|Written by Paul D. Race for Big Christmas Trains Trains(tm)|
Hawthorne VillageTM makes many kinds of collectible train sets and accessories for them. The trains on this page celebrate the colors and spirit of your favorite team. They run like champs. They also look great on a shelf in the "den" or "rec room."
From a collector's, railroader's, railfan's, or baseball fan's point of view, these are exceptional products. I wish we could show every train - the graphics are stunning.
Note about Suppliers: While we try to help you get the products you want by recommending suppliers with a good record of customer service, all transactions between you and the supplier you chose to provide your trains or other purchases are governed by the published policies on the supplier's web site. So please print off any order confirmation screens and save copies of invoices, etc., so you can contact the appropriate supplier should any problems occur. (They almost never do, but you want to be on the safe side.)
Track - By the way, I've been getting questions about track. The trains above come with an oval of track that is about 38" x 56", although in most cases, you don't receive the track and power supply until about the third issue of the series. To get a jump start on your railroad, or to make your railroad a little larger, you may easily add additional pieces of Bachmann EZ Track which are available at any hobby shop or usually from Amazon. The Bachmann EZ Track #44501 is an exact replacement for the curves that come with the train sets. #44411 matches the straight pieces.
A few photographs of sports trains and accessories are shown at the bottom of this page.
For details about the currently available Hawthorne Village Team Trains, please click on a link below. We will be adding new issues as they become available.
Update for 2012 - In early 2012, Bradford Exchange, who supplies these trains, made changes to their web sites that broke almost all of the links we had set up. We will be setting up more links as we have time, but in the meantime, we are supplying "generic" links to the NFL and MBA train pages. Once you get there, you should easily be able to find your favorite teams.
MBA® Train Collections - We haven't had time to repost all of the links since they changed, but most MBA® teams are available at the moment. Please click on the photo to the right to see a list of teams. If you don't see your team name, please enter your team name into the product search field on the Bradford Exchange® site.
NFL® Train Collections - We haven't had time to repost all of the links since they changed, but most NFL® teams are available at the moment. Please click on the photo to the right to see a list of teams. If you don't see your team name, please enter your team name into the product search field on the Bradford Exchange® site.
Note: Family Garden Trains™, Garden Train Store™, Big Christmas Trains™, BIG Indoor Trains™, and BIG Train Store™ are trademarks of Breakthrough Communications (www.btcomm.com). All information, data, text, and illustrations on this web site are Copyright (c) 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 by Paul D. Race. Reuse or republication without prior written permission is specifically
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