2017

Depressed-center Flat Car Kit

(new)

Web Site

Long a producer of HO-scale heavy-duty depressed-center flat car kits, Concept Models is now releasing their special flat car kits in S-scale. Many parts have been designed utilizing state-of-the-art CAD systems. This model is of a super-sized depressed-center flat. Broad curves are preferred for a car of this size for best appearance and operation. The flat load platform measures in excess of 32 scale feet. Although the primary load for this type of car is large transformers, military items are also appropriate. The model is a scale 142 feet long and requires eight 4-wheel trucks. It will be an impressive sight to see it run on the layout. This model is based on a modern prototype flat car (see the Kasgro Rail Corporation web site, 16-axle FD type). The kit is available at $69.99 without a load, or $114.99 with the load kit. The kit includes decals but no trucks or couplers. The load kit is also available separately, for modeling extra loads ready to be shipped. Assembled with ACC cement, the kit can be completed in a few evenings. The model consists of resin castings and assembly hardware. Focus is on providing the basis for the modeler to exercise his or her skill in taking the model to the detail level desired. Instructions are all photo-illustrated by an experienced technical writer. The kit can be ordered online via their web site, and the company ships anywhere in the world.

September 06, 2017

Window Glazing & S-scale Figures

(new)

Web Site

Model Tech Studios announces their window glazing product, which they use internally.

They also announce several new S-scale figures. These are pre-painted, ready for installation on your layout or diorama.

September 02, 2017

New Animated Signs

(new)

Web Site

Miller Engineering announces these new animated signs suitable for S-scale layouts and structures. These can be ordered now, but won't ship until October 2017.

August 30, 2017

Grand River Models

(new)

e-mail

Although not a new product, Grand River Models' owner, Barry Silverthorn, has been able to assemble twenty more Forest City Welding kits. He also has a large number of parts and details still available. These were last available in 2012, and will likely not be available again. Click on the e-mail link on the left to find out what he still has available, or to make arrangements for placing an order.


Model and Photo by Gerry Evans
August 30, 2017

Port Lines Hobby Supply Updates

(new)

Web Site

Lionel has released their #2 AF catalog, and Doug Peck announced that he is set up to take orders for the NP, Pere Marquette, Erie, Southern, and Polar Express Bershires. These are expected to arrive by the end of the year. The second quarter of next year, 3-bay hoppers, box cars, reefers, and cabooses are expected. Also expected in that time period are the B&M, NYC, Reading, and GN GP7 locomotives. Port Lines offers an early-order discount.

In stock are the 2018 Lionel Pocket Price Guide, and several AF repair parts.

The pre-ordered MTH turnouts have been shipped.

The American Models Frisco heavyweight passenger car sets are in stock.

August 23, 2017

Scenery Unlimited Announcements

(new)

Web Site

Scenery Unlimited announces their Circus Train set. Ringling Bros shut down their 146-year old show in May of 2017. But the train can continue to run on your layout. The set includes a box car, a stock car, and two flat cars. The cars are also available individually. The set also includes a free Pup trailer (if ordered before November 15, 2017). Additionally, separately available are the resin crawler, and a set of 8 clown figures.

Secondly, Scenery Unlimited also announces availability of the latest power packs from Lionel, MRC, and MTH. Right-click (on Windows) on the images to view a larger version of the ads).

August 23, 2017

Shingle Siding Sheets

(new)

Web Site

Monster Model Works announces their Shingle Siding Sheets. These are available in two widths, 11-3/4" x 5-7/8" and 11-3/4" x 3-7/8".

August 23, 2017

Tractor Detailing Kits

(new)

Web Site

TractorFab announces that they will soon have 5 new tractor detailing kits available. These are designed to fit the DCP, First Gear, and Top Shelf tractors. Kits include new details, such as visors, bumpers, bumper lights, new grills, headlight bezels, window trim, and more! Also available will be rear deck access step kits, and new sign kits too! Please note that their web site hasn't been updated with these new items, but the company is expecting that to be done around the first of September.

August 19, 2017

More S-scale Loads

(new)

Web Site

Although not necessarily a new product, it is nonetheless new to this web site as S-scale modeler Don Richards indicated that he bought the company's S-Helper Service 2-bay hopper-compatible coal loads for his cars. The company also produces coal loads for the S Scale American Bethgon Coal Porter, and various rock loads for an A.F. gondola. Apparently, they also make loads for American Models gondolas and S-Helper Service ore cars, but neither of those are listed on their web site. They use real materials for the loads.


Rock Load

Coal Load
August 12, 2017

New Tichy Decals

(new)

Web Site

Tichy announces these new decals at $5 each set:

10275 READING USRA HOPPER
10276 CLINCHFIELD USRA HOPPER
10277 T&OC (NYC) USRA HOPPER
10278 DL&W USRA HOPPER
10279 PERE MARQUETTE USRA HOPPER
10280 C&O USRA HOPPER
10281 CCC&StL USRA HOPPER
10282 NYC USRA HOPPER PANEL REBUILD
10283 MP COVERED HOPPER
10284 MP 40' WOOD STOCKCAR
10285 MP 41'6" WOOD GONDOLA
10286 MP 40' DS BOXCAR
10287 N&W 4 BAY STEEL HOPPER
10288 HORMEL 40' STEEL REEFER
10289 HORMEL NADX 40' WOOD REEFER
10290 NICKEL PLATE 40' STEEL BOXCAR
10291 NICKEL PLATE 48' FISHBELLY GONDOLA
10292 NICKEL PLATE 41'6" STEEL GONDOLA
10293 RUTLAND 40' STEEL BOXCAR
10294 RUTLAND COVERED CEMENT HOPPER
10295 RUTLAND 52'6" GONDOLA
10296 RUTLAND 2 BAY STEEL HOPPER
10297 SLRX 40' WOOD REEFER
10298 SL-SF 40' STEEL BOXCAR
10299 SL-SF FRISCO FAST FREIGHT BOXCAR
10300 SL-SF 40' SS BOXCAR

August 08, 2017

60,000-gallon Tank Car Kit

(new)

Web Site

Concept Models announces an S-scale kit for the 60,000-gallon GATX tank car. When ordering, decal choices also include UTLX and LePetomane (the latter is not a prototype railroad name; see here, and the decals provided with this version further enhance the "theme"). The kit consists of resin castings and assembly hardware. Couplers, trucks, hand grabs, ladders, and related metal detailing are not provided. Focus is on providing the basis, for the modeler to exercise his or her skills in taking the model to the detail level desired. These cars use articulated bolsters on 4, four-wheel trucks. Instructions are all photo-illustrated by an experienced technical writer. The kit is priced at $59.99, and can be ordered directly from the company's web site.

August 07, 2017

C&NW Interlocking Tower

(new)

Web Site

This kit builds into a standard C&NW brick interlocking tower, which can be found at many locations on the C&NW, including Wiscona (north of Milwaukee) and Wyeville, WI. The kit comes with an optional cold-weather vestibule for the top of the wooden stairs (see the second photo).

August 02, 2017

10,000-gallon Chemical Tank Car Kit

(new)

Web Site

Concept Models has released a kit for building a 10,000-gallon chemical tank car. The model is equivalent to a standard 40-foot car. The kit can be made into a car for Hooker Chemical or Baker's Chocolate. The kit does not provide trucks or couplers, but does include the decals of choice. The kit consists of resin castings and assembly hardware. Hand grabs, ladders, and related metal detailing are not provided. Focus is on providing the basis, for the modeler to exercise his or her skills in taking the model to the detail level desired. Instructions are all photo-illustrated by an experienced technical writer. The kit is priced at $49.99, and can be ordered directly from the company's web site.

August 02, 2017

Cryogenic Tank Car Kit

(new)

Web Site

Concept Models has released a kit for building the multi-ringed cryogenic tank car. The car measures approximately 60 scale feet and is suitable for most S-scale track radii. The kit consists of resin castings and assembly hardware. Hand grabs, ladders, and related metal detailing are not provided. Focus is on providing the basis, for the modeler to exercise his or her skills in taking the model to the detail level desired. Instructions are all photo-illustrated by an experienced technical writer. The kit is priced at $49.99, and can be ordered directly from the company's web site.

August 02, 2017

Dallee Introduces Turntable Indexer

(new)

Web Site

Dallee Electronics, Inc. announces their new turntable indexer (part #1700), listed for $199.95, plus shipping. Select from left or right rotation, with center off. Alignment LEDs help with installation. It can handle up 2.25 amps of output, and requires a 16-volt power supply (separately available). Faceplate is durable. The indexer is made in the U.S.

July 30, 2017

New Animated Signs

(updated)

Web Site

Miller Engineering announces that these new animated signs suitable for S-scale layouts and structures are now available:

July 22, 2017

New Chimneys

(new)

Web Site

Rusty Stumps announces new 3D-printed chimneys, available with different heights and different roof slopes. Each comes in a package of four. On their web site, select which style you want when you place your order.

July 09, 2017

New Chimneys, Vents, and Smoke Stacks

(new)

Web Site

Rusty Stumps announces new 3D-printed structure detailing parts in S-scale.


Roof Top Power Vent on Box (coming soon in S-scale)
July 05, 2017

River Leaf Models Adds Two Structures

(new)

Web Site

River Leaf Models has added two S-scale buildings to their line-up. The Walter's Building is triangularly-shaped to fill that odd space on your layout. The Elbow Room is a small bar based on the one in Hazleton, Pennsylvania.

July 04, 2017

Port Lines Hobby Supply Updates

(new)

Web Site

Doug Peck announced that MTH has shipped the long-delayed turnouts. These are the last items to ship from the 2013 catalog, so a new MTH catalog is expected this Fall.

Port Lines Hobby Supply has received a large number of used AF products, so visit their web site to see what's in stock.

July 04, 2017

Railway Express Agency Background Structure Kit

(new)

Web Site

Monster Model Works announces their latest S-scale kit, the Railway Express Agency background structure kit. It measures 14" long, and only 3-1/4" deep.

July 02, 2017

RSLaserKits Lap Siding, Vat Pickle Car, and More

(new)

Web Site

RSLaserKits has a new lap siding sheet available that covers ~30 square inches. While on their site, be sure to also check out all the S-scale doors they have available. Click on "Kits" and "S-scale" to see their other S-scale products.

June 25, 2017

Sn3 Brass Track Gauge for Code 70

(new)

Craig Tribuzi, owner of Simpson Models out of Plano, Texas, is introducing a turned brass Sn3 track gauge, specifically for code 70 rail. No photo or online information is available, but the web site simpsonmodels.com is in the works. The gauge is available now. Simpson Models will be attending the 2018 Sn3 Symposium in Dallas, to be held April 5-7, 2018.

June 23, 2017

O Scale West / S West Structure Kit Still Available

(new)

Web Site

As part of the O Scale West / S West event earlier this year, Sandy Point Models produced a number of O- and S-scale kits of a Southern Pacific standard Powerhouse. Some S-scale kits are still available. You can order the kit directly from the company's web site. The kit's instructions have been improved due to feedback received during the build-your-kit clinic at the show.

June 13, 2017

NYRS Announces the PTC 4

(new)

Web Site

The PTC Model 4 Turntable Indexer is now available. A key component of the system was not available anymore, so the system had to be redesigned. The new version is now available, and is a direct replacement for the earlier versions.

June 13, 2017

Silver Plume Store

(new)

Web Site

Rusty Stumps Scale Models announces another run of their rendition of the Silver Plume Store built around 1890, which is still standing in Silver Plume, Colorado. If you are doing Western it will fit right in but it is still in style in the East. This laser cut kit is easy to assemble but offers some interesting modeling techniques. The store interior is empty, but could easily be modeled with counters and cabinets to make it just about any kind of store you would like it to be. It has a small footprint, 2-3/4" wide by 5-3/4" deep. Also included a number of our fine resin detail castings. All you'll need is some paint, glue and a few evenings to assemble.

June 12, 2017

Evergreen Strip Styrene

(new)

Web Site

Although not a new product, the Evergreen Scale Models web site has been revamped, and they now support online shopping. So, if your local store or online retailer doesn't carry Evergreen strip styrene, you can now order it directly from the company.

June 11, 2017

New Tichy Decals

(new)

Web Site

Tichy announced that these new decals are now available at $5 each set.

10245 SP&S WOOD CABOOSE
10246 BB&Q EVERYWHERE WEST 40' SS BOXCAR
10247 GN SAND CAR
10248 NYC USRA 40' SS BOXCAR
10249 PRR USRA 40' SS BOXCAR
10250 BAR 40' MAINE POTATO WOOD REEFER
10251 OSCAR MAYER 40' STEEL REEFER
10252 SP ASSORTED MOW CARS
10253 MATHIESON DRY ICE WOOD CAR
10254 MATHIESON DRY ICE STEEL CAR
10255 MATHIESON DRY ICE STEEL CAR
10256 MILWAUKEE 40' STEEL BOXCAR
10257 MILWAUKEE 40' WOOD STOCKCAR
10258 MKT COVERED HOPPER
10259 HAZARD PLACARDS
10260 MKT 40' SS BOXCAR
10261 MKT 40' SS BOXCAR
10262 MOPAC (MO-ILL) 40' STEEL BOXCAR
10263 MONON COVERED HOPPER
10264 MORRELL 40' WOOD REEFER
10265 MORRELL 40' STEEL REEFER
10266 MP 40' STEEL BOXCAR
10267 MP 50' STEEL FLATCAR
10268 MP 58' STEEL DROP CENTER FLATCAR
10269 N&W 611 STEAM LOCOMOTIVE
10270 ST L. B. & M. (MOPAC) 50' STEEL FLATCAR
10271 MP 41' STEEL FLATCAR
10272 MP 45' STEEL FLATCAR
10273 MP 45' STEEL GONDOLA
10274 GN BALLAST HOPPER

June 06, 2017

Venetian Blinds for AM Passenger Cars

(new)

Web Site

East West Rail Service announces their blinds are now available. These are designed to fit the American Models passenger cars, specifically the coaches, diners, observation cars, and RPOs. They are available for individual cars and for an entire set. Brand new are the venetian blinds for the AM's vista dome cars.

June 03, 2017

The Richmond, Fredericksburg, & Potomac Box Car Decals

(new)

Web Site

Great Decals! announces the new Richmond, Fredericksburg, and Potomac (RF&P) box car decals (set #134), in white, available in S-scale. The set provides ten "canned" numbers, all the other pertinent data, and several "built" and "new" dates. One set does one car.


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May 25, 2017

Model Tech Studios Details

(new)

Web Site

Model Tech Studios announces these new details. They are ready to go, painted and weathered.

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