May 21, 2017

May has been a busy month.  We have several new O Scale collections that we are beginning to list, as well as a large collection of HO Scale ready to run locomotives, rolling stock, and kits.  We spent this past weekend at the Mid-Atlantic Narrow Gauge module meet in Kimberton, Pennsylvania.  This is a small but enjoyable show that is in its 36th year.  The narrow gauge models and modules on display were exceptional.  One of the best things about this meet is what you learn from some of the best craftsmen in the hobby.  Many thanks to Bruce Saylor, Ray Kaminski, and the other Mid-Atlantic folks that make this such a worthwhile show.

Regards,
Jack

 

April 17, 2017

It was great to see everyone at the Chicago O Scale March Meet last month.  As usual The Hill Family, Mike, Judy, Michael, and Melissa did a wonderful job with the show.  We will be attending the Strasburg O Scale Show on April 22, 2017, and the Mid-Atlantic Narrow Gauge Guild Module Meet on May 19-20, 2017 in Kimberton, Pennsylvania.  Please come by and say hello.

At the Chicago O Scale March Meet Cheryl McGarry gave a clinic entitled: "Selling Your O Scale Collection - Choosing the Best Approach".  The information in the clinic is generally applicable to all scales.  The presentation and the associated handout can be downloaded by clicking on the following locations:

      Presentation Slides:  "Selling Your O Scale Collection - Choosing the Best Approach"

      Presentation Handout:  "Scale Model Railroad Collection Sales Options - Summary"

We have added a number of new O Scale listings and continue to work on the Tom Mix collection of scratch built P:48 models.  We will also be adding new HO brass models, Ready to Run models, and kits from several collections in the near future.

Regards,
Jack


March 1, 2017

It has been a busy winter at ASM and we are still in the process of listing some new collections.  Thank you to everyone for your continued support.  We are looking forward to seeing everyone at the upcoming Chicago O Scale March Meet on the weekend of 17-19 March in Lombard, IL.  We will be introducing several of Tom Mix's P:48 scratch built locomotive models at the show

We have been especially encouraged with the response to our Narrow Gauge collections.  For the month of March we are offering a number of our On2 scale brass locomotive and rolling models at reduced pricing.  The sale prices are listed and we can offer an additional discount for multiple purchases on the sale items.  Please click HERE to access our On2 listings.

Regards,
Jack


December 23, 2016

Cheryl and I would like to wish everyone a very happy holiday season and a healthy and prosperous 2017.  We certainly appreciated the opportunity to work with everyone over the past year.  We have currently been busy working on new O, HO, and Narrow Gauge collections, and we will be listing many new models over the next month.  We are very fortunate to be working with Capt. Tom Mix (USMC-R) to market the exquisite Proto:48 scratch built models in his collection.  These models are just exceptional and represent many years of Tom's skilled craftsmanship. 

Warm regards,
Jack


November 4, 2016

Brass Expo 2016
Allegheny Scale Models attended the 2016 Brass Expo in Chicago on 1-2 October.  From our perspective the show was certainly a success.  Dan Glasure of BRASSTRAINS and his staff did a great job in planning and presenting an exceptional show.  They brought together a large number of importers, modelers, and collectors of brass models in all scales.  A running theme throughout the show

 was the history of brass railroad models.  Many of the displays at the show included significant models and artifacts that many of us have only read about.  The models, artwork, and information from the Pacific Fast Mail collection were particularly enjoyable to see in person.  We enjoyed meeting with both our current and new Allegheny Scale Models customers.  It is always great to speak with them in person.  Thank you again to Dan and BRASSTRAINS.  Going forward, we hope that the show becomes an important part of our hobby, and are looking forward to Brass Expo 2017.  For more information, please visit the Brass Expo Website.


Precision Scale O Scale Chesapeake & Ohio H7-H7a 2-8-8-2
Speaking of the Brass Expo, Jerry Ballard represented Precision Scale and had on display the latest pilot model of the O Scale Chesapeake and Ohio H7 2-8-8-2.  This model has been under development for some time, but it has been worth the wait.  The model is being built by Boo Rim Precision, and it materially captures the "look and feel" of the prototype.  Jerry spent a great deal of time working with PSC on the research for the model, as did Greg Bergman.  PSC still has a few reservations available, and more information can be found in the current PSC newsletter which can be downloaded on the Precision Scale Website.  I have posted a few photos of the pilot model below:

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