Garden Railway Manufacturers List

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G-SCALE MODEL RAIL ROAD SUPPLIES

The REGRS Handy List for Large Scale Garden Railroad Hobbyists

The following manufacturers are the backbone of the model railroading hobby. The locomotives and rolling stock for passenger and freight trains that you see on a garden railroad layout -- including all of the trackside buildings for farms, towns, and industries; railroad depot and passenger accessories; remote control and automation engineering; realistic sound and light systems; figures of people of varied eras and occupations; diecast automobiles, trucks, and motorcycles; finely painted domestic and wild animal figurines; bridges, trestles, and tunnel portals; and a myriad of other "dollhouse style" details such as cargo loads, steamer trunks and suitcases, street lights, wrought iron fencing, park and garden benches, billboards and signs, trash cans, miniature potted plants, garage and wood shop equipment, and tiny workmens' tools -- were either crafted by individual railroad modelers themselves or they were made by one of these great manufacturers of hobby railroad equipment. They may be supplied in the form of full-painted and ready-to-install pieces or they may be provided in raw metal, wood, resin, plastic, or ceramics, for the individual hobby modeler to finish. Some of these manufactuurers also supply small railroad quipment parts, such as switch stands, grab-bars, wheels, hatches, doors, and couplers, for those who are into kit-bashing. If you are new to Garden Railroading, please note that many of these model railroad manufacturers also produce items in other popular scales, so when viewing a model railroad manufacturer's web site, or inquiring about products that are for sale to the public always specify "G-Scale," "Large Scale" or a specific numerical scale -- such as 1:32, 1:29, 1:24, 1:22.5, or 1:20.3 -- in order to get the products that look best on your layout.

The manufacturers listed on this page range in size from large corporations that primarily sell through dealerships at hobby and model train stores and shows to dedicated home hobbyists who hand-craft high-quality items in short runs or on an as-needed basis for individual customers or for sale at model train shows. What all of the manufacturers listed have in common is that they all work in Large Scale and they all have web sites. (Sorry; we do not list manufacturers who do not have web sites. Also note that this list of G-Scale railroad manufacturers is not a list ]of train, craft, hobby, or follhouse stores, online or on the street.)

If you click on a manufacturer or supplier's logo, a new page will open that takes you to that company's web site. Again, when you get to one of these sites, please be aware that model railroading comes in many scales and sizes, so if a manufacturer offers more than one scale or size, be sure to click on the site's link that says "G-Scale" or "Large-Scale" to see what they offer in the way of Garden Railway supplies.



link="http://www.accucraft.com/"

Accucraft Trains:
"Museum quality brass electric and live steam locomotives and detailed rolling stock"

link="http://www.asterhobbyusa.com/"

Aster Hobby USA:
"Exclusive importer and distributor for Aster Live Steam locomotives and accessories."

link="http://www.bachmanntrains.com/home-usa/products.php?act=viewCat&catId=50"

Bachmann Trains:
"Locomotives, rolling stock, and more; the perfect introduction to large scale model railroading."

link="http://www.h-l-w.com/"

Hartland Locomotive Works:
"American made, high-quality, affordable G-Scale locomotives, rolling stock, and track."

link="http://www.kadee.com/htmbord/Gplc.htm"

Kadee, The Coupler People:
"Large-Scale couplers and gear boxes, reote control uncuplers. decals, metal wheels."

link="http://lightrailproducts.com/"

Light Rail Products:
"G-scale interurbans and streetcars, also known as trolleys or light rail vehicles."

link="http://www.philsnarrowgauge.com/"

Phil's Narrow Gauge:
"Brass switch stands, fine cast metal accessories, custom rolling stock in 1:20.3 scale."

link="http://www.piko-america.com/"

Piko America:
"400 affordable, German-made, G-Scale locomotives, cars, track, accessories, and buildings"

link="http://www.railking1gauge.com/default.asp"

Rail King One-Gauge by MTH Electric Trains:
"1:32 scale (G Gauge) American-prototype garden railway models."

link="http://www.railclamp.com/"

Split Jaw Products:
"Rail clamps, roadbed, railbed, electronics, and E-Z Loaders."

link="http://train-li-usa.com/"

Train-Li USA:
"Rolling stock, engines, track, switches, accessories, sound, repair service, parts."

link="http://www.usatrains.com/"

USA Trains by Charles Ro:
"Largest selection of G-Scale rolling stock in the world; custom billroard reefers."

link="http://woodlandscenics.com/show/category/GScaleFigures"

Woodland Scenics Figures:
"Bring your layout to life with G-Scale figures and accents with authentic detail."