Evergreen Conifer Trees * Tree Kits * Real Wood Trunks
Big Trees and Snags in stock...see them below!
We strive to make model Evergreen Trees and Tree Kits that are:
- fun and relatively easy to assemble
- handcrafted in USA
New! Check out the Big Trees page.
9/23/15: Progressing into the 18-24 inch tree range for scales O and above. This is a 23-inch snag tree. I forgot to include the HO scale Lumberjack in the video, but he's in the photos below.
24" Snag Tree photos
Doug Taylor reports he'll have constructed over 400 trees from Coastmans kits upon the completion of forest scenes for his home layout in Dallas, Oregon. Thank you Doug! Click to enlarge.
Murielle Charbbonier has been busy at work again...this time creating logs. How'd he make that neat hollow one? Click to enlarge.
At the factory...
9/9/2015: Messing around outdoors today with second growth trees. These have "moss" (WS fine Earth g.f.) and many extra dead branches, more than what the # of dead branch holes afford. I am finding I can add tiny dead branches along the trunk using Aleene's Tacky Glue and tweezers. See short instructional clip here. Note: green branches came out REALLY green. Indoors they are darker green. Shot outdoors with Nikon D5100 at f25 and exposure 1/25 sec.
Manufacturing in Port Orford, Oregon
A short video sequence from the garage. Here we are fine-tuning the tapering of some 9" second growth trunks. Also shown is the addition of the bark detail and the drilling of holes in the trunks for the future placement of dead branches.
KMP Model Kits are now 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 soon to come S scales. We currently have all HO kits in stock. 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. NEW 2/27: We have the new S scale sawmill on the way to us now, so stay tuned for that item.
Simpson No's 45 & 67 with fine detail. Metal wheelsets and couplers are included. Click image for details.
You won't find them on our site, but...
We don't have bottle brush trees or plastic fir trees, however you can get them on Amazon.