Train sets are complete starter packages offered by various model manufacturers that include a locomotive, cars, track, and a power pack. Some sets also include special accessories, such as trestles, tunnels, and buildings.
Featuring on the cover of TYCO’s 1980 catalog, the Golden Eagle train set was a well-appointed offering that gave many young modelers a start in the hobby.
Mantua’s “Big Six” powered the Great Northern decorated Midwest Freight Hauler.
The Junction Special was a 1994 train set from Mantua. This set included a mixed consist of freight and passenger cars.
Mantua’s 0-6-0 tank steam switcher served in the 1994 Ready Way Freight train set.
One of two 1994 Mantua train sets that included the long-serving GP20 diesel was this Santa Fe Diesel Workhorse release.
The Conrail “Quality” Blue Ribbon was among the six train sets included in Mantua’s 1994 catalog.
One of six train sets included in Mantua’s 1994 catalog was its Santa Fe “War Bonnet” Express.
A 1990 release from TYCO was this Chessie System decorated Turbo Train set.
The Hi-Iron Local train set from AHM included an 0-4-0 steam locomotive and tender with three freight cars and caboose.
AHM’s Thunderchief train set included the hobby company’s F-M C-Liner pulling a passenger train made up of Rivarossi-made smooth-side cars.