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Medical News

On March Monday 13, 2017, Rich was placed under Hospice care at our home in Glenwood, Iowa. 
Therefore some Black Bear Jig Orders will be delayed as well as some Mt Albert Orders wood orders will be delayed while we adjust our shipping processes. 

We will strive not to make this too onerous upon you our customers.  

Rich and Donna Dickeson
Black Bear Scale Models

On Feb 17, Mt. Albert and Fast Tracks (both of Canada) announced that Fast Tracks has purchased Mt Albert. As the authorized USA distributor for all of Mt Albert's wood products, I have been told that all the agreements Mt. Albert has will continue to be honored.

The only change is that we send our monthly re-stocking orders to Fast Tracks instead of Mt. Albert. Our customers should not see anything change on our website. Having said that, anytime two companies merge their operations there will be some changes. We will keep you posted if they have any impact on you, our customers.

We will continue to provide you with 24-48 hours shipping once an order has been placed with us and you will continue to benefit from not having your order go through customs and pay international shipping fees.

Rich and Donna Dickeson
Black Bear Scale Models

Fast Tracks Official Anncoucemnt

Don't forget, Free Shipping on all USA orders > $100 via USPS Priority Mail.
Jan 2017 Newsletter
We are sending out a newsletter in the next few days. If you would like to read it online before it reaches your inbox, you can find it here: Jan 2017 Newsletter
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New Tools Announcement
We NOW carry the Fourmost line of sanding, cutting and sawing tools. These are nice, simple tools that will help you cut and sand very precise angles for your bridges and trestles.
You can find them located in the Tools category of our Left Menu or via this link.
Fourmost Family
Full Size Drawing Announcement
We now sell our full size Trestle and Bridge Drawings separately from our jigs. If you want to build trestles and jigs the 'Old Fashioned' way, these full size drawings are just the ticket. They do NOT come with any instructions. These are intended for the true scratch builder and experienced model crafts person.
You can find them located in the Documents Category of our Left Menu or via this link: Drawings
New Jig Category:On30
We have introduced a new stand alone jig category for our On30 customers. It has our 4 specifically designed On30 jigs as well as all of our 'S' jigs for those who wish to use the smaller scale for a more diminutive appearance. You can find thes jigs at: On30 Jigs.
New Item: Styrene
Effective July 18, 2016 we are now carrying a small supply of Evergreen Styrene. The items we carry are those used in our bridge and trestle kits. They consist of channel iron, angle iron and flat styrene strips.
Here is the link to our: Styrene.
Don't Forget...
  1. Inventory Reduction Sale on selected Mt. Albert strip wood
    • All items on sale are marked with their sale price in the Unit price field.
    • A special category has been added to show ONLY those items on sale. Sale Items listed here
  2. Free Shipping for USA customers on all orders over $100.00
    • This will be automatically applied at time of check out.