Superintendent’s Page - February 2019


After over 20 years, Jim Smith closed Sunset Junction Hobbies in Spokane on February 2. Facing the sale of the building, he has achieved the status of many of the rest of us—he’s retired.

If you did not have a chance to visit Jim’s store before its closing, you will be able to see Jim at the March 10 Spring Model Train Show in Spokane.

We are sorry to see Sunset Junction depart our division, but are extremely thankful for Jim and the late Bob Sample, Sunset Junction’s previous owner, and their contributions to the growth of the hobby in the Inland Empire.


Bill Fassett


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CatzPaw Innovations—3D printing

Clever Models LLC—Cardstock modeling

Deluxe Materials—tools, adhesives, and building materials

East Coast Circuits—Lighting accessories

Great Decals! - Multi-scale decals

Green Frog Productions—Prototype railroading videos

Hot Wire Foam Factory—Professional foam cutting tools

Jason’s Brass Poles—Trolley modellng parts

K.I.S.S. Method, Inc.—Track planning tools and Super-V cradles

LARC Products—Backdrops and railroad graphics

Logic Rail Technologies—Electronics including signaling and fast clocks

Micro-Mark—Modeling tools and accessories

MinuteMan Scale Models—Producers of custom scale models

Model Railroad Benchwork—Custom designed and built benchwork

Model Train Catalogue—System for keeping track of your collection

Modelers Decals & Paint—Acrylic airbrush paints and supplies.

Motrak Models—Hydrocal and resin-based HO scale loads  and structures

MRC (Model Rectifier Corp.) - Prodigy DCC systems



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Old West Scenery—N-scale buildups and scenery items. 3D printed.

Ram Track—Electronic lighting systems, sound devices, and controllers

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Rusty Stumps—Details and craftsman kits

Scale Model Plans—Traceable patterns for scale structures

Scalecoat Paint—Yes, it is still available

Scenery Solutions—Scenery materials, custom trees, Fusion Fiber

Showcase Miniatures—Detailed models and kits

Team Track Models—Craftsman level downloadable paper model kits

The N Scale Architect—HO, N, and Z-scale structure kits

The Train Show, Inc.—Discounts available for attendance at shows

Train Installations, LLC—Overhead, garden, and table top model layouts

Trainmasters TV/Model Railroad Hobbyist Store—How-to videos and MRH library

UGEARS—Self-propelled mechanical model kits

Unreal Details—Magic Water, realistic water modeling system

USA Airbrush Supply/Badger Airbrush—Airbrush supplies and ModelFlex paints

WiFi Model Railroad LLC—WiFi and onboard sound—HO