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American Models, Builders of S gauge

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Conrail RS-3

L&N RS-3

N&W RS-3 (two colors)

Tender HR Wheels and Trucks

Scale and HR Freight Wheels

Budd Car Interiors

462 Cow Catchers

Transformer Parts


36" Scale Wheels

The Story Of American Models

Ron, the founder of American Models received his first American Flyer S scale train set in 1953. However desiring a little more realism, ventured into HO scale but not for long due to the fact that the smaller size was far more prone to derailments and poor electrical contact of the lighter scale trains "I want to be able to walk out of the room for 15 minutes and come back to find the train still running." Sometime after 1975 he came to find S scale almost extinct and the AC Gilbert Co. had gone out of business.

In finding a small magazine he realized there was still a group of people modeling in this scale but he was disappointed in the lack of ready to run items for sale and only repainted American flyer equipment and "wood stick" kits available through the mail. Items promised to arrive did not and he waited over 2 years for a locomotive power unit that was advertised as being available. The power unit kit he received in 1980 was so poor in his opinion that even he could make a better one.


Quality American S gauge Trains

Compatible S Scale Model Trains



Very happy with the SP U25 locomotives. They run down the track very nice. They operate very smooth and able to run very slow speed. Nicely done American Models!

John S.

The Train Master A set is nicely detailed and runs very smooth together down the track. I was very impressed with their operations on the track. Glad i purchased them. I will definitely buy other American Models products. Thanks, John

John D.

If you like the T P then you will not be disappointed. The detail and paint and over all quality is superb. I plan on purchasing the dual set of silver and blue units in the near future.

John S.

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11770 Green Oak Industrial Drive, Whitmore Lake, MI