Recently we bought a track-cleaning car from Aztec, found at www.aztec trains.com, phone# 775-883-3327. Choices are few in HOn3, so we feel lucky indeed that this fine product is among those available.
The car consists of a rotating drum, mounted with its axis slightly askew, such the, while it turns, the surface is actually skidding slightly along the track. It is mounted in a Rail Line boxcar, which means it looks quite good going around the layout. Word is that in the near-future, Micro-Trains boxcars will be used instead, as Rail Line rolling stock is no longer manufactured.
A couple of quick questions were easily answered, as the owner answers the phone personally, and only he and his wife are involved in their company.
We give it an eleven on a scale of one to ten!!!
Tom & Julie
For experienced layout constuction & masterful trackwork call:
Ron Hunt 650-291-0936
Ron has 40 years experience building layouts in scales from N throug G. His masterful expertise in trackwork & all aspects of model railroading will create the layout you desire.
The Shay Fixer Home of TESTTRAXX "...it's like a treadmill for your engines..." "...handcrafted in the USA for modelers and hobbyists worldwide..." · Philip M. Floyd (530) 253-3060 PST Dawglife4me@frontiernet.net
Driftwood Lumber Company is our source for many of the materials that make up our model kits. Located in Half Moon Bay, California, they only sell top quality materials. Founded, owned, and operated by Tom and Karen Hanson, they provide as fine a service as can be found anywhere. They made a decision years ago to forego hired help, so you are always dealing with top management.
Driftwood Lumber Company 199 West Point Avenue Princeton by the Sea Half Moon Bay, California 94019 650-728-7566
Vintage Railroad Prints
Prints Old & Rare has some terrific antique prints pertaining to railroading. They also have an N scale diorama in their shop of the Ocean Shore Railroad in Pacifica, California. Call them at:
We have seen these videos by our good friend and neighbor Warren Haack, they are simply outstanding!!! The production quality is first rate. It holds you spellbound the entire film, and leaves you wishing it would continue.
Tom & Julie
"California's North Coast Logging Railroads"
DVD of archival footage of steam-era logging from 1904-1954 includes interviews with eminent author/historians Ted Wurm & Henry Sorenson
Enhanced with Warren Haack's authentic sound effects
70 Minutes-Top Quality-Color & Black & White-Stereo Sound