Advice on S-scale Scenery - Model Train Forum - the complete model train resource
Model Train Forum - the complete model train resource

Go Back   Model Train Forum - the complete model train resource > General Model Train Forum Discussion > Model Trains in the News
Forgotten your password?

Model Trains in the News See what the mainstream media is saying about our great hobby!


Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 02-28-2019, 04:35 PM   #1
vtman75
Hobo
 
Join Date: Feb 2019
Posts: 1
Advice on S-scale Scenery

Hello. I have an American Flyer S-gauge from the 1950s. I want to begin to purchase scenery (gas station, diner, etc.) that I can put up for all times except Christmas. Most buildings for sale are either HO or O gauge. Not sure of what size I should go with. Appreciate your thoughts. Thank you.
vtman75 is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 02-28-2019, 05:15 PM   #2
Country Joe
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
I'm not an S scale guy but I've seen 1950s toy train type layouts with Plasticville buildings and they look to be about the right size. Plasticville is sold as O/S scale, slightly small for O and slightly large for S but workable for both scales.

I also found this site by searching for S scale buildings:

http://www.sceneryunlimited.net/su-main.php

There are more listed when I searched so they are out there. These buildings are more suitable for an S scale model railroad rather than an S scale toy train layout.
  Reply With Quote
Old 03-01-2019, 09:26 AM   #3
mopac
Station Master
 
mopac's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Missouri
Posts: 4,296
Scales Modeled: HO mainly, N, S, O, G
Hello and welcome to the train forum. I do all scales but have really been into S the last 2 years. I like the size and I have a
AF 282 I have had since I was 5 years old. That was in 1955. I have bought 14 more steamers.
You are correct about not much out there for S scale but there is stuff out there. S is 1/64 scale. We are lucky that most, well a lot,
of the diecast vehicles are 1/64. Get them at Walmart for around 5 bucks each. The good brands are Johnny Lightning, GreenLight,
and M2. They make nice cars and trucks. For buildings watch ebay
American Flyer and you will find some of the original AF buildings.
GreenLight a couple of years ago came out with gas stations in 1/64. They have Gulf or Texaco stations. I think these can be found on ebay under GreenLight. Here is a pic of my GreenLight gas station with 2 M2 vehicles. It is 50s style.

IMG_0446.JPG


I also bought a train station off ebay. It is made by Lionel for
American Flyer.
mopac is offline   Reply With Quote
 
Old 03-01-2019, 09:30 AM   #4
mopac
Station Master
 
mopac's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Missouri
Posts: 4,296
Scales Modeled: HO mainly, N, S, O, G
Here is the station. I have since painted the roof. It was too much green.

IMG_0587.JPG

Come visit with us on the S forum here on the forum. We mainly discuss repairing these old trains. They are around 70 years old and need repairing. Have fun.
mopac is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply



Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


» Visit These Sites:
LGB World

Or Our European Train Website ModelRailForum




All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:30 AM.


Powered by vBulletin®
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
vBulletin Security provided by vBSecurity v2.2.2 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2019 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.