Welcome to Hiller Enterprises LLC (HE LLC) and The Scaled Tin Rail Colorado (STR CO)
If you wish to contact me for any reason, but especially to discuss the particulars of your order and/or to tailor your order, email me at email@example.com or phone 303-678-7840. Thank you. Bob Hiller. Owner, Hiller Enterprises.
Hiller Enterprises ™ LLC manufactures and sells
Pipe Loads of Fun ™ Our signature Loads of Fun™ product line is Pipe Loads of Fun for all makes and models of model train gondolas, flatcars and flatbed vehicles.
Pipe Loads of Fun ™ are designed and built to: 1. look like the real thing; 2. represent a specific prototypical pipe diameter (See NOTE 1 below.); 3. fit within the inside length (IL), width (IW) and height (H) of your gondolas, flatcars, bulkhead flatcars and flatbed vehicles. NOTE. If necessary, contact us to provide specifics for your order including pipe layers not listed below, a specific scale pipe diameter, or if you have questions.
Pipe Loads of Fun™ are labeled according to model railroading scales (Z, N, HO, S, O, G) or some other scale fraction); length in “real” 1 to 1 inches; coating color; the number of pipe layers e.g. 4+4+4+3 is a 44443 pipe load (See NOTE 2 below.); and whether “yellow rope” pipe separators are required.
Z-scale pipe loads are priced at $10.00 per inch in length for all pipe layer configurations. See NOTE 3 below.
N-scale pipe loads are priced at $2.00 per inch in length for 21 and 22 pipe layers; and $2.50 for 321 or 332 pipe layers. See NOTE 3 below.
HO-scale pipe loads are priced at $2.50 per inch in length for the 44443 layer configuration. If an HO 321 pipe load with 1/2 inch actual pipe diameter is desired the price is $2.00 per inch. NOTE 3 below.
S- and O-scale pipe loads I use 1/2 inch “actual” diameter pipe to build the loads. 321 or 332 pipe loads are $2.00 per inch. 443 pipe loads are $2.50 per inch. 4443 pipe loads are $3.00 per inch. See NOTE 3 below.
NOTE 1. Pipe diameter. I generally use plastic pipe of a diameter that looks good for a particular scale and closely resembles a generally used prototype diameter.
NOTE 2. Pipe layer nomenclature. A 4+4+4+3 or 4443 pipe layer designation or similar numbering means from the bottom of the pipe load to the top there are 3 layers of 4 pipes, and 1 layer of 3 pipes. This scheme is used throughout my pipe loads product line. For more or fewer pipe layers, contact me for pricing.
NOTE 3. Pipe Length and Pricing. The price of my pipe loads is calculated by multiplying the length of a particular layer configuration, e.g. 4443 by the cost per inch of pipe load. I round the length to the nearest whole inch with the 1/2 inch mark as the break point between rounding lower or rounding higher. EXAMPLE. A 7 and 3/8 inch length is considered 7 inches for pricing. A 7.5 inch to an 8 inch load is considered an 8 inch long load for pricing.
Mineral and Material Loads of Fun™ Our other noteworthy Loads of Fun ™ product line is Mineral and Material Loads of Fun for all makes and models of model train flatcars, gondolas and hoppers, and vehicles hauling these products.
We can build-to-order most any open car load representing metal shapes and scraps, wood, and other material “shapes” based on your model railroad and trucking needs.
Liquid Storage Tanks The Liquid Storage Tanks 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 also 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 and related items. We buy and sell model train sets, locos, cars, accessories, and other items. 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. Sales stock is limited. Contact us for details.
Hiller Enterprises services include
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 Design and 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 associates and friends who are very experienced in this area and might be interested in contracting with you for this service. Contact us for details.
The Scaled Tin Rail ™ Colorado ™ or STR CO ™
specializes in selling, installing, repairing, servicing, and supporting all QSIndustries® (QSI®) sound and model train control products and model trains electronics. Since 1979 STR has been providing mechanical and electronic hardware and services to enhance our customer’s model trains operations and enjoyment. We are the best source and place of expertise for QSIndustries/QSI® O/O27-3-rail model trains sound and control systems, and a great source for sales, service and installation of QSI 2-rail model trains Titan sound and control system products. We also service and repair other QSI model trains related products.
CURRENTLY WE DO NOT HAVE AN IN-HOUSE REPAIR, INSTALLATION, OR SERVICING PERSON. CONTACT US FOR DETAILS. AT THIS TIME WE DO NOT HAVE ANY QSI MODEL TRAINS SOUND AND CONTROL UNITS FOR SALE. WE ARE LOOKING INTO REPAIRING/UP-GRADING USED UNITS TO SELL. IF YOU HAVE AN INTEREST IN DOING THIS KIND OF ELECTRONICS WORK WITH RESPECT TO QSI PRODUCTS, CONTACT ME.
QSI products we carry are Sound Bloxx, Live Action Sound Units (LASUs) installed in cars or sold separately, QSI Solutions Quantum Programmer for programming DCC QSI Titan systems, Quantum Engineer Booster Box which increases the Quantum Engineer’s performance, ACS-730 Power Guards,
ACS-713 PowerTrak, ACS-710 SideKick II, Power Programmer, and various accessories.
We sell and install sound and train control products and other products of other manufacturers.
STR CO is the model trains service and repair side of HE LLC.
Thank you for your business. Bob Hiller, Owner, HE LLC and STR CO