What a great way to celebrate the 4th of July – WEEKEND – with a visit to your favorite Model Train Store we call …”THE STOP” Athearn has announced a special run for the Union Pacific #4014, excursion “Big-Boy”. In all her glory doing the “Great Race to Promontory” , the locomotive preformed as she […]

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This Thursday marks our Nation’s 243rd birthday … Happy Birthday good “Ole USA” ! I know most of you are getting the backyard furniture out of the garage and cleaning the barbeque grill for the ever-traditional hot dogs and hamburgers with red-white-blue cupcakes …  some of you might even be smoking a brisket or two. […]

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We just received a collection from the estate of a customer whom we considered a master model maker. The locomotives and the freight cars have many added details. As you can see, there are very few kits and all “custom –built”. Stop by “The Stop” and find that treasure you have been looking for. Here […]


This year marks the 150 Anniversary of the Transcontinental Railway. Makes a great Father’s Day Gift! Be the first on your block to have a set of the 1869 “CP – UP Centennial” locomotives from LGB. Orders are being accepted at The Original Whistle Stop in Pasadena CA. A very limited number of these are […]

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