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SierraWest Scale Models is a small company founded on the principle that my customers are like myself. I want the highest quality products available to the fine scale modeler. No compromise is made in the design and manufacturing of my kits. I utilize the latest technology and work extensively with computers to insure accuracy in all phases of design.
SWSM was founded in January of 1995 and my first kit BlueSky Company was released later that year. I selected resin as my main medium and have since
then expanded to include resin and metal castings in my kits. The ability to use both materials has enabled me to offer the widest possible range of castings in the market today. The techniques I use to paint and weather the
castings yields a detail part with texture and character. But resin was not a substitute for quality stripwood! Sound scratch building techniques combined with my unique castings make for the finest craftsmen kits
SierraWest OnLine is a large site containing a wealth of modeling information and hundreds of photographs. If you ever have a question please feel free to email me or better yet give me a call! To make your navigation of my site easier, I have provided a brief overview of several of the different main categories as well as a few frequently asked questions. Just click on the title to go to that particular page. The home page is always the best place to start with all the latest news.
Updated every Saturday with the latest shipping status and future release information.
Information and reservations for future releases are made here.
A variety of special packages in both HO and O scales are located here.
A complete listing of all HO Scale SierraWest Craftsmen Kits. This includes my limited run and signature kits.
A complete listing of all SierraWest O Scale kits including the CHB Models line.
A complete listing of all rolling stock kits in HOn3, HO Standard, and On3/On30.
Please visit the Gallery section where I have posted pictures of completed SierraWest kits provided by you, my wonderful customers! If you have something to contribute please call for instructions on how
best to submit them. Submissions are always welcome.
Visit the clinic section and get a peek at some of my favorite techniques. My comprehensive instruction manuals provide more details on these and other types of weathering and building techniques.
These are color picture supplements to the spiral bound manuals provided in the kits.
Frequently Asked Questions
How Do I Order?
Visit the How
to Order page for more information.
How Can I Tell if a Kit is Available?
All kits that have sold out are listed as such. If the kit does not indicate sold out or future release it is available for purchase or reservation. All kits available for reservation will be indicated as such. If you have a doubt please call me.
Can I Download and Print the Photographs?
A Great BIG YES! The photographs have been provided as a modeling aide and I encourage you to use them as such. Please do note however they cannot be used for commercial use, only for private modeling. If you would like to use an image for any other purpose including online auctions please contact me.
Do You Sell Plans and Manuals?
No, I am unable to sell these. If you have purchased a kit and have lost them please contact me for a replacement. If you did not purchase the kit directly from me proof of ownership will be required. I do charge for these to cover my costs.
What is the lead time on new orders?
SierraWest Scale Models is owned and operated by me, Brett Gallant.
I am a one man business so please be patient with delivery times.
My number one priority is quality over speed.
If you would like an estimated delivery date or have a special need
such as birthday or Christmas present please email or call me!
Customers ask me all the time if these kits are difficult to build.
The answer is NO!
They also inquire if a newbie can put it together...
Yes they can.
My kits are very well designed and executed with thorough instructions,
diagrams, and tons of large clear photographs presented in a beautifully
spiral bound manual. Detailed assembly and weathering instructions
are provided so a new modeler can achieve results they will be very proud of.
They are not snap together imports and take care and time. A detailed list of
suggested supplies including paints and chalks by brand and color is included
to get you going as well. Just though you might like to know...