Turnout pads in S, O and On3 November 17 2015Turnout pads in sizes 4-6 have been added to S standard gauge, O standard gauge and On3. These turnout pads are manufactured to fit specific turnouts and look much better than generic #4 or #6 ones do. Other sizes can be manufactured, please contact me for price and availablility.
National Train Show, Portland, OR, August 28-30 July 03 2015
I will be in booth 914 at the National Train Show this year. If you are attending please stop by and say hello. It is always nice to meet my customers in person and put a face with the names. I will have products with me though that will mostly be HO bendable roadbed as that is my best seller. If there is something specific that you want to pick up at the show and save on shipping (and sales tax for WA residents), please let me know what that is so I can get it made for you. The sooner you put an order in, the more likely it is that I will have it ready for the show. At some point before the show I will no longer be able to guarantee delivery though I do not know what that date is at the present time. I look forward to seeing as many of you as can make it to the show. See you there!
HO Homabed compatible roadbed now available June 05 2015I have been making Homabed compatible roadbed from the beginning when I had customers ask me for it. I simply treated it as a custom order. Now, due to increased and steady demand, I have added it as a product in both the HO 30 degree and 45 degree collections. Homabed 60 degree shoulder is the same as my 30 degree, it just depends on where you measure. There are all variations of main line and branch line roadbed available. These products are not intended for someone who is starting a new layout. I have my other products for that. But, if you are in need of these sizes to complete a project and are having trouble sourcing the roadbed then I am here to get the products to you. As always, if there is something you need that is not on the web site, custom milling is available.
Price increase effective July 1, 2015 June 01 2015
One month from today marks one year in business for Cascade Rail Supply. Growth from zero to now has been nothing short of phenomenal and I thank all of you who have made this possible. While there have certainly been challenges along the way I am poised to continue to provide what I hope has been great products and service for a long time into the future. Having said that, one year is also time to look at the profit and loss column and there has been too much of the latter and not enough of the former. Consequently I have to announce a price increase to take effect on July 1. This will generally be 10% across the board with a few products more and a few less. While this is certainly not my favorite thing to write, it is necessary for the continued good health of the company going forward. I hope you will understand and I look forward to continuing to serve this great hobby.
Site update for the HO scale sections April 06 2015Major update to the HO section of the web site. I have significantly reduced and simplified the number of items you see on the initial "collections" page. Variations are now in drop down boxes under each item. For instance all four variations of mainline (scale 18" high) roadbed, beveled bendable, beveled straight, non beveled bendable, non beveled straight are in a drop down box under Mainline (18") roadbed instead of being four different items that had to be searched out individually. I have also made descriptions more consistent across the site in order to make your choices clearer. Under the "Panels" section there are now options for panels from 4" up to 24" wide in 2" increments. Please pay attention to the note there regarding shipping of the larger panels. I will be rolling these style changes out to the other scales as I get time. It should not take too long until you see the changes throughout the site. I hope this makes your shopping easier and, as always, please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions or want a product that you do not see listed currently.
Sn3 Symposium April 16-18 Bellevue, WA March 30 2015
I will be at the Sn3 Symposium and will have my S scale products available (standard and narrow gauge). If you would like me to bring another size of roadbed or would like to reserve an order to be picked up at the symposium please contact me through the web site. I look forward to actually meeting some of my customers there and I am excited about seeing some great modeling!
On30 roadbed added March 02 2015On30 roadbed in two thicknesses (scale 6" and 9") has been added along with turnout pads for Micro Engineering #5 turnouts. Micro Engineering was kind enough to provide me with diagrams for all of their turnouts in all scales so I can make any of those now upon request. The two thicknesses are 1/8" and 3/16" actual and a scale 6' across the top (1.5" actual). Both have 30 degree shoulder bevels.
Customer reviews February 24 2015I have added the capability for customers to post reviews for the products. If you have used the products, please let others know of your experiences, so they can make a more informed choice regarding the roadbed. Thanks.
O scale roadbed now available. December 29 2014O scale roadbed is now up on the web site. A few weeks later than when I had hoped but it is there none the less. Currently cataloged in scale 12" high (1/4") and 30 degree bevels. Other sizes and bevels are available upon request.
Custom cutting November 19 2014There has been considerable interest from people asking me if I can make roadbed compatible with other manufacturers products. The simple answer is yes, I can and will. My desire is to make products that are closer to scale size and that is what my products reflect. However, should you desire a product in a size that you do not see, please contact me and we will get it made and shipped out to you. Whether it be from another manufacturer, prototype engineering drawings, or just your imagination, I am here to make the products that you need to make your model railroading better. Please do not hesitate to contact me with any questions you may have. Thank you.
More new products October 13 2014I have just added transition ramps for all of the HO scale roadbed sizes. 1.5% curvable with bevels matching which ever roadbed you wish to have. I have also added 4" and 6" panels in both 12 scale inches (3.5mm) and 18 scale inches (5mm) thicknesses.
Newest products August 22 2014
I just added turnout pads in my scale 12"h and 45 degree shoulder collection. This has been the most popular collection so far and seemed to be the best place to start. I added pads for both Atlas code 83 and Walthers / Shinohara #6 Left and Right turnouts, again because of popularity. If there is a product that you would like to see me make please let me know. The list of what I want to do keeps growing longer but I am more interested in making what you, the customer, want to see.