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ScaleTrains acquires Fox Valley Models

By Cody Grivno | June 17, 2022

HO and N scale locomotives and freight cars included in the deal

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On Friday, June 17 ScaleTrains announced that it acquired the HO and N scale locomotive and freight car lines from Fox Valley Models.

Fox Valley Models owner Matt Gaudynski joined as a full-time senior product developer around a year ago. “In his short time with ScaleTrains, Matt has played a key role in helping bring the ex-MTH HO and S scale tooling back to market as well as expanding the ScaleTrains N scale offerings with several all-new locomotives and freight cars,” the press release stated.

“We’re thankful to have Matt on the ScaleTrains Product Development team,” said Shane Wilson, president of ScaleTrains. “Matt brings several decades of experience with a wide range of skills from retail to distribution to manufacturing. He’s also a passionate N and S Scale modeler which is important because we really see tremendous growth for our company in these areas.”

“The Fox Valley Models brand is in good hands at ScaleTrains and is supported by a top-notch team,” Gaudynski said. “I’m happy to be part of the team and look forward to continuing the Fox Valley Models brand under the ScaleTrains umbrella.”

The first Fox Valley Models items produced by ScaleTrains will be the N scale General Electric ES44 diesel locomotive and Trinity RD-4 hopper. Wilson added that the company will be offering the ES44 with Digital Command Control and an ESU LokSound5 decoder, and the detail parts will be factory installed. Production will take place at the current Fox Valley Models factories to bring the diesel and freight car to market as quickly as possible.

To learn more about the Fox Valley Models products being offered by ScaleTrains, visit

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