Live Steam Suppliers

Many suppliers to the hobby do not advertise much, if at all, and are hard to find.  The following is a list of some of these suppliers.  We do not guarentee any of the products listed, or the reliability of any of the vendors.  We make no pretense that this list is complete, correct, or up to date.  It is up to you to determine whether you should do business with these people.  If you are a vendor and you wish to make corrections or be added to this list, please contact the Web Master.

Large Scale - 1-1/2" & 1"

Despatch Railroad Products LLC - 1" scale trucks, parts, link & pin couplers.
(Formerly Guy Wicksall's line of 1" scale trucks)
Stephen Pontarelli
20 Solmar Dr
Rochester, NY 14624
PH 585-889-8046

1" Scale Railroad Supply
The popular Nelson Gray line of die-cast 1" scale freight trucks and couplers, along with other products. Serving the hobby since 1995. Lonnie Knechtel, Owner
P.O. Box 1931
Ferndale, WA 98348

BRANCHLINE PRODUCTS - 1-1/2" scale hardware for 3' narrow gauge cars.  (Mostly lost wax brass castings with very nice detail at reasonable prices!)
Jeff L. Smith, 16778 WCR 5, Mead, CO 80542-9736
970-535-4936 (Evenings)

FRANCIS INDUSTRIES - 1" & 1-1/2" Scale cars and parts.
Alan E. Francis, 758 West Whitney Rd., Fairport, NY 14450

Fair Weather Foundry - We are a unique foundry casting parts in the hobby of 3-1/2″, 7-1/4″ and 7-1/2″ gauge scale railroading as well as other castings. We strive to produce a line of castings no other supplier carries, and other custom services at a fair price. E-mail

PLUM COVE STUDIOS - Home of the Phinneas T. Phlatt Car.
Paul Pool, 19 Linwood Place, Gloucester, MA  01930
Phone: 978-283-3010 E-mail

Rail Rider Supply - Fairmont Speeders and parts for 7-1/4" and 7-1/2" gauges.
Dan O'brien, Jr., 8244 Allport Avenue, Sante Fe Springs, CA  90670
Phone: 1-562-945-2985, Fax: 1-562-945-4347 

SMP Custom Machining & Manufacturing Company, Ltd. - CNC machined steel wheels.
Matt & Vicki Philpott, 9320 Hamilton Dr., Mentor, OH  44060
Phone: (440) 639-9436, Fax: (440) 639-9459

UNIONVILLE HOBBY SUPPLY - 1" scale car kits & decals.
P.O. Box 135, Markham, Ontario L3P 3J5, Canada
Phone/fax: 905-640-1534

WAYNE N. JAMES WORKSHOP - 1" to 4" scale trucks, parts & couplers.  Custom aluminum castings.
Wayne N. James, 70 Stone Bridge Rd., Gettysburg, PA 17325

MARK WERTMAN - 1" scale couplers & parts.
R.R. 2, Box 282, Catawissa, PA 17820-9414

Small Scale - 3/4" & Gauge 1

Railfan Specialties - Garden Railroad equipment, locomotive, rolling stock, buildings, track; T-shirts, hats, etc. On-line ordering available soon.
P.O. Box 10245, Wilmington, NC  28404.
E-mail: Paul Passante

TANSKI MODEL ENGINEERING - 3/4" scale locomotives (Raritan), cars, trucks, and parts.
8927 Notre Dame Dr., Eden, NY 14057-9534

Graphics (decals)

MIRACLE RAILROAD PRODUCTS - Vinyl decals for live steam models.  Many stock roadnames for frieght cars and engines or custom made to your specifications.
Connie Miracle, 2083 Quilt Ct., Lithonia, Georgia
Phone / Fax: 770-987-5982 E-mail


196 Mass Ave
Harvard, MA 01451
Owner: Jeff Beck
This manufacturer specializes in machinery and tooling for the home hobbyist and shop. They also make several replacement parts and accessories for South Bend and other common lathes.

Marshall Machine & Engineering Works Stewart Marshall has a great book and CD on building small cupola furnaces. Learn to cast your own grey iron!


4QD - Speed Controller for battery powered locomotives.
30 Reach Rd., Burwell, Cambridgeshire CB5 OAH  England

1807 Penna Ave., Pine City, NY 14871

Motors (Electric), Mechanical Parts, Hardware

American Science and Surplus


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