American Flyer trains, from which today’s S scale trains evolved, were a common fixture of the 1940’s and 1950’s. The marketing thought behind American Flyer was that the 1:64 scale products would be truer to real trains than O gauge toys, yet not be too small to discourage toy shoppers. Today S scale remains in both toy and scale incarnations.
"This scale appeals to modelers who enjoy the level of
detail larger equipment can showcase. A downside to the S scale is that
the scope of products
is somewhat limited.
As result, many modelers in this scale turn to specialty clubs and publications
to find the equipment and accessories they need, and frequently build
needed items from scratch."(Basic Model Railroading, Kalmbach Books©)
At the WP&YR Train Shoppe we carry an Sn3 scale, which is the narrow gauge of the standard S scale. Because we are a narrow gauge railroad, this scale looks more authentic to the real engines and cars. They are very unique, made in New Zealand by Railmaster Exports.
View SN3 Scale Models