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.
Locomotives, AHM, AHM Locomotives
AHM Alco Century 420
AHM’s Century 420 appears in a mid-1970s listing, but was never apparently released. The model likely would have been Lima’s HO-scale effort. Around the same time AHM shows a Century 420 in its catalog, it was importing Lima’s FP45 diesel model.
Rolling Stock, TYCO, TYCO Rolling Stock
One of the very first plastic freight cars from Mantua-TYCO was this 40-foot gondola model.
Cox American Freight Express set
One of Cox’s mid-1970s train sets featuring the low-nose GP9 diesel model.