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Enthusiasts will love our selection of model trains at Metro Hobbies. Create an individualistic piece of railway within your own home, and bring your favourite interest to life. From old fashioned steam rail to today’s electric wonders, we have it all and more. At Metro Hobbies, we have sourced the best brands of model trains available throughout the world to supply them to our customers, including the well-known Peco, Bachmann, Hornby, Kato and Auscision.
Our extensive range would ensure that you have everything you need to create your new railway scene, including railway tracks of all natures, trains, locomotives, controllers, connecting clips, ballast, foliage, figurines, parts & accessories! You can create the full world you envisioned without leaving our store. We know the need for uality materials to be provided with any model train sets, and with our affordable price tags, no quality is compromised.We also have a number of books, that pertain to the skills and tips surrounding model train work, and this will allow you to gain more knowledge within your favourite hobby.
When comparing model locomotives and other model trains, and deciding which ones to buy, you’ll find that most manufacturers make HO model trains. Whilst HO is the most common size available today, it’s actually a smaller version of the Zero Scale, also known as the O Scale, which was the most popular size from the 1920s to after WWII.
A German toy manufacturer created the O Scale at the beginning of the 20th century, using a 1:48 ratio between the original train and the model. HO refers to Half-O because it is approximately one-half the size of the O Scale.
Today, HO is by far the most popular size. Whether you’re just starting to build your dream railway scene or you’ve been a hobbyist for years, you’ll find that you have the broadest selection of model trains and railway model accessories if you choose the HO Scale.
When shopping from model train stores online or anytime you visit model train shops in Australia, be sure to check that you’re getting the correct model size. You can find the scale in the product name after the manufacturer name and product number.
If it’s not in the name or the product specifications, ask the model train shop what the scale is. At Metro Hobbies, we’re more than happy to assist you if you have any questions. Feel free to reach out for help when you come into our stores or shop online.
To make buying model trains for sale even easier, we also offer a variety of payment methods including direct bank deposit, credit cards, and Paypal. We accept LatitudePay, ZipPay and LayBuy.
In order to make sure that you find exactly what you are looking for within our full online catalogue, contact our team today. We have expert staff that are fully equipped to answer all of your model train questions, and provide tips on brands or help you to find the solution to any of your railway problems.
You can call us on (03) 9890 1144, or alternatively email us. We have a number of Melbourne based stores, with full online ranges of not only model train kits, but full train sets, car kits, plane kits and more.
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