Here at Real Trains® we manufacturer model railroad equipment big enough for you to ride on. While some of our products are used by businesses that haul passengers commercially, most of our customers are hobbyists who build and operate highly detailed scale models and layouts for their own enjoyment. Recent advances in equipment now makes this hobby more affordable than ever before. There are also clubs in most areas of the world that allow you to share both enjoyment and expenses.
Real Trains® products range in scale from one and one-half inches equals one foot (1 1/2"=1', or one-eighth of full size) up to as large as five inches equals one foot (5"=1', or almost half size). Our designs follow the dimensions and details of the original prototype with changes only where absolutely necessary to make a safe and enjoyable model. All design work is done by professionals using the latest state-of-the-art computers and software. Manufacturing is done on advanced, computerized machine tools that provide a level of detail and accuracy unavailable any other way.
Our sets, locomotives and cars are sent to you ready to use, requiring only minimal set-up work made necessary by shipping requirements. We use the latest finishing technologies to provide you good looking, completely finished products. Even when you buy our parts for your own designs, we supply ready to assemble components, not rough or semi-finished items that require additional work before use.
To maximize your enjoyment of this special hobby we take extra care to make all of our products as trouble free as is possible. Materials, designs, and components are all selected to maximize their operating life while minimizing maintenance requirements. We use only new, industrial grade, standard components. Never surplus items or parts adapted for something they were not intended for by their manufacturer.
You will also find that safety is designed into all of our items. Powered components are supplied with key operated switches, guards, and other protection to the maximum extent possible. To assure your enjoyment and safety, as well as to help you better understand our products, they are all furnished with owners manuals, specifications, drawings, parts lists, and other materials as appropriate.
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