Kappler is a privately held manufacturing company located in Arlington,
We specialize in precision scale wood products for the model railroader, model
ship and airplane builder.
A little history....
Kappler was founded over 30 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, as new owners we soon found that we had our work cut out for us if we were to bring Kappler Mill & Lumber Co. back to life.
We started by removing about 90% of our inventory that didn't meet our strict tolerance & quality standards and proceded to fix most of the machinery, which
had not been maintained over the years, followed with the huge task of letting everyone know that
"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 lenghts.
Kappler is here for you, so in addition to the products listed on these web pages, we also offer
custom manufacturing and laser cutting. 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!
We appreciate your input and as a result have a number of new products we will be releasing in the future.
You can keep informed on any new developments by either checking our
What's New? page or signing up for our news letter
In conclusion we would like to thank you for your support and say:
Welcome back to Kappler Mill & Lumber Company, the choice of champions for over 30 years!