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14.07.2014
This page from the Weaver Models Spring 2013 catalog shows different styles of H30 hopper cars, including two Pennsylvania models. Model train buyers in the United States have long been accustomed to "Made in China" or "Made in Korea" disclosures on almost all boxes holding their purchases, with one exception.Weaver Models in Northumberland continues to assemble, paint, decal and ship "Made in America" O-gauge railroad models. To comment you must first create a profile and sign-in with a verified DISQUS account or social network ID. Please help police the community by flagging offensive comments for our moderators to review. Thus, you have the shift that began 20 years ago to offshore production.Now, as more attention is being paid to "Made in America" as opposed to made anywhere else in the world, American manufacturers are looking for ways to bring production home.
Model train makers are no exception.Hayter said Lionel, the largest of the train makers, is looking at North Carolina as a possible site for production.


Hayter wishes he could be 100 percent American-made but "it's impossible," at least for now, he says.Weaver railroad cars are made and assembled in Northumberland.
MTH buys the wheels sets in China, along with engines, boxcars, cabooses and all sorts of model railroad accessories.Weaver Models once had about 30 employees, Hayter said, but the complement today is 12. I don't know what the future holds," Hayter said.Weaver began in 1965 as Quality Craft Models, offering wooden kits of buildings and model railroad rolling stock. Hayter joined the company in 1969 and a new building was constructed in 1974.Plastic O-gauge hoppers were offered in 1980 and the company's offerings expanded. In 1990, Weaver moved into brass and many O-gauge plastic and brass products were developed. Hayter purchased the business in 1992-93 and the state-of-the-art model train facility was built on Route 11, one mile north of Northumberland.Weaver also developed its catalog over the years until today it is produced as a semi-annual, 28-page or more listing of products.


Grain hoppers, passenger cars, diesel and steam locomotives and structures are available.Hayter caters to the small-club market, producing special-order cars in lots of 100 or more.
Meanwhile, Kathy Seidel of Northumberland sat nearby assembling Tastykake cars for an S-gauge train club.



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