J.E. Harmon - TT


New TT list available as of May 2010.  Call or send me your name and address and I will send you the new list free of charge.


Who I Am

Many of you already know me.  For those that don't, my name is John E. Harmon And I have been an avid TT collector and manufacturer since 1968.  Many of you recognize my name when talking about TT, however, my model railroading background has included all gauges from Z to 1 1/2 inch scale (live steam) both scale and tinplate.  I'm proud to say some of my ideas and prototypes have been put into production by such companies as Lionel, MTH, Mike's Train House and others.  I've also been instrumental in encouraging and aiding others to form Model Railroading business.

I'm a member of both the TCA (Train Collectors Association) and the NMRA (National Model Railroad Association) since the early 1970's.  I have also been involved with a number of local train clubs. 

TT scale remains my main interest.  Although I do not have a layout now, the ultimate layout will be an "around the walls" type that I dream of creating in the next house.  To that end, I am continuously working and modeling.

What I Do

I produce new, "never before available in TT" items for that "some day" TT scale layout that I plan to build.  In the process of creating these things for myself, it is not a long stretch to make extras so that anyone who may be of like interest could obtain kits and materials through me.  I am not really in business now.  At best, I try and encourage sales in hopes of getting back some of my investment in order to be able to continue to create more and different items, these also to be available to others, all in limited quantities that, in most cases, will not be repeated.

Mailing List

I have a list of names that I send regular and special mailings to.  If you would like to be included, send me you name, address, and phone number.  I DO NOT sell or otherwise give out this information to other people or organizations.  (I do not have any computer contact at this time.)

Of Special Note  (Items Wanted)

I am always looking to obtain more TT equipment as well as parts.  I am always looking for more HP stamped brass trucks, both freight and passenger car types.  I also am looking for the HP Products "automatic" TT freight and passenger car couplers.

Do you have any HP Products stamped brass 6 wheel tender trucks?  If you do, I will give you $50.00 cash or trade (per pair) for them.

Product Information News

- 85 foot smooth side passenger car kits - These are still available.  See complete pictures  HERE

- The new building kits are now available.  (See the pictorial farther below on this page.)   After years of artwork and organizing I am proud to bring you a "different" concept in building TT gauge structures for your layout.  A simple inexpensive way of providing TT building kits for you...in a manner that keeps shipping costs to a small amount.  There are 38 different structures representing a complete city for your consideration.  Each kit consists of color copies, detailed plans, and some wood or resin parts depending on the complication of the kit chosen.  You the builder, supply wood strips, light or heavy cardstock, and the talent.  The kits are mailed in cardboard tubes, rolled up inside.  You are responsible for laminating the color copies on cardstock you supply.  I use 3M brand "Super 77" multipurpose adhesive which I know covers a great amount of material.  After mounting the color copies, cut out all windows and doors, and ultimately the walls to be assembled per the plans.  Kits B7, B31, B38 come with clear plastic windows with black mullions.  All other structures come with paper windows and doors in 6 different colors for your choice.  Lights may be installed if you wish. (lights not included)  The first "group" of buildings available are listed in the TT scale On-Line catalog.  More will be added in the future.  As time permits, more variations of these structures will be available. 

- Tractor Trailers - I am still working on a series of tractor trailers for TT scale.  Also there is a possibility of some 1950's automobiles.

- Weston TT figures - Do you remember the TT scale Weston hand painted figures?  I should have these three Weston TT figures available in the not too distant future.  These were the engineer waving, the brakeman on a ladder, and a brakeman sitting on top of a box car catwalk.  Price and availability TBA.

- UP Gas Turbine - Many of you heard over the years that Mr. Larry Sayre had intentions of producing a TT gauge "Union Pacific Gas Turbine".  It's my pleasure to tell you that I have taken over the job from Larry.  The Turbine will be available as soon as possible.  I have already acquired a number of references for the entire "Gas Turbine History".  I can tell you that the Turbine that will be made is number 51 with the "round" tender.  It will have a cast resin body and tender.  Twin motored brass "Kemtron Alco trucks" with a brass chassis.  They will be sold painted and ready to run.  Expected price will most likely be in the $600 to $700 price range for each locomotive.  A color picture of number 51 is on the cover of the July 1970 issue of Railroad Model Craftsman.  Number 59 is extremely similar to number 51 and I will offer either number.  As I get into more specifics of the project, I will require a deposit when you order one.

Ordering and Contact information is near the bottom of the page, below the building pictorial.



*** Building Kit Special ***
If you decide to purchase one of each kit,  which is an entire city, the total special price is only $500.00 with free shipping.

Shipping on individual building kits is $3.00
Shipping on buildings with an * is $4.00
Shipping on orders of $200 or more is $15.00





Please contact me by Phone or Mail for more information and to order.  I will accept Personal checks and Postal Money Orders. 
I am always looking to obtain more TT equipment, so I will also consider Trades.  
All orders must include shipping expenses.

John Harmon
329 Tinsman Ave.
Williamsport, PA. 17701
Phone 570-322-2922