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.

Athearn EMD GP35

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Athearn EMD GP35

Part of Athearn’s big expansion of diesel locomotive models of 1966, the four-axle GP35 was a popular EMD prototype and HO-scale miniature.


Ulrich Hopper Cars

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Ulrich Hopper Cars

Ulrich produced several open hopper car models in its line of HO-scale freight car kits.


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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