Services & Pricing
At Jeff Lemke Trains, Inc. it is how you finish that counts. I work mainly in HO scale, O, and S scales—including narrow gauges. This is a full-time professional business. When your models arrive here they are immediately unpacked, inspected, and photographed. You will receive immediate confirmation including digital images showing your box and your models in my studio. My business process is consistent.
This video demonstrates the collaboration and capability between my studio and ELS Train Service to create lovely finished models for our clients. I performed the paint, weathering, and had custom decals made for two very rare PFM Climax Locomotives. Dennis Bartholow installed DCC, added a double speaker sound system, and lights. We can handle any job including straight 12vdc, DCC, and PFM sound.
To get your models into my pipeline for 2020 (yes, I am booked solid until that time) all that I require today is an Advance Reservation deposit (AR). HO brass steam locomotive ARs are $250/$350/$500 depending on the size of the model. HO brass rolling stock ARs are $100 per car. Sets and larger scale models may be somewhat more.
Prices shown below are typical starting points for each service. I enjoy collaborating with clients who can source proper models in excellent condition with all of the required parts and decals. That is the fastest route to a completed model. To initiate a quote for service please call me at 630-893-5719 or use the CONTACT window below. My hours are 7:30AM to 4:30PM CST Monday thru Friday. In addition to the services shown below I am also available for project consulting and on-topic public speaking on a limited basis.
Painting Brass Locomotives — from $400
Weathering Brass Locomotives — from $150
Painting Rolling Stock — from $200
Weathering Rolling Stock — from $100
DCC, Lighting, Sound — from $100
Installing Car Interiors — $35/hr
Solder Repairs, Modifications — $35/hr
Part Sourcing and Paint Matching — $35/hr
Stripping Old Paint Finishes — $35/hr
Brass Model Resume
My painting resume includes work on more than 3,575 models. I am a life long model railroader, research specialist, and industrial historian who specializes in the Hill Lines and the railroads and industries of Duluth, Minnesota and Superior, Wisconsin. My true calling is collaboration with associates and clients to create positive results. I have taught custom painting to well-known brass model train importers and their builders in South Korea. This is a full time, professional occupation for me and I love what I do. Referrals are encouraged and appreciated. Thanks for visiting today. Cheers!
Brass Model Train Artist
3,575+ models serviced to date
Paint, weathering and soldering repairs
Factory Paint Design Engineer
Ajin Precision Mfg. in S. Korea
Factory Set-Up and Paint Instruction
Historical Photo Restoration
The Railroads of Duluth-Superior
Overland Models, Inc.
OMI "Green Box" Expert
Brass Model Train Designer
400+ products created
Contributing Author—Railroads & Industries of Duluth-Superior