Tom Bee

Couplers, Trucks, Freight Cars, and Parts
for the 1.5" Scale Railroader!

2014 Prices

* Special Notice *

Due to the demand for his products
Tom is moving into a new and Larger shop.

But because of the distance to the new location
and other factors, the move is taking longer than expected.

Until further notice no new orders will be accepted.
Tom will complete and deliver all existing orders.

Please call or E-mail if you have any questions
or check back here for updates.

We will update this site with any news or changes.

Thank you all for your loyal support. We look forward to
serving you again once we get settled.

What Are "Semi-Finished" Trucks?


I know it's a little late but here are some pictures of my new shop.
Looks like winter but it's still summer. (September 15th)

Now I have some shelves and [am] bringing in stuff.

The area you see is 30' x 30'

Time to get moved in, organized, and back to work!

More pictures will come. - Tom.

What's New?
$$$ Cash for Couplers $$$

Tom's Couplers
(Select image for details.)

Beware of Counterfeits

We know of other suppliers who have copied
Tom's patterns and are selling trucks, couplers,
and/or castings imported from other countries.

These products will not be warranted or
in any way supported by Tom Bee.

Why buy these when you can buy the best?


Tom's Trucks.
Bettendorf, Buckeye, Caboose, and Modern Roller Bearing.
(select any image for specs and larger picture)

This test shows the flexibility of Tom Bee Trucks.

The brass fixture is .275 inches above the top of the rail. It is the only fixture in the test. Notice how easily the wheels climb over it. Watch closely how the bolsters bounce during the test. This shows correct spring tension for each car. Springs that are too strong won't allow enough flexibility, creating a potential for derailment. Not enough tension and they tend to bottom out. Notice also how well these trucks work given the wide variety of car types.


Air Brakes
Caboose Trucks
Bettendorf Freight Car Trucks
Buckeye Tender Trucks
Modern Freight Car Trucks
Semi-Finished Trucks

2014 Prices

Air Brakes
Hopper Cars
Flat Cars
Combo Cars
Special Order Cars
About Tom Bee
Customer Photos
Technical Section
Staying On Track
Tom's Instructional Videos

Thomas Bee
4237 South State Road
Davison Twp, Michigan 48423
248-935-8234 9am to 5pm EST

Meet me at one of these events...

MonthStateLocation Days
FebruaryFloridaFLS, Largo, L Smith, Ridge -
AprilMichiganNAMES Convention -
JuneOhioLake Shore Live Steamers -
AugustIllinoisIllinois Live Steamers -
OctoberArizonaMaricopa Live Steamers -

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