First appearing in 1995 and now encompassing more than 5,000 items, RailKing is M.T.H.'s best-selling and least expensive product line. The cars and locomotives featured in the M.T.H. RailKing line are equipped with moderate detail and run on the same O gauge (width) track as the intricately detailed O scale models found in our Premier Line. But, because RailKing models are shorter in length, they can negotiate tighter curves. In fact, most RailKing models can negotiate a circle as small as 31-inches in diameter, and some can operate on curves even smaller than that. This is a real advantage for model train enthusiasts who prefer to keep their layouts small.
Over the years, the RailKing line has evolved into four subcatagories; RailKing Traditional, RailKing Rugged Rails, RailKing Imperial and RailKing Scale.
RailKing Traditional and RailKing Rugged Rails represent the largest catagories in our RailKing line and retain the moderately detailed, traditional size attributes of our initial 1995 RailKing offerings. While some RailKing items can negotiate tight O-27 curves, the Rugged Rails line is comprised exclusively of O-27 models making them the perfect choice for O-27 fans anywhere.
Features typically found on RailKing and Rugged Rails models include:
RailKing Imperial Series locomotives retain traditional proportions and O-31 minimum curve operation as regular RailKing locomotives but are equipped with a level of detail usually found only on more expensive, full-scale engines that require much larger curves.
Features typically found on Imperial models include all our RailKing features, plus:
RailKing Scale diesel locomotives are full scale proporitoned models featuring a higher level of detail than that found on regular RailKing models. Because of their scale proportions, RailKing Scale models require a minimum of O-31 curves in order to operate.
Though scale proportioned, RailKing Scale models are not as intricately detailed as their scale counterparts. However, they utilize the same drive trains found in our 2005 and earlier Premier Line models and mix and match well with any O scale 3-rail model regardless of manufacturer making them an attractively priced alternative to those not concerned about owning super-detailed O Scale models.
Features typically found on RailKing Scale models include all our RailKing features, plus: