WELCOME TO THE PROTO:87 STORES
AND 21st CENTURY MODELING
NOW RENOWN WORLD-WIDE FOR THE 21st CENTURY VERSION OF HAND LAID TRACK.
FAR MORE ACCURATE, FAR MORE REALISTIC, YET PRECISION ENGINEERED TO BE FAR MORE RELIABLE, AFFORDABLE AND EASY TO MAKE
NO SPECIAL SKILLS, SOLDERING OR EXPERIENCE NEEDED.
THE NEW WAY TO DO HAND-LAID TRACK!
HO . . . OR . . . P87
ABSOLUTE PRECISION, SUPER-DETAILED, MANGANESE OR REGULAR BENT RAIL FROGS
FULLY INTER-CHANGEABLE, FOR EASILY CHANGING STYLE,
OR EVEN UPGRADING LATER TO THE FINER PROTO:87 STANDARD
MORE BREAKING NEWS! Our new #6 Self Guarding Frog is now available! See the HO frog page link on the LHS of the page for ordering.
PLUS THE BRAND NEW "FAST AND EASY" FROG ASSEMBLY FIXTURE.
Now available in both HO and the new N scale version
YES! THIS REALLY IS OUR "ULTIMATE" HO SCALE HAND-LAID TRACK!
WHILE FOR COMPARISON, THIS IS THE REAL THING!
With OUR FAR LESS EXPENSIVE, NMRA WARRANTED, "SWITCH-WORKS" TURNOUT BUILDING FIXTURES, our absolutely precision "drop-in" pre-formed frogs, along with our CNC pre-machined "slide-in" points and our scale appearance, solderless, "snap-in" throwbars and "glue-down" point hinges, we make it so easy, that anyone who can glue together a plastic kit, can easily make track this accurate and realistic.
OR YOU CAN EVEN USE OUR INDIVIDUAL PARTS TO UPGRADE THE TURNOUTS YOU ALREADY HAVE!!!
ALSO WE CAN EVEN OFFER THE "ELECTRIC AVENUE", COMPLETE REALISTIC TROLLEY AND INDUSTRIAL RAILROAD STREET TRACK SYSTEM.
WE ARE DEDICATED TO HELPING YOU MODEL WHAT THE PROTOTYPE ACTUALLY LOOKS LIKE.
We pride ourselves in the Proto:87 Stores, that we help you model the way the prototype actually is, so everything you do automatically becomes much more realistic. So when it come to the track and it's details we make, we continually go out with our camera and "Walk the Tracks", to find proper examples to base our parts on.
That's why you will probably find our site to be very different from most other Model Railroad Track suppliers. We try and show pictures of "The Prototype" alongside our parts, so you can judge for yourself how close to the "Real Thing" it's now possible to get!
But at the same time we use extremely advanced 21st Century "Hi-Tech" Engineering Technology, Materials and Manufacturing Techniques to design realistic new parts to be very strong and very inexpensive, as well as being incredibly tiny and accurately detailed.
FOR EXAMPLE, WE RECENTLY INTRODUCED OUR NEW, MUCH SMALLER AND MUCH LESS EXPENSIVE, "MOLE" SWITCH MACHINE,
The "MOLE" can be used not only in the same way as a traditional larger "green box" machine, but can alternatively be more accessibly mounted in the top of the baseboard, and may operate turnouts in both directions with its included built-in side arm.
OUR AMAZINGLY REALISTIC, "CUT AN STICK" 3D BRICK AND STONE WORK WILL TRANSFORM THE WAY YOU MODEL LINESIDE STRUCTURES, AS WELL AS DRAMATICALLY LOWER THEIR COST
Available in a multitude of different brick bonds and stone work patterns.
To Navigate around the site, use the set of links on the left of every page, which will always show you what area of the Stores you are in and how to get back.
The new 24/7 automatic order form will to save you creating your own lists of parts to email or call in to order. However we still want you to enjoy the previous personal relationship we have had with every one of you. So our telephone number and voice mail (805 481 4625) is still there for any questions of actions you'd rather handle with a real person :)
Finally, this site is continually growing and evolving, as well as having new products added at frequent intervals. Check our "NEWS" Page for the latest additions!. But if there is something you don't see this time, or want to find out about, come back and look again soon, or call and ask :)
Thanks for all your support!