| A&J Models,
Cape Coral FL
Produced wood craftsman style kits, 40' boxcar, reefer, caboose, stock
Co Hobbies, Bronx NY
Produced milled wood roadbed, track, bridges, car kits, rerailer
All metal log car and logs shown in the Aug 56 RMC
Models, John Harmon.
Re-released the original Kemtron/ Lindsay Docksider ("Little Joe") but
updated with can motor. Also produced his own boxcar, reefer and
tank car kits
Freight and Passenger trucks.
Specialty Products, Brooklyn NY
March 1950 RMC, structure kits for a Flagstop Depot, Elevated Gate
Tower, Tool Shed, Telephone box & poles, Trackside Warehouse
From the 1952 "Electronic and Hobbycraft Stores" catalog-
B-1 Flagstop Depot, 50 cents
B-2 Elevated Gate Tower, 50 cents
B-3 Wayside Structures, 50 cents (included tool shed,
telephone box and poles)
B-4 Trackside Warehouse, 70 cents
Arnold/ Mel Roberts
Supposedly produced several different car kits with silk screened
sides, announced in Feb 56 RMC
Dec. 54 RMC, listed as having printed building paper, cast metal doors
and windows, fire hydrants, barrels and other details
Cast metal building kits, craftsman freight car kits
Line, North Holly wood, CA
Made TT scale tunnel portals
Kits, Hackensack, NJ
Sept 63 Model railroader, made several truss rod passenger car kits and
a boxcar kit.
Later produced by Eastern Scale Models, Hungry Horse Montana
Craft, R Wayne Lowery, Walla Walla WA
April 52 RMC, non revenue car kits, Cabooses, work cars, bobber
caboose, crane kit
Scale Models, Hungry Horse Montana
See Craftsman Kits, Hackensack, NJ
S. Nielson of NYC, NY.
Cast signals, several conversions for HP MU cars including a Gas
Electric "doodlebug", Jersey Central Box cab Diesel, Trolley cars, and
several over several years.
Started by Sherman Dance, bought by Edwin Feytek 1956(?).
Produced one steam locomotive, a 4-4-0 American (mentioned in Dec. 54
Also produced three non powered diesel kits, an Alco DL 721, a GM DD40,
and a GM Switcher
Numerous freight and passenger car kits, cast metal details including
a Packard and a Ford Touring automobile, bridges, crossing gates,
warning signs, baggage wagon, loco parts
From RMC, April 52, Producing 66 different cars
RMC, Aug 55, cast metal box car kit BM-1, $1.85
RMC, Feb 57, cast metal and wood flat car kit, working on a cast metal
tank car kit with a wood tank.
Al Soulier (3rd owner of the Gandy Dancer line) who upgraded and
expanded the line during this period of time.
Plaster structures, ready to paint
(from 1952 E & H Catalog)-
201 Two Story Apartment
205 Two Story Frame House .40
206 Georgetown Type House .40
207 Two Story modern Brick House .35
208 Old Fashioned Brick
209 Two Story Frame, Store Downstairs .35
210 Shed Type Frame House, Western .35
211 False Front Store,
220 Old Time Gingerbread
222 Branch Line
223 Frame Farm
224 Barn and
230 Chimney Assortment
Pre-fabricated flex track
Assembled Turnouts, #6 L or R
"n"B Enterprises, Miami FL
Produced models similar to A&J Models- wood craftsman
style kits. Packaging of kits is the same, illustrations, etc-
same era (1970's?)
by Fry, St Albans, NY
Stone tunnel portal.
Hal Joyce, originator of TT scale.
Produced several steam locomotives- Prices from Dec. 58 RMC
2-8-0 Consolidation $26.50 kit, $33.50
with valve gear, $37.50 assembled
4-6-0 Ten Wheeler $29.50 kit
4-6-6-4 Articulated $60.50 kit
Also offered parts to convert these to other styles, i.e. a 2-6-0,
2-6-2, 2-8-4, etc..
March 56 RMC announced spoked drivers available on all HP steam
locomotives, cast pilots in place of stamped metal ones. The
Northern was released in May 51 (?), was a limited production item.
The Ten Wheeler was released in March 59, it had a brass boiler and
HP produced an GMC E7 Diesel A and B unit. B unit was available
powered or unpowered.
Originally all stamped sheet metal with stamped sideframes, Feb
56 RMC announced an improved version with a cast nose and cast truck
May 51 RMC, announced a "new and available" MU car and trailer.
HP produced several stamped aluminum passenger cars - Baggage, postal,
diner, Pullman, coach and observation.
They produced numerous freight cars- Boxcars, flat cars, hoppers,
gondolas. They announced all metal lithographed car kits in the
Sept 55 RMC?
Jewel Models, John Marshall Stamford CT
40' Steel Box Car Kits-
200 Ton Flat Car Kit- Pennsy, 16 wheel
70' Standard Steel Passenger Car with trucks
Modern Building Kits-
Group-Telephone Box, Yardmaster Office, Signal Tower, Wayside Station
1952 E&H Catalog- "As we go to press, there have been no
shipments from Jewel for over six months. We assume that they are
out of business. Thus, although we have a fair amount of stock of
the above, delivery in the future will be extremely uncertain.")
First mentioned in March 56 RMC, again in June 56 as Johmar, Aug
56 RMC announces brass gondola and card board structure kits, Feb
57 RMC announces brass tank cars. Supposedly coming out
with a caboose and metal box cars.
Produced the 0-4-0 Dockside kit ($18.95, Dec. 58)
Also produced detail castings for cars and locomotives.
Produced an Alco A/B unit diesel, etched brass shell with cast brass
nose and details
A unit powered $29.95, dummy $12.95, B unit powered $28.95, dummy
Produced a diecast Zamac hopper car kit, $2.00 without trucks, $3.25
Produced cast brass trucks, Bettendorf, Arch Bar, Old time tender and
Bobber caboose with tool box.
Announced in Jan 55 RMC, new metal car kits and a GP7
Plaster tunnel portals and structures
Roy Toy & Novelty
Made Plaster tunnel portals and a 4 arch stone bridge
First to produce the "Tiny Tim" Dockside 0-4-0 Switcher, later Kemtron
Also oxidized brass freight trucks
Grumet, Brooklyn NY
Listed in April 55 RMC, producing cast parts for trollys
Engineering Works of Niagara Falls, NY.
Erik S Nielsen, NY, NY
Feb 54 RMC, producing all metal car kits- box, flat, stock, coach,
baggage and combine
Nov. 54 RMC, has a diesel body matching CNJ 100, unpowered to use with
HP MU truck ($3.75), a gas electric combine body ($4.75) also different
steam loco pilots
Dec 54 RMC, a caboose kit
Jan 55 RMC, offering an Interurban body kit to use with the HP MU power
Nov. 55 RMC, has a plastic boxcar kit
Feb. 56 RMC, has a TT scale trailer truck and a piggyback flat car kit.
TT scale lumber and siding
10" Turntable Kit
$11.95 in the 1952 E&H Catalog
Engineering, Charlie Hinkle, Clifton NJ
Code 70 NS flex track
TT-44 Rolling Track Gauge
Castings of Topanga, CA.
TT Brass Headlight, smoke stack.
T-1 Tunnel Portal, old time stone (plaster)
B-1 Bridge, Four Arch Stone (plaster)
Hobby Center, Ft. Wayne IN
Mentioned in Aug 56 RMC, coming out with a depressed center flat car
Produced the Lindsay/ Kemtron Docksider after Kemtron
got out of TT
Products of Lancaster, Lancaster PA
Mentioned in Feb 54 RMC as having several structures- coaling station,
house under construction and three house trailers. Also in Oct.
54 RMC with a handcar
(operating??) and a slope back tender kit
McMinnis, Belleville NJ
TT dealer, also produced #6 switches with code 70 NS rail
Custom built and painted buildings
Industrial Water Tower
Wayside Water Tank
Rail Miniatures, River Edge NJ
Announced an imported brass 0-6-0 in the Jan 59 issue of RMC, cost
Line Models Inc.
Passenger Car Kits with Trucks-
Box Car Kits, with Trucks-
Atlantic Coast Line
ATSF Santa Fe
Central New Jersey
Chesapeake and Ohio
Rock Island- Aluminum
Depressed Center Flat Car Kit with Trucks-
Refrigerator Car, with Trucks-
Rath's Black Hawk Ham
Tank Car Kits, Single Dome with Trucks-
Shippers Car Line
Tank Car, Two Dome with Trucks
Tank Car, Three Dome with Trucks
Stringer and Tie Section
Wood Roadbed for Ribbon Rail, Switch Blocks,
Radius'- 10", 12", 14", 15", 16", 18", 20", 22", 24", 26", 28", 30",
Products, Brooklyn NY
Made wood roadbed and switch blocks, same as Star Line?
Table Top Miniatures, Graham Bretzger,
Produced several different TT scale figures, distributed through
Sherman Dance/ Gandy Dancer
Produced TT scale switches, but were listed as out of production as
early as May 51 RMC, perhaps due to the war?
Lindholm, originator of Tomalco
Lost Wax castings.
Trains, Donald B. King, Hoopestown, Il
Published a bi monthly newsletter, "TT Trains"
Model Products Co. a.k.a Umpco
Flex track and switches, code 100 on fiber ties
Produced three different TT scale figures,
#500 Seated Engineer
#505 Brakeman for Ladder
#507 Brakeman for Roof
Thanks to Al Reibel for 99.9% of this list.
When TT scale started to be displaced by the more popular N scale that
appeared in the 1960's, most of the current TT scale manufacturers
started closing their doors. It was at this time that John Harmon
and Larry Sayer started to buy out these companies. When they
did, they got the remaining stock and the rights to produce the
products. John Harmon took an active role by assembling parts
into kits and selling whatever he could, and he also made some parts to
be used to complete some kits. John later sold most of the
companies and parts he acquired to Stanley Lisowski who apparently had
also acquired some of the newer injection molds for TT scale.
Unfortunately when he passed away, his son inherited them. Apparently
He (the son) was very bitter toward the TT community in general, and
maybe even toward Dick Taylor and John Harmon, because his Father's
dream was not realized. One of the rumors about the son is because he
is bitter, these items will not be sold or released to the TT
community, ever. The latest word on them is they have been
improperly stored and have rusted or corroded beyond use.