Last site update: 09/11/2021
We have re-opened.
Sorry for the inconvenience last week due to our shop being closed 9/1/2021-9/9/2021. We had two recent deaths in the family, and went to spend some time with family as a result. In addition the morning before we left we had some minor water issues within the shop (the sump pump had stopped working). Fortunately it was caught before any product was damaged, some product boxes got wet, but the water was noticed before it had soaked through the boxes, so the product was taken out of the boxes and the boxes were allowed to dry out before returning the product to the boxes.
A special thanks to our landlord for responding within minuets to our call about the sump pump!!! The pump was replaced in less than 1/2 hour. Again Thank you George for your fast response!
8/20/2021 We've restocked our Tamiya and standard Testors paint racks with the shipment we received yesterday.
We also restocked our selection of paint brushes, and now have #11 hobby knife blades back in stock.
We're still unboxing consignment and trade-in items.
Stop in and check out the items you haven't seen yet!
We still have a train repair back-log, but we are working to get caught up. We are having parts supply issues, just like everyone else that does train repairs.
A Special Thanks to those customers that are waiting for their items to be repaired, for being patient with us, it is greatly appreciated!!!
2021 Lionel Train Day event is scheduled for December 4, 2021.
More information to follow....
2020 Lionel Toy Train Day Boxcars
We still have 2 2020 Lionel Train Day Boxcars (O scale) in stock.
B6-4 Model Rocket engines have been re-stocked.
Vintage Hess Trucks in stock.
New items by Laura Sisk (Crochet Closet) 6/2/2021
8/27/2021 To make room for the New Revell Model Paint line, All Testors Model Master paints are now on Clearance - all Model Master Paints now 30% off until sold out, This only affects Model Master Paints, the original Testors Enamel paints will continue to be restocked for the foreseeable future....
Also the Model Master paint racks are for sale once the paint is sold out (or Buy the contents of the rack, get the rack free!)
Coming soon - full line of Revell model paints 80 colors to choose from in both acrylic and enamel.
packaging features -
Enamel paints are in cans with color swatches on the lid.
Acrylic containers are cube shaped bottles with a color swatch on the label.
URGENT NOTICE: If you own a MTH O scale or larger engine check to see if you have a battery or BCR installed in it. If it has a battery get a BCR as soon as possible, when the battery fails it will destroy the circuit board in the engine!
We have BCRs in stock, and install them!
3/10/21 - Labelle lubricants have been restocked.
3/10/21 - JT's Mega Smoke smoke fluid on hand in the following scents: NADA (unscented), Coal-Fired Steam(3left, most popular) , Oil-Fired Steam, Cedar, Hickory, and Smoke Pellet.
We have added two new products to our inventory:
Track Tack-it Dry ballast glue (temporarily out of stock, on order)- to see the manufacturer's instructional video Click Here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eti2xsftbl8 (currently sold out, but will restock soon)
New Styrene Tack-it liquid model glue for the manufacturer's instructional video click here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UKut1TZxoR4 (two bottles left)
We are happy to announce that we can demonstrate (and order) NCE and Digitrax controllers, as well as other DCC products in store.
Our store HO scale train layout, is set up to operate on DC, DCC with NCE controller, or DCC with Digitrax controller at the flip of a switch!!. Our store test track is set up the same way. We have the ability to run trains on the layout and program DCC locomotives on our test track at the same time. We have two trains currently on the layout, Bachmann's "PRR NCRY York 17" train and Lionel's HO "Polar Express".
We have a new vender! - We are now a dealer for IMEX, they offer army figures tank models, R/C tanks (some are metal and will fire airsoft pellets with a puff of smoke, and simulate recoil!) , R/C Helicopters and more!!!
We are now listed in the Lancaster County Yellow Pages under "Hobby & Model Shops"
We are to be listed in the upcoming publications of the York and Baltimore County Yellow Pages as well.
Due to Great-Planes (Hobbico) going out of business we are going to stop stocking R/C Airplanes when our current inventory is sold out. The remaining inventory of R/C planes have been moved off the sales floor to make room for other products, so if interested please ask, they are in one of our stock rooms.
The Photos are of the Boys attending the camp building the rockets, that were ordered from our shop.
Currently sold out
Now available: Bachmann's HO scale N.C.R.R. York #17, with N.C.R.R. Passenger Coaches, Baggage car, and Combine car. (can also special order)
HO York #17 Features: DCC with Sound and DC operation with sound (0-16VDC solid state non-pulsed transformer recommended), Working magnetic knuckle couplers (front of engine and back of tender), True to prototype color scheme, L.E.D. Headlamp, can motor, Die-cast frame for both engine and tender.
DCC Features: 128 step speed control, full sound controls, with programming for automatic sound features in DC operation (automatic features are engine speed triggered when operating on DC power), Main-Line programmer compatible.
Passenger cars and Baggage car features: Blackened Brass wheels, magnetically operated knuckle couplers.
MSRP for Engine and Tender $319.00
MSRP for Passenger Cars $33.00 (Each)
Prototype consist is currently, Engine & tender, Combine car, and two coaches. According to our sources Steam Into History is planning to purchase an additional two cars in the future. One to be used as a parlor car, the other as a standard coach. Steam Into History does not own a baggage car, however when the PRR owned and operated the N.C.R.Y. their consists did include a baggage car. The PRR did own and operate an engine #17 that held the speed record for travel from York Pa. to Baltimore MD on the N.C.R.Y. at 90 MPH.
The New Freedom HO scale Train station Laser cut kit (2 in stock)
We are constantly working on improving our in-stock position on Hobby supplies, Trains are far from the only thing we stock. We currently work with Three major hobby wholesalers, and several small companies that offer specialized hobby products. New shipments are consistently being delivered.
For helpful hints to maintain your model kits click
Free shipping on all special orders (orders less than $250.00 will ship with our regular store shipments)
Please see the "About us" section of our site for a map, photos of our old building, and directions to our new location.
When you call, if you should happen to get our voice mail, please speak slowly and as clearly as possible, we want to be able to give you a correct response. (We all know how difficult answering machine recordings can be to understand).
We accept Cash, ATM, American Express, Visa, MasterCard, and Discover payments for orders and services.
We Have Donated one of the New Freedom Train Station kits for permanent display on the model train layout that is under construction at Steam Into History.
The Photo Below is of the York 17 and passenger cars sitting in front of the historic New Freedom Station.
Wanted: old toy trains,
if you are interested in selling your collection, contact us. We have customers who are looking to buy old toy trains, specifically trains by Lionel, American Flyer, and Marx.
Toy Train Service
Broadway Limited Imports
Maintenance and repair service (assuming we can get any necessary parts) available for both current production and out-of-production models (including Pre WW1 Lionel, and A.C. Gilbert American Flyer).
We can now troubleshoot DCC HO scale trains.
Please note: due to the Way Bachmann installs their DCC boards, from 2/23/2021 on we will only work on the mechanism of Bachmann DCC equipped equipment. We will not work on Bachmann DCC equipment, that has a DCC control issue with the exception or reprogramming. Any Bachmann DCC equipment that needs DCC boards or wiring harness work will be forwarded it to Bachmann for service or replacement (their option) so bring your receipt if the unit is less than 1 year old. We will add a $10.00 handling fee and shipping cost to the repair invoice from Bachmann.
We are on the waiting list to become a factory trained and authorized repair center for Lionel.