Model trains are collectable items, so inventory is never stable. A car may be in-stock when we order it and still come up as out of stock. Another issue involves the couplings between cars. There are two major types (Rapido and Knuckle) and they do not work together. Most cars are shipped with both types, but many are not, so as you shop for train cars, be sure to match up the coupler types. Knuckle couplers are preferred by most modelers by the way. They look more realistic. Rapido couplers are very unnatural.
Our custom train set – $114.95
What’s Included: Our train includes one engine (Bachmann), one boxcar (Delux Innovations), one black tanker (Con Cor), one white tanker (Bachmann), and one hopper (Bachmann). Individual cars are listed below.
Individual Cars. For a different car configuration, you may customize your train by ordering individual cars below. We recommend choosing an engine and no more than six cars for the best result. Remember – the cars listed are subject to availability. If you order cars that are back-ordered or discontinued, we will send you some in-stock replacement cars to choose from.
Diesel EMD GP40 – Standard DC
Union Pacific – $50.00
Silver Series(R) Single Dome Tank
Magnolia – $14.50
Funnel Flow Tank
A.E. Vegetable Oil – $19.98
AAR 1944 Boxcar
Gulf, Mobile & Ohio – $19.95
Silver Series Quad Hoppers
Norfolk & Western – $14.50
About our train. We put together a train with some of the most popular cars available to save you the chore of researching cars and couplers and so on. Now don’t get us wrong, that task is fun and rewarding for many modelers, it just may not be for everyone. If you’re looking for a good running train made by quality manufacturers, have a look below. We’ve included a boxcar, a black tanker and a white tanker, and a hopper. We have plans to add a flatcar and a caboose soon.
Availability. If you order a train from us and some of the cars are back-ordered or discontinued, we will send you links or photos to in-stock replacement items. For example, if you order a train and the boxcar is not available we’ll email you a few that are in-stock to choose from.
Warranties and returns. Our train supplier is walthers.com. Your order will be shipped to you directly from Walthers and it will be in your name, so you will be able to deal directly with Walthers if you have warranty issues or need to return a car. Walthers is a great place to visit if you want to see a lot of train options. They have online ordering as well, so we recommend Walthers.com if you do not see what you are looking for here.