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Explore these great gift ideas for the model train and railroad enthusiast!

Southern Pacific

The die-cast metal AC-6 Cab Forward with Proto-Sound 3.0 is outfitted with premium details including legible builder's plates; painted backhead gauges; cab interior light; tender truck safety chains; and additional boiler details all atop a smooth-running, quiet drivetrain controlled by the onboard DCC/DCS Proto-Sound 3.0 decoder.

Tsunami sound decoder

Tsunami2 is SoundTraxx’ line of high-performance Digital Sound Decoders. This line provides high-quality onboard locomotive sound, precision motor control and brilliant lighting effects. Tsunami2 decoders are designed to enhance your model railroading experience by giving you a wide variety of innovative features and the most realistic sound for your models.


The Polar Express train set is fun for the whole family, creating memories that will last a lifetime. LionelPolar Express #84328 includes a diecast metal locomotive with puffing smoke, head light, bell and whistle sounds, plus user activated announcements. Even the passenger cars light up. You can operate the train with the hand held remote or by using bluetooth on your cell phone. On sale for $299.99 at www.Trainworld.com.

Cornerstone Motorized Turntables

Sure to be the focal point of any HO or N Scale engine terminal, these Walthers Cornerstone Motorized Turntables are where steam locomotives, and later diesels, turned around at the end of their runs. Find these and a world of great model railroading products this holiday season at Walthers.com!

Retail price: $349.98 

Complete Big Boy Coverage

RailfanDepot is your Big Boy HQ, with exciting Big Boy video from 10 producers! From 1950 through 2019, now including "Southwest Big Boy",exciting video from her California trip. Or see all 25 Big Boys in service in the 1950s in the definitive history of the Big Boy in the documentary "BigBoy Collection". Priced from $15 to $40.

Be The Engineer

The Nevada Northern Railway Museum’s Be The Engineer program offers participants the opportunity to actually operate a century-old steam engine on the main line as the Engineer for a 14 mile trip! You will operate through road crossings and a tunnel. It is an intense hands-on experience that you will remember forever!

Snow blower

Roco’s HO Scale BNSF Beilhack Rotary Snow Blower offers an array of digitally switchable functions. You can lift and lower the snow cutter, rotate the blower wheels, operate the triple front headlights and Ditch-lights and access its realistic sound. Plus, the entire vehicle platform can turn up to 180 degrees!

Lionel Wonderland

Create the perfect Winter Wonderland in your own home this holiday season with Lionel's Winter Wonderland Railroad Ready-to-Run train set. This set is guaranteed to get you into the Christmas spirit with its beautiful white 0-8-0 steam locomotive pulling festive green and red rolling stock. This set also comes with a 40 " x 60 "oval of White FasTrack®, making it a truly special set to add to your holidays.

Lamplighter 2 Starter Kit

The Lamplighter System is an innovative system using fiber optics that carry the light to the space to be illuminated. The lighting of even a single fiber is intense, being equivalent to a typical 20mA LED.  This allows lighting of buildings, street lamps, cars lights, trees, etc. Dwarvin provides lamps that cover times of early modeling to current, including SwanNeck, Carriage, Globe, Industrial Building and Highway lamps. Optical fiber is available in 4 different diameter fibers.