About Us

JL Innovative Design has been purchased by Costello Manufacturing

JL Innovative, Durango Express, and Railway Express Miniatures have been purchased by Costello Manufacturing. As we settle into our new home in Western New York, you will begin to notice some changes. The first one is our presence on social media. Please like and share our page on facebook at https://www.facebook.com/JLInnovative we plan to use it to announce new products and sales. We will also be redesigning this website to make it easier to navigate and easier to purchase from us. Until it is redesigned the old page will be up and functional. We thank you in advance for your support.

Sincerely, Chris and Michael Costello.

News Flash!! We've added a new section to our online catalog - New Products. This will allow you to quick search all new products of any scale and category. See our New Products now...

East Side Fuel Depot - Kit #671
Kit #671- East Side Fuel Depot




Go to the Online Catalog to view our complete product listing!


Jaxson Tire Co. - Kit #661
Kit #661- Jaxson Tire Co.

Our Shop is set up like a Depot with crossing lights out front.




Since 1991 JL Innovative Design has sought to create unusual, innovative and unique scale model products not produced by other manufacturers and offer fellow model railroaders an affordable, unique, and easily constructed product that only looks expensive and complicated. With that in mind, all our instructions feature simple drawings and straight forward directions. No special talent is needed: if you can build plastic kits you can build ours! We've continued to expand and improve our products over the last 20 years, creating one of the largest selections of period billboard signs and poster signs available. We offer over 170 different billboard signs and nearly 3,000 poster signs covering the most popular modeled period from the 1930s -1970s.

Inside of our shop.

Our simple goal is to create and manufacture items that we would want to use on our own model railroad. Now in our 20th year we've continued to expand our line to include:

  • HO scale structures
  • N scale structures
  • Billboard signs & billboards
  • Original period poster signs (one of the largest selections available)
  • Custom details (pre-painted & labeled)
  • Unfinished detail sets
  • HO vehicles & motorcycles
  • N-scale vehicles & details (Railway Express Miniatures)
We are pleased to announce the acquisition of the entire Durango Press product line in 2002. Durango Press offers a variety of super detailed items featuring HO and HOn3 rolling stock & equipment, structures & yard facilities, as well as detail accessories & parts.
Seattle 2004 Show

Seattle 2004 Show

Our booth at the NMRA National Train Show.

David and Mary Elizabeth in front of their Milwaukee Road "Speeder".

Phone (716) 251-0032   

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