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Kemtron Corporation

(Fresno, California, USA)

Kemtron Corporation was founded by Levon John Kemalyan (24 February 1907 to 2 November 1976) in 1949 (?), and was a manufacturer of model railway cars, locomotives, parts (especially for scratchbuilders), and accessories in scales 0, 0n3 and S. In 1960 it was the world's largest maker of scale railroad kits, producing one million parts a year and selling them worldwide.

Kemtron was purchased by Lawrence S. Kazoyan in 1970, and relocated from Fresno to Los Angeles. T. Fredrick Hill and Wayne Lyndon, owners of The Original Whistle Stop Inc., acquired Kemtron in 1978 and moved the business to Sacramento. The Precision Scale Company, Inc. acquired Kemtron as a merger in 1986, and still supply original Kemtron products three decades later. Former Kemtron employee John Anderson later went on to found Associated Brass Products Inc, maker of the Cal-Scale line.


Kemtron, 6th master catalog, mid 1950s?

Kemtron, 6th master catalog, mid 1950s?

Kemtron, 6th master catalog, mid 1950s?

Kemtron, 6th master catalog, mid 1950s?

Kemtron, 6th master catalog, mid 1950s?

Kemtron, 6th master catalog, mid 1950s?

Kemtron, 6th master catalog, mid 1950s?

Kemtron, 6th master catalog, mid 1950s?

Kemtron Alco RSD-5 switcher loco, fitted with All Nation drive

Kemtron Alco RSD-5 switcher loco, fitted with All Nation drive

Kemtron Alco RSD-5 switcher loco, fitted with All Nation drive

Kemtron motor, 18v DC, Japanese import

Kemtron X-250 switch machine (point, turnout motor)

Kemtron X-250 switch machine (point, turnout motor)

Kemtron X-250 switch machine (point, turnout motor)

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