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About Us

About Us

About Model Railroad General Store

Thanks for your interest in the Model Railroad General Store.

In business since 1984, our mission is to provide the best possible service to satisfy your interest in Narrow Gauge, modeling, collectables, history and information. We don't have all the answers, but are good at finding them is possible.  

A LITTLE HISTORY:  We started in business, in 1984, to buy and sell Narrow Gauge trains and related supplies.  Visiting the many railroad swap meets on weekends here in southern California. Hobby shops didn't stock much, there was no internet and classifieds in various publications didn't result it much, if anything more than frustration. We acquired a few collections, bought some inventory from closing stores and opened our business.  In 1986 we bought the tooling and assets of the E & B Valley company, moved it to California and were in the manufacturing business.  We re-engineered some of the kits, redid instruction sheets and photographs to make assembly clearer and easier.  We also retooled some parts to correct errors in fit, but perhaps our biggest change was the introduction of resin cast roofs, greatly simplifying construction and providing explicit prototype duplication for our passenger car kits.  In 2001 we teamed up with a laser manufacturer to begin the development of our wood, laser cut line of cars, in 2003 we bought our own laser.  Offering many prototypes, in kit form, that could not be economically produced any other way, with many more to come.  We are also in the process of producing some unique structures, some may be different than those seen in Colorado.  Visit our Facebook page, give us a "LIKE", friend us and keep up with what's new and different.  
Our intension it to continue having fun with Narrow Gauge modeling.
We will be adding extra features over the next few months, so come back regularly.

You can contact us at:
Sales@ModelRailroadGeneralStore.com or by phone at 818-915-2638.

We are located at:
10524 Independence Ave
Chatsworth, CA 91311