Model Trains Sub-categories
- MODEL TRAIN LOCO HO/OO GAUGE
- MODEL TRAIN ROLLING STOCK HO/OO
- TRAIN LOCO N GAUGE
- MODEL TRAIN ROLLING STOCK N GUAGE
- TRAIN LOCO Z GAUGE
- MODEL TRAIN ROLLING STOCK Z GUAGE
- TRAIN LGB & G GAUGE
- WOODEN & TOY TRAINS
- MODEL TRAIN DIGITAL PARTS & ACCESSORIES
- MODEL TRAIN PARTS
Stanbridges Hobby Shop was established over 57 years ago (in 1948) by selling model trains - we are proud to continue the tradition.
|Jack Stanbridge's second book 70 Years of Rails and Wire in Western Australia (Book 2) is still available at $32.95. This book is a photographic record of railways in Western Australia from
the 1920s to the 1990s. (Click here.)
Book One is no longer available.
|Stanbridges Hobbies - What You Need To Know About Trains
This PDF (8 pages) - downloadable here - by Stanbridges Hobbies answers some basic questions and guides you to make the correct decision on Model Trains
Check out the video below from James May - it provides a great insight into the world of model trains.
We stock a large range of train sets, locos, rolling stock, track, accessories and scenery.Click on a category above for a current and detailed stock list.
Brands carried include:
Peco • Hornby • Atlas • Life-Like • Bachmann • Ratio • Faller • Pola
LGB • Heki • Athearn • OMC Basset-Lowke • Boley •
Brawa • Busch • CDA • Dapol • Graham Farish • Fleischmann
Kibri • Kadee • Lenz • Power-line • Preiser • Kato
Green Max • Roundhouse • Tomica • Roco • Pace Controls
Metcalfe • Superquick • Frateschi • Kalmbach Books
Railmac Books • Wiking • Learning Curve
Micro Trains • MNJ Decals • AR Kits • Xuron Track Cutters
ZPL • Kestrel Designs • Woodland Scenics • Floquil Railroad Colours
Aust-N-Rail Broad Gauge Bodies Decals
and many more.
|What is the difference?
We are constantly being asked what the various scales mean and how big are they.
See our FAQ on trains.
O Gauge BASSETT-LOWKE
We have a very limited number of the following Bassett-Lowke 'O' gauge models. These locomotives are top quality items for the discerning collector. We also carry Peco O gauge track to suit.
See the Basset-Lowke web site for full details of each model.
G and O Gauge Trains
HO/OO Train Sets including Digital Sets
We stock a very large range of electric train sets. All sets come with mains transformer that reduces the power to a safe 12-15Volts. They come with an engine and rolling stock as well as track.
They can all be added onto and we will give you a FREE DVD that shows how to make scenery and add onto your layout.
HO/OO track is 16.5mm wide. HO gauge is 1:87 and OO gauge is 1:76 - both scales use exactly the same gauge track There is very little difference between the two to the naked eye. N gauge track is 9mm wide and the scale is 1:160. HO/OO scale is the most popular.
PLEASE NOTE : HO/OO GAUGE FLEXIBLE TRACK PER 900MM SECTION CAN BE USED TO EASILY INCREASE THE SIZE OF ALL SETS.
N Gauge ELECTRIC TRAIN SETS
N gauge track is 9mm wide and the scale is 1:160. This compares to HO/OO track which is 16.5mm wide. HO scale is 1:87 and OO scale is 1:76 - both scales use exactly the same gauge track There is very little difference between the two to the naked eye. HO/OO gauge is the most popular however N gauge is becoming increasingly more popular especially with KATO track being so affordable.
All sets come complete with loco, rolling stock, track and mains operated transformer. No batteries are required.
PLEASE NOTE : N GAUGE FLEXIBLE TRACK PER 900MM SECTION CAN BE USED TO EASILY INCREASE THE SIZE OF ALL SETS.
Check out the LIFE-LIKE web page for details of accessories and hints and tips as well as new releases.