B2B Business

Hobby Shops

To find a shop in your area, check your Yellow Pages or check the hobby shop directories at the back of most model railroad magazines. To locate a shop that offers workshops for beginners, go to greatesthobby.com.


There are dozens of shows held throughout the year all across the country. Check  Trains.com for details. There are several sponsors of large shows held in different cities. Contact them directly for show times and locations:

Great Train Expo Shows, P.O. Box 725, Oswego, IL 60543, 630-608-4988, gtexpo.comGreenberg’s Train and Toy Expo, PO Box 34, Elmhurst, IL 60126, 630-279-4087, www.greenbergshows.com

National Train Show, (an annual show sponsored by the National Model Railroad Association), 4121 Cromwell Rd., Chattanooga, TN 37421, www.nmra.org

World’s Greatest Hobby on Tour, (family-oriented train shows), PO Box 11 Elmhurst,IL 60126, www.wghshow.com.


Scale Model Railroading

Model Railroader, P. O. Box 1612, Waukesha WI 53187-1612, 800-533-6644,modelrailroader.comCanadian Railway Modeller Magazine, Box 99 Station F, 355 Henderson Hwy, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, R2L 2A5, cdnrwymod.comModel Railroad News, P. O. Box 1080, Merlin, OR 97532-1080, 541-955-1096,modelrailroadnews.comN Scale, 5811 75th Ave NE, Marysville, WA 98270, 360-658-2458, nscalemagazine.com

N Scale Railroading, P. O. Box 77296, Seattle, WA 98177-0296, 206-364-1295,nscalerailroadn.com

Narrow Gauge & Short Line Gazette, P.O. Box 77298, Seattle, WA 98177-0296, 800-545-4102, ngslgazette.com

Railroad Model Craftsman, P. O. Box 700, Newton, NJ 07860-0700, 973-383-3355,rrmodelcraftsman.com

S Gaugian, 7236 W. Madison St., Forest Park, IL 60130, 708-366-1973,www.heimburgerhouse.com

Ztrack Magazine Ltd., 6142 Northcliff Blvd, Dublin, OH, 43016, 614-764-1703, ztrack.com

Basic Model Railroading: Getting Started in the Hobby, Kalmbach Publishing Co., 800-533-6644, http://www.kalmbachstore.com/12197.html

N Scale Model Railroading: Getting Started in the Hobby, by Marty McGuirk, Kalmbach Publishing Co., 800-533-6644, http://www.kalmbachstore.com/12428.html

Building your first model railroad, presented by World’s Greatest Hobby, available in DVD or VHS, Click here to order.

Allen Keller Productions, 7410 Lebanon Church Rd., Talbott, TN 37877, 423-586-7928,allenkeller.com Video tours of great layouts

Green Frog Productions Ltd., 4880 Lower Roswell Rd., Ste. 40-419, Marietta, GA 30068, 800-227-1336, greenfrog.com How-to and prototype videos

Model Railroad Scenery & Airbrushing Made Easy, presented by Model Railroader magazine, 800-533-6644, http://www.kalmbachstore.com/15060.html

Clubs and associations
Click here to go to the World’s Greatest Hobby club directory

National Model Railroad Association, 4121 Cromwell Rd., Chattanooga, TN 423-892-2846, nmra.org

National Association of S Gaugers, 280 Gordon Rd., Matawan, NJ 07747, nasg.org

Ntrak, 15913 Brawner Dr., Dumfries, VA 22026, ntrak.org

Teen Association of Model Railroaders: The TAMR is an international organization run by teens for teens for the enjoyment of the hobby.  To see all the things the TAMR has to offer you, please visit out website. www.tamr.org . The TAMR has members as young as 8 years old and we also welcome adult members.

Model Railcast Show, www.modelrailcast.com

Toy Trains

Classic Toy Trains, P. O. Box 1612, Waukesha, WI 53187-1612, 800-533-6644,classictoytrains.comO Gauge Railroading, 33 Sheridan Rd., Poland, OH 44514, 330-757-3020, ogaugerr.comS Gaugian, 7236 W. Madison St., Forest Park, IL 60130, 708-366-1973,www.heimburgerhouse.comBooks
Get Started in Toy Trains, Kalmbach Publishing Co., 800-533-6644,http://www.kalmbachstore.com/10-8360.html

Greenberg Pocket Price Guides, Kalmbach Publishing Co., 800-533-6644,http://www.kalmbachstore.com/modeltrains-railroading-toy-trains-books-greenbergs-pocket-price-guides.html

The O Gauge Railroading Primer, 33 Sheridan Rd., Poland, OH 44514, 330-757-3020

I Love Toy Trains series, TM Books & Video, Box 279, New Buffalo, MI 49117, 800-892-2822, http://www.tmbv.com/

Clubs and associations
American Flyer Collectors Club, P. O. Box 13269, Pittsburgh, PA 15243

Lionel Collectors Club of America, Business Office, P. O. Box 529, Peru, IL 61354,lionelcollectors.org

Lionel Operating Train Society, P. O. Box 62240, Cincinnati, OH 45241, http://www.lots-trains.org/

Toy Train Collectors Society, Louis A. Bohn, 109 Howedale Dr., Rochester, NY 14616

Toy Train Operating Society, 25 W. Walnut St., Ste. 308, Pasadena, CA 91103, 626-578-0673, ttos.org

Train Collectors Association, P. O. Box 468, Strasburg, PA 17579, 717-687-8623,traincollectors.org


Garden Railroading

Garden Railways, P. O. Box 1612, Waukesha, WI 53187-1612, 800-533-6644,gardenrailways.comSteam in the Garden, 6629 SR 38, Newark Valley, NY 13811, 607-642-8119,http://www.steamup.com/Books
Garden Railway Basics, by Kevin Strong,, Kalmbach Publishing Co., 800-533-6644,http://www.kalmbachstore.com/12468.htmlMiniature Garden Guidebook, by Nancy Norris, Kalmbach Publishing Co., 800-533-6644,http://www.kalmbachstore.com/12444.html



Broadcast Images, Inc., 9340 Hazard Way, Ste. B, San Diego, CA 92123, 858-974-7999 Tours of garden railwaysDigital Video Images, Inc., P. O. Box 2584, Littleton, CO 80161-2584, 303-220-8998. How-to and prototype videos


Clubs and associations

Big Train Operator Club (BTOC), 68 Hacienda Circle,
Plantsville, CT 06479 1-860-276-9324, http://bigtrainoperator.com/Marklin insider club, http://www.marklin.com/club/A listing of regional and local clubs can be found in the online Club Directory.



Garden Railways www.gardenrailways.com

Large Scale Central, largescalecentral.com

myLargeScale, mylargescale.com