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A selection of web links to hard- to- find brass locomotive parts, supplies, and services, that may be of interest to our members and lurkers...

Brass Locomotive Parts Suppliers

The Backshop - Making brass parts from your plastic originals   (obsolete)

Bear Locomotive Co. Hobbytown of Boston kits, parts, weights, and more

Bowser Manufacturing  Calscale and Cary brass parts and more 

Cando Plates  Etched number/builder plates

Canon can motors  (email only)

Greenway Products  Drivers and other brass parts

North West Short Line  Wheels, gears, motors, universals, etc.

Miniatures by Eric  Brass parts for Canadian steam and diesel

PIA  Yes, they are back, now absorbed into PSC's line (w/ new numbers)

Pittman Motors History and Info

Precision Scale Co.  Lost wax castings and more

REBOXX   Boxes and wheelsets


Tools and Supplies

Dave's Modeling tool pages

Metal Express "Cutting Edge 24/7"

Micro-Mark  The small tool specialists - lots of great stuff !

North West Short Line Tools, metric screws, and more  (tool line bought out, or ripped off by Micro-Mark)

Nickel plating service  (email only)

Sierra Scale Models Nickel Plating Service

Online Metals "Small Quantities, Fast"

Precision Scale Model Engineering (PSME) Tools, metals, plastic, glass, rubber, motors, gears, and more...  " The most complete single source of materials, products and services for the scale model maker available anywhere"

Resistence Soldering Resource Site DIY units and links


Brass Techniques

BUDB's Model Railroading Technical Information

Ken Clark's Guide to repowering and regearing

Proto Trains Home Photo Etching explaination

Tobia's Photo-etching technique

Rivet Making from Proto48

Scratch Building Drivers from Proto48

Yahoo Repower and Regear group


Brass Locomotives and Rebuilders...

Caboose Hobbies Online Brass Catalog

DTA Models Brass Locomotive info and roster

eBay - HO Brass Import search...

J. Bodenmann's brass quality Live steam NKP 2-8-4

Fine Art Models - Museum quality brass models

Mark Schutzer's web site - Lots of SP loco rebuilding 

Steve Andersons Scratchbuilding

Peach Creek Shops

Pine Canyon Loco Reworking tips

Uncle Dave's Brass Model Trains

Wiseman Model Supply

Yahoo Brass Loco Builders group

Yahoo Brass Collectors group


Prototype Locomotive Information

The Model Train Magazine Index  Huge database of MR magazine articles

Denver Public Library Western Photographs Search

Fallen Flags and other RR photos

Steam Locomotives dot com

TrainNet (good forums)

Virtual Railroad Steam Photo Roster