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[News] COVID-19 Update

Governor Holcomb has issued a shelter-in-place order for Indiana, effective 12:01AM Wednesday March 25 until April 7th.

The shop will be open for normal business, including curb-side pickup, from 10am to 5pm on Tuesday March 24th. Afterwards, we will be closing the front of house for the duration of the shelter-in-place order. During this time, we will continue to ship orders and respond to email as we are available. Please note that there may be an additional delay on shipping due to the shutdown.
We thank you for your continued support and your patience.
  • Jeff Nelson
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[News] Layout Closed till Future Notice

For the health and safety of our customers and friends, the layout will be closed until after April 1. We will reassess the situation and provide a further update at that time.


The shop will remain open for shipping and pickups as long as the Indiana government allows us to do so. We are taking additional safety precautions, including more frequently disinfecting public spaces, and are willing to accommodate special needs such as curbside pickup.


We strongly recommend placing credit card orders via the website; you can still pick up the order by clicking the "Pickup in Store" button in the shopping cart. We'll pull the product and notify you when it's ready to pick up.


If you have any questions or concerns, we can be reached via phone at 765-292-2022.

  • Jeff Nelson

[News] The Muffins At York! - April 2020

The Muffin's at York April 2020 - come meet us at our booth!
  • Ramona Lara
  • Tags: News York
Get your Lionel N & W J's Repainted!

Get your Lionel N & W J's Repainted!

Our pal, master modeler Harry Hieke, has been repainting and weathering the Norfolk and Western J's for our customers - please see the pictures below. 

If you'd like Harry to repaint and weather yours, including the new decals, you can order the repainting on our website for $146 which includes shipping from you to Harry and the return to you. To make it easy for Harry, we are handling the orders, the credit cards and the shipping - Harry is doing the hard part!

You can order your repaint here.

Don't have a J yet? We have two left, Sale Priced at $1339.99: (while supplies last)

  • Lionel 1931340 - Legacy J Class Steam Locomotive "Norfolk & Western" #600 - 2 More coming
  • Lionel 1931350 - Legacy J Class Steam Locomotive "Norfolk & Western" #603 - 1 More coming
  • Lionel 1931360 - Legacy J Class Steam Locomotive "Norfolk & Western" #611 (c1982) - 1 Left
  • Lionel 1931390 - Legacy J Class Steam Locomotive "Norfolk & Western" #746 - 1 more coming

Put "fixthered" in the discount code section and we will have Harry do it all for half price - $73

Our thanks to Harry for making this happen!

  • Ramona Lara
Free Weathering on In-Stock Lionel Steam Engines

Free Weathering on In-Stock Lionel Steam Engines

For a limited time only, we are offering free weathering on in-stock Lionel Steam Engines!

The weathering will be done by Harry Hieke. 

Well how does this work?! Simply add your desired in-stock Lionel Steam Engine to your cart, along with the "Weather Me" product and check out. We will ship the engine first to Harry, and then once done it will be on it's way back to you!

Here is a collection of in-stock Lionel Steam Engines!

Here is the "Weather Me" product!

Note that you have until Sunday night for this offer!

  • Ramona Lara

[News] The Muffins At York! - Oct. 2019

The Muffin's at York Oct 2019 - come meet us at our booth!
  • Ramona Lara
  • Tags: News York