S-scale Resources: Equipment Parts

This page lists companies and individuals that manufacture or sell detailing parts, replacement parts, and OEM parts for S-scale locomotives and/or cars.

Contact person: webmaster

A-Line (click for web site)

Parts: locomotive parts

(last reviewed: October 03, 2016)

American Models (click for web site)

Specializes in "S" only. NASG Member. Participates in the NASG's RMC ad. Advertises in the NASG Dispatch. 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.

Parts: car parts, car loads, locomotive parts, trucks, wheels, and/or couplers, smoke fluid

(last reviewed: August 31, 2016)

American Scale Models (click for web site)

Even though they don't list S-scale parts on their web site, they do have some, so contact them if you are in need of brass parts.

Parts: locomotive parts

(last reviewed: September 23, 2016)

Autolumination (click for web site)

Parts: locomotive parts

(last reviewed: August 31, 2016)

B.T.S. (click for web site)

B.T.S. is one of the major manufactures in S-scale. They specialize in structures, but they also have a lot of structure and railroad equipment detailing parts, and have several locomotives in stock as well as under development (long-term projects).

Parts: car parts, car loads, locomotive parts, trucks, wheels, and/or couplers

(last reviewed: August 31, 2016)

Bart's Pneumatics Corporation (click for web site)

Parts: smoke fluid

(last reviewed: August 31, 2016)

BK Enterprises (click for web site)

Rail codes: 148, 125, 100, 83, 70, 55.

Parts: car parts

(last reviewed: August 31, 2016)

Central Hobbies (click for web site)

Retailer

Parts: trucks, wheels, and/or couplers

(last reviewed: August 31, 2016)

Century Models (click for web site)

3D-printed. Primarily focused on second-generation diesel parts for engines such as: GP38-2, EMD dash-2, Alco C420, EMD GP39-2, GP40, 40-2, and EMD GP30. Some of these are still in the works. Also planned is a PS 4750 3 bay covered hopper.

Parts: locomotive parts

(last reviewed: January 19, 2017)

Chicago Model Trains (click for web site)

3D-printed trolley plow.

Parts: locomotive parts

(last reviewed: October 13, 2016)

Colorado S-scale Connection (click for web site)

Specializes in "S" only. Retailer.

Parts: car parts, trucks, wheels, and/or couplers

(last reviewed: August 31, 2016)

Dans Model Trains (click for web site)

Dee Kirlin, widow of Dan Kirlin, is selling his large collection of S-scale items via Dan's web site.

Parts: trucks, wheels, and/or couplers

(last reviewed: January 24, 2017)

Dave's Twacks & Twains (click for web site)

Specializes in "S" only. The company is in the process of moving from the east coast to the west coast. Latest communication indicates that they may be up and running in the Fall of 2016. They bought the entire supply of S-Helper Service parts.

Parts: car parts, locomotive parts

(last reviewed: August 31, 2016)

Des Plaines Hobbies (click for web site)

This company is one of the main suppliers and manufacturer of S-scale products. They are the owners of the S Scale American product line.

Parts: car parts, trucks, wheels, and/or couplers

(last reviewed: August 31, 2016)

Diane's Attic (click for web site)

Specializes in "S" only. This company produces circus pieces intended for loads on American Flyer freight cars. They also sell reproduced A.F. flat cars.

Parts: car loads

(last reviewed: August 31, 2016)

East West Rail Service (click for web site)

Specializes in "S" only. Participates in the NASG's RMC ad.

Parts: car parts

(last reviewed: December 02, 2016)

eBay (click for web site)

Parts: car parts, car loads, locomotive parts, trucks, wheels, and/or couplers, smoke fluid

(last reviewed: August 31, 2016)

Echo Mountain Imports, Inc (click for web site)

Parts: locomotive parts

(last reviewed: August 31, 2016)

FGEX Design Roofs (click for web site)

Parts: car parts

(last reviewed: August 31, 2016)

Gardiner Model Railroad Designs (click for web site)

3D-printed. Canadian prototype.

Parts: car parts, locomotive parts

(last reviewed: August 31, 2016)

GLX Scale Models (click for web site)

Their dragline buckets are great scenery items as well as flat car loads. The "medium" size works for S-scale (4 will fit on a 40-foot flat car). The large and small sizes might also be useful.

Parts: car loads

(last reviewed: October 23, 2016)

Gold In Hands (click for web site)

Specializes in "S" only. Advertises in the NASG Dispatch. A.F. repair. TMCC installations.

Parts: car parts, trucks, wheels, and/or couplers

(last reviewed: August 31, 2016)

Grandt Line (click for web site)

Parts: car parts

(last reviewed: August 31, 2016)

Great Lake Models (click for web site)

Parts: car parts

(last reviewed: August 31, 2016)

He6agon (click for web site)

Parts: locomotive parts

(last reviewed: August 31, 2016)

Henning's Trains (click for web site)

Retailer that carries current product lines of Lionel and MTH. Also carries Kadee S-scale couplers.

Parts: trucks, wheels, and/or couplers

(last reviewed: February 02, 2017)

Hollywood Foundry (click for web site)

Australia

Motor and truck packages.

Parts: locomotive parts

(last reviewed: August 31, 2016)

Howard' S Trains

PO Box 430, Fort Bragg, California 95437, (707) 961 0186 hjsheff@mcn.org

Specializes in "S" only. The company does not have a web site, but they do attend some train shows.

Parts: trucks, wheels, and/or couplers

(last reviewed: August 31, 2016)

Imlay Train Station (click for web site)

Specializes in "S" only. NASG Member. Retailer.

Parts: locomotive parts

(last reviewed: August 31, 2016)

Imperial Hobby Productions (click for web site)

3D-printed shells, and supplemental details/parts.

Parts: car parts

(last reviewed: August 31, 2016)

Internet Trains (click for web site)

Retailer.

Parts: car parts, trucks, wheels, and/or couplers

(last reviewed: August 31, 2016)

Jr Junction Train & Hobby (click for web site)

Retailer carrying some Lionel and MTH.

Parts: smoke fluid

(last reviewed: February 02, 2017)

JWD Premium Products (click for web site)

Parts: car loads

(last reviewed: August 31, 2016)

Kadee (click for web site)

Parts: trucks, wheels, and/or couplers

(last reviewed: August 31, 2016)

Lake Junction Models LLC (click for web site)

Parts: car parts

(last reviewed: August 31, 2016)

Leventon Hobby Supply (click for web site)

Deals in A.F. parts and repairs.

Parts: locomotive parts

(last reviewed: August 31, 2016)

Lights 4 Models (click for web site)

NASG Member. Participates in the NASG's RMC ad. Retailer. Electronics parts, LEDs, etc. specifically for model railroaders.

Parts: car parts, locomotive parts

(last reviewed: August 31, 2016)

Lionel (click for web site)

Participates in the NASG's RMC ad. One of the main manufacturers of S-scale products. Lionel owns the "American Flyer" name and produces S-scale products under that name.

Parts: trucks, wheels, and/or couplers

(last reviewed: August 31, 2016)

Mainline Hobby Supply, Inc (click for web site)

Retailers. Carries mainly Lionel A.F. products.

Parts: trucks, wheels, and/or couplers

(last reviewed: August 31, 2016)

Mike's Narrow Gauge (click for web site)

Produces contact wipers that are good for Sn3 equipment.

Parts: car parts

(last reviewed: August 31, 2016)

MJMX Models (click for web site)

3D-printed.

Parts: locomotive parts

(last reviewed: August 31, 2016)

MLW Services (click for web site)

Canada

The company primary manufactures Canadian-prototype products.

Parts: car parts

(last reviewed: August 31, 2016)

Model Railroad Warehouse (click for web site)

The company manufactures an eclectic collection of S-scale products, namely interurbans, brass Brill 55, Wabash Valley F7 shells, troop-car sleeper parts, C&O troop sleeper, Indiana Service decals, and brick structural sheets, corrugated iron sheets, and factory walls.

Parts: car parts

(last reviewed: September 30, 2016)

Model Tech Studios (click for web site)

The company continuously comes out with new S-scale products. One side note, they produce a number of thin-profile backdrop buildings. Many of their products are pre-painted and weathered.

Parts: car loads

(last reviewed: October 23, 2016)

Motrak Models (click for web site)

Participates in the NASG's RMC ad.

Parts: car loads

(last reviewed: October 16, 2016)

MTH Electric Trains (click for web site)

Participates in the NASG's RMC ad. One of the main manufacturers of S-scale products. They bought the tooling of S-Helper Service, and continue to make products of the same quality as that company used to do. They also make A.F. accessories.

Parts: trucks, wheels, and/or couplers

(last reviewed: August 31, 2016)

NE Prototypes

PO Box 4-4-2, Rutland, MA 01543-0442, 508-886-4848 (8am-8pm EST) billmorris52@hotmail.com

The company carries reproduction parts for Kinsman passenger cars and composite two-bay hoppers. They are a Kaslo distributor, and may still have some Kaslo kits in stock. The company manufacturers wooden reefer kits for 36', 38', 40', and 42' lengths. These can be had with steel center sills (fish belly or straight), and truss-rod-braced floors. Kits do not include couplers or trucks. These are similar to the Kinsman and "S"cenery Unlimited models offered years ago. They also carry silk-screened sides. Contact the company for a product listing. No web site. Money order, checks, and PayPal accepted.

Parts: car parts

(last reviewed: October 18, 2016)

New Zealand Finescale (click for web site)

New Zealand

Specializes in S-scale products for the Australian market.

Parts: car parts, locomotive parts, trucks, wheels, and/or couplers

(last reviewed: August 31, 2016)

North Yard (click for web site)

New Zealand

Manufactures motors, gears, and other parts. Be sure to download their product catalog in PDF to get the complete list. Although most parts are aimed at the New Zealand/Australia prototypes, some are usable for North American modeling.

Parts: car parts, locomotive parts

(last reviewed: August 31, 2016)

Northwest Shortline (click for web site)

Manufactures motors, gears, and other parts, including the Stanton drive, which is now available in S-scale.

Parts: car parts, locomotive parts

(last reviewed: August 31, 2016)

P-B-L (click for web site)

Specializes in "S" only. P-B-L is the main Sn3 manufacturer. They also manufacture the "Star Brand" model paint line, and the Hotip resistance soldering equipment.

Parts: car parts, car loads, locomotive parts, trucks, wheels, and/or couplers

(last reviewed: August 31, 2016)

Pacific Western Rail (click for web site)

The company manufactures HO-scale magnetically-locking brake lines. This can be made to fit S-scale cars by making the hose an extra 1/8" longer (especially needed if using Kadee 802 couplers).

Parts: car parts

(last reviewed: August 31, 2016)

Palace Car Co (click for web site)

Manufactures interior detailing parts and full kits for S-scale passenger cars.

Parts: car parts

(last reviewed: January 05, 2017)

Pennsy S Models (click for web site)

Parts: trucks, wheels, and/or couplers

(last reviewed: August 31, 2016)

Pikesville Models (click for web site)

Specializes in "S" only. NASG Member. Participates in the NASG's RMC ad. Advertises in the NASG Dispatch. A major retailer for S-scale products. The company has a physical store location and also participates in S-scale train shows.

Parts: smoke fluid

(last reviewed: August 31, 2016)

Pine Canyon Scale Models (click for web site)

NASG Member. Participates in the NASG's RMC ad.

Parts: car loads

(last reviewed: August 31, 2016)

Port Lines Hobby Supplies (click for web site)

Specializes in "S" only. NASG Member. Participates in the NASG's RMC ad. Advertises in the NASG Dispatch. This is one of S-scale's largest retailers.

Parts: trucks, wheels, and/or couplers

(last reviewed: August 31, 2016)

Poverty Flat Model Company (click for web site)

3D-printed parts, primary geared toward narrow-gauge modeling, but the parts appear to be universally usable.

Parts: car parts

(last reviewed: January 04, 2017)

Precision Scale Co (click for web site)

Be sure to download their catalog to view their entire collection.

Parts: car parts, trucks, wheels, and/or couplers

(last reviewed: August 31, 2016)

Precision Vintage Classics (click for web site)

This company also owns the Tomalco Sn3 parts product line. They are an authorized dealer for the following companies: Evan Designs, ESU, Tam Valley. Carries Sn3, Sn2, and Sn42 wheels/trucks.

Parts: car parts, locomotive parts, trucks, wheels, and/or couplers

(last reviewed: January 04, 2017)

R.F. Giardina Co. Inc. (click for web site)

Repair and parts for original A.F. products, and sells used products.

Parts: smoke fluid

(last reviewed: August 31, 2016)

Railmaster Exports (click for web site)

New Zealand

Sn3 U.S. and Sn3-1/2 NZR equipment kits.

Parts: locomotive parts

(last reviewed: November 14, 2016)

Railmaster Hobbies (click for web site)

This company used to be the importer of Railmaster Exports, but their web site no longer says so. They carry small, high-quality speakers, as well as many other electronic parts.

Parts: locomotive parts

(last reviewed: August 31, 2016)

Rebel Locomotives (click for web site)

3D-printed. Generic snow plow.

Parts: locomotive parts

(last reviewed: August 31, 2016)

Richmond Controls (click for web site)

LEDs, lighting modules for engines, passenger cars, and cabooses.

Parts: car parts, locomotive parts

(last reviewed: August 31, 2016)

River Raisin Models (click for web site)

Specializes in "S" only. NASG Member. Participates in the NASG's RMC ad. The main S-scale standard-gauge brass manufacturer/importer.

Parts: locomotive parts, trucks, wheels, and/or couplers

(last reviewed: August 31, 2016)

RL Hogan Associates

robert_hogan@bellsouth.net

Specializes in "S" only. NASG Member. Well-known S-scale modeler Bob Hogan produces passenger car parts and kits, as well as can custom-make complete passenger cars for you.

Parts: car parts

(last reviewed: August 31, 2016)

Royal Train Equipment (click for web site)

Parts: car loads

(last reviewed: August 31, 2016)

S Scale America (click for web site)

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.

Parts: car parts, car loads, locomotive parts, trucks, wheels, and/or couplers

(last reviewed: August 31, 2016)

S-n-S Trains (click for web site)

The company specializes in motor replacements for traditional A.F. products.

Parts: car parts, locomotive parts

(last reviewed: August 31, 2016)

Saint Charles Model Works (click for web site)

Painted and weathered loads for specific S-scale cars.

Parts: car loads

(last reviewed: August 31, 2016)

Scenery Unlimited (click for web site)

Specializes in "S" only. A major S-scale retailer that also manufactures some of their own products. They also produce a catalog of S-scale products, somewhat similar to the Walthers catalogs.

Parts: car parts, car loads, locomotive parts, trucks, wheels, and/or couplers, smoke fluid

(last reviewed: August 31, 2016)

Sergent Engineering (click for web site)

Parts: trucks, wheels, and/or couplers

(last reviewed: August 31, 2016)

Shapeways (click for web site)

3D-printed. The company lists a large number of designed products that are applicable to S-scale. The link takes you to the specific search page, and you will have to refine your search if you are looking for a specific item.

Parts: car parts, locomotive parts, trucks, wheels, and/or couplers

(last reviewed: August 31, 2016)

Sidetracks (click for web site)

Specializes in "S" only. NASG Member. Advertises in the NASG Dispatch. A major online retailer carrying nearly anything S-scale.

Parts: car parts, car loads, locomotive parts, trucks, wheels, and/or couplers

(last reviewed: August 31, 2016)

Smoky Mountain Model Works, Inc (click for web site)

Specializes in "S" only. Diesel kits are available with NWSL Stanton drives for S-scale.

Parts: car parts, locomotive parts, trucks, wheels, and/or couplers

(last reviewed: August 31, 2016)

SoundTraxx (click for web site)

The company manufactures DCC sound decoders that are compatible with Sn3 and S-scale locomotives. The latest version supports up to 2amps of output.

Parts: locomotive parts

(last reviewed: August 31, 2016)

Southeastern Junction (click for web site)

Specializes in "S" only. 3D-printed car and locomotive parts.

Parts: car parts, locomotive parts

(last reviewed: November 26, 2016)

Standard Railway Castings Company (click for web site)

Specializes in "S" only. The owner is a full-time farmer, so he is usually only available during the winter months.

Parts: car parts

(last reviewed: September 05, 2016)

Strasburg Train Shop (click for web site)

Primarily carries Lionel A.F. products. It is a nice store, and well worth a visit if you visiting the Strasburg museum.

Parts: trucks, wheels, and/or couplers

(last reviewed: August 31, 2016)

T & K Hobby (click for web site)

500 Hall Street, Bridgeport, OH, (740) 633-6607

Carries some Lionel, GarGraves Track Screws, SceniKing backdrop kits, and general hobby supplies.

Parts: smoke fluid

(last reviewed: September 27, 2016)

The Electric RR Co. (click for web site)

Has replacement boards for A.C. Gilbert A.F. circuit boards.

Parts: locomotive parts

(last reviewed: August 31, 2016)

The Gilbert Gallery (click for web site)

NASG Member. Carries a rotating inventory of A.C. Gilbert A.F. products, NASG Dispatch magazines, and Enhorning decals.

Parts: locomotive parts, trucks, wheels, and/or couplers

(last reviewed: August 31, 2016)

The Leadville Shops (click for web site)

NASG Member. The company specializes in manufacturing narrow-gauge products, and has a good-sized line-up of Sn3 products.

Parts: locomotive parts, trucks, wheels, and/or couplers

(last reviewed: August 31, 2016)

The Railcar (click for web site)

Australian

Retailer that specializes in narrow-gauge products.

Parts: car parts, trucks, wheels, and/or couplers

(last reviewed: August 31, 2016)

Tichy Train Group (click for web site)

Tichy bought the Jerry Glow decals product line in 2016, and they are releasing them quickly.

Parts: car parts

(last reviewed: August 31, 2016)

TMR Distributing (click for web site)

Canada

This company manufactures dry-transfers and decals, and also carries a few products useable in S-scale.

Parts: car parts

(last reviewed: September 30, 2016)

Trainmaster (click for web site)

Retailer.

Parts: car parts, trucks, wheels, and/or couplers

(last reviewed: August 31, 2016)

Trainworld (click for web site)

General online retailer, carrying predominantly Lionel and MTH.

Parts: trucks, wheels, and/or couplers

(last reviewed: August 31, 2016)

Trout Creek Engineering (click for web site)

Parts: car parts, trucks, wheels, and/or couplers

(last reviewed: August 31, 2016)

Union Station Products (click for web site)

Participates in the NASG's RMC ad. Passenger car side kits for modifying American Models base passenger cars.

Parts: car parts

(last reviewed: August 31, 2016)

Valley Model Trains (click for web site)

Retailer.

Parts: trucks, wheels, and/or couplers

(last reviewed: August 31, 2016)

Walthers (click for web site)

General retailer and distributor.

Parts: car parts, car loads, locomotive parts, trucks, wheels, and/or couplers

(last reviewed: September 30, 2016)

William Flatt (click for parts list) (click for web site)

1155 Augustus Dr., Burlington, ON L7S 2K5, Canada wflatt@bserv.com

Follow the link to view/download William's latest published catalog (he has no web site). Contact him to order items via his e-mail address.

Parts: car parts, locomotive parts, trucks, wheels, and/or couplers

(last reviewed: December 31, 2016)

Willy Monaghan S Scale (click for web site)

Specializes in "S" only. 3D-printed.

Parts: car parts, locomotive parts, trucks, wheels, and/or couplers

(last reviewed: August 31, 2016)

Wiseman Model Services (click for web site)

Parts: locomotive parts, trucks, wheels, and/or couplers

(last reviewed: August 31, 2016)

Worsley Works Group (click for web site)

UK

Parts: car parts

(last reviewed: December 31, 2016)

Yankee Dabbler (click for web site)

Retailer.

Parts: trucks, wheels, and/or couplers

(last reviewed: August 31, 2016)

Ye Olde Huff 'n Puff (click for web site)

Note that the freight car kits are actually just the pre-painted and lettered sides of the cars.

Parts: car parts, trucks, wheels, and/or couplers

(last reviewed: August 31, 2016)

Z & N Scale Tracks, Odds and Ends (click for web site)

3D-printed steam locomotive shells and parts.

Parts: locomotive parts

(last reviewed: February 22, 2017)

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