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This is a list complied from numerous resources. It is not a complete listing of resources available to those active in Model Railroading. I will devote a reasonable amount of time and effort to keep it up - until my interest runs out. The format is

Name,
Address,
Phone number(s),
Website URL,
Hyperlink to the Website,
E-mail, and
Comments.

The source of the comments varies from mine, from the entities, or from others interested in Model Railroading.

Comments can be sent to me at raschildhouse@gmail.com.

My interests in Model Railroading, actually in Railroading span from the smallest to the largest. I do not have Z Gauge / Scale (Donations?), simply too expensive and too small. I have tons of N, HO, S / American Flyer, O, and some G. Add true toy trains primarily associated with Disney or Lego but include numerous product promotional and special event toys.

We are, or have been, members of several railroad associated museums in the Southwest U.S. When we visit Disneyland we ride the Disneyland Railroad on The Grand Circle Route. The Disneyland Monorail, not so often. In Disney California Adventure it is The Red Car Trolley. My Granddaughter and I both LOVE anything to do with trains.

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Things change, I will try to keep this up to date with a reasonable effort.

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Alabama - AL - Model Railroad Resources

Alabama – Birmingham, - Homewood Toy & Hobby
2830 18th St South, Birmingham, AL 35209
(205) 879-3986
Website URL: https://www.homewoodtoy-hobby.com
Website Hyperlink: Homewood Toy & Hobby
E-mail: online form.
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Alabama – Enterprise - High Country Hobbies
206 S Main St, Enterprise, AL 36330
(334) 489-4558
Website URL: https://highcountryhobbies.com/
Website Hyperlink: High Country Hobbies
E-mail: highcountryhobbies@gmail.com
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Alabama – Foley - Foley Railroad Museum and Model Train Exhibit
125 E. Laurel Ave., Foley, AL 36535
(251) 943-1818
Website URL: http://foleyrailroadmuseum.com/
Website Hyperlink: Foley Railroad Museum and Model Train Exhibit
E-mail: Unknown.
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Alabama – Huntsville, - R/C Hobbies
3303 Meridian St N, Huntsville, AL 35811, USA
(256) 539-1347
Website URL: https://rchobbybarn.com
Website Hyperlink: R/C Hobbies
E-mail: rchobbies@comcast.net
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Alabama – Pelham - Oak Mountain Hobbies & Toys - Drones, RC Cars, Trains, Parts & Service Shop
2641 Pelham Pkwy, Pelham, AL 35124
(205) 685-8980
Website URL: https://oakmountainhobbies.com/
Website Hyperlink: Oak Mountain Hobbies & Toys - Drones, RC Cars, Trains, Parts & Service Shop
E-mail: info@oakmountainhobbies.com
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Alabama – Tuskegee - Showcase Miniatures
13536 County Road 45, Tuskegee, AL 36083
Debbie (334-750-3276) for questions about your order, Walter (334-750-3529) for questions about building the kits
Website URL: https://www.showcaseminiatures.net
Website Hyperlink: Showcase Miniatures
E-mail: d@showcaseminiatures.net
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Alaska - AK - Model Railroad Resources

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Alaska – Anchorage - Alaska Railroad Giftshop
411 W 1st Ave, Anchorage, AK 99501
(907) 265-2326
Website URL: https://alaskarailroadgiftshop.com/store/
Website Hyperlink: Alaska Railroad Giftshop
E-mail: giftshop@akrr.com
Comments:

Arizona - AZ - Model Railroad Resources

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Arizona – Apache Junction - Obies Trains
2114 Apache Trail #11, Apache Junction, AZ 85120
(480) 203-1796
Website URL: https://obiestrains.com/
Website Hyperlink: Obies Trains
E-mail: Online form.
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Arizona – Avondale - Litchfield Station, Model Railroader, DCC
1412 N Central Ave ste d, Avondale, AZ 85323
(623) 298-7355
Website URL: https://www.litchfieldstation.com/
Website Hyperlink: Litchfield Station, Model Railroader, DCC
E-mail: sales@litchfieldstation.com
Comments:

Arizona – Fountain Hills - K Burling's Ton of Trains
16924 E Colony Dr, Fountain Hills, AZ 85268
(480) 816-6501
Website URL: Unknown.
Website Hyperlink: Unknown.
E-mail: Unknown.
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Arizona – Glendale - Arizona Model Railroading Society
22822 N. 43rd Ave. Glendale AZ 85310
Not available.
Website URL: https://www.azmodelrr.com/
Website Hyperlink: Arizona Model Railroading Society
E-mail: Online form.
Comments: This is a club.

Arizona – Green Valley - Arizona & Southwest Model N-Track
101 South La Cañada Drive #55, Green Valley, AZ 85614
Unknown.
Website URL: https://tucsonntrak.com/
Website Hyperlink: Arizona & Southwest Model N-Track
E-mail: tucsonntrak@gmail.com
Comments: May be a club.

Arizona – Phoenix - Coronado Scale Models
1544 Cypress Street, Phoenix, AZ 85006
(602) 254-9656
Website URL: https://www.protocraft.com/
Website Hyperlink: Coronado Scale Models
E-mail: norm@protocraft.com
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Arizona – Phoenix - Hobby Bench (19th/Northern)
8058 N 19th Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85021
(602) 995-1755
Website URL: https://hobbybenchstores.com/
Website Hyperlink: Hobby Bench (19th/Northern)
E-mail: Online form.
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Arizona – Prescott - Prescott Hobbies
19400 N Lower Territory Rd, Prescott, AZ 86305
(928) 999-4197
Website URL: https://prescotthobbies.com
Website Hyperlink: Prescott Hobbies
E-mail: Online form.
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Arizona – Tempe - The Hobby Depot
109 East Southern Ave, Tempe, AZ 85282
(480) 968-1880
Website URL: https://www.thehobbydepot.com/
Website Hyperlink: The Hobby Depot
E-mail: Online form.
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Arizona – Tombstone - Western Edge of Tombstone Trains
427 E Allen St, Tombstone, AZ 85638
(520) 220-7407
Website URL: https://tombstonechamber.com/directory/western-edge-of-tombstone/
Website Hyperlink: Western Edge of Tombstone Trains
E-mail: Online form.
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Arizona – Tucson - Empire Builder, Model Railroads
8907 E Citrus Tree Dr, Tucson, AZ 85730
(216) 280-1003
Website URL: http://www.empirebuildertrains.com/
Website Hyperlink: Empire Builder, Model Railroads
E-mail: jimdennis987@me.com
Comments: Appears to be a builder of custom layouts.

Arkansas - AR - Model Railroad Resources

Arkansas – Fayetteville - 18th Street Station Train Shop
2105 W 18th St, Fayetteville, AR 72701
(479) 521-2091
Website URL: https://m.facebook.com/18th-Street-Station-Train-Shop-134494579935968/
Website Hyperlink: 18th Street Station Train Shop
E-mail: Unknown.
Comments: Homepage is on Facebook.

Arkansas – Hot Springs - Tiny Town
374 Whittington Ave, Hot Springs, AR 71901
(501) 624-4742
Website URL: http://www.tinytowntrains.com/index.html
Website Hyperlink: Tiny Town
E-mail: Unknown
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California - CA - Model Railroad Resources

California – Bellflower - RailMaster Hobbies
9812 Belmont St, Bellflower, CA 90706
(562) 867-5627
Website URL: https://railmasterhobbies.com/
Website Hyperlink: RailMaster Hobbies
E-mail: sales@railmasterhobbies.com
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California – Burbank - Train Shack Inc
1030 N Hollywood Way, Burbank, CA 91505
(818) 842-3330
Website URL: https://www.trainshack.com/
Website Hyperlink: Train Shack Inc
E-mail: Thetrainshack@outlook.com
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California – Costa Mesa - Train Crossing
1113 Baker St F, Costa Mesa, CA 92626
(714) 549-1596
Website URL: http://www.thetraincrossing.com/
Website Hyperlink: Train Crossing
E-mail: john@thetraincrossing.com
Comments: Located in J. A. Cooley Museum.

California – Irvine - Z Scale Hobo
3726 Carmel Ave, Irvine, CA 92606
(949) 981-7643
Website URL: https://www.zscalehobo.com/
Website Hyperlink: Z Scale Hobo
E-mail: sales@zscalehobo.com
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California – Las Mesa - Reed's Hobby Shop
8039 La Mesa Blvd., La Mesa, CA 91942
(619) 464-1672
Website URL: https://reeds-hobbies.com
Website Hyperlink: Reed's Hobby Shop
E-mail: reeds@abac.com
Comment: My “local” hobby shop, primarily in the N, HO, O, and G Gauge / Scale, includes other hobby aspects.

California – Pasadena - The Original Whistle Stop
2490 E Colorado Blvd, Pasadena, CA 91107
(626) 796-7791
Website URL: https://www.thewhistlestop.com/
Website Hyperlink: The Original Whistle Stop
E-mail: info@thewhistlestop.com
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California – Pomona - Orange Empire Model Trains
894 N Garey Ave Suite 101, Pomona, CA 91767
(909) 671-4078
Website URL: https://www.orangeempiretrains.com/
Website Hyperlink: Orange Empire Model Trains
E-mail: orangeempiremodeltrains@gmail.com
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California – San Diego - Frank the Trainman
4233 Park Blvd, San Diego, CA 9210
(619) 295-1611
Website URL: https://www.facebook.com/frankthetrainmen/
Website Hyperlink: Frank the Trainman
E-mail: Message thru Facebook.
Comments: Located in J. A. Cooley Museum.

California – San Diego - Old Town Model Railroad Depot
2415 San Diego Ave Suite 107, San Diego, CA 92110
(619) 299-9015
Website URL: https://www.oldtowntrains.com/
Website Hyperlink: Old Town Model Railroad Depot
E-mail: Online form.
Comments: Museum and store.

California – San Diego - PIKO America
4610 Alvarado Canyon Rd, San Diego, CA 92120
(619) 280-2800
Website URL: https://www.piko-america.com/
Website Hyperlink: PIKO America
E-mail: support@piko-america.com
Comments: G Gauge / Scale.

California – San Marcos - Discount Hobby and Discount Hobby Warehouse
Discount Hobby - 2085 Montiel Rd. #105, San Marcos, CA 92069
(760) 739-0672
Discount Hobby Warehouse - 7644 Clairemont Mesa Blvd, San Diego CA 9211
(858) 560-9633
Website URL: https://www.discounthobbywarehouse.com/
Website Hyperlink: Discount Hobby and Discount Hobby Warehouse
E-mail: info@discounthobbywarehouse.com and john.weaver12@gmail.com, also has online form for contact.
Comments: The San Marcos store has basic N and HO Gauge / Scale train stocks and lots of other hobby items, no train related items at the Discount Hobby Warehouse site.

California – Sonoma - Protocraft - Coronado Scale Models
18498 Half Moon Street, Unit 203, Sonoma, CA 95476
(707) 935-7011
Website URL: https://www.protocraft.com/
Website Hyperlink: Protocraft - Coronado Scale Models
E-mail: norm@protocraft.com
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California – Upland - Upland Trains
Online store only.
(909) 985-1246
Website URL: https://uplandtrains.com/
Website Hyperlink: Upland Trains
E-mail: support@uplandtrains.com
Comments: Online store only.

California – Westminster - Arnie's Model Trains
6452 Industry Way B, Westminster, CA 92683
(714) 893-1015
Website URL: http://www.arniesmodeltrains.com/
Website Hyperlink: Arnie's Model Trains
E-mail: matt@arniestrains.com
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California – Westminster - Milepost 38 Toy Trains
6462 Industry Way, Westminster, CA 92683
(714) 892-9471
Website URL: https://milepost38.com/
Website Hyperlink: Milepost 38 Toy Trains
E-mail: matt@arniestrains.com
Comments: Appears to be part of Arnie's Model Trains.

California – Yuba City - The Western Depot
1650 Sierra Ave Ste 203, Yuba City, CA 95993
(530) 673-67765
Website URL: https://www.westerndepot.com/
Website Hyperlink: The Western Depot
E-mail: Online form.
Comments:

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Colorado - CO - Model Railroad Resources

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Connecticut - CT - Model Railroad Resources

Connecticut – Vernon - Branchline Trains
Branchline Trains C/o LaserArt Structures LLC., 110 Hublard Drive, Vernon, CT 06066
(860) 533-7171
Website URL: http://www.laserartstructures.com/
Website Hyperlink: Branchline Trains
E-mail: branchlineservice@gmail
Comments: Contact is Sam, N, HO, S, and O scale building and structure kits as well as electronics.

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Delaware - DE - Model Railroad Resources

Delaware – Newark - Arttista Accessories
105 Woodring Lane, Newark, DE, 19702
(302) 455-0195
Website URL: https://www.arttista.com
Website Hyperlink: Arttista Accessories
E-mail: Unknown
Comments: Figures and supporting structures in S and O scale.

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Florida - FL - Model Railroad Resources

Florida – Ocala - BrassTrains.com, Inc.
10515 SE 115th Ave, Ocala, FL 34472
(352) 292-4116
Website URL: https://www.brasstrains.com/
Website Hyperlink: BrassTrains.com, Inc.
E-mail: sales@brasstrains.com
Comments:

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Georgia - GA - Model Railroad Resources

Georgia – Braselton - HobbylInc
10101 Davis St., Suite 600, Braselton, GA 30517
(888) 327-9673
Website URL: https://www.hobbylinc.com
Website Hyperlink: HobbylInc
E-mail: Online form
Comments: N, HO, S, O, and G Gauge / Scale, lots of variety on the homepage.

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Hawaii - HI - Model Railroad Resources

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Illinois - IL - Model Railroad Resources

Illinois – Des Plaines - Des Plaines Hobbies
1524 Lee Street, Des Plaines, IL 60018-1517
(847) 297-2118
Website URL: http://www.desplaineshobbies.com/
Website Hyperlink: Des Plaines Hobbies
E-mail: Online form.
Comments: N, HO, S, O, and G Gauge / Scale, lots of variety and support materials.

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Maine - ME - Model Railroad Resources

Maine – Auburn - Great Falls Model Railroad Club
144 Mill St, Auburn, ME 04210
Unknown.
Website URL: http://www.greatfallsmodelrrclub.org/
Website Hyperlink: Great Falls Model Railroad Club
E-mail: Online form.
Comments:

Maine – Augusta - Model Rail Scenes
227 Water St, Augusta, ME 04330
(207) 564-0705
Website URL: https://www.modelrailscenes.com/
Website Hyperlink: Model Rail Scenes
E-mail: Brian@modelrailscenes.com
Comments: Professional model building services in all scales.

Maine – Casco - Norm's O Scale Trains
41 Roosevelt Trail, Casco, ME 04015
(207) 655-2550
Website URL: http://www.normsoscale.com/
Website Hyperlink: Norm's O Scale Trains
E-mail: info@normsoscaletrains.com & norm.normsoscale@gmail.com
Comments:

Maine – Yarmouth - Maine Modelworks
374 US-1, Yarmouth, ME 04096
(207) 781-8300
Website URL: https://mainemodelworks.com/
Website Hyperlink: Maine Modelworks
E-mail: Online form.
Comments:

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Maryland - MD - Model Railroad Resources

Maryland – Cockeysville - M.B. Klein, Model Railroad Stuff
243-A Cockeysville Rd., Cockeysville, MD 21030
(888) 872-4675
Website URL: https://www.modeltrainstuff.com
Website Hyperlink: M.B. Klein, Model Railroad Stuff
E-mail: https://support.modeltrainstuff.com/
Comments: Has a wide variety of Z, N, HO, S, and O Gauge / Scale items.

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Massachusetts - MA - Model Railroad Resources

Massachusetts – Malden - Charles Ro Supply Co.
662 Cross St #1, Malden, MA 02148
(800) 225-4424
Website URL: https://charlesro.com/
Website Hyperlink: Charles Ro Supply Co.
E-mail: customerservice@charlesro.com
Comments: My contact is Butch and this is my S Gauge / Scale as well as O / Lionel source.

Massachusetts – Newburyport - Port Lines Hobby Supplies
6 Storeybrooke Drive, Newburyport, MA 01950-3408
(888) 708-0782
Website URL: https://www.portlines.com
Website Hyperlink: Port Lines Hobby Supplies
E-mail: doug@portlines.comm
Comments: appears to be primarily S gauge / scale

Massachusetts – Palmer - Palmer Hobbies
1428 Main St, Palmer, MA 01069
(413) 436-5318
Website URL: http://www.palmerhobbies.com/
Website Hyperlink: Palmer Hobbies
E-mail: support@palmerhobbies.com
Comments:

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Michigan - MI - Model Railroad Resources

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Minnesota - MN - Model Railroad Resources

Minnesota – St. Paul - Scale Model Supplies
458 N. Lexington Parkway, St. Paul, MN
55104-4609
(651_ 646-7781
Website URL: https://www.scalemodelsupplies.com/
Website Hyperlink: Scale Model Supplies
E-mail: None shown
Comments: Z, N, HO, S, O, and G Gauge / Scale, numerous manufacturers.

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Mississippi - MS - Model Railroad Resources

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Missouri - MO - Model Railroad Resources

Missouri – Hollister - Branson Hobby Center
251 St James St, Hollister, MO 65672
(417) 335-6624
Website URL: https://www.bransonhobbycenter.com/
Website Hyperlink: Branson Hobby Center
E-mail: Unknown.
Comments:

Missouri – Independence - Midwest Model Railroad
17331 E US Highway 40 Suite 107, Independence, MO 64055
(816) 399-5226
Website URL: https://midwestmodelrr.com/
Website Hyperlink: Midwest Model Railroad
E-mail: Online form
Comments: N and HO with a lot of support materials, tools, etc..

Missouri – Linn Creek – Woodland Scenics
PO Box 98, Linn Creek, MO 65052
(573) 346-5555
Website URL: https://woodlandscenics.woodlandscenics.com
Website Hyperlink: Woodland Scenics
E-mail: Online form.
Comment: N, HO, and O Gauge / Scale, primarily scenery and support materials such as vehicles.

Missouri – Springfield - Ozarks Model Railroad Association
424 W Commercial St, Springfield, MO 65803
Unknown.
Website URL: http://www.omraspringfield.org/
Website Hyperlink: Ozarks Model Railroad Association
E-mail: Online form.
Comments:

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Montana - MT - Model Railroad Resources

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Nebraska - NE - Model Railroad Resources

Nebraska – Deshler - Spring Creek Model Trains
304 E Bryson Ave, Deshler, NE 68340
(402) 365-7628
Website URL: https://www.springcreekmodeltrains.com/
Website Hyperlink: Spring Creek Model Trains
E-mail: customerservice@springcreekmodeltrains.com
Comments:

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Nevada - NV - Model Railroad Resources

Nevada – Reno - Trainli
1325 Airmotive Way, Suite 330, Reno, NV 89502
(775) 302-8111
Website URL: https://www.trainli.com
Website Hyperlink: Trainli
E-mail: info@trainli.com
Comments: They appear to focus on G Gauge / Scale.

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New Hampshire - NH - Model Railroad Resources

New Hampshire – Amherst - Trains on Tracks LLC.
76 NH-101A #4, Amherst, NH 03031
(603) 554-1543
Website URL: https://www.trainsontracks.com/
Website Hyperlink: Trains on Tracks LLC.
E-mail: Online form.
Comments:

New Hampshire – Manchester - Boston & Albany Hobbies
836 Candia Rd, Manchester, NH 03109
(603) 305-5023
Website URL: http://www.n-scalemodeltrains.com/
Website Hyperlink: Boston & Albany Hobbies
E-mail: bostonandalbany@msn.com
Comments:

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New Jersey - NJ - Model Railroad Resources

New Jersey - Bellmawr - Yankee Dabbler
101 West Kings Hwy, Bellmawr NJ 08031
(727) 457-9227 and (856) 312-8084
Website URL: https://yankeedabbler.com/
Website Hyperlink: Yankee Dabbler
E-mail: None shown.
Comment: Z, N, HO, O, and G Gauge / Scale, DCC aplenty.

New Jersey - Berkeley Heights - Micro-Mark
340 Snyder Avenue, Berkeley Heights, NJ 07922
(800) 225-1066
Website URL: https://www.micromark.com/
Website Hyperlink: Micro-Mark
E-mail: info@micromark.com
Comments: Rolling stock, kits, tools, wide variety, N, HO, S, O, and G Gauge / Scale.

New Jersey – Hillside - Atlas Model Railroad Company, Inc.
Hillside, NJ 07205
(908) 687-0880
Website URL: https://shop.atlasrr.com
Website Hyperlink: Atlas Model Railroad Company
E-mail: csdept@atlasrr.com
Comment: Z, N, HO, and O Gauge / Scale trains and supporting materials.

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New York - NY - Model Railroad Resources

New York – Bloomfield - The Train Tender
7607 Gregg Road, Bloomfield, NY 14469-9790
(585) 229-2050
Website URL: https://www.ttender.com
Website Hyperlink: The Train Tender
E-mail: jeff@ttender.com
Comment: Wide variety of parts across many gauges / scales.

New York – Brooklyn - TrainWorld
725 & 751 McDonald Avenue, Brooklyn, New York, 11218
(718) 436-7072 or (800) 541-7010
Website URL: https://www.trainworld.com
Website Hyperlink: TrainWorld
E-mail: Orders@Trainworld.com
TrainLand
293 Sunrise Highway, Lynbrook, New York, 11563
(516) 599–7080
Comments: Appears to be a two site operation, TrainWorld & TrainLand, common e-mail.

New York – Schenectady - Mohawk Valley Railroad Co
2037 Hamburg St, Schenectady, NY 12304
(518) 372-9124
Website URL: https://mohawkvalleyrailroad.com/
Website Hyperlink: Mohawk Valley Railroad Co
E-mail: mohawkvalleyrailroad@yahoo.com
Comments:

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North - NC - Carolina Model Railroad Resources

North Carolina – Arden - Factory Direct Hobbies
7 Glenn Bridge Rd., Unit B, Arden, NC 28704
(828) 818-1404
Website URL: https://factorydirecthobbies.com
Website Hyperlink: Factory Direct Hobbies
E-mail: None shown, online chat available.
Comments: N, HO, S, and O Gauge / Scale, lots of support items listed, DCC, kits, tools, etc.

North Carolina – Concord - Lionel LLC
Customer Service, 6301 Performance Drive, Concord, NC 28027
586-949-4100 or 800-454-6635
Website URL: http://www.lionel.com
Website Hyperlink: Lionel LLC
E-mail: TalkToUs@Lionel.com
Comment: Lionel and American Flyer in S and O Gauge / Scale trains and supporting materials.

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North Dakota - ND - Model Railroad Resources

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Pennsylvania - PA - Model Railroad Resources

Pennsylvania – Lansdale - Henning's Trains
128 S Line St., Lansdale, PA 19446
(215) 362-2442
Website URL: http://www.henningstrains.com
Website Hyperlink: Henning's Trains
E-mail: Harry - harryhenning@comcast.net, Bill - bill@henningstrains.com
Comments: Very active on the Internet and Facebook.

Pennsylvania – Moosie - Grzyboski's Train Store
200 Glenmaura National Blvd., Moosic, PA 18507
(570) 451-1700, (570) 451-1726
Website URL: https://www.grzyboskitrains.com
Website Hyperlink: Grzyboski's Train Store
E-mail: info@grzyboskitrains.com
Comments: Wide variety of model railroading supplies.

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Rhode Island - RI - Model Railroad Resources

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South Carolina - SC - Model Railroad Resources

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Tennessee - TN - Model Railroad Resources

Tennessee – Memphis - Midsouth Hobbies & Games
4862 Summer Ave, Memphis, TN 38122
(901) 682-9402
Website URL: https://www.midsouthhobbies.com/
Website Hyperlink: Midsouth Hobbies & Games
E-mail: Unknown.
Comments:

Tennessee – Soddy Daisy - National Model Railroad Association, Inc., NMRA
P.O. Box 1328, Soddy Daisy, TN 37384-1328
(423) 892-2846
Website URL: https://www.nmra.org/
Website Hyperlink: National Model Railroad Association, Inc
E-mail: nmrahq@nmra.org, numerous e-mails available on the homepage
Comment: Lots of information available.

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Texas - TX - Model Railroad Resources

Texas – Pointblank - International Hobby Corp., “IHC”
IHC Hobby Texas, 211 Oak Hill Dr., Pointblank, TX 77364
(215) 426-2873, (800) 875-1600
Website URL: http://www.ihc-hobby.com
Website Hyperlink: International Hobby Corp.
E-mail: locomotion4047@gmail.com
Comment: Primarily HO with some N Gauge / Scale.

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Utah - UT - Model Railroad Resources

Utah – Provo - TrainLife.com
525 E 1860 S, Provo, UT 84606
(801) 226-1909
Website URL: https://trainlife.com/
Website Hyperlink: TrainLife.com
E-mail: Online form.
Comments:

Utah – South Syracuse - O Scale Directory
C/o Jim Allen, 1756 West 2475 South, Syracuse, UT 84015
801-472-5945
Website URL: https://www.oscaledirectory.com/
Website Hyperlink: O Scale Directory
E-mail: info@oscaledirectory.com
Comment: An intense resource of O Gauge / Scale information.

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Vermont - VT - Model Railroad Resources

Vermont – Essex Junction - Tony's Trains Exchange
57 River Rd #1023, Essex Junction, VT 05452
(800) 978-3472
Website URL: https://tonystrains.com/
Website Hyperlink: Tony's Trains Exchange
E-mail: info@tonystrains.com
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Virginia – Winchester - Mario's Trains
3343 Valley Pike, Winchester, VA 22603
(540) 868-0025
Website URL: https://www.mariostrains.com
Website Hyperlink: Mario's Trains
E-mail: customerservice@mariostrains.com
Comments: Many N, HO, O, and G Gauge / Scale items.

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Wisconsin – Milwaukee - Wm. K. Walthers, Inc.
5601 West Florist Avenue, Milwaukee, WI 53218
(800) 487-2467
Website URL: https://www.walthers.com
Website Hyperlink: Wm. K. Walthers, Inc.
E-mail: Online form.
Comment: N, HO, and O Gauge / Scale, a lot of everything.

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Miscellaneous and Incomplete Model Railroad Resources

Germany - LGB
No address listed.
No phone listed.
Website URL: https://www.lgb.com/
Website Hyperlink: LGB
E-mail: Form on the homepage.
Comment: Primarily G Gauge / Scale.

Unknown - The Aspen Modeling Company
No known address or phone number
Website URL: http://www.theaspenmodelingcompany.com/
Website Hyperlink: The Aspen Modeling Company
E-mail: alan@theaspenmodelingcompany.com
Comments: Figures in HO, S, and O scale.

Unknown - Trainz
No address found.
(866) 285-5840
Website URL: https://www.trainz.com
Website Hyperlink: Trainz
E-mail: Online form.
Comments: Z, N, HO, S, O, and G Gauge / Scale, new and used, will sell your items for commission, parts.

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Alabama – Bridgeport - Bridgeport Depot Museum
116 Soulard Square, Bridgeport, AL 35740
(256) 495-4020
Website URL: http://www.bridgeportdepot.com
Website Hyperlink: Bridgeport Depot Museum
E-mail: Unknown.
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Alabama – Calera - Heart of Dixie Railroad Museum
1919 9th St, Calera, AL 35040
(205) 668-3435
Website URL: https://www.hodrrm.org/
Website Hyperlink: Heart of Dixie Railroad Museum
E-mail: info@hodrrm.org
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Alabama – Foley - Foley Railroad Museum & Model Train Exhibit
125 E Laurel Ave, Foley, AL 36535
(251) 943-1818
Website URL: http://foleyrailroadmuseum.com/
Website Hyperlink: NAME
E-mail: Unknown.
Website Hyperlink: Foley Railroad Museum & Model Train Exhibit
E-mail: Unknown.
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Alabama – Fort Payne - Fort Payne Depot Museum
105 5th St NE, Fort Payne, AL 35967
(256) 845-5714
Website URL: http://www.fortpaynedepotmuseum.com/
Website Hyperlink: Fort Payne Depot Museum
E-mail: Unknown.
Comment: Homepage viewing requires Java Script capability.

Alabama – Huntsville - Huntsville Depot Museum
320 Church St NW, Huntsville, AL 35801
(256) 564-8100
Website URL: https://earlyworks.com/huntsville-historic-depot-museum
Website Hyperlink: Huntsville Depot Museum
E-mail: Online form.
Comment: Homepage is through another associated party.

Alabama – Huntsville - North Alabama Railroad Museum
694 Chase Rd NE, Huntsville, AL 35811
(256) 851-6276
Website URL: http://northalabamarailroadmuseum.com/wp/
Website Hyperlink: North Alabama Railroad Museum
E-mail: http://northalabamarailroadmuseum.com/wp/
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Alabama – Silverhill - Wales West RV Park and Light Railway
13670 Smiley Street, Silverhill, AL 36576
(888) 569-5337
Website URL: https://www.waleswest.com/train.htm
Website Hyperlink: Wales West RV Park and Light Railway
E-mail: Unknown.
Comment: It appears to be an RV park that operates a narrow gauge railroad.

Alabama – Tuscaloosa - Mildred Westervelt Warner Transportation Museum
1901 Jack Warner Pkwy, Tuscaloosa, AL 35401
(205) 248-4931
Website URL: https://transportation.museums.ua.edu/
Website Hyperlink: Mildred Westervelt Warner Transportation Museum
E-mail: Unknown.
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Alaska – Fairbanks - Tanana Valley Railroad Museum
2300 Airport Way, Fairbanks, AK 99701
(907) 459-7420
Website URL: https://www.tananavalleyrailroad.org/
Website Hyperlink: Tanana Valley Railroad Museum
E-mail: FTVRR@FTVRR.com
Comment: Narrow gauge - 3'.

Alaska – Nenana - Historic Alaska Railroad Museum & Nenana Depot
900 A St, Nenana, AK 99760
(907) 347-9200
Website URL: https://www.facebook.com/AlaskaRailroadMuseum/
Website Hyperlink: Historic Alaska Railroad Depot
E-mail: Unknown.
Comment: Appears to be interacting with other Alaska railraod / railway museums.

Alaska – Wasilla - Engine 557 Restoration Company
Wasilla Shops Cir, Wasilla, AK 99654
(907) 350-4340
Website URL: http://www.557.alaskarails.org/
Website Hyperlink: Engine 557 Restoration Company
E-mail: sewtrain557@gmail.com
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Arizona - AZ - Model Railroad Museums, Railroad Museums, and Tourist Trains

Arizona – Chandler - Arizona Railway Museum
330 E Ryan Rd, Chandler, AZ 85286
(480) 821-1108
Website URL: http://www.azrymuseum.org/
Website Hyperlink: Arizona Railway Museum
E-mail: info@azrymuseum.org
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Arizona – Clarkdale - Verde Canyon Railroad
300 N Broadway, Clarkdale, AZ 86324
(800) 293-7245
Website URL: https://verdecanyonrr.com/
Website Hyperlink: Verde Canyon Railroad
E-mail: Unknown.
Comment:

Arizona – Cornville - Wyoming Division Historical Society
1249 S Eastern Dr, Cornville, AZ 86325
(562) 458-9589
Website URL: http://www.wyomingdivision.org/
Website Hyperlink: Wyoming Division Historical Society
E-mail: Unknown.
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Arizona – Glendale - Adobe Mountain Train Museum
23280 N 43rd Ave, Glendale, AZ 85310
(623) 252-6871
Website URL: https://adobemtndesertrrpark.com/
Website Hyperlink: Adobe Mountain Train Museum
E-mail: Unknown.
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Arizona – Kingman - Kingman Railroad Museum
402 E Andy Devine Ave Suite B, Kingman, AZ 86401
(928) 753-7995
Website URL: https://kingmanhistoricdistrict.com/buildings/railroad-depot/index.htm
Website Hyperlink: Kingman Railroad Museum
E-mail: Unknown.
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Arizona – Phoenix - Phoenix Trolley Museum
1117 NW Grand Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85007
Website URL: https://www.phxtrolley.org/
temporarily closed
Website Hyperlink: Phoenix Trolley Museum
E-mail: Unknown.
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Arizona – Scottsdale - McCormick-Stillman Railroad Park
7301 E Indian Bend Rd, Scottsdale, AZ 85250
(480) 312-2312
Website URL: https://www.therailroadpark.com/
Website Hyperlink: McCormick-Stillman Railroad Park
E-mail: Unknown.
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Arizona – Scottsdale - Scottsdale Railroad And Mechanical Society
McCormick-Stillman Railroad Park
7301 E Indian Bend Rd, Scottsdale, AZ 85250
(480) 312-8501
Website URL: https://www.therailroadpark.com/
Website Hyperlink: Scottsdale Railroad And Mechanical Society
E-mail: Unknown.
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Arizona – Surprise - Surprise - Sun City Model Train Village
19781 N Remington Dr, Surprise, AZ 85374
Website URL: https://grandcentralrailroad.info/location.htm
Website Hyperlink: Surprise - Sun City Model Train Village
E-mail: Unknown.
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Arizona – Tucson - Gadsden-Pacific Division Toy Train Operating Museum
3975 N Miller Ave, Tucson, AZ 85705
(520) 888-2222
Website URL: https://gpdtrains.org/
Website Hyperlink: Gadsden-Pacific Division Toy Train Operating Museum
E-mail: Online fomr.
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Arizona – Tucson - Southern Arizona Transportation Museum
414 N Toole Ave, Tucson, AZ 85701
(520) 623-2223
Website URL: http://tucsonhistoricdepot.org/
Website Hyperlink: Southern Arizona Transportation Museum
E-mail: Unknown.
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Arizona – Williams - The Train
235 N Grand Canyon Blvd, Williams, AZ 86046
(800) 843-8724
Website URL: https://www.thetrain.com/
Website Hyperlink: The Train
E-mail: Unknown.
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Arkansas - AR - Model Railroad Museums, Railroad Museums, and Tourist Trains

Arkansas – Eureka Springs - Eureka Springs & North Arkansas Railway
299 N Main St, Eureka Springs, AR 72632
(479) 253-9623
Website URL: https://www.esnarailway.com/
Website Hyperlink: Eureka Springs & North Arkansas Railway
E-mail: reservations@esnarailway.com
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Arkansas – Pine Bluff - Arkansas Railroad Museum
1700 Port Rd, Pine Bluff, AR 71601
(870) 535-8819
Website URL: https://arkansasrailroadmuseum.org/
Website Hyperlink: Arkansas Railroad Museum
E-mail: Unknown.
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Arkansas – Heber Springs - Ruland Junction Train Museum
401 S 12th St, Heber Springs, AR 72543
(501) 362-6342
Website URL: https://www.rulandjunction.com/
Website Hyperlink: Ruland Junction Train Museum
E-mail: Unknown
Comments: Homepage is on Facebook.

Arkansas – Jacksonville - Rail & Sprue Hobbies
1200 John Harden Dr, Jacksonville, AR 72076
(501) 982-6836
Website URL: https://www.railandsprue.com/
Website Hyperlink: Rail & Sprue Hobbies
E-mail: Online form.
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California - CA - Model Railroad Museums, Railroad Museums, and Tourist Trains

California – Barstow - Western America Railroad Museum
685 N 1st Ave, Barstow, CA 92311
(760) 256-9276
Website URL: https://www.radiomuseum.org/museum/usa/western-america-railroad-museum-warm-barstow/.html
Website Hyperlink: Western America Railroad Museum
E-mail: warm95verizon.net
Comment: Site is hosted by someone else.

California – Campo - Pacific Southwest Railway Museum
750 Depot St, Campo, CA 91906
(619) 478-9937
Website URL: https://www.psrm.org/
Website Hyperlink: Pacific Southwest Railway Museum
E-mail: Online form.
Comment: Has a second site at the La Mesa Depot, 4695 Nebo Drive, La Mesa, California 91941

California – Concord - Just Trains
5650 Imhoff Dr H, Concord, CA 94520
(925) 685-6566
Website URL: https://just-trains.com/
Website Hyperlink: Just Trains
E-mail: info@just-trains.com
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California – El Dorado - El Dorado Station, El Dorado Western Railroad
4560 Oriental St, El Dorado, CA 95623
(530) 663-3581
Website URL: http://museum.edcgov.us/el-dorado-western-railroad
Website Hyperlink: El Dorado Station, El Dorado Western Railroad
E-mail: museum@edcgov.us
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California – Fish Camp - Yosemite Mountain Sugar Pine Railroad
56001 CA-41, Fish Camp, CA 93623
(559) 683-7273
Website URL: https://ymsprr.com/
Website Hyperlink: Yosemite Mountain Sugar Pine Railroad
E-mail: Online form.
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California – Fullerton - Fullerton Train Museum
200 E Santa Fe Ave, Fullerton, CA 92832
(714) 278-0648
Website URL: https://www.fullertontrainmuseum.org/
Website Hyperlink: Fullerton Train Museum
E-mail: info@fullertontrainmuseum.org
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California – Goleta - South Coast Railroad Museum
300 N Los Carneros Rd, Goleta, CA 93117
(805) 964-3540
Website URL: http://scrm.goletadepot.org/
Website Hyperlink: South Coast Railroad Museum
E-mail: Online form.
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California – Jamestown - Railtown 1897 State Historic Park
10501 Reservoir Rd, Jamestown, CA 95327
(209) 984-3953
Website URL: https://www.railtown1897.org
Website Hyperlink: Railtown 1897 State Historic Park
E-mail: Online form.
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California – Lomita - Lomita Railroad Museum
2137 West, 250th St, Lomita, CA 90717
(310) 326-6255
Website URL: http://www.lomita-rr.org/
Website Hyperlink: Lomita Railroad Museum
E-mail: lomitamuseumstaff@lomitacity.com
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California – Los Angeles - American Southwestern Railway Association, Inc.
5200 Zoo Drive, Griffith Park, Los Angeles, CA 90027
(323) 668-0104
Website URL: https://traveltown.org/
Website Hyperlink: American Southwestern Railway Association, Inc.
E-mail: Online form.
Comment: Travel Town Museum Foundation is a dba of the American Southwestern Railway Association, Inc. Do not miss the Walt Disney Train presentation in the immediate area.

California – Los Angeles - Los Angeles Live Steamers Railroad Museum
5202 Zoo Dr, Los Angeles, CA 90027
(323) 661-8958
Website URL: https://lalsrm.org/
Website Hyperlink: Los Angeles Live Steamers Railroad Museum
E-mail: Online form.
Comment: This is located in or very near the Travel Town Museum complex.

California – Los Angeles - Travel Town Museum Foundation
5200 Zoo Drive, Griffith Park, Los Angeles, CA 90027
(323) 668-0104
Website URL: https://traveltown.org/
Website Hyperlink: Travel Town Museum Foundation
E-mail: Unknown.
Comment: Travel Town Museum Foundation is a dba of the American Southwestern Railway Association, Inc.

California – Nevada City - Nevada County Narrow Gauge Railroad Museum
5 Kidder Ct, Nevada City, CA 95959
(530) 470 - 0902
Website URL: https://ncngrrmuseum.org/
Website Hyperlink: Nevada County Narrow Gauge Railroad Museum
E-mail: Unknown.
Comment:

California – Perris - Orange Empire Railway Museum see Southern California Railway Museum

California – Perris - Southern California Railway Museum
2201 S A St, Perris, CA 92570
(951) 943-3020
Website URL: https://socalrailway.org/
Website Hyperlink: Southern California Railway Museum
E-mail: info@socalrailway.org and online form.
Comment: Formerly known as the Orange Empire Railway Museum, recommend purchasing a family membership and ride the trains and trolleys for a year without additional costs. Admission is free.

California – Richmond - Golden State Model Railroad Museum
900-A Dornan Dr, Richmond, CA 94801
Phone - Unknown
Website URL: https://www.gsmrm.org/
Website Hyperlink: Golden State Model Railroad Museum
E-mail: Unknown.
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California – Sacramento - California State Railroad Museum
125 I St, Sacramento, CA 95814
(916) 323-9280
Website URL: https://www.californiarailroad.museum/
Website Hyperlink: California State Railroad Museum
E-mail: Online form.
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California – Sacramento - Central Pacific Railroad Freight Depot
1050 Front St, Sacramento, CA 95814
PHONE
Website URL: https://www.californiarailroad.museum/visit/outside-the-museum
Website Hyperlink: Central Pacific Railroad Freight Depot
E-mail: Unknown.
Comment: Outside the California State Railroad Museum.

California – Sacramento - Central Pacific Railroad Passenger Station
930 Front St, Sacramento, CA 95814
(916) 445-5995
Website URL: https://www.californiarailroad.museum/
Website Hyperlink: Central Pacific Railroad Passenger Station
E-mail: Online form.
Comment: Part of the California State Railroad Museum.

California – San Diego - San Diego Model Railroad Museum
1649 El Prado, San Diego, CA 92101 ("Balboa Park")
(619) 696-0199
Website URL: https://www.sdmrm.org/
Website Hyperlink: San Diego Model Railroad Museum
E-mail: info@sdmrm.org
Comment: This is a great place to visit, parking is common with the many other Balboa Park museums and San Diego Zoo so parking is "fun," the exhibits are primarily HO but do not miss the outside G Gauge / Scale.

California – San Francisco - San Francisco Railway Museum
77 Steuart St, San Francisco, CA 94105
(415) 974-1948
Website URL: https://www.streetcar.org/museum/
Website Hyperlink: San Francisco Railway Museum
E-mail: info@streetcar.org
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California – San Jose - California Trolley and Railroad Corporation
1650 Senter Road, San Jose, CA 95112
(408) 924-7560
Website URL: https://www.ctrc.org/
Website Hyperlink: California Trolley and Railroad Corporation
E-mail: info@ctrc.org
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California – San Luis Obispo - San Luis Obispo Railroad Museum
1940 Santa Barbara Ave, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
(805) 548-1894
Website URL: https://www.slorrm.com/
Website Hyperlink: San Luis Obispo Railroad Museum
E-mail: info@slorrm.com
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California – Santa Clara - South Bay Historical Railroad
1005 Railroad Ave, Santa Clara, CA 9505
(408) 243-3969
Website URL: https://www.sbhrs.org/
Website Hyperlink: South Bay Historical Railroad
E-mail: Online form.
Comment:

California – Suisun City - Bay Area Electric Railroad Association
5848 CA-12, Suisun City, CA 94585
(707) 374-2978
Website URL: https://www.wrm.org/
Website Hyperlink: Bay Area Electric Railroad Association
E-mail: Unknown.
Comment: Located in the Western Railway Museum.

California – Suisun City - Western Railway Museum
5848 CA-12, Suisun City, CA 94585
(707) 374-2978
Website URL: https://www.wrm.org/
Website Hyperlink: Western Railway Museum
E-mail: Online form.
Comment: Also houses the Bay Area Electric Railroad Association Museum.

California – Sunol - Golden Gate Railroad Museum
5550 Niles Canyon Rd, Sunol, CA 94586
(925) 862-9063
Website URL: Unknown
Website Hyperlink: Not available.
E-mail: 2472info@ggrm.org
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California – Sunol - Niles Canyon Railway
6 Kilkare Rd, Sunol, CA 94586
(510) 996-8420
Website URL: http://www.ncry.org/
Website Hyperlink: Niles Canyon Railway
E-mail: Online form.
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California – Tehachapi - Tehachapi Depot Museum
101 W Tehachapi Blvd, Tehachapi, CA 93561
(661) 823-1100
Website URL: https://www.tehachapidepot.com/
Website Hyperlink: Tehachapi Depot Museum
E-mail: fotdtreasurer@gmail.com
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California – Tiburon - Tiburon Railroad & Ferry Depot Museum
1920 Paradise Dr, Tiburon, CA 94920
(415) 435-1853
Website URL: http://landmarkssociety.com/landmarks/railroad-ferry-museum/
Website Hyperlink: Tiburon Railroad & Ferry Depot Museum
E-mail: Online form.
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Florida – Deerfield Beach - South Florida Railway Museum
1300 W Hillsboro Blvd, Deerfield Beach, FL 33442,
Website URL: https://sfrm.org
Website Hyperlink: South Florida Railway Museum
E-mail: Unknown.
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Florida – Fort Myers - Railroad Museum of South Florida
7330 Gladiolus Dr, Fort Myers, FL 33907
(239) 267-1905
Website URL: https://rrmsf.org
Website Hyperlink: Railroad Museum of South Florida
E-mail: Unknown.
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Florida – Green Cove Springs - North Florida Railway Museum
4098 J Louis St #4050, Green Cove Springs, FL 32043
(904) 504-8487
Website URL: https://www.nfrm.org
Website Hyperlink: North Florida Railway Museum
E-mail: Unknown.
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Florida – Miami - Gold Coast Railroad Museum
12450 SW 152nd St, Miami, FL 33177
(305) 253-0063
Website URL: https://www.goldcoastrailroadmuseum.org
Website Hyperlink: Gold Coast Railroad Museum
E-mail: Unknown.
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Florida – Milton - West Florida Railroad Museum
5003 Henry St, Milton, FL 32570
(850) 623-3645
Website URL: https://www.wfrm.org
Website Hyperlink: West Florida Railroad Museum
E-mail: Unknown.
Comment:

Florida – Naples - Naples Depot Museum
1051 5th Ave S, Naples, FL 34102
(239) 252-8419
Website URL: https://colliermuseums.com/
Website Hyperlink: Naples Depot Museum
E-mail: Unknown.
Comment:

Florida – Plant City - Robert W. Willaford Railroad Museum
102 N Palmer St, Plant City, FL 33563
(813) 719-6989
Website URL: https://www.willafordrailroadmuseum.com
Website Hyperlink: Robert W. Willaford Railroad Museum
E-mail: Unknown.
Comment:

Florida – Winter Garden - Central Florida Railroad Museum
101 S Boyd St, Winter Garden, FL 34787
(407) 656-0559
Website URL: https://www.cfrhs.org
Website Hyperlink: Central Florida Railroad Museum
E-mail: Unknown.
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Maine – Alna - Wiscasset, Waterville and Farmington Railway Museum
97 Cross Rd, Alna, ME 04535
(207) 882-4193
Website URL: https://www.wwfry.org/
Website Hyperlink: Wiscasset, Waterville and Farmington Railway Museum
E-mail: info@wwfry.org
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Mississippi – Cleveland - Martin & Sue King Railroad Museum
115 S Bayou Ave, Cleveland, MS 38732
(662) 843-3377
Website URL: https://clevelandtrainmuseum.com/
Website Hyperlink: Martin & Sue King Railroad Museum
E-mail: Unknown.
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Mississippi – Gulfport - Mississippi Coast Model Railroad Museum
522 Pass Rd, Gulfport, MS 39507
(228) 284-5731
Website URL: https://www.mcmrcm.org/
Website Hyperlink: Mississippi Coast Model Railroad Museum
E-mail: Unknown.
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Missouri - MO - Model Railroad Museums, Railroad Museums, and Tourist Trains

Missouri – Washington - Iron Spike Model Train Museum
1498 High St, Washington, MO 63090
(636) 283-5166
Website URL: https://www.ironspike.org/
Website Hyperlink: Iron Spike Model Train Museum
E-mail: info@ironspike.org
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Nevada - NV - Model Railroad Museums, Railroad Museums, and Tourist Trains

Nevada – Ely - Nevada Northern Railway Museum
1100 Ave A, Ely, NV 89301
(775) 289-2085
Website URL: https://www.nnry.com/
Website Hyperlink: Nevada Northern Railway Museum
E-mail: Online form.
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New Mexico - NM - Model Railroad Museums, Railroad Museums, and Tourist Trains

New Mexico – Albuquerque - New Mexico Steam Locomotive
1833 8th St NW, Albuquerque, NM 87102
(505) 246-2926
Website URL: https://sf2926.business.site/?utm_source=gmb&utm_medium=referral
Website Hyperlink: New Mexico Steam Locomotive
E-mail: Unknown.
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New Mexico – Las Cruces - Las Cruces Railroad Museum
351 N Mesilla St #2567, Las Cruces, NM 88005
(575) 528-3444
Website URL: https://museums.las-cruces.org/1523/Museums
Website Hyperlink: Las Cruces Railroad Museum
E-mail: Unknown.
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New Mexico – Magdalena - Magdalena Box Car Museum
108 N Main St, Magdalena, NM 87825
(575) 854-2361
Website URL: https://www.newmexico.org/listing/magdalena-boxcar-museum/9010/
Website Hyperlink: Magdalena Box Car Museum
E-mail: Unknown.
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New Mexico – Tucumcari - Tucumcari Railroad Museum
100 W Railroad Ave, Tucumcari, NM 88401
(575) 461-3701
Website URL: http://www.tucumcarirailroadmuseum.org/
Website Hyperlink: Tucumcari Railroad Museum
E-mail: Unknown.
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Texas – Amarillo - Amarillo Railroad Museum, Inc.
3160 I Ave, Amarillo, TX 79111
(806) 335-3333
Website URL: https://www.amarillorailmuseum.com/
Website Hyperlink: Amarillo Railroad Museum, Inc.
E-mail: Unknown.
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Texas – Brownwood - The Martin & Frances Lehnis Railroad Museum
700 E Adams St, Brownwood, TX 76801
(325) 643-6376
Website URL: http://brownwoodtexas.gov/228/Lehnis-Railroad-Museum
Website Hyperlink: The Martin & Frances Lehnis Railroad Museum
E-mail: Unknown.
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Texas – Cedar Park - Austin Steam Train Association Museum
401 E Whitestone Blvd C-100, Cedar Park, TX 78613
(512) 402-3830
Website URL: https://www.austinsteamtrain.org/
Website Hyperlink: Austin Steam Train Association Museum
E-mail: Unknown.
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Texas – Cleburne - Cleburne Railroad Museum
206 N Main St, Cleburne, TX 76033
(817) 645-0940
Website URL: http://www.cleburne.net/1051/Cleburne-Railroad-Museum
Website Hyperlink: Cleburne Railroad Museum
E-mail: Unknown.
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Texas – Dickinson - Dickinson Railroad Museum
218 Farm to Market 517 Rd W, Dickinson, TX 77539
(281) 534-4367
Website URL: http://www.dickinsonhistoricalsociety.org/
Website Hyperlink: Dickinson Railroad Museum
E-mail: Unknown.
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Texas – Eagle Lake - Eagle Lake Depot Museum
322 E Main St, Eagle Lake, TX 77434
Website URL: https://eaglelakedepot.org/
Website Hyperlink: Eagle Lake Depot Museum
E-mail: Unknown.
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Texas – Elgin - Elgin Depot Museum
14 Depot St, Elgin, TX 78621
(512) 285-2000
Website URL: https://www.elgintx.com/200/Elgin-Depot-Museum
Website Hyperlink: Elgin Depot Museum
E-mail: Unknown.
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Texas – Elgin - Elgin Depot Museum
14 Depot St, Elgin, TX 78621
(512) 285-2000
Website URL: https://www.elgintx.com/200/Elgin-Depot-Museum
Website Hyperlink: Elgin Depot Museum
E-mail: Unknown.
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Texas – Elmendorf - San Antonio Railroad Heritage Museum: Elmendorf Campus
203 Bexar Ave, Elmendorf, TX 78112
(210) 549-7794
Website URL: http://sarhm.org/
Website Hyperlink: San Antonio Railroad Heritage Museum: Elmendorf Campus
E-mail: Unknown.
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Texas – Ennis - Ennis Railroad & Cultural Heritage Museum
105 NE Main St, Ennis, TX 75119
(972) 875-1901
Website URL: http://www.visitennis.org/
Website Hyperlink: Ennis Railroad & Cultural Heritage Museum
E-mail: Unknown.
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Texas – Frisco - Museum of the American Railroad
8004 N Dallas Pkwy #400, Frisco, TX 75034
(214) 428-0101
Website URL: https://www.historictrains.org/
Website Hyperlink: Museum of the American Railroad
E-mail: Unknown.
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Texas – Galveston - Galveston Railroad Museum
2602 Santa Fe Pl, Galveston, TX 77550
(409) 765-5700
Website URL: https://galvestonrrmuseum.org/
Website Hyperlink: Galveston Railroad Museum
E-mail: Unknown.
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Texas – Grapevine - Grapevine Vintage Railroad
707 S Main St, Grapevine, TX 76051
(817) 410-3185
Website URL: https://www.grapevinetexasusa.com/grapevine-vintage-railroad/
Website Hyperlink: Grapevine Vintage Railroad
E-mail: Unknown.
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Texas – Hearne - Hearne Railroad Museum Depot
139 W 9th St, Hearne, TX 77859
(979) 383-4105
Website URL: https://hearnedepot.org/
Website Hyperlink: Hearne Railroad Museum Depot
E-mail: Unknown.
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Texas – Henderson - Depot Museum
514 N High St, Henderson, TX 75652
(903) 657-4303
Website URL: http://www.depotmuseum.com/
Website Hyperlink: Depot Museum
E-mail: Unknown.
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Texas – Jefferson - Historic Jefferson Railway
400 E Austin St, Jefferson, TX 75657
(866) 398-2038
Website URL: https://diamonddonempire.com/historic-jefferson-railway/
Website Hyperlink: Historic Jefferson Railway
E-mail: Unknown.
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Texas – Katy - Katy - MKT Railroad Museum
5615 1st St, Katy, TX 77493
(281) 391-8400
Website URL: https://www.cityofkaty.com/
Website Hyperlink: Katy - MKT Railroad Museum
E-mail: Unknown.
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Texas – Kingsville - The 1904 Train Depot Museum
102 E Kleberg Ave, Kingsville, TX 78363
(800) 333-5032
Website URL: https://kingsvilletexas.com/tour-item/1904-train-depot-museum/
Website Hyperlink: The 1904 Train Depot Museum
E-mail: Unknown.
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Texas – La Grange - Depot Museum and M-K-T Railroad Depot
260 N Washington St, La Grange, TX 78945
Website URL: https://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth28357/
Website Hyperlink: Depot Museum and M-K-T Railroad Depot
E-mail: Unknown.
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Texas – Live Oak - San Antonio Model Railroad Association
7702 Narrow Pass St, Live Oak, TX 78233
Website URL: http://www.samratx.org/
Website Hyperlink: San Antonio Model Railroad Association
E-mail: Unknown.
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Texas – Nacogdoches - Nacogdoches Railroad Depot
101 Old Tyler Rd, Nacogdoches, TX 75961
(936) 560-4441
Website URL: https://www.nactx.us/695/Nacogdoches-Railroad-Depot
Website Hyperlink: Nacogdoches Railroad Depot
E-mail: Unknown.
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Texas – New Braunfels - New Braunfels Historic Railroad and Modelers Society
302 W San Antonio St, New Braunfels, TX 78130
(830) 627-2447
Website URL: http://newbraunfelsrailroadmuseum.org/nbrr/
Website Hyperlink: New Braunfels Historic Railroad and Modelers Society
E-mail: Unknown.
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Texas – Palestine - Railroad Heritage Center
808 W Oak St, Palestine, TX 75801
(903) 586-7141
Website URL: https://www.tsrrsociety.com/
Website Hyperlink: Railroad Heritage Center
E-mail: Unknown.
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Texas – Plano - Interurban Railway Museum
901 E 15th St, Plano, TX 75074
(972) 941-2117
Website URL: https://interurbanrailwaymuseum.org/
Website Hyperlink: Interurban Railway Museum
E-mail: Unknown.
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Texas – Rosenberg - Rosenberg Railroad Museum
1921 Avenue F, Rosenberg, TX 77471
(281) 633-2846
Website URL: http://www.rosenbergrrmuseum.org/
Website Hyperlink: Rosenberg Railroad Museum
E-mail: Unknown.
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Texas – San Angelo - Railway Museum of San Angelo
703 S Chadbourne St, San Angelo, TX 76903
(325) 486-2140
Website URL: https://www.sanangelorailway.org/
Website Hyperlink: Railway Museum of San Angelo
E-mail: Unknown.
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Texas – San Antonio - Texas Transportation Museum
11731 Wetmore Rd, San Antonio, TX 78247
(210) 490-3554
Website URL: https://txtransportationmuseum.org/
Website Hyperlink: Texas Transportation Museum
E-mail: Unknown.
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Texas – Smithville - James H. Long Railroad Park and Museum
100 NW 1st St, Smithville, TX 78957
(512) 237-2313
Website URL: https://www.bastropcountyhistoricalcommission.com/james-h-long-railroad-museum
Website Hyperlink: James H. Long Railroad Park and Museum
E-mail: Unknown.
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Texas – Teague - B-RI Railroad Museum
208 S 3rd Ave, Teague, TX 75860
(254) 739-2145
Website URL: https://therailroadmuseum.wordpress.com/
Website Hyperlink: B-RI Railroad Museum
E-mail: Unknown.
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Texas – Temple - Temple Railroad & Heritage Museum
315 W Avenue B, Temple, TX 76501
(254) 298-5172
Website URL: https://www.templeparks.com/facilities___rentals/temple_railroad___heritage_museum/index.php
Website Hyperlink: Temple Railroad & Heritage Museum
E-mail: Unknown.
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Texas – Tyler - Cotton Belt Depot Museum
210 E Oakwood St, Tyler, TX 75702
(903) 595-7232
Website URL: http://www.cottonbeltdepotmuseum.com/
Website Hyperlink: Cotton Belt Depot Museum
E-mail: Unknown.
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The Hogwarts Express Folding Train Layout

Hogwart's Express Fold Down Train Board, December 2017

This project was actually completed a while back and I did not realize it was not on the home page. I love trains. Simple. I have tons of model railroad stuff. My Wife loves the Harry Potter series. So I bought her the Hogwart's Express from Lionel. (Clue - the whole thing is made in China.)

Model railroads have an issue and one of them is size and location. So, I built a fold-down O Gauge model railroad board. Several organizations, including Lionel when I contacted them, told me it could not be done without "drop-in track inserts." I disagree and had done it with an HO set while on active duty. Here are the results. The drawers hold all of the rolling stock and scenery. The top drawer on the control side has the transformer mounted and all of the switch controls.

From folded down and moveable to up and running - my track in the video was dirty so it was not cooperating, is less than three minutes.

You Tube link to the video to see the board go up and operate in less than five minutes.

Fold-down Train Board

Fold-down Train Board

Fold-down Train Board

Fold-down Train Board

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The Lilli Bean 4-4-4 Steam Train, Updated June 3, 2018

Okay. Okay. I have some issues. I know that. I love trains. My favorite is the Electro Motive Division's GP-7 / 9 series often referred to as "The Jeep-7" or "The Jeep-9." Why? Because it was acquired as a Christmas present for me, not shared, and it was actually bought at a sale in the Pullman Car Company's old warehouse in "Pullman City" Chicago when I was about 9 years old. Still have it and it still runs. However, I love trains. PERIOD. And the Disneyland trains are absolutely amazing. Real, honest operating steam engines. Not shells with internal combustion engines hidden inside or with concealed electric motors.

Joyce and I were at the San Diego Model Railroad Museum in Balboa Park to see their model railroad. Pretty cool. In their bookstore I find Steve DeGaetano's awesome Welcome Aboard the Disneyland Railroad! (Get the collector's edition, I can tell you how to get an autographed copy.) That book inspired some more train activity and this project.

With the exception of some minor pieces such as the the piston rods, main rods, side rods, and "retaining washers" which are made from hobby plywood, the wheels, the axles, the washers used for the gauges, light and smokebox plate and the two screws this is all scrap, recovered wood. The locomotive has over 100 individual pieces of wood, the tender has more than 40 individual pieces of wood. The timing of the main, driver wheels is correct, the left is 90 degrees behind the right. The wheels all roll nicely and the trucks all track true.

The locomotive and tender measure just under 33" long. The tape measure is pulled out to 36" as a reference. This is one BIG locomotive.

Granddaughter Lillian has a nick name - Lilli Bean - so the locomotive and tender are the Lilli Bean and numbered 1. The railroad is C, J, and B Railroad named after my three Daughters, Cindi, Jenni, and Becki. It is The Road of the Three Sisters. With over 200 hours invested the locomotive, tender, three passenger cars, one caboose, and an eleven foot long track the project is not quite complete.

Lilli Bean, the person, has spent hours putting her little people on and taking them off, pulling the Lilli Bean train forward and pulling it back. There are a few refinements that need to be made. The gauge of the track gets a bit narrow at one point. I need to redesign the couplers between the cars.

Hyperlink to YouTube where Granddaughter is playing with the Lilli Bean Train.

The Lilli Bean is sitting on the table saw, complete. The tape measure is pulled out and locked at 36".

The Lilli Bean 4-4-4 Steam Locomotive

The left side of the Lilli Bean.

The Lilli Bean 4-4-4 Steam Locomotive

I put a firebox door in, also a washer, and a few other washers as gauges on the backhead above the firebox.

The Lilli Bean 4-4-4 Steam Locomotive

The tape measure is pulled out 36" and is set at the back of the tender. The track gauge, distance between the rails, is 3 3/4".

The Lilli Bean 4-4-4 Steam Locomotive

I had some heavy brass wires so they become boiler bands. Just detail. The headlight and boiler plate are counter sunk washers with flat head screws holding them in place. Just little details.

The Lilli Bean 4-4-4 Steam Locomotive

This is the Lilli Bean train on an eleven foot track. Like the Disneyland Trains it is designed to be boarded from the right side.

Lilli Bean Steam Train

The Lilli Bean Steam Locomotive and Tender. Just under 33" long and the pistons, drive rods, and side rods all work.

Lilli Bean Steam Train

This car, they are not in "Daughter Order," is the Jenni car and features side facing seating.

Lilli Bean Steam Train

This car is the Becki car and has forward facing seating.

Lilli Bean Steam Train

This car is the Cindi car and is mass loading and freight. (Actually designed to haul dinosaurs.)

Lilli Bean Steam Train

And Mom / Grandma brings up the rear as Joyce. The cupola in the caboose is accessible from inside the car.

Lilli Bean Steam Train

The Lilli Bean sitting on its eleven foot track. Note the easel in the upper left corner of the photo, which got extensive use this day, and the rolling thunderball toy by the locomotive.

Lilli Bean Steam Train

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The Kidji, an EMD GP-7 for the C, J, and B Railroad, June 2018

The C, J, and B Railroad and the Lilli Bean are inspired by Steve DeGaetano's Welcome Aboard the Disneyland Railroad. Fantastic book about Walt Disney and the Disneyland Railroad. (Get the Collector's Edition.) While I love steam engines the Electro Motive Division's (EMD) GP-7 road switcher, has deep spikes in my heart due to a Christmas present over 55 years ago. So, the C, J, and B got a GP-7 named Kidji as unit #2.

Built using mostly scrap / repurposed frame and pallet wood, the Kidji has over sixty pieces of wood. It fits the same 3 3/4" gauge track and has common couplers with the Lilli Bean consist. It measures over 23" long. Following the Mantua / Tyco HO model pretty close for structure, Granddaughter's little people were not going to fit in the engine. She is a bit disappointed.

The Cindi, Jenni, and Becki Railroad is "The Road of the Three Sisters." Kidji is a shared family dog.

The Kidji of the C, J, and B Railroad

The Kidji of the C, J, and B Railroad

The Kidji of the C, J, and B Railroad

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Hogwarts Express Address Plaque - Inside, December 2020

Joyce is really into Harry Potter and Hogwarts. Princess Lilli the Bean of Candyland, our only grandchild, and I are really into trains. And the Hogwarts Express plays a role at numerous times in the movie series. So..... CNC with Vectric VCarve Pro to the rescue. This 15 3/4" diameter plaque took about 5 1/2 hours of milling time with four bit changes. It was "prepainted" with acrylic paint on clear 1" x 4" pine. Now it will receive several coats of clear spar varnish.

Hogwarts Express Address Plaque

And now the plaque is hanging in the entrance hall.

Hogwarts Express Address Plaque in Hallway

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Hogwarts Express Address Plaque - Exterior, January 2021

Joyce objected to the "full color" Hogwart's address plaque going outside. So, back to the workshop. This one is made out of redwood and is close to 1 1/2" thick, also approximately 15 3/4" in diameter.

Hogwarts Express Address Plaque - Exterior

Hogwarts Express Address Plaque - Exterior, January 2021

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