4/1/2015 - Please Note:
Dan has recently
retired and is no longer doing repair work. We
would like to thank all of the many customers and friends
we've had over the years. It has been a
experience for us, and hopefully for you as well.
We have left the
website up for reference and a link to our
locomotive parts. We'll be uploading the remaining
parts we have to our ebay store throughout the year,
so you may want to check back often.
Once again, thanks so
much for your past patronage!
Monday through Friday,
9:00am to 5:00pm (CST)
Yardbird Classic Trains is a family owned and operated business dedicated to keeping the rich
heritage of model railroading alive by supplying
parts and service for many models, especially from
the vintage years of our hobby. Much of our
inventory consists of original new/old-stock parts.
When used parts are required,
they are completely cleaned, bead blasted when
applicable, and thoroughly checked out to ensure
they are free from defects and will function as they
repairs and regular servicing on most locomotives,
which includes cleaning, adjustments, fine-tuning,
and lubrication. As an authorized Mantua
service center, we perform certified repair and
maintenance work on both new and old Mantua/Tyco
locomotives, and have parts for most of them in
Original restoration, custom building, detailing,
kit-building, custom painting, lettering, and
weathering services are also some of the
services we can offer during off-season times (check with us for time
schedules). Great care goes into every project
that is done, making sure each piece will perform to
parts and services are fully guaranteed
While much of our emphasis
is on parts and service for vintage-era HO
locomotives, we have teamed up with Harvey's Train
Service for DCC installation and custom diesel painting
services. Harvey does excellent work, and has a
professional shop in Springfield, MO. You can reach
his website by clicking the "DCC & Diesel Painting"
button under "Services". Just let him know you
used our link to reach him.
is to offer modelers quality parts and service at
affordable prices, and to help preserve the classics of
our great hobby. Many times an older locomotive can
easily be repaired to provide good service once again.
Or, a less-expensive or vintage locomotive with the
proper detailing and adjustments can look and perform as
well as its expensive brass counterpart. We also
love to help restore those family heirlooms into
enjoyable pieces for your layout.
Our customers are friends
and fellow modelers with whom we enjoy working.
Please know that your requests, comments, and views are
highly valued by us. We will do our best to
help you have an enjoyable experience with this
you have the need to contact us, your emails will be
answered as promptly as possible. You can also get
excellent information and assistance by joining our
large Yardbird Trains Yahoo group. Our
moderator, Henry Hultgren, has been in the hobby most of
his life, and is a previous owner of a large hobby shop.
Just about every aspect of model railroading gets
discussed through the daily dialect. You're
welcome to join by clicking on the "Yahoo! GROUP" button
above (please...no solicitations or off-topic posts).
We look forward to working with