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Pine Tree Trains
 
Creating Custom Models in HO Scale

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Canadian National GP-40-2W. An Atlas engine
with a Detail Associates wide cab kit installed
in place of the standard cab. Many added details
including custom snow shields, fireman side steps,
sinclair antenna, window glazing, wipers, 1.5V ditch
lights, 1.5V headlights. Operates with an NCE five
function decoder.

Who is Pine Tree Trains?                                                                              
 
Pine Tree Trains is operated by Michael Millett, an HO Scale model railroad enthusiast in Hermon, Maine, near the junction of the Montreal, Maine, and Atlantic (MMA) and Guilford Rail Systems (GRS). 
 
With many years in modeling HO trains, Pine Tree Trains is a means to reach out to other HO modelers through the net.  I have been making custom built / painted / decaled locomotives and rolling stock for a southern Maine model shop for several years and would like to expaned this service to other HO modelers outside the Maine area.   It is also a great way to share my modeling experiences / successes / failures with others and visa-versa.  There is always something to learn in this hobby!
 
Though I have an affinity and specialty in New England and Canadian railways, I am always interested in working on ANY road. Favorite rails include BAR, Guilford Rail, BM, CN, CP, and some other lesser known lines like Ontario Northland.
 
Services Available                                                                                         
 
  • Custom painting for any locomotive or piece of rolling stock, I provide or you provide, including assembly services.  I have access to a multitude of decals or you can provide your own.
  • Custom fabrication and modification services
  • Lighting installation, including ditch lights, flashers, etc.
  • DCC installation

I welcome you to take a look at the photos on this site.  These are a portion of my own personal collection and items that have been made for others.  There isn't enough website storage for photos of all my stuff, but you can get the idea.  I take each project individually and give it the attention it deserves. 

If there is something particular you are interested in or would like to see, drop me an email at millettassociate@verizon.net  I would love to discuss your specific needs or just chat about trains in general.

 

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Canadian Pacific woodchip hopper
custom built from Proto 2000 gondola.
Custom painted and decaled.

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This is one of my "flagship" pieces of rolling stock -
Bangor and Aroostook jade green woodchip car.  These
cars are still used by the Montreal, Maine, and Atlantic
though most are slated for the scrap pile.  I built this
car from an Intermountain PS-1 boxcar, but they can
also be built from Branchline or Athearn cars. Decals
are by Highball Grahphics, one of my favorite decal
makers.  See my article in the November 2005 edition
of Railroad Model Craftsman!

Pine Tree Trains