Welcome to the First Hobby Model Train Store.
First Hobby offers model trains at discount prices, in a variety of popular scales - HO, N, G and O. We have model trains, train sets, train accessories, track, locomotives, freight cars, passenger cars, buildings, scenery, books and more, for everyone from the beginner to the expert.

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First Hobby Model Train Store -- Model Trains -- Train Sets -- Train
          Accessories --  discount prices, all scales, special orders -- steam locomotives,
          diesel locomotives, boxcars, tank cars, gondolas, hoppers, cabooses, buildings,
          bridges, track, books, videos -- LGB, Lionel, MTH, K-Line, Life-Like, Athearn
          Atlas, Bachmann, Aristo-Craft, USA Trains, Weaver, Williams, Walthers, Rivarossi,
          Stewart, Kato

First Hobby
3757 N Woodford St
Decatur, IL  62526

Tel: 217-872-1733
Fax: 217-872-1737
Email: sales@firsthobby.com

Lionel Wall Clock
List Price: $49.95
First Hobby Price: $19.99

How to shop: Click on the "Enter Our Store" button above to get a list of product categories. Then click on a category to get a list of products. Click on a product name to get detail. When viewing product detail, click on "Add To Order" to add the product to your shopping cart. To check out, click the "Checkout" button at the bottom of each store page. You can also search for products by roadname or other keyword--click on the "Search" button at the bottom of each store page.

Our product categories:

  • Train Sets Sets with locomotive(s) & car(s); usually (but not always) including track and power pack.
  • Engines Diesel locomotives and steam locomotives; also self-powered cars (such as Doodlebugs).
  • Freight Cars Box cars, tank cars, flat cars, refrigerator cars, gondolas, hoppers, covered hoppers, ore cars, auto carriers and stock cars; also cabooses, cranes and other miscellaneous cars.
  • Passenger Cars Individual passenger cars and passenger car sets.
  • Structures Buildings and bridges.
  • Track Both sectional and flex track, switches, roadbed, crossings, and bumpers; also rail joiners, lock-ons and terminal joiners.
  • Controls Power packs and transformers.
  • Accessories Containers, couplers, figures, trailers, vehicles, wheelsets and other items.

Shipping charges: We charge a minimum of $6.50 per order for shipping and normally ship via UPS Ground. International shipping and some heavier items will have higher shipping charges. Click the "About First Hobby" button above for more information on First Hobby and our policies on shipping, returns, International orders, etc.

Don't see what you want? We have more items in our store than are listed here. Let us know what you want. Send email to sales@firsthobby.com, or, click the "Contact First Hobby" button above, or, call 217-872-1733. Special orders are welcome.

Just Arrived!
Bachmann's HO Acela High-Speed Amtrak Set
List Price: $310
First Hobby Price: $199.99

MTH O Scale McDonald's Freight Set
With Proto-Sound 2.0 and Wireless Remote
List Price: $279.95
First Hobby Price: $249.99

MTH O Scale Caterpillar "CAT" 75th Anniversary Set
With Loco-Sound and Wireless Remote
List Price: $229.95
First Hobby Price: $209.99
Proto-Sound Version Also In-Stock Now

Also available: Add-On "CAT" Flat Car With Grader
List Price: $42.95; First Hobby Price: $34.99


Bachmann's G Scale Ringmaster Set
List Price: $380.00
First Hobby Price: $189.99


Some of this season's most popular O Scale
train sets from Lionel and MTH including:

  • MTH Pennsylvania Passenger Set (Loco-Sound)
  • MTH Southern Pacific Daylight Special (Proto-Sound 2)

Check our O Train Sets category for more.
(Quantities are limited!)