Who is Kappler Mill and Lumber you say?

"I thought you guys were out of business!"

Kappler is a privately held manufacturing company located in Hot Sulphur Springs, CO.

We specialize in precision scale wood products for the model railroader, model ship and airplane builder.

A little history....

Kappler was founded over 40 years ago by Frank Kappler in the effort to supply the model railroad and hobby industry with a source for high quality and dimensionally accurate scale lumber. Kappler lumber soon became sought after and was considered the highest quality scale lumber on the market.
After Frank's death, his company changed hands many times over the years, resulting in availability and other problems, which prompted speculation that Kappler was out of business.

Kappler was purchased by Cross Custom Woodworking, a custom woodworking business owned and operated by a mechanical engineer Pete Cross. Pete has been in the woodworking industry for over 40 years and he brings his experience and expertise to Kappler products and hopes to improve on the already stellar reputation that comes with the name. Pete Cross has entered the model railroad business under the advisement of Dave Naples the operations manager of the Moffat Railroad Museum in Granby, CO. Dave is an expert within the model industry and has been using Kappler products for years.

Kappler is run by a family business in Hot Sulphur Springs, CO where it hopes to thrive. We are in the process of rebuilding our website which hopefully will be at full operation soon. In the meantime purchases can be made by visiting the website, if you encounter any issues please reach out and we will help you as
soon as we can. Thank you for being a loyal customer. We hope to hear from you soon.

"yes, Kappler is still in business........ how may we help you?"


Over the years we have been improving our production techniques and refining our machinery so that we can guarantee a tolerance of +/- 0.003" on the width and thickness of all our lumber and +/- 0.010" on the lengths.

Customer support....

If you don't see what you're looking for, please call or e-mail us!

All Kappler products should be available through your local dealer. If they are not, please let us know.

Please support your local dealer; they're a vital part of our hobby!

Dealer and manufacturer inquires invited!

If you don't have a local dealer or prefer to order direct, please contact us.

In conclusion we would like to thank you for your support and say:

Welcome back to Kappler Mill & Lumber Company, the choice of professional modelers for decades!