20+ years in the making!

Launched in 2000 with the TYCO Trains Resource, Tony Cook’s HO-Scale Trains Resource has been dedicated to being the foremost online resource of information regarding ready-to-run 1/87th model trains in the world.  Today, known as Model Train Resource, the commitment continues to provide the most in-depth information available.

You’re about to enter a vast collection of images, information, and catalog pages curated by Tony Cook – a train enthusiast, author, and editor of Model Railroad News, HO Collector, and Diesel Era Magazines from White River Publications.

Model Train Resource is a treasure trove of information, images, and classic catalogs.  For full access to the articles, monthly membership is offered HERE.  I’d love to have you on board for a trip down HO-Scale memory lane!

HO-Scale Trains Resource

Directory of Manufacturers

Manufacturers Names that are RED have information.    New resources are uploaded each week.

About your Curator - Tony Cook

Why go to Disneyland, when there’s places like Walthers to visit?! Here I am riding on my mom’s shoulders at the original Walthers’ home offices in Milwaukee in 1968.

Growing up in the 1970s, I was lucky to have been the right age to enjoy the many companies that entered (and in many cases quickly exited) the HO-scale train market. My train layout in those days was packed with offerings from AHM, Athearn, Atlas, Bachmann, Cox, Like-Like, Lionel-HO, Pemco, Revell, and of course TYCO…and today decades later I still enjoy a look through those company’s old catalogs.

Thanks for visiting and stop by again in the near future, there’s always something new to see!