This site is dedicated
to Jack Parker July, 1931 – August, 2010
Patricia Parker December, 1935 – May, 1999
Central Valley was
first established in 1947 by George Hook; he was first known for his
wooden freight car kits, called “Old Timers”. The
fine ply-wood for the freight cars was imported from Switzerland.
About 1951 is when Central Valley was best known for their trucks
(wheels), up until about 1985. In 1978 Jack Parker bought Central
Valley and made it a family own and operated company, which his
youngest son (of four children) Jeffrey Parker is the sole owner
of today. From 1987 to 1997, Patricia Parker continued truck production
on a limited special order basis.
Valley is now a two person operation; from the raw plastic for
the Truss Bridges and ties (among other wonderful items) to the
hand packaging of all the orders. Central Valley is dedicated
to prototypical accuracy for their customer’s satisfaction.
We are model railroaders, for model railroaders. Many railroad
museums have our products in their model railroad layouts. Our
goal here at Central Valley is to expand our HO and N scale supply
in the near future.