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.
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.
Dating to around 1970, AHM’s Dockside Gandy Dancer train set came with a hobby mainstay Dockside 0-4-0 steam locomotive.
One of AHM’s basic HO-scale train set offerings to feature a steam locomotive was the Pufferbelly Freight Set.
AHM’s Diesel Dancer provided a very basic example of an HO-scale train set.
AHM’s Overland Express was a 1960s train set release with 0-6-0 steam locomotive.
AHM’s Rocket Freight was a 1960s train set release with an Alco RS-2 diesel locomotive.
Introduced in 1980, TYCO’s “Big Logger” train set enjoyed at least two versions and appeared in the HO-scale electric train line for four years.
A 1950s TYCO train set release was “The General” that included a 4-4-0 steam locomotive.
TYCO’s first TV show-licensed offering of the 1980s was its popular G.I. Joe Electric Train & Battle Set release introduced in 1983.