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 Baldwin S-12

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Athearn Baldwin S-12

Athearn adds its only Baldwin diesel prototype to its line in 1974 with the release of the S-12 switcher.


TYCO 40-foot Refrigerator Car (metal)

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TYCO 40-foot Refrigerator Car (metal)

Similar to the all-plastic 40-foot reefer car model, this version pre-dates that effort. Mantua-TYCO’s earlier example from the 1950s included a plastic shell with pressed-metal side panels.


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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