and Sound Supplies, Books, DVDs & Magazines
HO & N Scale Model Trains, Model Supplies, DCC
and Sound Supplies, Books, DVDs & Magazines
3979 S. Howell Avenue
Milwaukee, WI 53207
Phone: (414) 482-1566

Milwaukee's Premier Model Train Dealer

South Side Trains Front Counter


3979 S. Howell Ave.

Milwaukee, WI 53207


Store  Hours:

Sunday / Monday: Closed

Tuesday / Wednesday: 11:00 to 5pm

Thursday: 11:00 to 6:00pm

Friday: 11:00 to 5:00pm

Saturday: 9:00 to 3:00

South Side Trains, Inc is Milwaukee's Premier HO & N Scale Model Train Dealer, offering new and used HO Scale and N Scale Model Trains, a variety of model train magazines, books, DVDs, tools, decoders, train tracks, detail parts, scenery materials, glues, styrene, paints, and other train related goodies.  Please note, we do not carry Thomas / Brio, Z, O, S, nor G scale trains.

Stop in today to see what South Side Trains has to offer.  Our 600 square foot showroom has displays and even a Thomas play table available for younger engineers!  

Construction update:

The Northbound lanes of Howell Avenue are open for single lane two way traffic.  The southbound lanes of Howell Avenue are completely closed.  CURRENTLY (subject to change) Norwich street is open for cross traffic. 

If you are coming from Howard Avenue, please go south on 1st street and east on Norwich  We're right on the corner. (If you are coming from Howell Avenue - north of Howard - turn west on Howard and proceed to 1st street.)

If you are coming from Layton Avenue, you can try coming north on Howell Avenue and see if Norwich is still open and if not, proceed to Howard, west to 1st, south to Norwich (above).  Also (it's a little scenic...) you can from Layton Avenue onto 6th street (north).  Right before the underpass for the Interstate turn east on Bolivar street.  Turn north on 3rd street.  Go to Norwich, turn east and we're on the corner of Norwich and Howell Avenue.

Whew!  I hope this helps!  Supposedly the construction will be done by the end of September... We'll keep our fingers crossed!

New Operating Layout!

We are currently building an operating layout which displays different products and techniques used to build a model railroad.  Be sure to check it out next time you stop in!

Store Hours



Sunday / Monday:  Closed 
Tues / Wed / Friday:  11 AM to 5 PM
Thursday: 11 AM to 6 PM

  9 AM to 3 PM 

We are located at:
3979 S. Howell Ave.
Milwaukee, WI 53207
Basically, we're on the NW corner of Norwich and Howell Ave
We Proudly Accept

Cash & In-state Checks

Gift Certificates


Saw You On eBay

"I’ve seen you guys on eBay – what’s that all about?"

Yes, we are South_Side_Trains on eBay and on average we have between 60 and 100 listings per week. This is a consignment service offered to our customers. Our auctions typically run from Tuesdays to Saturdays and the opening bids are usually $29.99. 

We are always interested in quality consignments.  If you wish to inquire about a consignment please give me a call (Tom – 414-482-1566). Before we accept a consignment for auction, we extensively review the items and discuss with you your expectations before they are sent to auction.