The mission of the HO-Scale Trains Resource is to provide information relating to the history of ready-to-run model trains.  Specific product lines are presented with their own individual websites that provide the viewer with a look at what each company offered the model railroading hobby. Launched in 2000 with the “TYCO Trains Resource,” The HO-Scale Trains Resource has for over a decade been dedicated to being the foremost online resource of information regarding ready-to-run 1/87th model trains in the world.

Mantua Booster 0-4-0

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Mantua Booster 0-4-0

One of 15 steam locomotives included in Mantua’s 1978 catalog, the first year for second generation offerings from the compnay.


AHM 41-foot High-Cube Boxcar

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AHM 41-foot High-Cube Boxcar

AHM offered a version of the Kader-made 41-foot High-Cube Boxcar in the 1970s.


TYCO Chattanooga Choo-Choo Train Set

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TYCO Chattanooga Choo-Choo Train Set

A popular and well-remembered entry in TYCO offerings is the Chattanooga Choo-Choo product line. It is first found in the company’s 1975-76 catalog. TYCO designated Chattanooga-dressed pieces with a -15 suffix on the stock number and both the steam engine and caboose are listed as separately available items, in addition to the train set beginning in 1975.


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