Welcome to Hiller Enterprises LLC
Who are we?
Hiller Enterprises LLC™ (HE) is a small, family-owned model railroading related manufacturing and sales business based in Longmont, Colorado, USA.
- We specialize in Open Car Loads of Fun™ hand-crafted in Longmont, CO., USA.
- See our Trains, Tracks, and Accessories for a limited selection of O-scale 3-rail Lionel, K-Line, Mike’s Train House (MTH), Atlas and Weaver products; and a limited selection of N-and HO-scale trains.
- For more information read “About Us” elsewhere on this site.
IMPORTANT NEWS REGARDING THE CHANGE IN OWNERSHIP OF “THE SCALED TIN RAIL™”!
Robert E. Hiller Jr. (Bob) of Longmont, CO, and owner of Hiller Enterprises LLC, has purchased The Scaled Tin Rail™, LLC or STR™, LLC, Flagstaff, AZ., including but not limited to The STR’s trade marks, physical and intellectual assests, and website domain name (THE-SCALED-TIN-RAIL.COM) and content, from the estate of his dear friend and business associate, and long-time model trains modeler, entrepreneur and businessman Arthur Lee Boynton, whose un-timely “leaving of this earh” occurred in late October 2012. Bob has moved The Scaled Tin Rail™ to Longmont, CO (north of Denver) where Bob lives. The STR LLC AZ is no longer a registered business in the State of Arizona and is “dead” as a State of Arizona corporate entity.
For tax, legal, and other business reasons, the new company is called “The Scaled Tin Rail™, Colorado or STR CO™-Bridging the Rail Gap with SOUND Solutions and CONTROL for your Model Trains”, and is registered with the State of Colorado, Department of Revenue. The STR CO™ is located at 221 La Paz Place, Longmont, CO 80501. Call us at 303-678-7840; Ask for Bob. Our email address is STRColorado@comcast.net. Our website is
By now, many of you know that (and for those that don’t) Art Boynton, owner of The Scaled Tin Rail™, LLC, Flagstaff, AZ (STR™ LLC AZ) died suddenly in late October 2012 from severe head injuries sustained during a fall down the stairs of his home’s 12’ high deck. As far as we know, he did not suffer. Art was special and dear to my wife Holly and me, and our family. Art was a good friend, a good source of information not regularly known to us, a great intellect and spiritual person, had a great and suttle sense of humor; Art like me was a model trains person, colleague and entrepreneur. MOST IMPORTANTLY AND ABOVE ALL, Art or Lee as we also knew him, was a very loving, gentle and kind man; For me, he defined what a "gentle"man is. He is missed.
Following Art’s death, I successfully negotiated with Wayne Adickes, the Exectutor/Personal Representative of Art’s estate, to purchase The STR™ LLC AZ as a separate but complimentary business to Hiller Enterprises LLC™. Art and I had discussed my “taking over” The STR LLC AZ from him when he retired, which he hoped would be soon. I “closed” on the purchase of The STR LLC AZ in January 2013. With that purchase The “old” STR business “died” and is no longer registered as an active business located in or by the State of Arizona.
The Scaled Tin Rail, Colorado’s slogan and primary reason for existence is summarized by our slogan, “Bridging the Rail Gap with SOUND Solutions and CONTROL for your Model Trains”. We specialize in servicing, repairing, selling and installing 3- and 2-rail and related QSIndustries Products. We also sell and install other manufactures’ products, including those from The Electric RR Company (now owned by Lionel). The ERR Co. make electronics for Lionel TMCC and Legacy Systems. PLEASE CONTACT US VIA PHONE, EMAIL OR POSTAL SERVICE BEFORE YOU SEND US ANYTHING YOU WANT US TO CONSIDER, AND/OR TO ORDER ANY OF OUR PRODUCTS. THANK YOU. We want to discuss with you what your model trains needs/requirements are so that we can “get it right” the first time. We, as new owners of a storied brand, will be striving to re-gain your trust and confidence in our customer service and quality you have come to expect of the The Scaled Tin Rail™. PLEASE NOTE, that UNLIKE my dear friend, colleague, and fellow model trains person ART Boynton who had an electronics degree from CalPoly, who had training, who had practice, who had experience (all of which “died” when he did) gained in the military and in the electronics business world working for seveal companies including QSI (20+ years), I DO NOT HAVE HIS ELECTRONICS QUALIFICATIONS, therefore I have a significant learning/training curve to overcome to serve you in a “top-notch” fashion. HOWEVER, I DO HAVE QUALIFIED ASSOCIATES TO ASSIST ME IN SERVING YOUR MODEL TRAINS NEEDS. PLEASE CONTINUE TO CONSIDER US FOR SOUND SOLUTIONS AND CONTROL FOR YOUR MODEL TRAINS.* Thank you. Bob Hiller, Owner, THE STR CO™.
Hiller Enterprises manufactures or assembles, and sells:
Open Car Loads of Fun™ This product line is our trade (mark) name for loads for many makes and models of “open” model train cars (hoppers, gondolas and flats); and loads for model flatbed and “dumping” vehicles.
Pipe Loads of Fun™ are model pipe loads for many makes and models of flatcars and gondolas, and flatbed vehicles. We can engineer and build Pipe Loads of Fun™ to meet your model railroad and trucking needs.
Mineral and Material Loads of Fun™ are model train and vehicle loads for many makes and models of hoppers and gondolas. The Loads of Fun™ represent coal, iron ore, ballast, gravel, and wood chips. We can produce car loads representing metal, wood, and other material “shapes” based on customer request.
Storage Tanks. This product line models storage tanks for fuels, oil, water, and other liquids.
Special Purpose Cars™. This product line features model train flatcars modified to haul Lego® style building block creations; and model train stock- and boxcars equipped with QSIndustries® Live Action Sound Units™(LASU’s).
Hiller Enterprises carries and sells:
Railroadiana. This sales line features railroad related “paper” items, art, artifacts, and other goodies. Contact us for catalog or list of items.
Model Trains. We buy and sell model train sets, locos, cars, accessories, and other items. Sales stock is limited. Contact us for details.
Hiller Enterprises Associations and Services include:
QSIndustries, Inc.®-QSI® QSI is no longer in retail sales. QSI continues to lead in model train control and sound technology. QSIndustries, Inc. authorizied retail sales, repair and installation businesses/dealers include:
The Scaled Tin Rail™, Colorado or STR CO™-“SOUND Solutions and CONTROL for your Model Trains”, Longmont, CO (1-303-678-7840) at www.The-Scaled-Tin-Rail.com and at STRColorado@comcast.net is owned and operated by Robert E. Hiller Jr., Longmont, CO, who also owns and operates Hiller Enterprises LLC. STR CO is THE source and expertise for sales, service, repairs and installation of QSIndustries/QSI® O-scale/O27-3-rail model trains sound and control systems, and a great source for sales, service and installation of QSI model trains 2-rail Titan sound and control system products. STR CO also handles servicing and repairs of other QSI model trains related products. We can provide limited customer support for other model trains manufactures electronic products.
Tony’s Trains (1-800-978-3472).
Custom Detailing / Painting / Lettering. HE provides custom detailing/painting/lettering for The Alaska Railroad – ARR (our specialty), and other railroads as requested. We have an extensive library of books, information, references, photos and slides on the ARR. However, we can model whatever road you like if photos, details, paint, and decals are available. In most cases you provide the car, locomotive, or caboose. Custom work and manufacturing is time consuming. Allow a few weeks to months for the project. Contact us for details .
Model Layout Construction. HE LLC provides limited model RR layout planning and construction advice. We are generally not in the model trains layout construction business. However, we have an associate and friend who is very experienced in this area and might be interested in contracting with you for this service. Contact us for details.
Finally. HE LLC is proud of our product line, most of which are made in the USA; our sales; and our services. We hope you’ll become a satisfied and repeat customer. If you have questions or concerns, please call us at 303-678-7840, write, or e-mail“;. We talk trains and we model. Happy rails to you, until we meet again . . . . Bob Hiller, Owner, Hiller Enterprises LLC-”Bridging the Rail Gap with Products and Services for Model Trains"™ and Owner, The Scaled Tin Rail, Colorado-Bridging the Rail Gap with SOUND Solutions and CONTROL for your Model Trains"™.