Allegheny Scale Models -
Allegheny Scale Models is
a Limited Liability Company that specializes in out of
brass models in all model railroad scales. We sell ready to run and
custom built models, craftsman
kits, track, decals, and other items.
Allegheny Scale Models
is a dealer for Glacier Park Models, Atlas O Scale, Northwest Shortline,
Micro Engineering, and SMG detail parts. We
also accept reservations for new Sunset 3rd Rail and Golden Gate Depot models.
In addition to our website, we advertise in a number of popular model railroad
publications, including Model Railroader, Railroad Model Craftsman,
Model Railroad News, O Scale Trains, and the O Scale Resource online magazine.
The ASM Website
The ASM website includes numerous
models in many scales. The menu selections to the left will bring you to
our special collections or to the specific scale
you are interested in. For each collection or scale, you will find a
unique page that identifies the specific categories of models available.
The models in each category are then generally listed by type and road name.
All newly listed models are summarized on
the New Models page. This page is updated when new listings are added,
when new photographs are added to previous listings, or when prices for previous
listings are reduced.
Each website page includes the date it was
last updated. The date is changed when either new models are added or when
previous models that have been sold are removed.
Since we mostly deal with
out of production model railroad items, we recommend that
you call or email
us before placing an order to ensure that the item is still available. You
can reach us by phone at
908-684-2070. If you
call and we are unavailable please leave a message letting us know what you are interested in purchasing and we will return your call as
soon as possible. We are always available by email at
email@example.com. If you are
requesting a total for an item with shipping, please include your full shipping
address in your correspondence.
All in stock models are
subject to prior sale.
We are not able to accept direct internet orders from the ASM website.
We do accept money orders and personal checks. We also accept credit
card payments directly and through PayPal. For our international
customers, we request that payments be made in U.S. funds by PayPal,
credit card, or bank wire transfer. For international orders above
$2,500.00, we only accept payments by bank wire transfer.
Domestic payments by PayPal, Visa, Mastercard, and Discover are subject
to a 3.35%
transaction fee. The fee is 3.85% for American Express.
Visa, Mastercard, and Discover Credit Card payments carry a 4.75% transaction fee.
The international American Express fee is 5.25%.
If you would like to complete your purchase by credit card, please contact us
by phone to arrange payment.
We accept lay-away purchases when
practical. Please contact us for terms.
Given the number of models that we have available, we often receive a large
number of requests for photographs. We satisfy these requests in the order that
we receive them, but it does take some time. Please note that given the
interest in many of our listings, we are generally not able to hold a model
pending photographs, and the model that you are interested in is subject to
Reservations For New Models
We accept reservations for newly announced brass and ready to run models for the
importers and manufacturers listed above. Once your reservation is confirmed by the importer
or manufacturer, we will send
you a written receipt for your order. Payment is due when the pickup notice arrives.
We will notify you immediately to arrange for payment and delivery after we are
invoiced by the importer.
We try to be objective in describing the models that we sell. Please check our
"Condition Standards" page for an explanation of our model description
guidelines. We have separate grading standards for models and for their original boxes. We also have grading standards for our
listed railroad books. Our Grading standards can be found here:
Packing & Shipping
We will provide you a shipping quote when you place your order. All
packages are shipped insured with appropriate tracking, and our shipping quote
will include costs for these services. We pack all items
with extreme care. Our preferred domestic shipping methods are USPS
Priority Mail and UPS Ground. We can also provide quotes for
For our international customers, please keep in mind that different countries
have specific limits for both insurance and total package value. In general, we use USPS International Priority Mail
for lower value packages. For those of greater value, we use
DHL or UPS express services in order to best comply with specific import
regulations. Although somewhat more costly, these services are better
suited for higher value models.
Please be aware that there can be limits
on the amount of insurance that can be purchased for some high value
International shipments. In these cases the customer assumes
responsibility for the amount of the shipment in excess of the allowable
We value our International shipments for customs purposes based on the actual sale price of the
item. The customer is responsible for all applicable duties and fees.
If a model is damaged in shipping, please contact us as soon as possible.
Also, please retain all shipping and packaging materials. All shipping
damage claims are processed as stipulated by the carrier.
We try to provide accurate and objective
descriptions of all of the models that we have listed, and are always happy to
answer any questions that you may have. Should a problem arise, we will work
with you directly to resolve it. To be eligible for a return, we ask the
buyer to notify us within a reasonable time after the model arrives. The model
must be returned to us in the same condition as when it was shipped. We do not
accept returns for those items described “As Is” in the listing.
Customers who return a model will
receive either a credit or a refund of the original purchase price. The buyer is responsible for all packing
and shipping costs for a returned item.
Consignment, Appraisal, &
Allegheny Scale Models can provide appraisal, consignment, and
estate services at
rates to help you value and sell your model railroad items.
Allegheny Scale Models gladly accepts consignment items,
from a single model to an entire
collection. We also purchase individual models, collections and estates. Please
contact us for more detailed information regarding our terms. A summary of our ASM sales approach can
be found here:
Scale Models Consignment Sales Information
Model and Collection
We often receive questions about how to
properly value an individual model or an entire collection. We have
summarized some general valuation guidelines in the following document:
Allegheny Scale Models Scale Model Railroad Valuation and Selling Guidelines
Some additional information can be found
Selling Your Model Railroad Collection
Allegheny Scale Models
470 Schooley’s Mountain Road, Suite 117
Hackettstown, New Jersey 07840
Phone - (908) 436-7581
Please call between 9:30 AM and 9:30 PM Eastern Time during weekdays or any time on the weekends.
All photographs and graphics on the Allegheny Scale Models website are
copyrighted and may only be used with prior permission. We would like to
thank Kohs & Company, Inc., Glacier Park Models, Michael Luczak, and our other suppliers for allowing us to
It is important that all of our Allegheny
a positive experience. We work hard to treat our customers
the way we like
to be treated in