Model Railroad Trains in all sizes and scales have been our specialty, since 1951.

All  models in O, HO, N, and Z scale by: The Coach Yard, Overland Models, Key Imports, PSC , Division Point, and AZL are always in stock.

Looking for Lionel, MTH, Athearn, Kato, BLMA, InterMountain, Tangent, Fox Valley, Atlas, Marklin, Micro-Trains; you have found your source!  

The Website has a complete catalog of new, out of production, or very unique model train items.

For more information:  Visit, Call, Fax or Email us.

  • The “Original Whistle Stop” 2017: Alex, Bill, Judy, Fred, Jerry, Martin, Tom, Tina, Dennis, Sandra, Juan, Val
  • Keep calm … Love a railroad man!
  • “To travel by train is to take a journey into yourself”
  • The only way to do great work … is to love what you do. (
  • Is it in the ‘jeans” or in the “genes”? (Fred with granddaughter, Natalie)
  • If your train of thought seems to be going nowhere … switch tracks!
  • Who wants to go to The Original Whistle Stop?
  • Driving the train does not set its course. The real job is in laying the tracks!
  • Train travel is the best way to be lost and found all at the same time!
  • “Full Steam Ahead” Everyone wants to go to “The Original Whistle Stop”
  • "Where imagination - exploration - and inspiration come to life". (j.hill)


Touched by the Thank You from 5th Graders.

A teacher from Walden School in Pasadena stopped in the Whistle Stop one day, asking if her class of 5th graders could come in and interview me for their project they were doing on small business’s.

It was surprising to see her face – shocked – when I said ‘sure”. She noted that she had been to several businesses already and all of them “turned her down” and couldn’t believe when I said yes.

They were some of the brightest children I have ever met, full of enthusiasm and asking some quite impressive questions about business!   We all learned something that day.

A simple gesture of taking time to give back to the community and schools. Helping to develop young minds and showing them work life can also be fun and appreciating the smiles wide-eyes on their face when they came in saw all the trains.

Later I received these letters of Thank You – It truly touched my heart!












A special  Administrative Day “THANK YOU” to Sandra Perone  (right)

One of only a few who can keep Fred and The Whislte Stop on the rails …

You are the best.

(with Tina Enos – Left and Judy Hill – center)





“Spring Cleaning” at the “Stop”.
We discovered a lot of Athearn “blue box” kits, Model Die casting, and other collectable kits . These have been assembled and have the original boxes.
Take a look at the photos . 
Stop on by or call the store – They won’t last long !
We also have two new books – The SPH&TS – “Photo Bob” album and a new book from Union Terminal Publishing on “Line cars of the Southern Pacific” – available now.


















School: Los Angeles Film School. Film Crew:  Tania Sinclair, Jorge Gomez and Oscar Fernandez Baca. Award:  Second Place in the Spanish Festival: “Showing Film Awards”.



Outstanding Contribution Award.

 For recognition and appreciation to the preservation of the Brass Model Train Industry.



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