Last site update: 7/10/2020
We are sorry to report that our store phones are currently out-of-order, we cannot make or receive calls at this time. However you can still contact us by email or leave us a voicemail, but we will not be able to respond to voicemail until our phones are repaired. We will post here when there is an update on the status of our phones. Sorry for any inconvenience this may cause.
Based on sales information from the past 6 years we are changing our hours to reduce operating costs. We will be open on Thursdays from 12-6pm Effective 8/4/2020, all other store hours will remain the same as before, except we have added July4th to the list of holidays we will be closed (in 6 years we have had only $12.00 in sales on this holiday).
(COVID-19) Special Announcement:
Pennsylvania's Governor Wolf has decided to end the stay at home order for York County PA on
We are open!!!
Our annual camping trip has been rescheduled due to COVID-19, we will be closed from July 29th through August 4th. we will resume our normal operating schedule on August 3rd. sorry for any inconvenience this may cause. After the stay at home order I'm a bit stir crazy and need a break from being at the house, I'm certain everyone can sympathize with that!
We are adding two new products to our inventory:
Track Tack-it Dry ballast glue - to see the manufacturer's instructional video Click Here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eti2xsftbl8
New Styrene Tack-it liquid model glue for the manufacturer's instructional video click here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UKut1TZxoR4
7/3/2020 - we just recieved a shipment of Hob-bits (small brass nuts, bolts, washers, wrenches, and taps) and K&S metal tubes and sheets.
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 GreatPlanes (Hobbico) going out of business we are currently searching for a new R/C aircraft supplier. We do have limited inventory in this category.
In Addition to repairing trains we also install BCRs (Battery Component Replacements) in M.T.H. Trains, and BCR's with Charging circuits in Lionel trains requiring 9Volt battery as permanent battery replacements.
The Photos are of the Boys attending the camp building the rockets, that were ordered from our shop.
Currently in stock
Now available in store: 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 has also been restocked.
Marklin, counter copy catalog now in store.
We can now order Marklin trains!
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 four major hobby wholesalers, and several small companies that offer specialized hobby products. New shipments are constantly 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
Maintenance and repair service 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
We are in the process of becoming a factory trained and authorized repair center for both Lionel and MTH trains.