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 Alco PB-1

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Athearn Alco PB-1

At the same time Athearn introduced its Alco PA-1, a booster PB-1 arrives in the line in 1970.


Cox’s 40-foot Boxcar

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Cox’s 40-foot Boxcar

In the 1970s, every line of model trains included a 40-foot boxcar and Cox was no exception. This is the Hong Kong version of the sliding-door boxcar cataloged beginning in 1974.


Life-Like’s 2-in-1 Combination set

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Life-Like’s 2-in-1 Combination set

This early 1970s train set provided the owner with the ability to operate freight or passenger service.


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