Track Estimator

Written in Microsoft Excel, this tool will estimate the amount of supplies required to lay a user-specified number of feet of flex track or hand laid track, and provide an estimate of list pricing for these supplies. The tool has supplies information and list pricing along with the necessary formulas to calculate the amount and estimate the price for a given number of feet. It includes tabs for Code 125 rail and Code 100 rail, and includes all known suppliers of code 125 and code 100 items. Users interested in another size rail for their track could easily develop a tab for that size. The tool will also produce an initial shopping list for the supplies. An additional feature of the tool is that the user can enter net pricing from one or more dealers, in order to comparison shop. At this time the tool does not include components to estimate roadbed, sub-roadbed, ballast, or shipping & handling charges & taxes that may be required. Also at this time the tool does not provide an estimate for turnouts. If you have updates, corrections, and/or suggestions for enhancements, please email us.


S Scale Document Library

From time to time we either run across or receive requests for documents to support S scale modelers. As these occur, we'll add copies of the document here. If you have any special requests please email us.

Instruction Sheets

  • Instruction sheet for assembly of Steam Depot's 8 wheel drive 44 Ton Diesel Switcher (540KB)
  • Instruction sheet for assembly of the Rex 2-6-0 Mogul and 0-6-0 Switchers (1.5MB)
  • Instruction sheet for assembly of Locomotive Workshop's EMD SW Series Switchers (900KB)


Other Documents


S Scale Modeling Projects, Hints, Tips, and Tricks

As with any modeling, there are hints, tips, tricks, and projects that have already completed and documented by other S scale modelers. This area will provide links to some useful ones we have found. If you have any recommendations for inclusions in this section, please do not hesitate to email us and let us know.

Modeling Projects

Hints, Tips, and Tricks

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