The mission of the HO-Scale Trains Resource is to provide information relating to the history of ready-to-run model trains.  Specific product lines are presented with their own individual websites that provide the viewer with a look at what each company offered the model railroading hobby. Launched in 2000 with the “TYCO Trains Resource,” The HO-Scale Trains Resource has for over a decade been dedicated to being the foremost online resource of information regarding ready-to-run 1/87th model trains in the world.

Athearn EMD SDP40

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Athearn EMD SDP40

Athearn’s steam generator-equipped SD40 model from 1966 replicated Electro-Motive Division’s SDP40 passenger diesel sold to Great Northern and NdeM, and included a number of fantasy road names as well.


AHM Metal Boxcar

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AHM Metal Boxcar

A late-1970s production from AHM was labeled its “Metal Boxcar,” though this model was plastic and featured tooling dating to the early-1960s Rivarossi model.


The Rock Island Line

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The Rock Island Line

The Rock Island Line train set got its start in TYCO’s 1976 catalog.


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