Bethlehem Pattern and Model Shop
Bethlehem Pattern and Model Shop was a supplier of castings and parts for building diesel engines and other road equipment in 1.5 inch scale. They were located in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania.
From Large-scale Model Railroading, p 6
- Cliff Pettis of Texas introduced a low cost line of car and locomotive parts, all in 1-1/2" scale. This line changed hands many times during the thirty or more years that it was available; originally starting as "Texas Railways" which became "Miller's Backyard Railroads", followed by "Bethlehem Pattern Supply", and finally, "Texas Railway Supply Inc". It is felt that this line started many enthusiasts in 1-1/2" scale modeling.
Bill Koster wrote, November 2016:
- Those are Bethlehem sideframes. I bought my first 7 1/2 inch equipment from them in a visit to Bethlehem in 1963.