Paw of a Bear,LLC
Michael Duggan
1395 Ridgeway Farm
Cvharlottesville, VA 22911
434-964-7118 (My workshop is loud so I often miss calls. Please leave a message. I will return your calls.)
9:00am - 9:00pm EST M-F (the quickest way to reach me)

Here at you will find highly-detailed, unique, scratch-built model railroad structures in Z-scale, N-scale, HO-scale, and even an occasionally O-scale. Michael Duggan (that would be me) creates all the work featured on this site. I have been a model builder for over 35 years. In late 2006, I started building models and selling them on ebay and at train shows. Because several folks asked for them, in 2008 I started producing some of my structures as laser cut wood kits. For now these kits are for model railroads in scales from Z-HO. As time allows, I will add new kits to the Paw of a Bear, LLC catalog. Please check back from time to time to see what's new.

I also do custom structure building. Suppose that you want a scale model of your grandfather's general store, your childhood home, your business, or your home. Supply me with photographs, measurements, even better, plans and elevations, and I will build a model, complete with scenery, in the scale of your choice. The more information you have, the more detailed I can make your model. Contact me to discuss a budget. Costs vary based on complexity of the building. If you aren't satisfied with the model, simply send it back to me and I will return the purchase price. I can not return shipping costs.

I also offer custom craftsman kit building. You buy the kit, I build it for you. Contact me to discuss rates and budget. I guarantee that you will be satisfied with the work.

Please note: If you are looking for fast, I'm not the builder for you. If you are looking for excellence, drop me a line.

Please let me know if I can create custom work for your layout or collection .

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