The holidays are here!
Depending on where you are, COVID-19 might be restricting your 2020 seasonal shopping opportunities, but that doesn’t have to stop you from getting the perfect gift for your loved ones! Whether you’re looking for stocking stuffers, train starter sets, or something unique for the modeler who has everything, we’ve got you covered with a great selection of railroading items to fit every budget!
Gifts Under $50
This new selection of HO Scale Pullman Standard hoppers from Tangent Scale Models is sure to delight the serious modeler in your life! With several different railroad paint schemes to choose from, these great looking 1970s+ train cars will fit right in on scale model layouts representing anywhere in the US!
Double the fun with our Micro-Trains N Scale Weathered Freight Car Packs. These weathered freight cars are perfect for adding a little personality and extra detail to any N Scale railroad. No manual weathering required!
Bring any model train layout to life with a Life-Like HO Belvedere Hotel Kit or N Scale Downtown Hotel. This is a great, easy to assemble gift for the beginner railroader looking to turn their train set into a proper layout. Check out more of our life-like buildings and structures here!
The Polar Express is an iconic Christmas story and a favorite among kids and budding model railroaders. Our Lionel O Scale Polar Express accessory packs make the perfect stocking stuffer at under $25 to add to Polar Express train layout.
Gifts Under $100
The Norfolk Southern Railway is one of the most well known modern US freight railroads! The result of more than a century of mergers between smaller railroads, Bachmann Trains now honors its past with a fleet of modern locomotives in historic paint schemes! At under $100, these models are a great deal for not only looking fantastic, but also coming fully equipped with DCC and sounds!
These Broadway Limited Imports HO Scale 6,000 Gallon Tank Car Packs aren’t just excellent value at only $62.99, they’re also a great way to diversify a vintage themed train layout with vibrant color and realism!
At just $67 (HO scale and N scale models only), the Woodland Scenics Built and Ready Theater is a beautiful ready-made structure, perfect for that special model railroader. Sporting iconic Art Deco styling and interior lighting, this Woodland Scenics scenery piece is sure to be a great addition to any train layout inspired by the 30s, 40s, or later!
Bring a new dynamic element to any FasTrack equipped O Gauge railroad or Lionel train set with the Lionel FasTrack Grade Crossing! This fully functional model features flashing crossing lights which activate automatically as the toy train approaches – complete with authentic crossing bell sounds!
Other Top Picks
If you’re not limited by a budget, we also have a great selection of model train items which are slightly more pricey, but will be more than worth the splurge!
Our brand new Bachmann HO Scale SC-44 Chargers are fantastic gifts that are loaded with features. Replicating the latest Amtrak passenger locomotives, these Ho scale models include CD-quality audio delivering various sounds, a wide range of authentic lighting features, and a “Keep-Alive” capacitor that keeps your locomotive running over power interruptions and dirty track. A winner for any modern modeler for $270!
Our NCE Power Cab DCC Starter Set is the perfect gift for any modeler looking to make the switch from DC to digital control! With the ability to command up to 6 trains at once, the DCC starter set includes everything needed to start running DCC on an existing layout or train set (providing your locomotives are DCC equipped). With an easy-to-operate interface, the handheld controller allows for full control of movement, direction, sound features, lighting, and more! It might not feel like the most glamorous gift to buy, but we guarantee it’ll probably be the most appreciated!
Hornby HO R1234M Harry Potter Hogwarts Express Train Set
Get ready to depart Platform 9 3/4 for a magical journey to the Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry with the new Hornby Hogwarts Express Train Set! This brilliant Harry Potter train set makes a perfect gift for any Harry Potter fan, and can be expanded with add-on accessories as their HO scale railroad grows!
You can find all these fantastic gift ideas and more at our Holiday Headquarters! Remember to order early to ensure delivery in time for the holidays.