Railroad Structures and Supplies
|Interlocking Tower||O||Atlas|| October 1997 NASG
|Plasticville, several items||O
|Bachmann|| April & Oct
|Farmhouse, station, switch tower,
signal bridge, pedestrian overpass. Plasticville is usually
undersize for O.
|Signal Bridge||O||Bachmann Plasticville||Roy Hoffman||Reduce length of legs.|
|Interlocking Tower||Plasticville||Ed Loizeaux||"Switch Tower. Cut off the base."|
|Mainline Bridge||HO||3 Bros. Mfg.||Walthers||"Originally designed as an S
scale kit." Ed. Loizeaux
"Two can be kitbashed together." Roy Hoffman
|Central Valley 150' Rigid Truss Bridge. (210-1902 $33.95)||HO||Central Valley||Bill Fraley||"You simply expand the width a little bit and you're in business. I have had mine on the upper division mainline for years. It always gets favorable commentary."|
|Box Girder Sections
||Central Valley||"Girders are always in scale. Their length-to-height ratio remains relatively constant."|
|80' Turntable||HO||Heljan / Concor||Roy Hoffman||"makes reasonable S turntable."|
|Pony Truss Bridge||
||MTH||July / August
|54' long with stone piers. Review by Richard Ward.|
|HO||Atlas||"Girders are always in scale.
height ratio remains relatively constant."
|20" Arched Truss Bridge||
||Atlas||Chuck Smith||"Good girder detail."|
|Trolley Barn||O||Korber||Don DeWitt|
||Ted Larson||Large HO lights will make small S lights.|
|Fuel Tanks and Towers||HO||various||Don DeWitt||Kitbash the fueling towers for S.|
|Coaling Tower||O27||Lionel||Jeff Madden||Round Concrete Coaling Tower, modify doors and support heights|
||MTH||Jeff Madden||Looks like it should work|
|Wood Water Tank
|March / April 2000
|Overall height in S is 18-1/2'. Set on hill or on top of industrial building. Review by Richard Ward.|
|Walthers Cornerstone #933-3063|| Alex Binkley
|"I put a cut stone foundation under it and
installed a couple of Grandt Line double
doors where the freight doors were."
|Turntable Indexer||Micro Design||Roger V. Petrella Jr||"This is a very well made and accurate indexing system that can be used with any brand of turntable. It can position up to 50 stops. Micro design also makes a couple of other track items, originally designed for HO, but easily adapted for use on S."|
||MTH # 30-9051|| Terry Harrison
Feb. 2002 Dispatch
|It is of turn of the century(20th) style. Here are the
facts. It is dead bang on for S.
Station length- 81'
platform to roof edge- 14'
platform to peak of roof- 25'6"
entry doors- 3'3"w x 8'6" high
It lists at $47.50. It also has interior lights. Station unscrews from base so interior walls or detail can be added. Nice station for passenger folks.
|Cut Stone Tunnel Portals
||Vic Cherven - Feb. 2002 Dispatch
||Cast plaster, 30' high x 31' wide in S scale.
Track and Right of Way
|Fish Plates and Braces
for Code 83 Rail
||Details West||Keith Thompson (East)||Details West - Track details (fish plates & braces
for code 83 rail)
|Tunnel Portal - On30"||On30||Vic Cherven - Feb. 2002 Dispatch||A..I.M (Walther's O/S Catalog) - Cast plaster cut stone portal - 30' hi x 31' hi in S scale - Portal opening is 16'3" x 22'9"|
|Railtown Structures||O||MTH||October & December 1997 NASG Dispatch||"These are approximately 85% of 1/4", O scale."|
|Gantry Crane #1333||HO||Life-Like||April 1997 NASG Dispatch||"...install a Grandt Line S door in place of the HO, and use an S scale ladder."|
|Oil Depot||HO||Walther's||Bill McClung||#50100 Williams Bros Storage Tank Kit|
|Oil Depot||O||Walther's||October 1997 NASG Dispatch||"Looks a bit small" for O.
"...a small shack (very oversized doors) and useable oil tanks etc and related details. However the tanks didn't fit together very well and I'm still trying to get enough putty and sanding to smooth them out. - Alex Binkley
|Feed Mill||O||Walther's||October 1997 NASG Dispatch||"By playing with the platform and the door sizes, this should work for S."|
|Water tower||O||Korber||Roy Hoffman||"Water towers come in all sizes."|
|Telephone Poles||O27||Plasticville||Roy Hoffman||"Nice size."|
|Engine House B842||HO||Heljan / Concor||Ted Larson||The HO railroad size doors will fit an S scale highway truck, OR Sn3 locomotives, OR S industrial locomotives. I'll use this for a factory after changing the personnel doors to S scale.|
|Campbell Soup Co.||HO||Korber||Roy Hoffman||"Large structure. Good for S."|
|Heljan/Concor #807|| Stan
|"HO kit most used in S because
it is perfect for S." - RH
"There are two identical-looking versions of the Heljan Brewery (distributed by Con-Cor). The small one is marketed as HO/N (with two sets of doors). The larger version, marketed as HO, also has two sets of doors. The bigger doors in this variation are just about perfect S scale. Anyway, the version suitable for S scale is the #807 Brewery."
|Brewery||O||Heljan / Concor||Don DeWitt||Kitbashed into office building.|
|Various Buildings||HO||Pikestuff||Roy Hoffman||"Needs S-scale doors."|
|Stan Stockrocki||Solid building, no pre-cut openings, corrugated steel sides.|
||Walthers||Jeff Madden||"Alter doors and platform"|
|Milton A. Corp.||
||Pikestuff 541-0104||Alex Binkley||"Change doors and windows."|
||Walthers||Terry Harrison||Many kitbash possibilities. Change the doors,
perhaps increase the roof height.
||Walthers||March / April 2000
|Review by Richard Ward. Bricks are just slightly small for S scale.|
|Glacier Gravel Kit
||Walthers||July / August 2000 S-Gaugian||Photo and review of kit adapted to S, by Frank Titman. Size is 9-1/2" x 10-1/4".|
|Jansen's Seed & Grocery Warehou||
||Campbell||April 2002 Dispatch||Conversion article by Jeff Kruger|
|3 Unit Grain Silo||
||Mountains in Minutes||Dispatch June 1998||A foam core structure, redo the 2 doors to S scale, and add a 1/4" base - Jeff Madden|
||Life Like||Dispatch June 1998||Oversize for HO, redo the door and ladder. Jeff Madden|
||Lionel||Dispatch June 1998||Shorten the height in the middle, cut down the canopy over the hopper, and add an S scale door.|
||I saw at a train show
this weekend the Walther's Cornerstone Series "Planing Mill". It
sure is LARGE! Looks way to big for HO to me! If I had had
a scale rule with me, I would have checked the doors. Theylooked like they too might have been real close to S scale.
|Marketville USA||O||Grand Line Products||December 1997 NASG Dispatch||"Betty's Bake-a-Teria, Firehouse, and Tillie's Teapot would be suitable for S.... replace doors and windows with... S parts."|
|Plasticville Silver Series, several items||HO||Bachmann|| December 1997
|Emil's Dry Goods, Main Street Apothecary, and Pink Lady Boutique are actually 3/16" scale, according to Bachmann.|
|Superior Bakery and Weekly Herald Print Shop||HO||Heljan / Con-Cor||Used so frequently by S modelers, that a layout without one of these looks "wrong"! "Perfect for S." 7.75" x 5.5" footprint.|
|City row of buildings||HO||City Classics||Roy Hoffman||City row buildings. "Very nice size for S." "The floors are about 8' apart which is too little for S, but in a full city setting they don't look too bad. I do have two of them in view if you go to the photos section of the S-scale Yahoo Groups and go to the last picture in the Penn Western folder. One is the brown building to the left of 30th Street Station and the other is the gray building behind the last PRR passenger car on the right."|
|Various buildings||HO||Korber||Roy Hoffman||"Look very good in S."|
|Hospital||O27||Plasticville||Roy Hoffman||"Changed this to a drug company."|
|School||O27||Plasticville||Roy Hoffman||"Changed this to a Court House."|
|Various Buildings||HO||Design Preservation||Roy Hoffman||"Great kit-bashing possibilities."|
|Post Office||O27||Plasticville||Roy Hoffman||"Good as is."|
|Gas Station||O27||MTH||Jeff Madden||Use S scale gas pumps|
|2-story Office Building||
||Pikestuff||Alex Binkley||"Change the front door... Grandt Line fixes up these buildings."|
|Board and Batten
Building # 1
||Rix #628-251||Alex Binkley||"...a Rix store that was 36 by 36 foot square in HO. I extended the sides and replaced two of the doors with Grandt Line ones and made two others into rollups."|
||Walthers||March / April 200 S-Gaugian||Review and photo of O scale kit by Frank Titman. Based on the photo, you might want to make the building less tall. Size is 9 inches square.|
|Police Station||Matchbox||James Sleeth||"I found a Match Box Police Station. It is S scale and makes the Plasticville and Marx look like toys. The upper story has a store front that can be used later. You take the left side wall windows and put on the top front. Then you add stair railing and you have a great S building. "|
|Bank||Matchbox||"The Bank is modern. It has a break away front like it "blows up". I used picture frame card stock and built a new set of walls on the left front, left side, and back. It has a drive thru."|
|Gas Station||Matchbox||James Sleeth||"You get the Matchbox airport to remove the double doors and attach to the rear of the gas station. The gas pumps come with a car."|
April 2001 Dispatch
|From Bachmann's Spectrum Cityscenes series. $40|
||Walthers||July / August 2000
|Photo and review of kit, by Frank Titman. Based on the photo, the office should be reduced in height.|
||Bachmann||March / April 2000
|Size is 6-3/4" x 9-1/2" x 11" tall. Review and photo of kit adapted to S, by Frank Titman.|
||K-line||Dispatch June 1998||Each garage door was narrowed by one panel, and the two longs sides and roof shortened accordingly. Jeff Madden|
|Plasticville Homes||O27||Bachmann||Roy Hoffman||"Ranch or two story good for S."|
|Street Lights||HO||NJ International||Ted Larson||Large HO lights will make small S lights|
|Farm House||O27||MTH||Jeff Madden||"Also produced by Model Power."|
|Misc.||HO||DPM||Alex Binkley||"Some of the DPM HO kits can be easily converted into S by changing the doors. However none of them have outside details some as lights etc. so I need to spend more time combing the parts lists."|
|Factory Windows and Roof Vents (105-207 $ 3.50)||HO||City Classics||Bill Fraley||City Classics has a lot of structures that can easily be converted to S Scale.|
|Cyclones and vents.(159-411 #12.95)||
|Central Valley Fence, Ladders and stairs (210-1601 $4.95 210-1602 $4.95)||
|HO Plaster Walls||
||Don DeWitt||See photo on Don's layout.|
|Wall Mounted Dust
|HO||Walthers||March / April 2000
|Review by Frank Titman.|
|Roof Vents & Blowers||HO||Walther's||S-Scale e-mail list||Cornerstore Series Roof Detailing Kit #933-3158|
|Rix||Jamie Bothwell||I found a bag of vents from Rix. They are labeled as "Multi Scale" and they seem well sized for S. They were $6 for eight vents.|
"Go down to posters.
Let me know if you can't find it."
||Alex Binkley||"The railings are useful and the wooden fence can be turned into a boardwalk."|
||Michael Greene||"Art Fahie and team have produced an excellent new series of laser cut signs."|
|A kit for making decals using inkjet printer.||Vitachrome Graphics||Michael Greene||"As I understand it Walthers will be a distributor.
You can reach them by phone at 562-692-9200."
|Scale Magic Sound Kits||Fantasonic
|Michael Greene||"A small manufacturer with an impressive
product line... They
offer scale sound kits for over 30 scenes (and growing) found on many model railroads. Their display (with fantastic sound of course!) was very impressive.
|Digital Sound Units||N, HO||Small Scale Railway Company||CSG Newsletter, Jan 2001|
|Print Advertisements||www.adflip.com|| I saw this site and thought that the
group might be
interested in it. It advertises itself as "The world's largest
archive of classic print ads." The dates go back to the 40's.