Worlds Greatest Hobby
Have you wondered why trains are called the "World's Greatest
Here's the answer:
Unlike other leisure-time activities, model railroading doesn't have a
right or wrong way to do things. You can participate in the way
that works best for you! You can build your own scenic railroad, run the trains, collect
them, research their history or parts, even include them in your garden
Many modelers find that this great hobby of model railroading can include the rest of the
family. This can be an activity for married couples and for kids of all
Within this section you will find information about our:
- Choosing A Scale:
Not sure which scale or size of model trains is the "best", this will
- RTR Train Sets:
Ready-to-run sets are great for any newcomer to the wonderful world of
- Engines - Diesel:
Can you tell the difference between all the
various modern train engines?
- Engines - Steam:
Before the day of diesel engines, there were
steam engines. Learn about the many sizes and uses for these early
- Rolling Stock -
Freight Cars: Many products, raw
materials, etc., were moved by rail. Generally, the products'
requirements were reflected in the very design of the freight cars
that hauled them.
- Rolling Stock -
Passenger Cars: How people were
moved over the rails changed over the years. Passenger cars changed in
size and amenities provided over the years.
- Track & Scenery:
Creating your own world... your way.
Providing power and movement to your trains. Know which is right for
your model railroad layout.
Kansas City Southern
Authorized Service Center
PARMA HOBBY is an Authorized Service Center (ASC) for MTH
Trains, Inc. You can call or
E-Mail Bob to ask a questions about any MTH item.
Most repairs take about two to three weeks if Bob has to order
the part from MTH, less if he has the part in stock.
Did You Know?
PARMA HOBBY is more than just a hobby shop. PARMA HOBBY's great
services extends into the community.
PARMA HOBBY is an Authorized
Service Center for MTH Trains.
Most Popular Brands
PARMA HOBBY either carries or can order most popular brands and
those hard to find model train sets, engines, rolling stock cars, parts,
transformers, or accessories.