Kappler is a privately held manufacturing company located in Granby, Colorado.
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 availibility and other problems, which prompted
speculation that Kappler was out of business.
In early 1997, Erik Holt purchased the business and brought Kappler Mill & Lumber Co. back to life.
In 2023, Dave Naples purchased the business. As the executive director of Moffat Road Railroad Musem in Granby, Colorado and an avid model railroader, the new owner has been using Kappler products for decades and is dedicated to continuing the Kappler legacy with high quality standards and accuracy with each product.
"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.
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!
If you don't have a local dealer or prefer to order direct, please contact us.
Dealer and manufacturer inquires invited!
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!