O scale trains have a long and rich history. The first O scale trains were produced around 1900. The German toy manufacturer Mãrklin is commonly credited with producing the first O scale model trains. Though not the first, the legendary Lionel Corporation is today most commonly associated with this type of model electric train. For over one hundred years and up until today, Lionel has been producing quality electric model trains in the O scale format.
Other well known top notch makers of O scale model railroading locomotives, rolling stock, and accessories are American Flyer, MTH, Willliams, Atlas O, and Weaver. These manufacturers often market their model electric trains under specialty brands which have gained loyal and enthusiastic customers. Tinplate Traditions, RailKing, and The Polar Express are a few prominent examples.
The family owners of Trains and Toy Soldiers have personally enjoyed O scale model trains for decades. Like many of you, we have our electric train model layout in our home’s basement. Countless enjoyable hours have been spent designing and redesigning the model train layout. It has been a project that the whole family can get involved in and work together on. Trains and Toy Soldiers is committed to providing you with the best available electric train locomotives, rolling stock, and accessories. Please email or call to let us know how we can serve you better.