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.
During the early-to-mid 1970s, TYCO’s Over & Under set came with Santa Fe F9A power.
This long-serving HO train set included Life-Like’s F7A and F7B diesels and came in a number road names.
This early 1970s train set provided the owner with the ability to operate freight or passenger service.
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.
Featuring a 4-6-0 steam locomotive, the High Iron was among early 1970s Life-Like train set offerings.
Possibly the premiere train set offering in Life-Like’s original catalog of HO-scale electric trains was its Big Hook release.
An early 1970s Life-Like train set included veteran Varney toolings.
From the mid-1960s, TYCO’s Mountain Master came with the buyer’s choice of Atlantic Coast Line or Union Pacific F9s.
A military-themed HO-scale train set from AHM in the early 1960s.
Introduced in the late 1970s, this popular TYCO HO-scale train set was the beginning for many hobbyists into the world of model railroading.