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Custom Services

Model Railroading is a very broad and deep hobby; for many of us there are aspects of the hobby that we don’t have the time, tools, or desire to learn in depth. EHS can turn your dreams into reality. This can run the gamut from layout design and construction to prototype specific custom detailing, painting and weathering. The EHS team are avid modelers like yourself, and enjoy helping you bring your dreams to life. Give us a call to start the conversation.

Painting Services

Whether plastic or brass, EHS can paint your model true to the prototype or for your own railroad. We can color match an existing model or apply the color scheme of your choice, even pink if you so desire! We have the resources to create excellent custom decals to finish the work with prototype accuracy or to your private road requirements.

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Decoder Installation

EHS has been a pioneer in the conversion upgrading of model equipment and accessories to DCC operation. We can help you with the decision making process for determining if some of your older equipment is worth the investment, as well as install upgrades to existing items such as sound, additional lighting or LED conversion, and enhanced decoder operations.

Kitbashing

EHS kit-bashing services offer you the opportunity to have a very specific model of a prototype that, due to its uniqueness is not available commercially. This may be a locomotive, rolling stock or structure. Services include everything from developing a concept to a fully completed model ready to roll or install on your layout. We’re happy to discuss the possibilities with you, and we’ll develop a fair price schedule that reflects your goals and our investment of time and materials.

Locomotive Repair

One of our specialties, EHS has unique in-house capabilities for repairing locomotives. This can range from soldering broken brass, re-motoring older brass or plastic models, to drive train repair and complete re-gearing of locomotives.

Weathering

An offshoot of our Custom Painting services, EHS offers unique weathering solutions from light to heavy applications, or prototype specific weathering. We use many different techniques to provide eye catching results.

Track Planning

EHS offers computer assisted layout design to give you the assurance of having your railroad end up the way you envision it. We can offer you suggestions, or take your ideas to a final design that you will enjoy operating.

Layout Construction

We fabricate your bench-work using cabinet grade plywood to provide years of trouble free operation, lay the roadbed and track for derailment-free operation and can wire your layout for simple operation or more complex options like block detection, stationary decoder use, or signaling. EHS has over 20 years of experience working with Digital Command Control (DCC). We use only the best, currently available equipment to ensure years of smooth operation, making for your model railroading an extraordinary adventure.

Structure Building

EHS offers structure building whether it is wood or styrene in either kit or scratch built. Just like locomotives and rolling stock, structures can be kitbashed as well. Included are options for finishing, painting, weathering or modifications specific to your use.

Unique Services

Our services aren't limited to those listed above. We have a well-equipped shop, and can do drilling and milling for you if you want modifications to a model but lack the tools. Special solder repairs are available; we have a resistance soldering setup for those difficult tasks. We have access to 3D printing, laser cutting, custom design services, etc are all capabilities we can bring to bear on your project.

We encourage “thinking outside the train-set box”, and are happy to sit down with you and brainstorm a way to make your vision a reality. We will help you define your dream, and turn it into a plan. As they say – failure to plan is planning to fail. Our goal is to make your modeling experience as enjoyable as possible; we aren't here to just sell you more “stuff”.