Coastmans specializes in making model fir trees and producing exceptional model fir tree kits!
Welcome! The Store is Open!
I make custom dioramas! email me at firstname.lastname@example.org!
I put a 7-minute How-To video on the Miscellaneous How-To's page...click here
9/2/2018: New POTB Blog Post - Trestle Bent Construction
4/4/18: New shipping charge structure, click here. Although I can no longer offer free shipping on large orders, it is now much less for smaller orders ($4.75 under $25), and still attractive for large orders (depending on how much you spend, about $20), and staying the same for overseas orders. If you are overseas and want the best price on shipping, I may be able to arrange something, but you need to get in touch via email. Thanks!
4/4/18: New customer photos in the Gallery
2/20/2018: We have a new addition to the lineup of Moose Creek Trees (Evergreens), this is the new 7" (seven inch) tree! Check it out on the Moose Creek Trees page.
What's New at Coastmans:
New Stuff for sister website, Coastal Modelworks
1/8/18: I've been making forest models that hang on the wall. Although not train related, this is perhaps some my best modelmaking. If you haven't seen CoastalModelworks.com yet, you might enjoy this. Click Here.
10/10/17: Newest Logs - 5/8ths and 3/4ths diameters x 8 inches plus. Raw Finish, dye your own. Perfect for O & On3! On sale! Click Here!
This is where the trees are made; right here in Oregon.
60-second tree making video:
They say "you can't be an expert at everything" and what is true is that I am NOT the video expert! Here I managed to upload 60+ seconds of tree making activity showing me placing the green branches material onto the tree trunks. -Rog
Green Branches Foliage - Come in THICK and THIN sizes! Click here!
I have BIG Trunks...Check it out here!
Cedar Utility Pole Car Loads ...
Stronger, more durable, and with "less fallout" than previous versions.
Our New Green Branches continue on into newness by virtue of a stream of improvements. The ratio of components has been refined considerably. There's over 400mL of PVA in each sheet of Thick and nearly 200 in each sheet of Thin. Turf is much better retained. The applied material holds its' shape on the trunk exactly as intended. Zero drooping (unless you want it to). This means you receive a superior product that allows you to make great trees with less effort "than ever before". In fact, I hope it's not too tough! See it here.
Moose Creek Fir Trees
Are Available on Coastmans!
We make big trees! 18-24 inches tall, one-inch base.
We have18-24 inch trees. Two more images in The Gallery.
Check out the customer submitted photos...in The Gallery.
We are manufacturing in Port Orford, Oregon
Click here for short videos about how we make the tree parts. In one video we are fine-tuning the tapering of some 9" second growth trunks. Also shown in that video is the addition of the bark detail and the drilling of holes in the trunks for the future placement of dead branches. Other videos include how the dead branches are sorted out and some of the steps for making the older version of green branch material.
KMP Model Kits are available on Coastmans
Coastmans has teamed up with KMP Models to offer their outstanding logging equipment kits. The lineup includes steam loaders & yarders, plus spar trees, pile drivers, and sawmill outbuildings. KMP Models are currently offered in HO, N, O, and now in S scales. We currently have all HO kits in stock and the S scale Sawmill. Richard King's highly-detailed and unique craftsman kits feature the realism and quality we strive to include in our fir tree products. Click on any image to enlarge. Click here to go directly to the store page on our site for KMP. We also have the new S scale sawmill!