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Mail-Order Dealers

These dealers are known to specifically sell Z-scale products. Contact the specific dealer for details, or see Manufacturers for more information on specific products. Please keep in mind that I've put all I know on this page; I don't have any additional information. Feel free to write me if you have any additions or corrections to this page.

Look below (scroll down) for Local Hobby Shops, eBay links, and advice on finding stuff on the web.

Dealer Country Comments (based on personal experience)
Annie Jewel & Charlie's Kids USA Good prices
Aspen Model USA Sells Westmodel
Bob's Model Railroad Supplies USA  
Caboose Hobbies USA  
Cleemann Germany  
Curthel Enterprises USA  
Discount Train and Hobby USA Great prices and great service
DutchHobbyWorld Netherlands Sells Artitec
Eisenbahn Treffpunkt Germany  
Ektro Trains Canada  
Engine House Hobbies USA  
Euro Model Trains USA  
Euro Rail Hobbies Canada Sells Heico, Viessmann
Father Nature Model Railroad Specialties USA Sells PennZee hoppers and N-scale shells
Feather River Trains USA Sells Robert Ray kits & Micro-Trains
H & R Trains USA  
Helmuts Hobby Specialties USA Sells Marklin Z and PennZee hoppers, good Viessmann installation guide
Hobby Crafts N More USA  
Jim's Hobby USA Great prices and great service
Josti-Data Hobby Denmark  
KHM Modellbahnen Germany  
Kramer Road Hobbies USA Sells AZL, FR, MTR, & Full Throttle
Kuhn Eurobahn Trains USA  
LokShop Germany Great prices and great service, sells Heico
Marklin Z photo library
Micro Macro Mundo Inc. USA  
The Model Train Place USA  
Modellbahn Kramm Germany  
Modellbahn Ott USA  
Modellbahnecke M.Weiss Germany  
Nathan's Trains & Toys Australia  
New England Hobby USA  
Norm's Train World USA Sells Micro-Trains
Reynauld's Euro-imports USA  
RJF Trains USA  
Scholz Germany Sells Railex, Westmodel, Freudenreich Feinwerktechnik, Heico, MZZ
Spielwaren Hess Germany Sells second-hand
Ted's Toys and Trains USA  
Watts' Train Shop USA  
Westend Toronto Trains Canada Great prices and great service
Z.Scale.Hobo USA  
Z und Meer Germany  
Zscale Monster Trains USA Sells Micro-Trains, Full Throttle, Robert Ray, Micron Art, Miller Engineering, American Z Lines, Swiss Z Lines, and other hard-to-find items; great prices and quick service

Local Hobby Shops

Mail order may be convenient, but it will never replace the satisfaction of real hobby shops. This is a list of hobby shops worth visiting that carry Z-scale products, sorted by ZIP code. It's my hope that visitors will submit their local shops so that this can become a useful directory - especially for those who may be travelling. Feel free to write me if you have any additions or corrections to this page.

Hobby Shop Location Comments
Willis Hobbies 300 Willis Ave.
Mineola NY 11501-1521
(516) 746-3944
Medium selection of Marklin Z track and rolling stock
Caboose, Inc. 208 Wall Street
Huntington, NY 11743
(516) 427-8288
Meduim selection of Marklin Z track and rolling stock; some used; will order parts at a discount
J & D Railway 522A Walt Whitman Rd
Melville, NY 11747
(516) 427-8117
Large selection of Marklin Z track, Medium selection of rolling stock
Spring Crossing 1420 Spring Cypress (@ I-45N)
Spring, TX 77373
(281) 353-9484
Good selection
Loco Boose Electric Trains 260 D Main St.
Redwood City CA 94063-1733
(650) 368-1254
Open only 3 days a week, but good Z selection
Franciscan Hobbies 1920-A Ocean Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94127
(415) 584-3919
Very little Z, some scenery
Trucks and Trains 4237 Montgomery Drive
Santa Rosa, CA, 95405
(707) 537-6586
Railroad Hobbies 119 Vernon St.
Roseville CA 95678-2630
(916) 782-6067
A few shelves of Z; Marklin & Micro-Trains
Bruce's Trains 2828 Marconi Ave
Sacramento, CA 95821
(916) 485-5288
One shelf of Micro-Trains Z; some desktop sets
Scheffel's Toys P.O. Box 626, 180 West California Street
Jacksonville, Oregon, 97530
(541) 899-7421
Eastside Trains 217 Central Way
Kirkland, Wa 98033
(425) 828-4098
Good selection of sets, rolling stock, track, structures; no MTL
Magic Mouse Toys 603 First Ave
Seattle, WA 98104
(206) 682-5007
Good Marklin selection
The Train Center 1463 Elliott Ave W.
Seattle, WA 98119
(206) 283-7886
Some Micro-Trains
Pacific Railway Hobbies 9525 Gravelly Lake Dr.
Lakewood WA 98499-1513
(253) 581-4453
Some Micro-Trains, Marklin
John's Trains and Hobbies 2188 Danforth Avenue
Toronto, Ontario
Canada M4C 1K3
(416) 421-1850
Some Marklin, consignment


eBay is a great place to buy -- and sell -- new and used Z-scale products. It's especially good for obtaining hard-to-find, discontinued, or even second-hand trains and accessories. If you've never used eBay before, you're in for a treat.

eBay Hacks

Finding stuff on the web

Here are some tips on finding specific products on the web, for the purposes of both information gathering and making a purchase:

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