Custom products for the steel mill and industrial modeler

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SPECIAL OFFER – New Product Pre-order

Bowser “Executive Line” 100 ton hopper cars.


Retail Price:  $25.95 – Special pre-order price:  $20.00 plus s&h

The new Bowser 100 ton hopper cars are surely sell out quickly. These RTR cars will be available in 12 different paint schemes, including B&LE “Baby Blue” (ex Rock Island), B&LE Conspicuity stripes, and Wheeling & Lake Erie.  These new cars will most definitely be sold out from pre-orders before they are released for sale.

The hopper cars are Bowser “Executive Line” ready to run cars with roller bearing trucks, 36″ metal wheels, interior and slope sheet braces, and knuckle couplers.  The cars will have 4 to 6 different road numbers per road name.  A complete list of road names and numbers is available at this link.

The retail price for these cars is $25.95 each. The Industrial Model Shop is offering these cars to our customers at a special pre-order price of only $20.00 each. Sales tax and shipping not included.  To reserve your cars, please use our printable order form.  Unfortunately, this special price requires that you must prepay in advance to reserve your cars. The cars are due to be released for sale in February 2017.


Scott Schaller – IMS              


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The Industrial Model Shop carries a wide range of products for the steel modeler as well as modelers interested in the coal and coke industries and industrial modeling.   Please check back often, as new products are arriving often.

Custom Resin Kits and Specialty Products

Scott Schaller Models – HO Scale Slab Car resin freight car kits now shipping

Burnside Productions – Custom continuous caster models – Updated March 15, 2017. NEW HO items added !!!!, and, MORE NEW ITEMS DUE SOON!!!.

Brandon Wehe Models – Custom resin kits for steel mill modelers – Updated February 25, 2017, 2017. NEW ITEM ADDED !.  Magnetic Slag Load for Walthers slag car.

Bob Forsythe Models – Custom resin kits for steel mill modelers –  Updated 1/27/17. The IMS would like to thanks Bob Forsythe for supplying products to our website.  Bobs final order has arrived and has been added to the on hand inventory. Bob’s items will be discontinued as they sell out. Bob has been having allergic reactions to the resins used in casting and will no longer be producing items. The IMS would like to wish Bob the best of health. Thanks Bob. Our prayers are with you.

CMP Shops Models – Custom resin kits for steel mill modelers- Updated October 26, 2016

Ken Ray Models – cast metal and resin detail parts in HO and N Scale, Updated March 8, 2017

Motrak Models – Custom high quality freight car loads – Updated with additional quantities, November 5, 2016



Decals - Decals by Dave Wilson and Brandon Wehe Updated February 4, 2017

DVDs – Videotrains Railfan DVDs by Jason Lowe Photography

Commercial Products

Special Orders – Products from a wide range of manufacturers are now available for special order.

Central Valley Products – Bridges and Girders – Updated October 26, 2016

Tichy Train Group – Rolling Stock and Detail Parts Updated March 29, 2017

State Tool and Die Models Updated March 8, 2017

Coal and Coke Rolling Stock – Bowser HO scale hoppers and gondolas from Coal and Coke railroads

Locomotives - HO and N scale locomotives - Updated March 11, 2017.    

Rolling Stock – HO scale rolling stock – Updated January 14/ 2017, NEW ITEMS ADDED. 

Structures – HO scale laser kit and styrene structure kits

Additional Resources

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Our schedule of upcoming shows

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Printable Order Form

New BLI engines in stock !!!



Great news ! We now have a BLI dealership thanks to all our customers who purchased BLI products from us. All your warranty cards sent to BLI brought the Industrial Model Shop to their attention. They contacted us!!!

Watch for new items from Broadway Limited. Their product runs great, and looks great and we plan on expanding inventory of BLI products. Several of their upcoming new items are ordered and when they arrive we will post them .


On the Locomotive page we have in stock Broadway Limited Steam Pennsylvania RR L1 and M1 . These locomotives are equipped with DCC and Sound.


The PRR H10’s are sold out and the new BLI PRR L1  is selling  quickly.  The PRR L1 is equipped with the same motor as the H10 and like the H10′s run great!

These specials offer great savings!!!        Compare our prices!!!     They are hard to beat!!!