Our Story

Founded in 1989 by Don Reed, Micro-Scale Models designs, manufactures, packages and sells Scale Railroad Structure Kits and Custom Built Models.  Today, as in 1989, Micro-Scale Models manufactures almost every component for each new kit.  All the wooden pieces are cut to size by Micro-Scale Models using precise laser cutters that are made in the USA.  All plaster detail parts are designed and manufactured by Micro-Scale Models.  To source parts that Micro-Scale doesn’t manufacture we rely on a select group of manufacturers to supply top quality parts.  One such manufacturer is Tichy Train Group, who supplies windows, doors and other vacuum-formed and injection molded plastic parts for Micro-Scale Models kits.

Quality has always been and continues to be a cornerstone of our business.  Before a new kit is released, it is built numerous times to ensure that everything fits correctly and the instructions are accurate.  Packaging is checked and re-checked.  In 22 years you can count on one hand (with fingers left over) the number of boxes that have left our doors that have been missing even just one shingle.

After 22 years and over 130 kits, Micro-Scale Models continues to design and manufacture new kits for hobbyists young and old.

In 2011, Don’s son Matthew has stepped in and started to learn the business.  Matthew, like his father, is very creative and is a natural fit.  Matthew put together this website and is compiling all current and future product information so the site becomes a complete product catalog.   He has also begun designing some new structures that will be part of the Micro-Scale line of kits.

Lastly, selling over 33,000 kits over the past 22 years without the help of the internet Don would like to thank his loyal customers for their support, motivation and inspiration. Without you, there would be no Micro-Scale Models.

To all our customers, past present and future: Thank you!

If you have any questions or comments about anything at all, please feel free to contact us any time.

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