We are doing our best to ensure the safety of our employees and customers during this trying time of controlling the pandemic that is sweeping the world. We have made the decision that for the safety of all we will be closing our doors to WALK-IN business. For our local customers unfortunately at this time do to the "Core-4" shutdown, all orders will have to be shipped. We anticipate that we will be back to business as normal as soon as possible.

There will be no change to any of you that order on-line. We will continue to process and ship your orders in the speedy time frame you are accustomed to.

We thank you for your business and support and we wish all of you the best.

Alice, Gary, Jon, Richard, and Stephen
Midwest Model Railroad

Vallejo Pigments for Models & Miniatures

The Vallejo Pigments, a selection of natural earth and synthetic pigments, have been chosen for their permanence, their excellent light fastness, and for the extra fine milling of their particles, which facilitates the mixtures and their application on models and dioramas. The range of pigments includes a series of colors selected for representing the wear and erosion caused by the conditions of hard use and exposure on vehicles and buildings, to reproduce the dust caked on the tracks of the tanks, the rust on the armour and the wide range of effects caused by the climate and geographic conditions of deployment. Pigments can be applied in their dry form, directly by brush on the model, since they have excellent adherence; they can also be fixed in place with Thinner when used to portray dry mud or accumulated dust. With Pigment Binder, the pigments can be used to create volumes, such as accumulated dirt and mud. Painting tools are cleaned with water.

CLICK HERE for Vallejo Pigment Listings

In-Store Clinics

Weathering Rolling Stock and Locomotives

Watch guest clinician Shane Mason, Assistant Editor of Model Railroad News, and learn about weathering.

A Modelers Life's Kelly Questions with Midwest Model Railroad's Stephen Atwell

Join Lionel Strang and Ron Marsh in A Modelers Life's Kelly Question Episode with Stephen Atwell, owner of Midwest Model Railroad.
Click Here for the YouTube link to A Modelers Life Podcast

All modelers have a life but what do we know of it. This podcast is as much about the people in the hobby of model railroading as it is about the hobby itself.
Having always been a fan of the long form conversational interview and having met so many interesting people in the hobby over the years we decided it would be fun to share their back stories with everyone else.
So come along with me, Lionel Strang and a strong cast of supporting characters as we discover how life intertwines with this great hobby of ours and helps to strengthen the fabric of who we are as individuals.

Check out additional A Modelers Life content at www.amodelerslife.com

Midwest Model Railroad on Fox 4 Kansas City

Fox 4 News stopped by the other week to do a news report on story of Midwest Model Railroad moving from internet only to brick and mortar shop. To check out the full video click here

Excerpt from Fox 4;

INDEPENDENCE, Mo. – In an era where most shopping is done online, a mom and pop hobby shop out of Independence is doing things backward. Midwest Model Railroad went from Internet sales to a brick and mortar location right here in the metro.

Gary Atwell’s obsession began at five years old, “It was a train that basically went around at Christmas tree," he said. "I was told later by my mom that my dad and uncle stayed up all night and played with it before I even got a chance to, but that's how we got started.”

New Apparel Line at Midwest Model Railroad - Ringaboy Casual Wear

We partner with America's great railroads to design & curate the finest rail clothing anywhere. So looking great is no problem while you share the history.

Ringaboy Casual Wear @ Midwest Model Railroad

All designs have been licensed and approved for use by the trademark owners.

Check back often as more than 70 railroads will soon be available


Welcome to Midwest Model Railroad

In 2011 Midwest Model Railroad started with the idea of making this hobby more accessible to everyone. Since day one we have strived to keep our operating cost to a bare minimum and pass on those savings to you, the hobby’s best customers. As of 2019 we are succeeding in offering some of the best prices anywhere in the hobby.

Some great side effects of this goal has been the creation of real time inventory on our website and a turn around time of just one day between purchase and shipping.  Also, being centrally located in Kansas City, MO means orders to to any corner of the United States arrive with in just a few days.