Welcome to the new home of S Scale News.
S Scale News is being developed as a resource for
news, tips, techniques, tools, and links into the world of
S scale (1:64) model railroading.
Our thanks to the proprietors of MaineRailroads.org
for providing us space for this site.
News - COMING SOON!
- Track Estimator : Written
in Microsoft Excel, this
tool will estimate the amount of supplies required
to lay a user-specified number of feet of flex track
or hand laid track, and provide an estimate of list
pricing for these supplies. The tool has supplies
information and list pricing along with the necessary
formulas to calculate the amount and estimate the
price for a given number of feet. It includes tabs
for Code 125 rail and Code 100 rail, and includes
all known suppliers of code 125 and code 100 items.
Users interested in another size rail for their
track could easily develop a tab for that size.
The tool will also produce an initial shopping list
for the supplies. An additional feature of the tool is that the user
can enter net pricing from one or more dealers,
in order to comparison shop. At this time the tool
does not include components to estimate roadbed,
sub-roadbed, ballast, or shipping & handling
charges & taxes that may be required. Also at
this time the tool does not provide an estimate
for turnouts. If you have updates, corrections,
and/or suggestions for enhancements, please email
- More coming...
Interested in using NMRA DCC in S Scale?
Visit DCC Corner
where you will find information on getting started
with DCC in S scale, information on key points to consider
when selecting a system,
along with tips and other tools. You will also find
instructions for installing decoders in a number of
S scale locomotives.
- Des Plaines Hobbies' Husky
Stacks Coupler Height Improvement Project
sheet for assembly of Steam Depot's 8 wheel
drive 44 Ton Diesel Switcher