September 14, 2019

We have added a number of new models over this past week.  Please check the "New Models" page for a summary of the new listings.  Although most of the recent listings are 1/4 Inch Scale, we will be adding some additional HO scale and Narrow Gauge offerings soon.  Please note that the Proto48 models are now listed on a separate page.

Allegheny Scale Models will also be attending a number of new shows in 2019 and 2020.  Please check our current show schedule here.


September 3, 2019

A sad note.  Mike Hill passed away after a long illness this past weekend.  Mike was a significant presence in the O Scale community and he had a lasting impact on our hobby.  A dedicated New York Central modeler and collector, Mike's interests extended to unique locomotives and passenger consists of all railroads.  He especially enjoyed researching and collecting 4-6-4 steam locomotive prototypes.  Mike's O Scale collection was exceptional.  His models were based on extensive prototype research, and included many one of a kind steam, diesel, and passenger car models built by noted O Scale craftsmen.

Our sincere condolences go out to his wife Judy and his family and friends.     


July 24, 2019

Just a quick note regarding our HO Scale Listings.  We have just updated our HO Scale pages with an assortment of new Brass and Ready to Run models.  Many of these are Pennsylvania Railroad prototypes from a new collection.  In the coming weeks we will be adding additional O Scale models from the Mike Hill and other collections.


June 27, 2019

The Mike Hill Collection

Allegheny Scale Models is pleased to offer O Scale locomotive and rolling stock models from the Mike Hill collection.  Some of the finest O Scale models ever built are represented in the collection, which includes unique scratch built models, custom detailed brass imports, and other high quality pieces.   Many of the models were constructed or detailed by some of the best known O Scale craftsmen, including Jerry White, Joe Fischer, Dan Pantera, Stu Kleinschmidt, Tom Harley, Bernie Beedy, and others.  Each model in the collection is based on a specific, well researched prototype, and is constructed and finished to the highest modeling standards.

Mike's prototype interests were primarily focused on motive power and heavyweight passenger equipment operated by the New York Central and the Pennsylvania Railroad.  Many other railroads, however, are represented in the collection.  Available models include many of Mike's 4-6-4 Hudson locomotives, as well as a large selection of Passenger Cars by Joe Fischer and Dan Pantera.

Given the extent and diversity of models in Mike's collection, we have created a special section on the ASM website for the collection.  We will be incrementally adding new models to the website over time.  Please check back often to review the latest listings.  You can click here to access the listings:  Mike Hill Collection

Other News

In addition to the Mike Hill Collection, we have been working on several other large O Scale and HO Scale collections.  As with the models from the Hill collection, we will be incrementally adding the new models to our appropriate scale website pages.  Included in the new listings are a significant number of brass models in both scales, as well as HO Scale Ready to Run locomotive and passenger car offerings by Broadway Limited, Athearn Genesis, Intermountain, Walthers, and others.

Brass Expo - 2019

Allegheny Scale Models will be attending the 2019 Brass Expo Show which will be held on November 23-24, 2019 in Lancaster, Pennsylvania.  The show is under new management and will feature numerous brass vendors in all scales as well as a number of seminars pertinent to brass model collection and operation.  For more information please click here:  Brass Expo 2019

Next Shows

Allegheny Scale Models will be attending the following shows:

      Eastern Pennsylvania 2 Rail O Scale Train Show - Strasburg PA - August 10, 2019
      Eastern Pennsylvania 2 Rail O Scale Train Show - Strasburg PA - October 12, 2019
      Train Collectors Association York Meet - York, PA - October 17-19, 2019
      Brass Expo 2019 - Lancaster, PA - November 23-24, 2019
      Chicago O Scale March Meet - Lombard, IL - March 13-15th, 2020

Best Regards,
Jack

 

January 18, 2019

Happy New Year to everyone.  We hope that everyone had a happy and safe holiday season.  Our past few months have been extremely busy at Allegheny Scale Models.  We have been working on several new O Scale, HO Scale and Large Scale collections, as well as restructuring and updating our inventory systems.  We will be adding new models to our website incrementally as we move forward, so please check back on a regular basis.  As most of our customers are aware, preparing pre-owned models for resale takes quite a bit of time and effort.  We review all of our models carefully so that we can accurately describe them to our customers and so that we can price them fairly.  We are currently focusing on both our O Scale and HO Scale collections.  Our O Scale "Special Edition" models have been very well received and we expect to have several new models at the upcoming Chicago March Meet.  Our HO inventory of both brass and ready to run models has grown significantly.  The "New Listings" page is a fast way to check on the newest models that are available.  Also, please let us know if there is anything you are specifically looking for. 

We look forward to seeing everyone in 2019.  Thank you again for your continued support.

Best Regards,
Jack


September 2, 2018

We hope that everyone had a great summer.  We have just returned from the Eastern PA O Scale show in Strasburg, PA and the O Scale National show in Rockville, MD.  As always, the shows provided us with the welcome opportunity to meet with many of our customers and colleagues.  At the National show we gave a well received clinic on the current state of the O Scale secondary market, with a focus on valuing available models.  Based on our experience over the past few years, we are very encouraged by the response we have seen in the purchase of both the new and previously owned models that are available in O Scale.  We will next be attending the Indianapolis O and S Scale Show on September 20-22, 2018.  We will have available a selection of both O and S Scale brass models from recent collections.  We hope to see you there.

At ASM we have been busy working on a number of new collections, and over the next few months we will have available additional models in HO, S, O, and Large Scale.  We have a large collection of HO Scale vintage brass and new ready to run models, and a unique collection of O Scale custom finished locomotives and passenger trains.  We will also have available a large selection of out of production O Scale brass rolling stock models.

We have continued to work on our series of upgraded brass "Special Edition" models .  Our first offerings were in O Scale, and included a Baltimore & Ohio S1 2-10-2 from OMI, a Nickel Plate Road S3 Berkshire from U.S. Hobbies, a New York Central H10b from U.S. Hobbies, and a Missouri Pacific 2-8-2 converted from a Sunset USRA Heavy Mikado.  Our objective with these models is to offer our customers a reasonably priced model that runs great and is a little more distinctive than those generally available.  In the case of our O Scale pieces, we make significant model upgrades which generally include new drives, ball bearing gearboxes, Pittman can motors, LED lighting, new details, professional custom paint, Kadee Type E couplers, and prototypical weathering. 

Some photos of our O Scale "Special Edition" models are included below.  Our newest offerings include a Union Pacific 4-6-6-4 oil fired late Challenger, an AT&SF 3100 Series Mikado 2-8-2, a Baltimore & Ohio Class P7 4-6-2, a New York Central Class L2a 4-8-2, and a Western Maryland Class H9a 2-8-0.  We currently have a Chesapeake & Ohio Class K4 Kanawha 2-8-4, a second Missouri Pacific Heavy Mikado 2-8-2, a New York Central Class S1b Niagara 4-8-4, a Nickel Plate Road Class H6a Mikado 2-8-2, a Nickel Plate Road Class S2 Berkshire 2-8-4, a Southern Pacific Class MT-3 Mountain 4-8-2, and a Union Pacific FEF-3 Northern 4-8-4 under construction.









Our current show commitments are listed on our ASM homepage.  We are continuing to update the ASM website with a revised listing format and additional photos.  The new listings present the information for each model a little more clearly. 

Thank you again for your continued support.

Best Regards,
Jack

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