The Biggest Small Business in Custom O Scale
Established in 1993, Buffalo Creek Graphics has become a leader in the design and production of limited edition, customrun train cars for organizations, clubs, and businesses in O Gauge and O Scale – both 3-rail and 2-rail.
In 2000, Buffalo Creek Graphics purchased the decorating assets of Crown Model Products, of Massachusetts (CMP), a long-time, and well-respected, producer of O-scale models and custom run cars. This acquisition prompted a move to a new warehouse and headquarters on Grand Island, New York. It also expanded the scope of the Buffalo Creek Graphics operation to include a greater range of products for operators and collectors with interests in the classic steam-to-diesel transition era and railroads in the eastern United States, and Canada.
Crown Model Decorators immediately became the design component of the new company’s operations, and with the 2007 establishment of our website - www.TrainResource.com - design, distribution, and Internet marketing were combined with the creation of the BCKgraphics Group.
In late 2009, the company’s headquarters were moved from Grand Island to Niagara Falls, New York. Our business model was modified, with new products released in the Spring and Fall of each year, a renewed focus on the railroads and independent shippers that served the Western New York region, and a new pre-sale program designed to better meet the needs of our customers and sustain pricing stability.
More recently, Buffalo Creek Graphics was designated by the Board of LCAC - Canada’s Train Collectors™, as the exclusive distributor for the liquidation of the non-profit association’s remaining inventory. While Buffalo Creek Graphics provided design and production assistance to the LCAC from 1993-2008, we have provided those same services to other organizations including the annual club car project for the Northern Michigan RailRoad Club from 2008 thru 2014.
We still consider model trains to be our hobby and avocation, not a full-time business. Our focus, however, remains on our TRUE Limited Editions -- custom decorated O-scale model freight train cars, with production runs of no more than 100 cars, targeted to individual operators and collectors. We do not operate a hobby shop and our marketing is still done by direct mail to customers on our extensive mailing list, via our website, and by word of mouth.
We recognize that our customers are our most valuable asset and we sincerely appreciate the support and loyalty they have shown Buffalo Creek Graphics for more than two decades. If you have questions or comments, please feel free to contact us.