TTRP Announces Sale of Business

| September 1, 2012

From an email I received yesterday.  TTRP is one of the distributors for Model Engineering Works’ line of Prewar train parts.

Toy Train Restoration Products (TTRP)

Toy Train Restoration Products (TTRP), the country’s leading manufacturer of specialized repair tools for the toy train industry announced today that they have been acquired by Precision Metal Crafters, LLC of Greensburg, PA.

Over the past ten years, TTRP has developed a line of cost effective yet high quality tools for toy train repair, including riveting solutions, wheel cups and specialized e-unit repair tools. Additionally, TTRP has developed a small line of parts for pre-war trains, and TTRP predominately markets through direct sales over the company website and eBay auctions.

Precision Metal Crafters (PMC) has plans to aggressively expand the product line, and enter new markets including leather craft and automotive restoration. A refreshed and expanded product line for toy train repair will be ready for launch at the York Train Collectors Association meet this fall.

In conjunction with acquisition of TTRP, PMC has engaged Henning’s Trains of Lansdale, PA (www.henningstrains.com). Henning’s has begun marketing the TTRP tool line through their retail store and website and will represent the product line at the York meets.

Established in 1986, PMC manages a state-of-the machining facility, that employees 60 full time staff. Machining capabilities include the latest in CNC machining and turning centers, welding and fabrication, spray coatings, repair and inspection. PMC proudly supports the Journeyman Apprenticeship Program to grow talent for the future of manufacturing in America.

For additional information, contact Ms. Karen Craig at ttrpmfg@aol.com or visit www.ttrponline.com.

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Chris ("Cubbie") inherited a love of trains from his father. He grew up in the Chicago area — frequently riding the C&NW, CTA El and Amtrack — but spent summers in DL&W, D&H and Erie country (Northeastern PA). Chris collects, restores and runs Prewar toy trains on a 16' x 7-1/2' garage layout that is perpetually unfinished.

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