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          Craftsman Kits and castings in HO and O Scale                                                                                                                       C               

              Here are some of my favorite links to hobby shops and hobby consultants that can help

             Al's Trains of Texas
- This site a a great reference site for trains in the state of Texas.
                                               and a lot of great sites to visit in Texas and some great history

             Black Bear Construction Co. - This is a great source for bridges and trestles. I have used
                                               there kits and they make a hard job easy.

                                     BTS - great models and Bill is super to work with. Bill's company has a great line of kits.
                                               Bill did the laser cutting for our first kit the Fulton Market.

 Cedarhill Designs - Carl Cornish is the creator of some great O scale kits of unusual buildings.
These wooden kits are mostly board by board construction. So if you want
                                         to build a wooden building ( like a real one ) and not just snap something
                                         together, then these kits are made for you. They are representing the 1930's-
                                         1940's era, depicting the commercial industries of that time and are suitable
                                         for any standard or narrow gauge layout.

            Creative Works 3D - "the difference is in the details" ... custom structure models, "O" narrow
                                             gauge our specialty. We stock the hard-to-find "McKenzie Iron & Steel"
                                             equipment and figures, plus an extensive selection of detail parts and kits
                                             from Grandt Line, Tichy, Berkshire Valley ('34 Ford trucks) and
                                             Evergreen Hill Designs.

            Fine Scales Miniatures - this link will show what's next for  George Sellios fantastic model

            Fine Trains - You need to check out this great model building business. They come up with some
                            unique one of a kinds products. They also will custom build kits etc for you. Here is
                            the web page at

            First in Scaled Miniature Trees (FSMTrees) Our Sagebrush tree armatures are stand-alone
                                              realistic oak trees or add tree foliage for superb model tree scenery.
                                              We are your number one supplier for Sagebrush Miniature Trees.
                                              Some have knarly twisted trunks and knots that look like a real natural
                                              miniature tree. These Scaled Miniature Trees are natural pieces of real
                                              wood Armatures for model train layout or diorama. Quality trees for all
                                              scales, N, HO, HOn30, S, O. with delicate realistic branching.

         Granite Creek Enterprises - On30 Ready-To-Run hand built wooden cars plus 1/4 & HO items.
                                                  I highly recommend these cars they work great on my layout.

         High Country Rails -
Joel Brumm the owner carries a variety of products available for the narrow
                                        gauge modeler, including some hard-to-find and unique items
. They also offer
                                        a custom decal service. Joel offers kits in On3, On30, Hon3 and Hon30. So
                                        check them out when you get a chance.

           Outback Model Company - You need to check this site out full of ideas and great modeling. The creator
                                                         /owner is Laurie Green. They will have some new kits hitting the market soon.
                                                         Just take some time to cruse the site the work and pictures are the best.

         Rail Serve  - The Internet Railroad Directory - RailServe.com provides a directory of more than
                           12,000 rail-related links, search engine, rail news, free classified ads, Train Simulator
                           add-ons, and more. Check out this site at

        Sierra Scale Models - Make sure you check out this site. Not only a bunch of great products to help
                                        your layout, but great service and support.


 Weathering Video - Darryl Huffman offers a complete line of weathering videos.  Darryl's videos
                                      features weathering techniques for the new modeler and for the experienced
                                      model builder as well.  Standard methods used by model builders around the
                                      world are shown, plus new techniques developed by the author are included.