This is a page of links to the manufacturers of the models, parts, tools, and supplies I use. To make it easier to sort by product, some manufacturers are listed multiple times.

I'm a big supporter of local hobby shops and I always order whatever parts and kits I can. I want to be able to continue to zip down to the shop to pick up basic supplies and chat about the hobby. It also allows me to hold items for a short period of time until the budget allows me to pick them up. I don't have a huge budget, so I'm sure I'm not anybody's best customer. But I always try to find something to buy each time I stop at one.

Greg Gordon, the owner of the Collinsville Hobby shop, is responsible for getting me back into the hobby in addition to modeling the New Haven Railroad. He has since he has closed, but I'm fortunate to have a good number of shops in my general area, most of which specialize in model railroading.
 
I do most of my shopping from Roger and the guys at:

(860) 379-3383
sales --at-- rrhobbysupply.com
210D Holabird Ave (the Whiting Mill)
Winsted, CT

I also visit Steve frequently at:
The Hobby Gallery

Steve's niche is in purchasing collections so there is always something different and hard-to-find. This includes old magazines and used books. He also stocks Railway Prototype Cyclopedias and has a genuine NE-5 hack outside his store.

He and his partner also has a sister store that specializes in brass models:

The Caboose
(203) 879-9797
support --at-- thecaboose.com
5 Mohawk Drive
Wolcott, CT

In Wethersfield is:
Tom's Trains
(860) 529-6157
bryant --at-- tomstrains.com
925 Silas Deane Highway
Wethersfield, CT 06109

Located just down the street from the old Canaan Station is the store made famous in Sam Posey's book Playing with Trains is:

Berkshire Hills Hobby Supply
860-824-0527
berkshirehills.hobby --at-- snet.net
93 Main Street
P.O. Box 939
Canaan, Connecticut 06018

Probably the largest hobby store in the area with much more than just trains also has operating O, HO, and N-scale layouts on the first and third Sunday of the month:

The Time Machine
(860) 646-0610
71 Hilliard Street
Manchester, CT 06042

Branford Hobbies in Branford, CT (203) 488-9865 - has a selection of exclusive resin locomotive shells for New Haven Prototypes and the occasional special run New Haven model.

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Accurail Freight Car Kits accurail.com 112 
A-Line Detail Parts Proto Power West/A-Line 116 
Amarillo Rail Museum Freight Car Kits amarillorailmuseum.com n/a 
Archer Transfers Detail Parts archertransfers.com n/a 
Athearn Locomotives athearn.com n/a 
Atlas Freight Cars atlasrr.com 150 
Atlas Locomotives atlasrr.com 150 
Bachmann Locomotives bachmanntrains.com 160 
Badger Air Brush Paint Modelflex Paints 165 
Bowser Freight Car Kits bowser-trains.com 
Branchline Trains Freight Car Kits atlasrr.com 181 
Broadway Limited Freight Cars broadway-limited.com 187 
Broadway Limited Imports Locomotives broadway-limited.com 187 
Cal Scale Detail Parts bowser-trains.com 190 
Central Valley Model Works Track Supplies cvmw.com 210 
Des Plaines Hobbies Detail Parts desplaineshobbies.com n/a 
Detail Associates Detail Parts Walthers 229 
Eastern Car Works (disc) Freight Car Kits Walthers 117 
Evergreen Scale Models Scratchbuilding Supplies evergreenscalemodels.com 269 
Exact Rail Freight Cars exactrail.com n/a 
Fast Tracks Track Supplies handlaidtrack.com n/a 
Funaro & Camerlengo Resin Freight Car Kits fandckits.com 279 
Hi-Tech Details Detail Parts hitechdetails.com 331 
Intermountain Detail Parts intermountain-railway.com 85 
Intermountain Freight Car Kits intermountain-railway.com 85 
Kadee Detail Parts kadee.com 380 
Kadee Freight Cars kadee.com 380 
Kato Freight Car Trucks katousa.com 381 
Micro Engineering Track microengineering.com 255 
Microscale Decals microscale.com 460 
NH Historical & Technical Society Books nhrhta.org n/a 
NH Historical & Technical Society Resin Freight Car Kits nhrhta.org n/a 
NH Historical & Technical Society Resin Passenger Car Kits nhrhta.org n/a 
NJ International Switch Stands njinternational.com 525 
Plano Detail Parts planomodelproducts.com 565 
Plastruct Scratchbuilding Supplies plastruct.com 570 
Proto 1000/2000 Locomotives Walthers Proto 920 
Proto 2000 Freight Car Kits Walthers Rolling Stock 932 
Proto:87 Stores Track Supplies proto87.com n/a 
Red Caboose Freight Car Kits red-caboose.com 629 
Rib Side Cars Freight Car Kits ribsidecars.com n/a 
Rocket Express Resin Freight Car Kits rocketexpress.biz n/a 
Southern Car & Foundry Resin Freight Car Kits southerncarandfoundry.com n/a 
Southwest Scale Detail Parts southwestscale.com n/a 
Speedwitch Media Books speedwitchmedia.com n/a 
Speedwitch Media Decals speedwitchmedia.com n/a 
Speedwitch Media Resin Freight Car Kits speedwitchmedia.com n/a 
Stan Rydarowicz Resin Freight Car Parts Unofficial Site n/a 
Sunshine Models Resin Freight Car Kits Unofficial Site n/a 
Tangent Scale Models Freight Cars tangentscalemodels.com n/a 
Tichy Detail Parts tichytraingroup.com 293 
True Line Trains Freight Cars truelinetrains.ca 742 
Walthers Proto Locomotives Walthers Proto 920 
Walthers Rolling Stock Freight Cars Walthers Rolling Stock 932 
Walthers Rolling Stock Passenger Cars Walthers Rolling Stock 932 
Westerfield Resin Freight Car Kits westerfieldmodels.com n/a 
West Shore Line Resin Freight Car Kits centralhobby.com/wsl n/a 
Wright Trak Resin Freight Car Kits wrighttrak.com n/a 
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