Tom Bee

Couplers, Trucks, Freight Cars, and Parts
for the 1.5" Scale Railroader!

2017 Prices

An announcement from TOMBEETRUCKS

Most of you know me as a supplier to this great hobby of ours. I have been supplying fine trucks and couplers to the hobby of large scale railroading for over 25 years. I put my heart and soul into it.

I plan on continuing to serve the hobby for many years to come. I am not downsizing or retiring in any way, shape or form. In fact, I am expanding.

There is a wonderful young man and good friend of mine for over 20 years who has been in the hobby for even longer. His name is MARCEL UHRICH. Marcel is from Ohio. I chose him to help me out to expand TOMBEETRUCKS. He will supply all the fine trucks and couplers as I do. He was introduced to my friends and customers in Florida last February as my new partner.

I am NOT retiring by any means. You will see Marcel in the future at many of the clubs around the country. Marcel will produce trucks and couplers from patterns and molds directly from me. This will ensure top quality of railroad products just as TOMBEETRUCKS has done. He will keep the tradition of fine trucks and couplers as I did along with top notch customer service. He has been a devoted railroader throughout his life. He has excellent machining skills along with very good design capability.

Please welcome Marcel as you did me.


What's New?
Tom's New Workshop Photos
What Are "Semi-Finished" Trucks?

Tom's Couplers
(Select image for details.)

Beware of Counterfeits

We know of other suppliers who have copied
Tom's patterns and are selling trucks, couplers,
and/or castings imported from other countries.

These products will not be warranted or
in any way supported by Tom Bee.

Why buy these when you can buy the best?


Tom's Trucks.
Bettendorf, Buckeye, Caboose, and Modern Roller Bearing.
(select any image for specs and larger picture)

This test shows the flexibility of Tom Bee Trucks.

The brass fixture is .275 inches above the top of the rail. It is the only fixture in the test. Notice how easily the wheels climb over it. Watch closely how the bolsters bounce during the test. This shows correct spring tension for each car. Springs that are too strong won't allow enough flexibility, creating a potential for derailment. Not enough tension and they tend to bottom out. Notice also how well these trucks work given the wide variety of car types.


Air Brakes
Caboose Trucks
Bettendorf Freight Car Trucks
Buckeye Tender Trucks
Modern Freight Car Trucks
Semi-Finished Trucks

2017 Prices

Flat Cars
Hopper Cars
Combo Cars
Special Order Cars
Air Brakes
Customer Photos
About Tom Bee
Technical Section
Staying On Track
Tom's Instructional Videos

Thomas Bee
4237 South State Road
Davison Twp, Michigan 48423
248-935-8234 9am to 5pm EST

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MonthStateLocation Days
FebruaryFloridaFLS, Largo, L Smith, Ridge -
AprilMichiganNAMES Convention -
JuneOhioLake Shore Live Steamers -
AugustIllinoisIllinois Live Steamers -
OctoberArizonaMaricopa Live Steamers -

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