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--
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--
5 Mohawk Drive
Wolcott, CT

In Wethersfield is:
Tom's Trains
(860) 529-6157
bryant --at--
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
berkshirehills.hobby --at--
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 112 
A-Line Detail Parts Proto Power West/A-Line 116 
Amarillo Rail Museum Freight Car Kits n/a 
Archer Transfers Detail Parts n/a 
Athearn Locomotives n/a 
Atlas Freight Cars 150 
Atlas Locomotives 150 
Bachmann Locomotives 160 
Badger Air Brush Paint Modelflex Paints 165 
Bowser Freight Car Kits 
Branchline Trains Freight Car Kits 181 
Broadway Limited Freight Cars 187 
Broadway Limited Imports Locomotives 187 
Cal Scale Detail Parts 190 
Central Valley Model Works Track Supplies 210 
Des Plaines Hobbies Detail Parts n/a 
Detail Associates Detail Parts Walthers 229 
Eastern Car Works (disc) Freight Car Kits Walthers 117 
Evergreen Scale Models Scratchbuilding Supplies 269 
Exact Rail Freight Cars n/a 
Fast Tracks Track Supplies n/a 
Funaro & Camerlengo Resin Freight Car Kits 279 
Hi-Tech Details Detail Parts 331 
Intermountain Detail Parts 85 
Intermountain Freight Car Kits 85 
Kadee Detail Parts 380 
Kadee Freight Cars 380 
Kato Freight Car Trucks 381 
Micro Engineering Track 255 
Microscale Decals 460 
NH Historical & Technical Society Books n/a 
NH Historical & Technical Society Resin Freight Car Kits n/a 
NH Historical & Technical Society Resin Passenger Car Kits n/a 
NJ International Switch Stands 525 
Plano Detail Parts 565 
Plastruct Scratchbuilding Supplies 570 
Proto 1000/2000 Locomotives Walthers Proto 920 
Proto 2000 Freight Car Kits Walthers Rolling Stock 932 
Proto:87 Stores Track Supplies n/a 
Red Caboose Freight Car Kits 629 
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Rocket Express Resin Freight Car Kits n/a 
Southern Car & Foundry Resin Freight Car Kits n/a 
Southwest Scale Detail Parts n/a 
Speedwitch Media Books n/a 
Speedwitch Media Decals n/a 
Speedwitch Media Resin Freight Car Kits 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 n/a 
Tichy Detail Parts 293 
True Line Trains Freight Cars 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 
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Wright Trak Resin Freight Car Kits n/a 
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