Build your own railroad empire
Model trains and railroads have been fascinating men and boys for over a century, but not everyone appreciates the high level of fine art and craftsmanship involved in building these scale model machines and the miniature worlds they inhabit. You can begin with a basic layout then, as your knowledge and your skills grow, take on a more substantial project to replicate a real prototype railroad or maybe you'll design a freelance mini railroad empire, striving for realism within the limits of your available space. You will get hours of pleasure recreating a moment in history filled with locomotives, rolling stock, buildings, bridges, trackside industry, even entire cities, the only limit is your imagination.
There's always more to do
The process of carefully building exact scale models of locomotives and everything that surrounds them not only adds realism to your layout, you'll inevitably learn a lot about railroad operations and history at the same time, very rewarding all by itself, however, a word of caution, model railroading is addictive. Once you begin you will never be quite finished, there will always be something to add or refine.
Lots to choose from
We've gathered together the listings for thousands of model trains and related items for sale, so take all the time you need to browse through the pages. We've broken them out by scale, equipment type, manufacturer, importer and many other ways to make it easy and fun to find what you need. You might find the perfect addition to your current layout or an unexpected item that piques your interest and forms the beginning a lifetime hobby. If there's something in particular you're looking for, try the search box, it's simple to use and very powerful. You never know what you'll find, but the best way to know is to just have a look and see for yourself!