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Hobby People - Hobby Store chain containing supplies for trains, boats and planes

 

Internet Model Trains - The Internet Model Train Superstore.  A large on-line store with a large and complete inventory for model railroading.

 

DSL Shops - Vendor for S and O Scale Structures, walls and castings.

 

Model Expo Inc. - Vendor for modeling supplies and models including trains

 

Kappler Mill & Lumber - general crafts supply but also good assortment of Stripwood, tools, adhesives and precision scale wood products for model railroader.

 

Plastruct - Plastic scale model parts from hobby to engineering / Architectural. Sheets, tubes, shapes.

 

Walthers - Wholesale Vendor but here is what is available for model railroading. See your dealer for ordering.

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  LAYOUTS

 

Providence & Worcester model Railroad - Don Irace - Passes, construction details, model and prototype pictures

 

East Coast Railroad - Ed Juaire - 'N' scale, Construction details

 

Franklin and South Manchester railroad - George Sellios - One of our members is featured on the HORailroad.com site

 

Pentrex Railroad Videos and Books - audio and video recordings of all railroad prototypes.  also good assortment of railroadiana

 

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Bookfinder.com - Find hard-to-find books and research material like most years of 'Locomotive cyclopedia' and 'Car builder's cyclopedia' and magazines related to model railroading.

 

Checks with Railroad theme - Make bill paying a bit more interesting using checks with railroad theme.  both steam and diesel themes available.

 

Golden Era Studios - A very interesting source of extremely high-quality graphics and fonts.  create custom signs for buildings in any scale, internet page decorations, e-pass artwork and any number of uses of hard-to-find old time ding-bats.  If they don't have it they have links to where you can find it.

 

HOTRAIL.COM - Clinics, News items, Layout directory, trade shows, sources

 

Kalmbach Publishing - Publications including Model Railroader Magazine

 

Oakridge All Scales miniature - A lot of railroad associated stuff including railroad news, drawings, games. (member NMRA)

 

Paliz Bay railway & Navigation Co. - Here is how to create and trade e-passes with a gallery of many fine examples.

 

The Railroad Paint Shop - Clip art and line drawings for locomotives and stuff.  Also a bit of artwork.

 

Precision Scale Model Engineering - general modeling supply with tools, and precision scale wood products

 

Railroad Pass Site Ring - A web ring for those who want to exchange e-passes

  

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ORGANIZATIONS

 

Cass Scenic Railroad - Ride behind a Class -C- shay logging steam engine on grades up to 11 percent.  Shop tours available on request.

 

Valley Railroad Company - Operates the Essex Steam Train and Riverboat museum.  Also runs a "hands on the throttle" program.

 

National Model Railroad Association (NMRA) - The NMRA is the main organization for model railroaders.  promote, stimulate, foster and encourage by all manner and means the art and craft of model railroading.

 

NER - Northeastern Region of the NMRA covering the general New England Region including the Nutmeg Division

 

Pioneer Vally Live Steamers. - Miniature Live Steam locomotives in Northern Connecticut.  Call for schedule of trains http://www.wsrestoration.com/

 

West side Narrow Gauge. - Sierra foothills 3 foot narrow gauge under restoration

 

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  SOFTWARE

 

CadRail (Sandia Software) - Computer software for designing home layout

 

Evan Designs - Billboards, Brick paper designs and Windows along with the printer paper and transfer film to print them on.

 

WWW.RailFonts.COM - Fonts of all kinds for the model railroader.  Track Fonts, train fonts, heralds and lettering for your cars and engines. Download or media

 

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TOOLS

 

Blue ridge Machinery - small power tools for modeling

 

Micro-Mark - Stripwood small tools and for model railroader and other hobbies.

 

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North River Railway
A Turn-of-the-Century Adventure

Connecticut Model Railroading
is Fun in HO Scale

 

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Nutmeg Division, NMRA, NER

Model Railroading in Connecticut

 

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Hayloft Steppers

Square Dancing in Sturbridge, CT

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Model Railroading is fun in Connecticut.
Bob Van Cleef, MMR

Last update
07/31/2012