Welcome to National Capital Trains

Welcome to our web site which has been in the works for some time.  Thank you for your patience and we think that it has been worth the wait!

My name is Bernie Kritzer and I have been a model railroader for over 50 years and have been in business since 1989.  The business originally started out serving narrow gauge customers in the mid-Atlantic.  However, we changed course in the mid-1990s and now serve a large number of N Scale customers throughout the United States, Canada, and Europe.

We primarily serve the N Scale market and stock one of the largest selections of engines equipped with sound and/or digital command control (DCC).  Our selection of N Scale brass models, passenger cars and car sets, and Kato Unitrak is also very extensive.  In addition, we offer a variety of HO Scale narrow gauge items and track from Blackstone and Peco, respectively.  From-time-to-time we receive HO or O Scale collections which we also list on this site.

Our approach to business is very straight forward and probably old fashioned in this age of high technology.  First, products offered must be high quality in terms of detail, operation, and paintwork.  Second, sales prices are highly competitive for a retail operation.  We are not a distributor nor do we buy and sell items based on the lowest-based price advertised on the internet. Third, we offer high quality service as evidenced by many of you who have purchased from us at a train show and have seen your model operate properly before taking it home.  Many of our customers have been purchasing from us for over 20 years.

The service principle carries over to ordering and sales.  We have avoided an automatic order cart for a number of reasons, including: (1) heavy family responsibilities to children and grandchildren; and (2) our desire to get to know you our customers to enable us to provide for your model railroad needs.

The initial listing consists of over 1,200 items, primarily in N Scale, but there are also a number of HO, Hon3, and O Scale high quality plastic and brass items.  We will continue to list additional items in each new update of the web site.  So please stay tuned for new items, collector pieces, and special sales.

Please take the time to review our site which will be continuously update for content.  We also are open to any suggestions you may provide.