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.
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.
One of TYCO’s movie and TV themed sets was 1986’s Rambo Electric Train and Battle Set
The Rock Island Line train set got its start in TYCO’s 1976 catalog.