Welcome to Backyard Train Company. We are located in Denver Colorado and build 1" scale
4.75" track gauge and 1.5" scale 7.25/7.5" track gauge rideable all-steel electric diesel locomotives
and riding stock.
We cater to the live steam hobby industry and model railroad enthusiasts who enjoy
running scale model trains, building or maintaining a model RR or even fulfilling that childhood
dream of being an engineer.
Big kids and kids are welcome...
If you have ever dreamt about owning your own backyard railroad or running
a locomotive at your local club we can make that happen...
We'd like to say we build models and not just trains: Our models are all CAD designed after real prototypes and incorporate many scale details
like die-cast latches, fully sprung trucks and traction motors like our AAR type trucks below.
We are utilizing the newest laser sintering technology to create many scale details on our
models like exhaust stacks, hinges and even grab rails.
Our 24v drive system is designed in house and utilizes modern hi-freq regenerative
braking speed control for long life, almost silent operation and is used exclusively on all our trains.
It is MU-capable as well.
We have a few new diesels available so please inquire. Our SW-1200 switcher and GP series diesels
shown below are now available. Please contact us below for pricing or with any questions. We are looking
forward to providing your next locomotive.
Please check back often while we revamp our website with updated photos of 1" and 1.5" locomotives that are available. We also have parts, traction motors and truck kits available please ask. Thanks!
We are excited to announce our newest engine to the family. A 1.6" GP-20 Pics and specs are below.
At 4 years old I was already looking at a nice scale model I wanted to build... Not quite 1" scale but maybe 3/4"
Photo taken at the 1st annual RR days in Galesburg IL in June of 1978
Just completed 1" scale all steel GP series locomotive in Sante Fe war bonnet scheme.. 56.5" long
Backyard Train Co's SW1200 and GP-7 parked at St. Croix ready to go
1" Scale bronze bells are available now. $55 ea with 1/8" mounting studs. Please allow 2 weeks for delivery
1" Scale Bloomberg type trucks available now. 24v 150 watt motors 4:1 reduction with #25 chain drive. Sprung journals with
40" scale wheels. Oil holes in the center of the journals for the 3/8" axles. Nice for scratch building a locomotive
$1500 a set. Please allow 3-4 wks for delivery.
1" scale AAR type trucks. 40" scale wheel, equalized with dummy brakes. 24v 150 watt motors, oil lite bronze axle bushings.
Please allow 3-4 weeks for delivery.
Now available: 1.6" scale GP-20
All the detail of the 1" scale GP-20 and more
All steel 14 GA body construction
Easily removable rear engine shell and nose units
Fully detailed cab interior with control panel and chairs
Directional marker lights and headlights
Operational ditch lights
Real window seals and 1/16 lexan glass
(4) traction motors @ 200 watts each
(4) lead acid or sealed type batteries
Steel fuel tank and tons of detail
120amp controller with regen braking.
PB11 sound system
Weighs in at 450 lbs
Price: Please inquire
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