Model Train Services - Installations - Repairs - Sales -  
    servicing scales N - G for more than 5 years
    Where solutions matter.
Mission Statement

Our mission is preserving the history and hobby of trains.  We do this through model train sales,  customization,  layout building, and education.   

We view our mission as a journey, not a destination.

About Us

Matter Associates provides model train services promoting the hobby, and general interest in railroading.  Our staff has more than 20 years of experience in model railroading and related activities.
Our technology services section provides computer assistance (DCC) and other technological services. 


Bert W. Buri,
Principal Consultant

Mr. Buri holds a B.S. from the University of Central Oklahoma.  He has more than 20 years of asset management and disposition experience in both the public and private sector. 

Mr. Buri currently serves as Cloud Services Manager at Socius, where he focuses on cloud services implementation for organizations.  Earlier, Mr. Buri served as a Director at  The Public Group,  where he focused on the design and implementation of turnkey asset disposal solutions for government agencies. 

Previously, Mr. Buri was the Program Manager for the State of Wisconsin Surplus Property Program where he had program responsibility and oversight for the disposal of state surplus property from over 75 state programs and agencies statewide. 

Prior to working for the State of Wisconsin, Mr. Buri spent 5 years working for a federal government contractor in law enforcement support services.

Mr. Buri is an independent writer, whose articles and contributions are published in various online forums and blogs.