We have been supplying fine S scale parts and products for many years, and you may have seen us at one of the many shows we've attended through the years. We also have been publishing a catalog of S parts and supplies you may have seen. Well, this is the Internet age, and Hoquat Hobbies is now On-Line! This website is updated regularly, so please check back often! We also post our Newsletters as they are published. We'd also love to hear from you with any comments, complaints, or suggestions.
We have now listed all of the current production S-Helper Service freight cars, plus all current American Models Box Cars. Click the Freight Cars Tab above. You can see a picture of most cars by adding them to your cart, then clicking View. If its not the one you want, just remove it from the cart and start over.
So far, 2013 has been pretty good to us. S Helper has ceased to operate and has sold off two of their three units. Hoquat is renting out the last remaining unit, so we will definitely be at this location thru 2013.
Normally, I am here Monday/Thursday/Friday 10AM- 4PM and the first and third Saturdays of every month (except holiday weekends or Rutgers football/basketball conficts) 10AM- 3PM.
I have been delaying starting on a new catalog for a couple of reasons. First, until something definite comes out from MTH on what they are going to be releasing and what prices will be, I really donít want to do up a catalog. (I have had a conversation with the MTH people and their catalog will probably be out toward the end of April.) Secondly, one of the major problems for us with S Helper being sold to MTH is that we no longer have access to an inexpensive way to print the catalog. Postage increases are also not helping. Although we are continuing on in part of the old SHS the really nice copier they had is no longer available. Therefore cost of doing the catalog in the same way as the past will triple. The same holds true for this newsletter. I have been thinking about alternatives. The two I have been mulling over have been burning the catalog onto CDs and mailing out the CDs to the mailing list, or simply putting the catalog up on the web site only and not mailing anything out. The newsletter has been posted occasionally on the web site, and we will definitely continue to do so, whatever we do on mailing. Of course neither of these options is good for those of you who donít have computer access. I would like to have your thoughts on this.
We may be a little slow on Lehigh Valley kits for awhile. Had a call from the owner in January Ė he took a nasty fall at the Springfield show in January, breaking an ankle. He is going to be out of commission for a bit. While we have most kits in stock right now, there are a couple are out of stock.
The November - December 2013 Newsletter is here!
Old Motor Trucks are featured.
We have just added a Couplers and Trucks page!
We have also added an American Models Track Page!
Back Alley #2 and East Branch Freight Terminal kits just added!
Here Now! Bar Mills "Earl's Oil".
Brand New! Mount Blue Model Company Craftman's Kits.
Coming in August! Branchline Trains Laser-Art Caldwell Tool and Die.
New M2 Auto-Thentics releases! We now have release 20 and 21 M2 Auto-Thenic series! Alsojust in, Volkswagen release 01! We also have many of the previous releases still in stock, but often only 1 or 2 of each car left. We have most of them posted here!
We also have two new series of the Auto-Haulers series! Check them out here!
Five new SHS Composite Hoppers are in and ready for immediate delivery! These are all schemes that have been very popular, re-run with two new road numbers each!
Three new SHS USRA hoppers are here! The very popular Waddell Coal has been re-run with the same four numbers. Reading is back with two new numbers, and B&O has four numbers in a brand new scheme! All are available for immediate delivery!
We have a shipment (limited edition) of Tonkin Replicas trucks and trailers just arrived. These are really beautiful models! Check them out here!
We carry the complete line of Twin Whistle S Scale kits!
Our new 2012 Catalog is here! Just $5, or free with a $50 order. Once again, we have made the Catalog available on-line for people with a fast line (or a lot of patience - 16mb). Click the picture above to download a pdf version of the 2012 Catalog!
We now stock Laser Craftsman kits from Ragg's... to Riches?
Just in! Two new numbers of the Ballantine Ales and Beer Reefer! This is a Hoquat Hobbies exclusive, and there are only 60 of each number. Order quick!
Four new Double Sheathed Box Cars have arrived from S Helper Service, check them out here!
We now carry Imagine That! Laser Art craftsman kits!
New! Three new Exclusive Hoquat Hobbies Cars from S Helper Service are here, ready for immediate shipment! Theses are beauties! Check them out here! Also, we now have some new SHS Billboard Reefers and Stock Cars.
New S Helper Service Wooden Billboard Reefers have arrived. Three new paint schemes, one with multiple numbers. Find them here!
We've added 3 more Smoky Mountain Model Works Resin Freight Car Kits, for a total of five! These are excellent kits, and build into beautiful models. Click on any of the pictures above to get more information!
New FMC double door and single door boxcars and PS 5433 50' boxcars from Des Plaines S-Scale America are in stock.
New! We have added AM Budd Passenger Cars here!
Also just posted, American Models Tank Cars, Hoppers, Reefers, and Gondolas!
All the DSL Shops kits and several kits from BTS, Branchline Trains and Pine Canyon Models have been posted on the structures page. Check them out!
Note:The S-Helper Service L&C, AA and SOO rebuilts are here, ready to ship!
We have a retail store location stocked with lots of S, both new and old! We are at 77 Cliffwood Ave, Suite 7C, Cliffwood, NJ.
Store Hours: Our current Hours of operation are: Monday, Thursday, Friday 10:00-4:00, plus 1st and 3rd Saturday of the month 10:00-3:00, except holiday weekends and Rutgers home football games.
Just Posted: Our Fall 2013 Newsletter
August 2013 Newsletter
June 2013 Newsletter
Spring 2013 Newsletter
Winter 2013 Newsletter
Summer 2012 Newsletter
Spring 2012 Newsletter
Spring 2011 Newsletter
Fall 2010 Newsletter
Summer 2010 Newsletter
Spring 2010 Newsletter
Fall 2009 Newsletter
July/August 2009 Newsletter
Fall 2008 Newsletter
July 2008 Newsletter
April 2008 Newsletter
February 2008 Newsletter
November 2007 Newsletter
May 2007 Newsletter
March 2007 Newsletter
June 2006 Newsletter
March 2006 Newsletter
January 2006 Newsletter
December 2005 Newsletter
November 2005 Newsletter
Hobbies is proud to offer several special limited run S Helper Showcase
These cars come ready-to-run with AF compatible couplers and wheels installed, and with code 110 NMRA RP-25 metal wheelsets and the mounting holes for the SHD 01295 or KD #802 couplers.
Click on any of the pictures to go to the order page, or click one of the tabs at the top of the page to check out any of our many S scale products!
PO Box 753
Greenbrook, NJ 08812