Aristocraft Buildings

All About Toy Trains is your online collector train shop. Not only do we sell trains and track, we also offer railroad buildings and structures to round out your model set. Aristocraft Buildings are a classic choice for historic buildings. Aristocraft Buildings introduced their trains and buildings for the G-Scale track established by LGB in 1988, and has risen to become the second largest G Scale manufacturer.

G-Scale, or G-Gauge, became a scale for model railways because it was large enough to be used outdoors. Smaller scales, like the S-scale, are not large durable to be out in the weather. But if you choose to build your train collection with G-scale pieces, you can create intricate garden railways.

Garden railways are some of our favorite model railway systems. Building outside means you have to take sunlight, water, leaves, and even wildlife into account! Electrical power and resistance also becomes more challenging when you set up outside. We recommend rechargeable batteries. But more and more people with collector trains are moving to live steam, which is a really exciting option! 

Basic garden railways work similarly to an indoor railway, but they also allow a whole new range of rigging possibilities. The layouts become more complicated when you are dealing with natural features like rocks and streams. When you build a tunnel inside, you don’t have to worry about raccoons nestling in for the night. You need to build in trapdoors to access your tunnels in case of derailment because your structures are much more permanent than an indoor set up.

If you have a garden railway, or are considering one, you can’t go wrong with an Aristocraft Building. Nestle a church between dwarf trees, or pick up an old Victorian station house for the center of your town. All About Toy Trains is proud to carry Aristocraft Buildings. Shop today!