Company Profile: Nathan R. Preston

History in a Nutshell

German war hero Nathan R. Preston was a hobby importer with a penchant for dealing with "niche" manufacturers. Most notably Preston imported Rokal TT from 1961 until 1969, when he moved back to Germany.

N Scale Products

N Scale manufacturers that Preston represented included, among others, Kibri, KleiWe, Mössmer (Willke), Peco, Preiser, Sommerfeldt and Trix. Ads for N Scale appeared as early as 1965.

Printed Matter

Preston advertised heavily in Model Railroader magazine, taking out one-, two- and even three-page spreads toward the end of his time in the US.

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