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Train kits for Every Age & Skill Level

Regardless of whether you prefer N scale or HO scale models, Plaza Japan has the kit for you. Ready to go express from Kyoto to Tokyo? Build an express railway to get your passengers there fast! Need to haul essential goods? Set up a heavy-duty cargo train to meet all your transportation needs. Our wide range of Japanese plastic model kits allows you to choose the set that matches your passion — just make sure you don't forget the caboose!

All the Accessories

Our selection of Japanese model train accessories never fails to impress. You can find everything you need to make an entire town or village. In addition to railroad employees, such as conductors and porters, you can select passengers for your train and the accessories to decorate the town through which it runs. We have the buildings and storefronts you need to create a bustling city, too. Just remember to snag a transit station to act as the hub for your train, and your train will be off and running in no time!

Frequently Asked Questions

No matter what train model you’re interested in, you can find it here at Plaza Japan. Before making a decision, though, be sure to check out some of the questions we often hear from our customers.

How long should I expect my model train to last?

Modern trains can continue to function for decades if cared for properly. To prevent mechanical breakdowns, you should only allow your train to run for several hours at a time. As the train runs, you should periodically check it to ensure it isn’t overheating. It’s also important to store your train in a secure location after each use.

Why should I take up model railroading as a hobby?

Building model train sets is a way to channel your inner designer and meet a whole new group of like-minded people! Many model train collector groups across the country allow you to network with other enthusiasts and learn about how you can take your setup to the next level. 

Why are there so many people who are into collecting train models?

Collecting, designing, and building model train sets requires a lot of patience and a willingness to dedicate yourself to long-term goals. It can take a while to embrace this aspect of the hobby. But, once you begin to see the fruits of your labor, you’ll keep coming back for more over time.

How does a model train get its power?

Every train set comes with a wire and a wall plug. The plug carries power from the home source into the tracks of the train, and the electricity flows throughout the track. Each train wheel has a wire that then carries electricity from the wheels to its engine.