List of Garden Train Manufacturers

The world of garden gear and model railroading comes from the toy industry .

For historical reasons, the scales are varied and often presented in an ambiguous way by the suppliers who want to benefit from the notoriety of the ‘G’ track ( 45 mm ).

Active trademarks

Here is a list of some recognized brands. They are not alone, others exist, often in artisanal form. Many groupings took place.

Trains

  • Accucraft -AMS-AML – (USA): Large-scale brass quality models (1:19 to 1:32) and live steam
  • Aristo-craft (USA): Manufacturer of 1:29 and 1:24 normal track garden trains on ‘G’ track (acquired by Bachmann Insustries)
  • Aster (Japan): 1:32 precision models
  • Bachmann Industries (Bermuda / Hong Kong): Gauge 1: 20.3 narrow gauge trains on ‘G’ track (old series 1: 22.5)
  • Cheddar (UK): Steam locomotives
  • Hartland locomotive works -HLW- (USA): Trains scale 1 😕 & 1:24
  • Lehmann Gross Bahn (LGB) (Germany): Narrow Gauge Garden Trains, scale 1: 22.5 on ‘G’ track (acquired by Märklin)
  • Märklin (Germany): ‘Marklin maxi’ trains at 1:32 on ‘G’ track, terminated in 2009.
  • MTH Railking (USA): 1:32 Scale Models
  • Piko (Germany): Manufacturer of 1:27 – 1:29 trains, buildings at 1: 22.5 and accessories.
  • Regner (Germany): Manufacturer of trains and other steam equipment
  • Roundhouse (UK): Manufacturer of live steam locomotives 1:19 to 1:22 scale
  • USA trains (USA): 1:29 Models

Accessories

  • Brian Jones (Garden Trains) (UK): Electronic Accessories and Radio Controls
  • Cliff Barker (UK): Gauge 1 and Gauge 3 channels, radio controls
  • Massoth (Germany): Electronic accessories, radio controls
  • RCS (Australia): Radio Controls
  • Timpdon Electronics (UK): Electronic Accessories and Radio Controls

Channels

  • GarGraves (USA): Manufacturer of tracks
  • Peco (United Kingdom): Manufacturer of tracks and wagons
  • Tenmille : Manufacturer of tracks
  • Sunset Valley Railroad (USA): Lane Manufacturer

Decoration

  • Breyer horses (USA): Horses and other animals 1:12 & 1:32
  • Garden texture (USA): Manufacturer of wooden bridges, structures and buildings – plans
  • Imagimonde (France): Manufacturer of building and structures kit 1: 22,5
  • Papo farm animals (USA): Farm animals scale 1:18 to 1:20
  • Pola : Manufacturer of buildings and accessories at 1: 22.5 (bought by Faller)
  • Preiser (Germany): Manufacturer of characters and accessories with various scales
  • Redutex (Spain) Self- adhesive textures on various scales including 1: 22.5
  • Safari LTD (USA): Pets 1:20
  • Schleich (USA): Animals and characters 1:20
  • Vollmer (Germany): Railway Buildings 1: 22.5
  • Woodland Scenics (USA): Manufacturer of decorative products.

Availability by scales

Ladder 1:19 1: 20.3 1: 22.5 1:24 1:29 1:32
trains Accucraft
Roundhouse
Bachmann
Accucraft
Roundhouse
Bachmann
LGB
Piko
Accucraft
Aristo-craft
USA trains
HLW
Aristo-craft
USA trains
Accucraft
Marklin
MTH Railking
Accucraft
Aster
Buildings & Decor Imagimonde
LGB
Pola
Vollmer
Aristo-craft
Piko
Characters Bachmann
Schleich
LGB
Piko
Pola Woodland scenic
Preiser
Preiser Preiser

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