• Z to G-Scale Train Layouts, Displays, Repairs, Maintenance and Timesavers

    Have Train - Will Travel

  • Events

    You may have seen us at a recent event. You may be interested in an upcoming event. Either way, we would love to connect. Please stop by and say "hi" anytime, or contact us by phone at 510-452-4915 or via our online contact form.

    September 1, 2018

    Ardenwood Historic Farm in Fremont

    The Ardenwood Railfair will be on Labor Day Weekend! A great family event with all kinds of trains. The Society for the Preservation for Carter Railroad Resources is also located at Ardenwood and runs a narrow gauge train you can ride during the event! BAGRS will have a Live Steam Oval layout with Live Steam trains running.

    Coast Division Meet

    September 23, 2018

    9:00 am to 5:00 pm

    BPOE Elks Lodge, 2255 Santa Clara Avenue, Alameda MAP

    Come meet other local model railroaders during a free quarterly meet and enjoy free clinics, model, photo & switching contests/displays, videos, etc! Bring YOUR questions to modeler's round-table for answers. You may win a door prize! Enjoy a lively auction of model railroading items & more!

    Pacific Coast Region - NMRA

    January 25-27, 2019

    Location: TBD

    This is a 3-day meet with layout tours open to ALL, regardless of affiliation or membership. NMRA, PCR, LDSIG, or OPSIG membership is NOT required! Come for one or all days!

    • Friday - Kick-off dinner (no-host) at a location TBD.
    • Saturday - 8:30 am to 10:00 pm - Clinics and panel discussions, layout design consultations, "Birds of a Feather", followed by layout tours. 
    • Sunday - Operations Sessions (newcomers and out-of-towners encouraged!), layout tours.

    More info to come!

    Free, Public Timesaver Puzzle

    Sunday, October 7, 2018 - 9am to 12pm

    Just Trains, Concord, CA

    MOE TRAINS will be running the Timesaver, Model Railroad Operations Puzzle, open and free to the public at Just Trains in Concord at their annual Open House. Please come by anytime between 9am and noon to give it a shot!


    Just Trains

    5650 Imhoff Dr, Suite H
    Concord, CA 94520

    35th National Garden Railway Convention

    August 27-31, 2019

    Portland, Oregon

    This 35th Annual Convention, National Garden Railway Convention, is the world's premier annual showcase of G-Scale model railroads.

  • Services

    From design to build and everything in-between, we can help you realize your railroad vision. 

    Right of Way Design

    Modules or Custom Layout Design

    A good build begins with a solid plan. Our experience in residential and commercial designs will help deliver the highest value of your initial build, while providing the forward thinking plans for your future.

    Commercial Installations

    Increase Customer Loyalty

    Our commercial clients report a direct increase in sales with the installation and display of a model railroad. We can work with you to maximize your space, while focussing on protecting your display and investment.

    Cleaning and Maintenance

    Protect Your Investment ​

    Like plants need regular watering, railroads need to be maintained. Even a new railroad needs regular loving care to keep it in top performance. We'll do the dirty work to keeping your trains running for hours of enjoyment.

    Automation and Integration

    Layers of Interactive Enjoyment

    Automating and Integrating lights, sound and motion when people interact with the display brings a fantastic immersive element to any railroad or display.

    Fabrication and Production 

    Bridges​ and Interactive Displays

    We specialize in building one of a kind bridges and landscape elements. As a certified machinist our work is of the highest quality and safety.

  • Products

    Check out our most popular products.

    McKeen Motor Car

    McKeen Motor Car

    395.00 - 1,450.00
    Exclusive, hand-crafted 1:32 (G-scale) replica of the iconic McKeen Motor Car. Please note that each car is all hand built, made to order, and may take up to 90 days to deliver.
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    Isolation Blocks (set of 4)

    Isolation Blocks (set of 4)

    High quality, 3D printed Isolation Blocks. Supports both SplitJaw and Hillman over rail clamps.
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    Wheel Stops (per pair)

    Wheel Stops (per pair)

    High quality, 3D printed Wheel Stops. No bolts or screws -- slide on with a snug fit.
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    Timesaver Train Puzzle

    Timesaver Train Puzzle

    900.00 - 4,500.00
    John Allen revolutionized model railroading with the invention of the Timesaver, which allows engineers a opportunity to refine their operations skills and compete with other engineers to see who can be the most efficient.

    This is a picture of Eric Moe and Glenn Joesten sitting in front of the Coast Division Timesaver at the 2013 PCR in Dublin. HO, N, O and G Scales available.

    NOTE: Cars and locomotive are sold separately. Additional shipping will be applied on confirmation of order.
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    Custom Train Storage and Display Box

    Custom Train Storage and Display Box

    This is a sample of the train box. It can be painted to your color specifications. Hand made.
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  • ACE Hardware

    Permanent Display Celebrates the Local Community and Drives Real Business 

    Embarcadero 5

    Seasonal Display Lights Up The Hyatt in the World's Largest Atrium

  • Affiliations & Certifications

    If you are judged by the company you keep -- keep the best.

    Experienced Machinist & 3D Printer

    15+ Years Experience

    With many years experience in fabrication and machining, we produce any layout with pride in our precision. From welding through expert CNC work to the finest 3D Printing, our right of way, display and bridge work is the finest quality.

    National Model Railroad Association

    Certified Timesaver Referee

    The National Model Railroad Association, Inc. advances the global scale model railroading community through education, advocacy, standards, and social interaction.

    Walnut Creek Model Railroad Society

    Former Vice President

    The WCMRS operates the Diablo Valley Lines (DVL) model railroad -- one of the most mountainous and largest exclusively HO scale model railroads in the United States. This model railroad features standard gauge, narrow gauge, and interurban (overhead electric) freight and trolley lines.

    New York Central System Historical Society

    Focus on Historical Accuracy

    The mission of the NYCSHS is to perpetuate the legacy of the New York Central System by acquiring and preserving it history, traditions, documents, and artifacts; and by disseminating accurate information and products consistent with good stewardship.

    Bay Area Garden Model Railroad Society

    Host of the 32nd National Garden Railroad Convention

    Established in 1988, the Bay Area Garden Railway Society is one of the oldest and largest regional garden railway clubs in the nation. 

    Diablo Pacific Short Line

    Portable, Large-scale Model Railroad

    The purposes of the DPSL are to promote the hobby of model railroading and to educate the public regarding the importance of railroads, railroad history, and train safety. We also provide education to our members in a variety of woodworking, electrical, and scenic techniques in the construction of modules and other hobby projects.

    San Leandro Historical Railway Society

    G&O Railroad

    The San Leandro Historical Railway Society (SLHRS) is housed in the San Leandro depot which was built in 1898 by the Southern Pacific Railroad. The G&O is a unique outdoor model railroad because it is being built as a public display to showcase both G-Scale and O-Scale trains.

    Train Mountain Railroad

    World's Largest Model Railroad

    Train Mountain is the world's largest model railroad ... over 36 miles of 7.5 gauge track on 2205 acres of pine forest spanning 2 miles by 4 miles near Chiloquin in South Central Oregon. Train Mountain runs both a club and a museum, offering members the opportunity to run personal trains on the expansive track and educate public visitors about the rich history of railroading.

    Niles Canyon Railway

    Where the Exhibits Come to Life! ​

    The Pacific Locomotive Association, Inc. operates the Niles Canyon Railway as a living history museum interpreting the importance of our heritage railroads in the development of California and the nation. The museum is designed to increase public education, enjoyment, and appreciation of the significance of America’s western railroads.

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    Serving the San Francisco Bay Area and Beyond

    tel. 510-452-4915