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

In-Stock at South Side Trains

  • Engines: 45 to 50 different types of HO & N, many makes and manufacturers (standard DC, DCC ready, and DCC with Sound available)
  • Freight Cars: 1,500 to 2,000 different types of HO & N, many makes and manufacturers
  • Scenery: Mostly Woodland Scenics, Scenic Express, Noch, and JTT
  • DVDs: 20 to 30 different titles, mostly Cvision and Pletz Express
  • Model Train Books: Morning Sun, White River, Kalmbach and others (including 2nd hand books)
  • Model Railroading Magazines: Model Railroader, Trains, Railroad Model Craftsman, TRP, RailFan & Rail Road, Classic Trains, Narrow Gauge Gazette, Finescale Modeler, Railpace, Diesel Era, Passenger Train Journal, N Scale Magazine, N Railroading, Model Railroad News, all Kalmbach Special issues, Historical Society publications including The Milwaukee Railroader, CNW Historical Society, The SOO, DMIR, Penn Central Post, Conrail Quarterly, Green Bay and Western, Lines South, Private Varnish, Remember the Rock, Mid-American, L&N Magazine, First and Fastest, and others
  • DCC: NCE, Digitrax, TCS, Dcc Specialties, Soundtraxx
  • Detail Parts, Trucks, Couplers: Kadee, McHenry, Athearn, Intermountain wheels, Details West, Details Associates, NWSL, Walthers screws,taps, and drill bits, replacement gears, Custom Finishing and More!. About 400 different skus
  • Model Vehicles / Figures: CMW, Athearn, Brekina, Busch, Preiser, Woodland Scenics
  • Model Structures: Woodland Scenics and Cornerstone (kits)
  • Tools: Mascot, Xuron, Excell, X-acto, Zona, Soldering tools, and more
  • Decals, Glues and Adhesives: Bob Smith Industries, Testors, Zap, Jet, Plastruct, Plasti-weld, Microscale
  • Train Track: Peco, Atlas, Kato, Bachmann
  • Styrene / Paint: Evergreen (styrene), Plastruct, Model Master (enamel and acrylic), Badger (acrylic) Trucolor (solvent based acrylic) Scalecoat II, and others.  (only railroad colors, no automobile colors)
  • Railroad Memorabilia and second hand items
  • Discounted special orders are no problem!  In stock orders placed with suppliers are usually here within 48 hours.

Paints, couplers, track, glues, decals and more

Magazines and books

Detail parts, wheels, wire and screws

N Scale track and couplers

Scenery, roads, and scenic details

Tools and styrene

Railroad Memorabilia

Second hand items

And much more!

Store Hours


Sunday / Monday:  Closed 
Tues through Friday:  11 AM to 5 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

Find South Side Trains on Google Maps!

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 for customers, estates, and other situations. Our auctions run from Tuesdays to Saturdays.  Local buyers are always welcome to pick up winnings in the store to avoid shipping charges!

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.  Inquiries from lawyers, executors, and estates are always welcome.  Full documentation of all items sold are provided.  We catalog each item received.  We grade, provide multiple photographs, market, and ship the item as part of our service.  Funds are available immediately after auction.  Check us out on eBay or call for more information!