Last site update: 12/8/2020
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!
Lionel Toy Train Day Saturday, 12/5/2020
Santa Clause was here.
We have 4 Lionel Train Day Boxcars (O scale) in stock.
12/8/2020 - Just received today Redcat Racing Volcano EPX 1/10th Electric Monster Trucks, and Everest-10 1/10th rock crawlers. Also we received JT's Mega Smoke smoke fluid in the following scents: NADA (unscented), Coal-Fired Steam, Oil-Fired Steam, Cedar, Hickory, and Smoke Pellet.
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).
We have added 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
As of 10:53am 11/13/2020 We are happy to announce that we are now a dealer for Digitrax.com and will soon be able to demonstrate their products in store!
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 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 on the waiting list to become a factory trained and authorized repair center for Lionel.