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Model Railroading Links UP U30C


Dealers and Distributors:

Design & Custom Services:

Great Decals
AIM Products
Alkem Scale Models
Alliance Locomotive Products, Inc.
Alpine Division Scale Models
American Limited Models
American Models
Argyle Locomotive Works
Aristocraft Trains
Aztec Model Railroad Accessories
Badger Air-Brush
BackDrop Warehouse
Bar Mills Models
Bazooka Electronics
Berkshire Junction
Berkshire Valley, Inc.
BK Enterprises
Blackstone Valley Railway
Blair Line
Branchline Trains
Brass Car Sides
Brawa Modellspeilwaren
Brennan’s Model Railroading
Britannia Models
Broadway Limited Imports
B. T. S.
Caboose Industries
California Roadbed (Homabed)
Cannon & Company
The Car Works
Central Valley
Chooch Enterprises
Cir-Kit Concepts
City Classics
Clever Models
CTI Electronics
Custom Finishing Models
Dallee Electronics, Inc.
DCC Specialties
deLuxe Innovations
Depots by John
Detail Associates (parts list)
Details West
Downtown Deco
Durango Press
Echo Mountain Imports, Inc.
The Electric Railroad Company
ELS Trains Custom Decals
Evans Designs
Evergreen Scale Models
Faller Gmbh
Fast Tracks
Fine Scale Miniatures
Frenchman River Model Works
Funaro & Camerlengo

Grandt Line Products
Green Steam Products
Hartland Locomotive Works
Hi-Tech Details
Imperial Hobby Productions
Integrated Signal Systems
InterMountain Railway Company
International Hobby Corporation
Itty Bitty Lines
JV Models
K&S Engineering
Kappler Mill Lumber
KingMill Enterprises
Kohs & Company Brass Models
Little Engines
Lonestar Models
Mammoth Locomotive Works
MDM Locomotive Works
Micro Structures
Midwest Products Co., Inc.
Miniatures by Eric
Model Memories
Model Motive Power Labs
Model Power
Model Railroad Warehouse
Moe’s Locomotive Works
Monroe Models
Mt. Albert Scale Lumber Co.
MTH Electric Trains
Murphy Models
The N Scale Architect
NCE Corporation
Nicholas Smith Trains
NJ International
Noch Gmbh & Co
NorthEastern Scale Models
NorthWest Short Line
Oregon Rail Supply
Oso Railworks, Inc.
Overland Models, Inc.
Pennsylvania Heritage Models, Ltd.
Plano Model Products
Precision Scale Co., Inc.
Proto Power West-Aline
Red Star Railways
Railflyer Model Prototypes
Railroad Supply Company
Rail Town Model Railroad Supplies
Railway Engineering
Red Caboose
RFG American Flyer Trains
Rix Products
Scale Segmental Bridge Co.
Scale Structures by Howard Zane
Scale Structures, Ltd.
ShellScale Decals
Smokey Valley
Special Shapes Company
Stewart Hobbies (Bowser)
Stewart Products
Sunrise Enterprises
Tangent Scale Models
Team Digital
3rd Rail Division of Sunset Models, Inc.
3M Interconnect Solutions
Tichy Train Group
Tomar Industries
Tractronics Inc.
Train Control Systems
True Line Trains
USA Trains
Vollmer Gmbh
Williams Trains
Woodland Scenics
W. S. Ataras Engineering


Updated: 1/28/13

Springhaven Shops
Allied Model Trains
All Electronics
Arizona Rock and Mineral Co.
Arnie's Model Trains
Becker's Model Railroad Supply
Berwyn's Toys & Trains
Big Little Railroad Shop
Don Black Brass Trains
Boulder Valley Models
BPL Brassworks
Brasseur Electric Trains
Brass Locomotive Co.
Brooklyn locomotive Works
The Caboose Brass Trains
Caboose Hobbies
Caboose Stop Hobbies
Catoctin Mountain Trains & Hobbies
Cherry Creek Hobbies
Chuck’s Brass Trains
Credit Valley Railway
Crusader Rail Services
Custom Railway Supply
Dan's Train Depot
Des Plaines Hobbies
Discount Hobby Warehouse
Discount Train & Hobby
Discount Trains Online
Doug's Trains, Toys & Hobbies
Eastside Trains
Electronics Supply Company, Inc.
Engine House Hobbies
The Engine Tender
Franciscan Hobbies
Gadget Tom's Hobby Discount
Garden Railway Specialists
Gene’s Trains
Graham’s Trains
Grand Central Ltd.
Greenway Products
Grzyboski Trains
G Scale Train Station
Gulf Coast Model Railroad Hobby Shop
Hands to Work Railroading
Hattons Model Railways
Hiawatha Hobbies
Historic Rail
Hobbyland Stores
The Hobby Smith
Hobbytown USA Frederick
Hobby Works
H&R Trains
The Inside Gateway
J&R Junction, Inc.
Jim's Junction
Just Trains
JusTrains of Delaware
Lark Spur Line
The LED Light
Litchfield Station
Loco-Boose Electric Train Shop
Loy's Toys
Mainline Hobby
Mark'sModels (Dublin)
Miami Trains
Midwest Rail Junction
Mike Rose Hobbies
Mike's Trains and Hobbies
Milepost 38 Model Trains
The Model Centre (Waterford)
Model Railroad Warehouse
Model Train Stuff (M.B.Klein)
Model Train Warehouse
Mouser Electronics
New York Central Toys & Trains
Nixon Enterprises
Northern Scale Models
One Track Mind
Online Trains and Hobbies
Pacific Rim Hobbies
Peach Creek Shops
Pro Custom Hobbies
Proto:87 Stores
Railroad Depot Hobbies
Railroad Express

Railroad Hobbies
Rails Unlimited
Ready to Roll Trains
Republic Locomotive Works
Reynauld’s Euro-Imports
Rio Grande Southern Railroad Hobbies
Charles Ro Supply Company
Roundhouse South Electric Trains
Seattle’s Train Center
2nd Chance Trains
Shop Search/Electronics

Sidestreet Bannerworks Online Garden RR
Southern Digital
Southern Steam Trains
South Side Trains
South Texas Locomotive Works
Star Hobby
Structures and Trains by Fred
Tacoma Trains and Hobbies
Tommy Gilbert’s Hobby Shop
Tom's Trains of CT.
Tony’s Train Exchange
Toy Train Heaven
Trackside Emporium/Rollin’ Stock
Train City
Trains Canada
The Train Station
Trains of Ocala
Trains on Tracks
Train Track Model RR Supplies
Tried & True Trains
Triple S Supplies
20th Century Hobbies
The UK Model Shop Directory
Valley Model Trains
The Western Depot
Wig-Wag, LLC
Whistle Stop Trains
Wholesale Trains
Youngwood Model Railroad Supply

 Model Railroad Museums:
Clovis Depot Model Train Museum
Golden State Model Railroad Museum
Halifax & Southwest Railway Museum
Hartmann Model Railroad, Ltd.
Howell Day Museum
National Toy Train Museum
San Diego Model Railroad Museum
The Twin City Model Railroad Museum
Western Pennsylvania Model RR Museum
 Model Railroad Shows:
Great Train Expo (formerly Greenberg's)
The Great Scale Model Train Show


Blackwater Canyon Shops
Lance Mindheim: Custom MRR Layout Builder
Trains Emporium
Wiseman Model Service

Model Railroad Circuits:

Model Railroad & Misc. Electronics
Rollins Electrical Circuits

Model Railroad Information:

All-Gauge Model Railroading Page
Appalachian Railroad Modeling
Canadian Railway Modeller Magazine
Discover Live Steam
The DT&I Modelers Page
East Penn Traction Club
Finescale Railroader
Greenberg Publishing
Highlands Station
HO Scale Train Dimensions
JMRI Java Model Railroad Interface
Large Scale Central
Large Scale Online
Layout Design Primer
Modeling Rust
Modeling the Norfolk & Western Railway
Model Railroading in Alaska
Model Railroading with DCC
Model Railroads.Net
Model Railroad News
Model Railroad Scale List
Model Railroad Tips, Tricks & Techniques
Model Railroader Magazine
Model Train Magazine Index
Model Trains International
National Model Railroad Association
NCat N Scale Catenary
O Gauge Railroading
Pacific Northwest Region, NMRA
Paint Stripping
Proto48 Modeler
Railroad Model Craftsman
Resin Casting for Dummies
Sam’s College of Railroad Knowledge
S Scale Model Railroading
Chuck Smith's S Gauge Trains
Technical Information for model Railroaders
World’s Greatest Hobby
Ztrack magazine

Model Railroads & Clubs, etc.:

Rockville Model Railroad Society
All Points North Model Railroad Club
Antelope Valley Model Railroad Club
Anthracite Model Railroad Club
The Appalachian & Ohio Railroad
Apple Valley Model Railroad Club
Arizona & Pacific Railroad
Arizona Model Railroading Society
Assiniboine Valley Railway
Baltimore Area N-Trak
Bay Area Garden Railway Society
Bay State Model Railroad Museum
Bellingham Society of Model Engineers
Belmont Shore Railroad Club
BNSF Chillicothe Subdivision
Boeing Employees Model Railroad Club
Boulder Model Railroad Club
California Southern Model Railroad Club
Cape Fear Model Railroad Club, Inc.
The Central New York Model Railroad Club
Chattanooga Area Model Railroad Club
Cherry Valley Model Railroad Club
Chesapeake & Allegheny Live Steamers
Chicago Botanic Garden
CMRC--Crossville, TN
Columbia Gorge Model Railroad Club
Columbus Garden Railway Society
Crescent City Model Railroad Club
Denver Garden Railway Society
Denver HO Model Railroad Club
Detroit Model Railroad Club
Edmonton Model Railroad Association
Elmhurst Model Railroad Club
Flagstaff Model Railroad Club
Four County Society of Model Engineers
Galveston County Model Railroad Club
Garden State Model Railway Club
Gateway NMRA
Glancy Trains Modular Club
Glendale Model Railroad Club
Golden Gate Live Steamers
Golden Gate Model Railroad Club
Grand Rapids Model Railroad Historical Society
Greater Baton Rouge Model Railroaders
Great Falls Model Railroad Club
Highland Pacific Railroad
Hostlers Model Railroad Club
Housatonic Model Railway Club
The Illinois Tech Model Railroad
Island Pond Railroad
Jersey Valley Model Railroad Club
Kalamazoo Model Railroad Historical Society
LaNtrak--Lansing Area Ntrak Model RR Club
The Lansing Model Railroad Club
Lex Parker's D&RG Model Railroad
Lionel Railroad Club of Milwaukee
Long Island Model Railroad Engineers
Los Angeles Model Railroad Society
Mason Dixon Large Scale Model Society
Meade Area Railroad Society
Metro Model Railroad Club
Midwest N Pioneer Model Railroad Club
The Model Railroad Club, Inc.
Model Railroad Club of Buffalo
Model Railroad Club of Sri Lanka
Mohegan Peqout Model Railroad Club
MoPac Mike's Model Railroad
Naptown & White River Model Railroad Club
Napa Valley Expo
Niagara Orleans Model Railroad Engineers, Inc.
Niles Depot Model Railroads & Museum
North Central Region NMRA
North County Model Railroad Society
Northern Virginia NTrak
North Raleigh Model Railroad Club
North Texas Council of Model Railroad Club
Olympic Model Railroad Society
On30 Web Ring
Ottawa Valley Associated Railroaders
The Pacific Beach & Summit RR
Pasadena Model Railroad Club, Inc.
The Penn State Model Railroad Club
Piedmont & Western Model Railroad Club
Pocatello Model Railroad & Historical Society
Pomona Valley Model Railroad Club
Potomac Division of MER/NMRA
Potomac Module Crew
Providence Northern Model Railroad Club
Puget Sound Model Railroad Engineers
Prince William County Model Railroad Club
Rails on Wheels
R&F Railroad
Rensselaer Model Railroad Society
Rio Grande Modeling & Historical Society
Rochester Inst. Of Tech. Model RR Club
Rogue Valley Model Railroad Club
Roseville Roundhouse Model Railroad Club
Sacramento Model Railroad Historical Society
Sacramento Modular Railroaders
Saint Joe Valley Model Railroad Club
Sarasota Model Railroad Club
Saskatoon Railroad Modelers
Scottsdale Model Railroad Club
Sebring Model Railroad Club
Severna Park Model Railroad Club
Sheboygan Soc. of Scale Model RR Engineers
Silicon Valley Line Model Railroad Club
Sipping & Switching Society of NC
Slim Gauge Guild Model Railroad Club
Southern New England Model Railroad Club
Southern Railway History & Modeling
South Shore Model Railway Club
South Side Railroad Modelers Club
St. Neots Model Railway Club
Stoney Creek Model Railroad Club
Sun City Center Model Railroad Club
Suncoast Model Railroad Club
Sykesville & Patapsco Railway, Inc.
Syracuse Model Railroad Club
Tacoma Northwestern Model RR Club
Texas Western Model Railroad Club
Train Collectors Association
United Northwest Model Railroad Club
Utah Garden Railway Society
Walnut Creek Model Railroad Society
Wisconsin Garden Railway Society
Youngstown Model Railroad Club