Train Sets

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.

 

TYCO’s Over & Under with Santa Fe F9A

TYCO’s Over & Under with Santa Fe F9A

During the early-to-mid 1970s, TYCO’s Over & Under set came with Santa Fe F9A power.

Cannonball Freight Set

Cannonball Freight Set

This long-serving HO train set included Life-Like’s F7A and F7B diesels and came in a number road names.

Life-Like’s 2-in-1 Combination set

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.

Diesel Freight Set from Life-Like

Diesel Freight Set from Life-Like

C&NW was not the most common road name for a train set, but this offering is certainly typical of what made up a common set in the 1970s.

Life-Like’s High Iron

Life-Like’s High Iron

Featuring a 4-6-0 steam locomotive, the High Iron was among early 1970s Life-Like train set offerings.

Big Hook Crane & Circus Set

Big Hook Crane & Circus Set

Possibly the premiere train set offering in Life-Like’s original catalog of HO-scale electric trains was its Big Hook release.

Dockside Switcher Freight

Dockside Switcher Freight

An early 1970s Life-Like train set included veteran Varney toolings.

TYCO’s Mountain Master

TYCO’s Mountain Master

From the mid-1960s, TYCO’s Mountain Master came with the buyer’s choice of Atlantic Coast Line or Union Pacific F9s.

AHM’s Jumpin’ GI Jeep

AHM’s Jumpin’ GI Jeep

A military-themed HO-scale train set from AHM in the early 1960s.

The Silver Streak from TYCO

The Silver Streak from TYCO

Introduced in the late 1970s, this popular TYCO HO-scale train set was the beginning for many hobbyists into the world of model railroading.