Re: History of Bev-Bel
The also produced a variety of wood and metal craftsman kitsŠ..
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Date: Monday, January 19, 2015 at 6:48 PM
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Subject: Re: [STMFC] History of Bev-Bel
Bev-Bel was a hobby distributor in Cresskill, N.J. that was best known for
its custom decorating of Athearn and other rolling stock. They did a really
Beverly Belkin and her husband Irv were the owners. Bev's name provided the
I met them back in the 1990s and the business was being phased out as Bev
and the others were way past retirement age.
I believe Athearn's sale and decision to stop producing blue box kits,
leaving them nothing to decorate, helped bring about the end as well.
This is from the Walther's website:
Bev-Bel Corp., located in Cresskill, New Jersey, was founded in 1956 by
Irvin & Beverly Belkin. Bev-Bel produces limited runs of roadnames and
schemes not generally produced by major manufacturers, along with
special-appeal rolling stock such as Christmas, 4th of July, Americana and
Mexicana Models® series. Each run has its own distinct cab and car numbers.
West Hartford, Conn.
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