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If there's one thing that signifies the Industrial Age, it's trains. From the 1800's and up, the train had been the machine to move goods by ground, across vast distances. Passengers, goods, livestock, supplies, the trains and locomotives moved them all.

Surprisingly, there are quite a few model kits of trains. While most are historical, and some are military trains, you can still get a sense of the steam, smoke and grime that the trains and locomotives of the past provided to everyday life.

Revell, Italeri, Trumpeter, are just a few of the model kit companies making models of trains. New kits are still coming out, including military trins by Trumpeter, but also civilian trains by Aoshima. (Notably Japanese trains and trams).

Most of the train models, especially the older ones, are HO (1/87) scale. This means you can add tradional HO scale trains parts, scenes, buildings, and accessories like an electric train set might have.

Later military train kits are 1/35, so there are plenty of military 1/35 scale accessories and figures you can add to your model train display.

Regardless of your age, it seems train kits are here to stay, and will continue to be a small, but well followed part of the hobby.

Train model kits. Static train models you can build. Many of them are HO (1/87) scale. The same scale as an electric toy train.

Some of the miltary ones and a few others are 1:35 scale, which is a standard military model scale.

haynes train manuals

Steam Locomotive Driver's Manual

revell big boy locomotive train model kit

Big Boy Locomotive


trumpeter german br52 steam locomotive model kits

BR52 Armored Steam Locomotive
Kit features photo-etched detail parts.
Over 35" long when assembled. 700+ parts.


hobby boss br86 trains model kits

BR86 Steam Locomotive
BR86 Dampflokomotive, a 1930s-WWII era German steam driven tank locomotive. Over 220 parts, with 4 sections of roadbed.


trumpeter br86 trains model kits

BR86 Steam Locomotive


hobby boss german br52 steam locomotive model kits

BR52 Armored Steam Locomotive


ugears steam train model

V-Express Steam Train with Tender


wood tricksteam train model

Locomotive with Tender


streamliner metal train kit model

Streamliner with Coal Tender Mechanical Metal Kit
Model is 19+ inches long when assembled.


minicraft locomotive

1829 Rocket Locomotive


1872 Vulcan Train


miniart german tramcar model kits

European Tramcar with Passengers and Crew
The set includes: plastic parts and base with tracks for dioramas, figure motorman, conductor and passengers outdoor accessories, decal tram poles. Fully detailed interior, the doors can be assembled open or closed.


Soviet Tram Series-X


Cargo Tram Series-X


Tramway Cable Car


aoshima dd51 locomotive train model

Train Museum Diesel Locomotive DD51
Molded in blue, black and silver, and clear parts. Includes springs, photoetch, decals. Very detailed engine and suspension and engineer compartment with figure. (Must be assembled - this is a plastic kit)


EF66 Electric Locomotive Express


hobby boss german dora railgun model kits

German 80cm K(E) Railway Gun 'Dora'
Kit consists of 1767 parts. 4 bogie span bolsters (with asymmetric left and right assemblies), control room, and complex gun carriage Also includes injection-molded railings and ladders, shells, charges, 2 ammunition elevators, display base (side-by-side railway tracks with bed), photo-etch parts (6 frets including walkways and load bearing platform elements). Assembled gun is adjustable in elevation (includes breech ballast for balance)
Completed length is approximately 43.75


German Railway Gun


hobby boss soviet train model

Soviet Motobronevagon MBV-2 Armored Train
420+ parts. 26 sprues , hull and roadbeds.


hobby boss leopold train model

German 280mm K5(E) Railway Gun Leopold


trumpeter german nr16 armored train model kit

German Armored Panzertreibwagen No.16
480+ parts.13 sprues, with cab, chassis and roadbeds.


trumpeter wr360 train model kit

German WR360 C12 Armored Locomotive


trumpeter german armored railcar for train model kit

German Kanonen Flakwagen Anti-Aircraft Rail Car


trumpeter german armored railcar for train model kit

German Panzerjagerwagen Variant II Armored Railcar


trumpeter german armored train model kit

BR57 Armored Locomotive
BR57 armored train locomotive first built in 1910.


trumpeter german leopold railgun model kits

German Railway Gun K5(E) Leopold
Measures 37 inches long when comleted. Features 1140 pieces, metal rail chain, photo etch parts included for (chimney brace frame) grills. Included railroad track section can be finished as a straight track or a cross track. "Anzio Annie" as the gun was known to Allied troops, is the only German railroad gun known to have survived World War II, and it is currently on display at the Aberdeen Proving Ground in Aberdeen, Maryland.


soviet armored train model kits

Soviet MBV-2 (F-34 Gun) Armored Train


Soviet MBV-2 Armored Train


dragon german leopold railgun model kits

German Railway Gun Leopold
Includes a 43" long railway track section.Completed model is over 35" long. Rail gun can be moved.


miniart flatbed model kits

Railway Non-Brake Platform


miniart wagon model kits

Railway Covered Goods Wagon NTV


miniart gondola model kits

Railway Gondola Car + 5 Figures


miniart soviet wagon model kits

Soviet Railway Wagon “TEPLUSHKA”


miniart soviet wagon model kits

Soviet Railway Covered Wagon


hobby boss soviet wagon model kits

Soviet Draisine 'Krasnaja Zvezda'


miniart soviet flatbed model kits

Soviet Railway Flatbed


trumpeter troop transport model kits

German Armored Troop Transport Rail Car


trumpeter german rail  transport model kits

German Rail Transporter Fur Karl-Gerat


German Rail Transporter Karl-Gerat


German Geschutzwagen


trumpeter soviet artillery model kits

Soviet PL-37 Light Artillery Railway Car


trumpeter armor flat car model kits

German Army Heavy Armor Transport Flatcar


trumpeter gondola car model kits

German Army Gondola High Sides Rail Car


trumpeter tank transport model kits

German Army Tank Transport Flat Car


hobby boss locomotive model kits

German WR360 C12 Locomotive


trumpeter rail track model kits

German Railway Track Set (36" of Extra Track)


miniart rail track end model kits

European Railway Track with Dead End


occre lisboa tram model kits

Lisboa Tramway


miniart railway track with dead end

Railway Semaphore

miniart water crane model

Railway Water Crane

german military trains

Armored Trains

model railroad locomotives

Scratch-Building Locomotives

model railroads war time

Model Railroads

brass locomotive models

Brass Locomotives

haynes train manuals

Steam Locomotive
Driver's Manual

weathering train locomotive models

Weathering Locomotives

steam locomotive models

Steam Locomotive

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armored train models

Amored Trains

haynes scotsman models

Flying Scotsman

armored train models

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