North Dakota's largest dealer for brass model trains, steam and diesel locomotives, passenger cars, rolling stock and kits.

Welcome to our website!
Dakota Brass is now in its 20th year of business. My brass collection actually started 46 years ago when my wife bought me an NJCB Long Island G-53sd Ten-wheeler as a wedding gift. (My mother said she would regret that choice!) It is still in my collection and runs well, although it needs to be upgraded to DCC/sound. Brass models have only gotten better since 1974. The pieces that are being produced now are truly better than museum quality. The variety of models available is incredible, if you are willing to hunt for it. These are truly works of art that, with care and patience, become very reliable working models. Thanks to the internet, even if you canít afford to buy them, you can still enjoy looking at them. Our long-timewebmaster Dan Haakenson retired this year, so I am learning how to do the web work myself with my son Scott's abel assistance.  Bear with us!  Covid has slowed down this transition and forced us to operate out of our lake home in Minnesota but we're getting there.  If you see something you would like to buy, please contact us.



Dakota Brass is an authorized dealer for all Soundtraxx and Blackstone models products. Iíve had a lot of experience installing Soundtraxx products in brass models.  Soundtraxx has been busy upgrading their offerings. Their sound packages are continuing to improve. They also now offer 2 and 4 amp decoders that will allow installations in most 2-Rail O-Scale models. Iíve had the opportunity now to try them out in extended Night Trains sessions at the Twin City Model Railroad Museum in St. Paul. They have performed flawlessly and are a big crowd pleaser. Check out the Soundtraxx website for more details

Jack  remains the busiest guy in the business.  Another short run of Alco's, including GN RS-2's has just arrived.  The GN/BN NW-5's and a couple of GN cabooses are due in the next few months.  The SP cab-forwards and a rerun of the SP MK-4 and MK-5 mikes are in the offing.  Jack is also working on the GE steam turbines and the UP #80 coal turbine.  He has also posted a number of new diesel projects. The Rock Island R-67ís and Soo Line O-20ís are on the list but more reservations are needed.  The D&RGW P-44ís and K-59ís are also on his list. We do have a number of NYC Alcos in stock.  See the Division Point Website for more details.

Union Terminal Imports
Ed and Chuck have ceased importing.  They will be missed, but it was great while it lasted.  We will keep you posted if their unfinished projects are picked up.

The Coach Yard
Fred has kept busy. We still have some PRR and NYC sets in stock.  A number of new projects have been announced.  These need to be reserved well in advance, as he builds to reserved quantities.  Visit their website for more details.

North Bank Line
We have a number of the NP, SP&S and BN cabooses still available.  Ed has announced a huge business car project which we will be carrying.  There is also a possible SP MM-2 in the offing.  See their website.

Sunset/3rd Rail/Golden Gate Depot
Scott has remained very busy in the O-Scale 2-rail and 3-rail market.  The O-Scale offerings are numerous. Check out the NYC Mikes, the C&O streamlined Hudsons and the SP/SP 2-6-6-2's. Golden Gate is also planning a rerun of the Milwaukee Hiawatha cars, Mopac Eagle cars and a group of Amtrak cars.  Visit their website

Located in the basement of the Lewis Hotel at Buckstop Junction, this 3000 square foot DCC-controlled HO layout is well underway with over a thousand feet of track in operation. Work nights are Thursdays. If you are going to be in town and would like to visit it, contact me by Email, phone, or snail mail.

Twin Cities Model Railroad Museum
Iíve been a member of this organization for over 35 years. It was founded and originally located in the St Paul Union Depot in the 1930ís until it moved to Bandana Square in the old NP Como Shop complex in the early 1980ís when the Depot closed. Two years ago, it then accomplished what most of thought would be nearly impossible: it moved again to a new site at 668 Transfer Road off University Avenue in St Paul, adjacent to the old Amtrak Depot. (Ironically, Amtrak has now moved back to the St Paul Union Depot.) The TCMRM has joined with a number of other model railroading groups in an 11,000 square foot space which has become a site truly take in the breadth and scope of model railroading. This is an absolute must-see for rail fans in the Twin Cities.  Covid has forced them to restrict their hours, but they hope to be back online soon. Visit their website or call them at 651 647-9625 for hours.


Division Point
Alco Roadswitchers
GN/BN NW-5's
EMD E-units
Rock Island 5100 series R-67 4-8-4ís
Soo Line O-20 4-8-4ís
D&RGW P-44 and K-59ís
D&RGW K-36 and K-37ís
SP Mikes
SP Cab-forwards
GE Steam Turbines
Union Terminal Imports
Thanks for the memories! 
And a job well done!
The Coach Yard
Burlington Nighthawk
Burlington Aristocrat
Burlington Ak-sar-ben
ATSF Employee Special
Mopac Eagles
SP Starlight
M-10002 and M-10004
NYC Pacemaker and lightweight coaches
PRR Fleet of Modernism Trains
North Bank Line
Business Cars
Sunset/3rd Rail/Golden Gate Models
O NYC H-10's
O C&O Hudson
O WP 2-6-6-2
O SP 2-6-6-2
O Sierra #38
O Chessie Train
Milwaukee Hiawatha reruns
Amtrak E-60 Toasters
Kraus-Maffei Diesels
Dash-9 Diesels
MILW EP-3 QuillsEMD GP-7 and GP-9's
EMD SD-40-2's
Central Locomotive Works
O Baldwin Centercabs
(We are not a dealer for CLW, but contact Lou at if you are interested)

Contact and Sales Information

Contact information.
By Mail: Dakota Brass
18671 Catkin Lane

Sauk Centre MN 56378-4871

Cell: 701-400-3985
Sales Information
- Reserve upcoming items
- Current Inventory For Sale
- Consign Brass for sale