z.scale.hobo's Manufacturer Profile Information Page:
A medium-sized company based in Wangen-im Allgau Germany. They have
been in business for 100 years, having started in 1911. The company is
presently in the 4th generation of ownership in the Noch family. Time
has taken this company from the Eastern block finally settling into Wangen im Allgau in southern Baden-Wurttemburg in 1960's.
Noch's Areas of Expertise/Product Lines
Pre-formed Layouts / Scenery Dioramas for Z, N, HO
Wood-frame models with plastic forms for larger layouts
Structural foam layouts for smaller layouts
Scenery details for toy train layouts
Tools for use in decorating scenery and dioramas
Finished, ready-to-run layouts in z and n scale
Trees, shrubs, figures, action scenes.
Wangen im Allgau, Germany
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Most higher detail items are still made in Germany. Noch's factory
in Vietnam is quite a unique situation. Noch have become very active
in fostering trust and responsibility with their employees there.
The goal is to have a longer relationship with the employees and
retain skilled labor working on the high quality products.
Relationship to z.scale.hobo
z.scale.hobo has proudly been an authorized direct dealer of Noch
since late in 1999. z.scale.hobo has attained Noch's "Top Dealer"
status as of November 2013 and maintains that position presently. z.scale.hobo is the only dealer world-wide providing translations of
Noch's z scale track plans for their layouts. We can answer questions
on any of Noch's products and enjoy being one of their English-speaking
Video of Noch's warehouse capabilities:
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