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Alexander Models

Broadway Limited

Hynek Knopp Car Models

Model Train China (MTC)

Rietze

Angela Technology

Busch Gmbh

Imon

Model Works

Rivarossi

Aurora

Charming Train Model

Kairyu

Motivity Age

Roco

Bachmann Branchline

CMR Line

Kato

N27

Switcs

Bachmann Brassworks

Del Prado

KTM

OK Tech

Tenshodo

Bachmann China

DJH Models

Kunter

Orangutan / Xing Xing

Train Garden

Bachmann Industries

Dom Models

Line One

Peak Horse Hong Kong Buses

White Dragon

Bachmann Spectrum

DXDC

Link Model

Piko

ZC18

Beijing Wanxuda Railway Equipment

Excited Trains

MicroAce

Praline

Zeyi Models

Black Diamond Models

Frateschi

MiniaturModelle

Preiser

Everything else

Bowande

Good Wish Sky Model Company Ltd

Minitown

Red Star Models

Brekina Models

Haidar

Model Eisenbahn Canada

Ree Modèles


Alexander Models

Alexander Models is a small British Company that produce white metal kits, chiefly for the European market. One of their products may be of great interest to Chinese modellers searching for a small Chinese steam shunter.

General Prototype Scale Model Type Review
Steam Locomotive XK2 Class 0-6-0t HO Scale (1:87) White Metal Kit No

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Angela Technology

Angela Techonology is the name marketed for the decorated version of the CMR built HXD1D electric locomotives, with the others being sold under the Train Garden name.

General Prototype Scale Model Type Review
Electric Locomotive HXD1D Class HO Scale (1:87) Ready to Run Yes - Click

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Aurora

Aurora is a new company with plans to enter the Chinese model market with a number of extremely accurately scaled and high quality models.

General Prototype Scale Model Type Review
Diesel Locomotive DF5 Class HO Scale (1:87) Ready to Run No

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Bachmann Branchline

Bachmann Branchline is a subdivision of the Bachmann group and concentrates solely on UK stock in OO scale (1:76). Bachmann China used the Bachmann Branchline 2-8-0 Austerity for a limited edition KCR version.

General Prototype Scale Model Type Review
Steam Locomotive WD "Austerity" 2-8-0 OO Scale (1:76) Ready to Run Yes - Click

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Bachmann Brassworks

Bachmann Brassworks is a subsidiary of Bachmann China and have produced a small handful of Chinese steam locomotives in G & O scale and a great number of other international types. For the mainstream masses, they have so far produced three different variations of the DF4-D locomotives in HO scale.

General Prototype Scale Model Type Review
Steam Locomotive "Rocket of China" Class 2-4-0t G Scale (1:32) Ready to Run (brass) No
Steam Locomotive QJ Class 2-10-2 G Scale (1:32) Ready to Run (brass) No
Steam Locomotive QJ Class 2-10-2 O Scale (1:48) Ready to Run (brass) No
Diesel Locomotive DF4D Class HO Scale (1:87) Ready to Run (brass) No

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Bachmann China

Bachmann China is the heavy weight amongst manufacturers of Chinese prototype models in HO scale, starting the movement in 1999 with their DF11 diesel. Their models were once very good value for money and while the quality has remained high, the prices have seen significant increases. Bachmann China's products are often called Spectrum or Liliput, however Bachmann China is its own entity which makes only Chinese prototype models. Please note, the review for the DB3 4-4-4t streamlined steam locomotive is also listed in the encyclopedia under Kairyu and Tenshodo.

General Prototype Scale Model Type Review
Steam Locomotive DB3 Class streamlined 4-4-4t HO Scale (1:87) Ready to Run Yes - Click
Steam Locomotive JF Class 2-8-2 HO Scale (1:87) Ready to Run No
Steam Locomotive JS Class 2-8-2 HO Scale (1:87) Ready to Run Yes - Click
Steam Locomotive QJ Class 2-10-2 HO Scale (1:87) Ready to Run Yes - Click
Steam Locomotive QJ2 Class 2-10-2 HO Scale (1:87) Ready to Run Yes - Click
Steam Locomotive RM Class 4-6-2 HO Scale (1:87) Ready to Run No
Steam Locomotive SY Class 2-8-2 HO Scale (1:87) Ready to Run Yes - Click
Diesel Locomotive DF4B Class HO Scale (1:87) Ready to Run Yes - Click
Diesel Locomotive DF4D Class HO Scale (1:87) Ready to Run Yes - Click
Diesel Locomotive DF4DK Class HO Scale (1:87) Ready to Run Yes - Click
Diesel Locomotive DF7G Class HO Scale (1:87) Ready to Run Yes - Click
Diesel Locomotive DF8B Class HO Scale (1:87) Ready to Run Yes - Click
Diesel Locomotive DF11 Class HO Scale (1:87) Ready to Run Yes - Click
Diesel Locomotive DF11G Class HO Scale (1:87) Ready to Run Yes - Click
Diesel Locomotive DFH3 Class HO Scale (1:87) Ready to Run No
Diesel Locomotive ND2 Class HO Scale (1:87) Ready to Run Yes - Click
Diesel Locomotive ND5 (ph1) Class HO Scale (1:87) Ready to Run Yes - Click
Diesel Locomotive ND5 (ph2) Class HO Scale (1:87) Ready to Run Yes - Click
Diesel Locomotive NJ2 Class HO Scale (1:87) Ready to Run Yes - Click
Electric Locomotive SS3 Class HO Scale (1:87) Ready to Run Yes - Click
Electric Locomotive SS4 Class HO Scale (1:87) Ready to Run Yes - Click
Electric Locomotive SS7C Class HO Scale (1:87) Ready to Run Yes - Click
Electric Locomotive SS8 Class HO Scale (1:87) Ready to Run Yes - Click
Electric Locomotive SS9G Class HO Scale (1:87) Ready to Run Yes - Click
Electric Locomotive CRH Class N Scale (1:160) Ready to Run (Static?) No
Electric Train CRH3 Class HO Scale (1:87) Ready to Run Yes - Click
Tram Double decker Hong Kong Tram OO Scale (1:76) Ready to Run No
Tram Shanghai Tram On30 Scale (1:48) Ready to Run No
Freight Car C64/K Class Gondola HO Scale (1:87) Ready to Run Yes - Click
Freight Car C80 Class Gondola HO Scale (1:87) Ready to Run Yes - Click
Freight Car D38 Class Schnabel Car HO Scale (1:87) Ready to Run Yes - Click
Freight Car GQ70 Class Tank Car HO Scale (1:87) Ready to Run Yes - Click
Freight Car L18 Class Cylindrical Hopper HO Scale (1:87) Ready to Run Yes - Click
Freight Car P64/65 Class Box Car HO Scale (1:87) Ready to Run Yes - Click
Freight Car P70 Class Box Car HO Scale (1:87) Ready to Run No
Freight Car S11/12/13 Caboose HO Scale (1:87) Ready to Run Yes - Click
Passenger Car 22 Class RW/Soft Sleeper HO Scale (1:87) Ready to Run Yes - Click
Passenger Car 22 Class RZ/Soft Seater HO Scale (1:87) Ready to Run Yes - Click
Passenger Car 22 Class UZ/Mail car HO Scale (1:87) Ready to Run Yes - Click
Passenger Car 22 Class XL/Baggage Car HO Scale (1:87) Ready to Run Yes - Click
Passenger Car 22 Class YW/Hard Sleeper HO Scale (1:87) Ready to Run Yes - Click
Passenger Car 22/B/C Class YZ/Hard Seater HO Scale (1:87) Ready to Run Yes - Click
Passenger Car 23 Class CA/Dining Car HO Scale (1:87) Ready to Run Yes - Click
Passenger Car 25B/K/Z SRZ/SYZ Class Double Decker Soft Seater/Hard Seater HO Scale (1:87) Ready to Run Yes - Click
Passenger Car 25G Class KD/Generator Car HO Scale (1:87) Ready to Run Yes - Click
Passenger Car 25G Class YW/Hard Sleeper HO Scale (1:87) Ready to Run Yes - Click
Passenger Car 25G Class YZ/Hard Seater HO Scale (1:87) Ready to Run Yes - Click
Passenger Car 25K Class KD/Generator Car HO Scale (1:87) Ready to Run Yes - Click
Passenger Car 25K Class YW/Hard Sleeper HO Scale (1:87) Ready to Run Yes - Click
Passenger Car 25K Class YZ/Hard Seater HO Scale (1:87) Ready to Run Yes - Click
Passenger Car 25T Class RW/Soft Sleeper (Includes BSP, Standard, Tibet versions) HO Scale (1:87) Ready to Run Yes - Click
Passenger Car 25T Class YW/Hard Sleeper HO Scale (1:87) Ready to Run Info Only - Click
Passenger Car 25T Class YZ/Hard Seater (Tibet) HO Scale (1:87) Ready to Run Yes - Click

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Bachmann Industries

Bachmann Industries is the US branch of Bachmann. Several of their base products were painted in Chinese liveries.

General Prototype Scale Model Type Review
Freight Car Open Gondola (KCR) HO Scale (1:87) Ready to Run No
Freight Car C16 Class Gondola HO Scale (1:87) Ready to Run No
Freight Car G60 Class Tank Car HO Scale (1:87) Ready to Run Yes - Click
Freight Car J2 Class Livestock Car HO Scale (1:87) Ready to Run Yes - Click
Freight Car K70 Class 3 Bay Hopper HO Scale (1:87) Ready to Run Yes - Click
Freight Car M4 Class Ore Car HO Scale (1:87) Ready to Run No
Passenger Cars Non-Prototype cars HO Scale (1:87) Ready to Run No

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Bachmann Spectrum

Bachmann Spectrum is a subdivision of the Bachmann brand and concentrates solely on high quality models of US prototypes.

General Prototype Scale Model Type Review
Steam Locomotive Russian Decapod 2-10-0 HO Scale (1:87) Ready to Run / Kitbash Option No

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Beijing Wanxuda Railway Equipment

Beijing Wanxuda Railway Equipment is a new company, possibly the same or a subsidiary of Zeyi models, as I've heard they are made in the same factory as Zeyi. Their first product is an NX17k flat car with a (Zeyi) 40' container.

General Prototype Scale Model Type Review
Freight Car NX17K Class Flat Car HO Scale (1:87) Ready to Run Yes - Click

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Black Diamond Models

Black Diamond models is a company based in Australia. They tend to specialize more in Queensland (Australian) Railways, but have ventured into other areas including Hong Kong & Taiwan.

General Prototype Scale Model Type Review
Diesel Locomotive EMD G12 Class (KCR) HO Scale (1:87) Ready to Run No

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Bowande

Brekina is a model company which produce some extremely high quality vehicles in HO scale.

General Prototype Scale Model Type Review
Diesel Locomotive DF11 Class HO Scale (1:87) Ready to Run (brass) No

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Brekina

Brekina is a model company which produce some extremely high quality vehicles in HO scale.

General Prototype Scale Model Type Review
Road Vehicle Hong Qi Premier Limousine HO Scale (1:87) Ready to Run No
Road Vehicle Ford Transit Van (Schenker, Hong Kong) HO Scale (1:87) Ready to Run No

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Broadway Limited

Broadway Limited is a relatively new company that makes some very fine HO scale models with sound in US outline. (Perhaps an obsolete entry in the encyclopedia, given Bachmann China's RTR ND5 model - has been included for completeness).

General Prototype Scale Model Type Review
Diesel Locomotive ND5 Class (GE C36-7) HO Scale (1:87) Kitbash option No

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Busch Gmbh

Busch Gmbh is a model company based in Germany which produce some extremely high quality vehicles in HO scale. Iveco Turbo Daily's are a common sight in Northern China.

General Prototype Scale Model Type Review
Road Vehicle Iveco Turbo Daily Vans/Light Trucks HO Scale (1:87) Ready to Run No
Road Vehicle Toyota Land Cruiser Fire Corpo de Bombeiros (Macau) HO Scale (1:87) Ready to Run No

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Charming Model Train

New company that has produced a very interesting electric locomotive for their first product. Diecast shell with a multitude of road numbers. Two versions available, standard DC and Full blown DCC/Sound (ESU) with slow pantograph raising feature.

General Prototype Scale Model Type Review
Electric Locomotive 6K Class HO Scale (1:87) Ready to Run Yes - Click
Electric Locomotive 8K Class HO Scale (1:87) Ready to Run Yes - Click
Diesel Locomotive NY6 Class HO Scale (1:87) Ready to Run Yes - Click
Diesel Locomotive NY7 Class HO Scale (1:87) Ready to Run Yes - Click

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CMR Line

A new company based in China with their first release being the SS3 electrics in April 2011. CMR are quickly expanding with a range of HO & N scale products.

General Prototype Scale Model Type Review
Diesel Locomotive DF4B Class N Scale (1:160) Ready to Run No
Diesel Locomotive DF4D Class N Scale (1:160) Ready to Run No
Diesel Locomotive DF4DK Class HO Scale (1:87) Ready to Run No
Diesel Locomotive ND4 Class HO Scale (1:87) Ready to Run No
Electric Locomotive 8G Class HO Scale (1:87) Ready to Run No
Electric Locomotive 8K Class HO Scale (1:87) Ready to Run No
Electric Locomotive HXD1 / DJ1 Class HO Scale (1:87) Ready to Run No
Electric Locomotive HXD1B Class HO Scale (1:87) Ready to Run No
Electric Locomotive HXD1C Class HO Scale (1:87) Ready to Run No
Electric Locomotive HXD1D Class HO Scale (1:87) Ready to Run Yes - Click
Electric Locomotive HXD1F Class HO Scale (1:87) Ready to Run No
Electric Locomotive HXD3D Class HO Scale (1:87) Ready to Run Yes - Click
Electric Locomotive SS1 Class HO Scale (1:87) Ready to Run Yes - Click
Electric Locomotive SS3 Class HO Scale (1:87) Ready to Run Yes - Click
Electric Locomotive SS3B Class HO Scale (1:87) Ready to Run Yes - Click
Electric Locomotive SS4 Class HO Scale (1:87) Ready to Run No
Electric Locomotive SS6-B Class HO Scale (1:87) Ready to Run Yes - Click
Freight Car B15E Class Reefer Car HO Scale (1:87) Ready to Run No
Freight Car C62AK Class Gondola HO Scale (1:87) Ready to Run No
Freight Car C62AK/AT Class Gondola N Scale (1:160) Ready to Run No
Freight Car KF60 Class Hydraulic Dump Car HO Scale (1:87) Ready to Run No
Freight Car PB Class Box Car HO Scale (1:87) Ready to Run Yes - Click
Freight Car P62K Class Box Car HO Scale (1:87) Ready to Run Yes - Click
Freight Car P62NK Class Box Car HO Scale (1:87) Ready to Run Yes - Click
Freight Car P64K Class Box Car HO Scale (1:87) Ready to Run Yes - Click
Passenger Car 22 Class YW/Hard Sleeper N Scale (1:160) Ready to Run No
Passenger Car 22 Class YZ/Hard Seater N Scale (1:160) Ready to Run No
Passenger Car 25T Class XL/Baggage Car HO Scale (1:87) Ready to Run No
Passenger Car 25T Class YZ/Hard Seater HO Scale (1:87) Ready to Run No
DCC Sound Decoder For various Chinese Locomotives HO Scale (1:87) Plug in No

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Del Prado

Del Prado have produced a range of static (i.e. no mechanism) N scale locomotives to form their world series of locomotives. They are very affordable and seem to be in very good supply on eBay, a very useful resource for the brave Chinese N scalers to convert to working models!

General Prototype Scale Model Type Review
Steam Locomotive RM Class 4-6-2 (model is 4-6-4) N Scale (1:160) Ready to Run, Static No
Diesel Locomotive DF4-D "1898 Mao ZeDong" N Scale (1:160) Ready to Run, Static No
Electric Locomotive SS8 Class N Scale (1:160) Ready to Run, Static No

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DJH Models

DJH models are renowned for making some of the finest white metal kits and ready-to-run models available. They produce prototype models from all over the world.

General Prototype Scale Model Type Review
Steam Locomotive KD6 Class 2-8-0 (USATC 160) HO Scale (1:87) White Metal Kit No

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DOM Models

DOM Models is a Hungarian manufacturer that produced models of European diesels. One of their models is the M44 class diesel, which was used in China as the ND1 class. They look to be very good quality, but are also extremely expensive and seem to be near impossible to find.

General Prototype Scale Model Type Review
Diesel Locomotive ND1 Class HO Scale (1:87) Kitbash Option No

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DXDC

A Chinese based company that produces sound decoders for Chinese model trains, aimed generally at the domestic market. Their products are quite well priced and more Chinese prototype models are coming soon.

General Prototype Scale Model Type Review
DCC Sound Decoder For Bachmann DF4-B/D & DF11 diesel Locomotives HO Scale (1:87) Replacement Board Coming soon!
DCC Sound Decoder For Bachmann DF7-G Diesel Locomotives HO Scale (1:87) Plug In No
DCC Sound Decoder For Bachmann NJ2 Diesel Locomotives HO Scale (1:87) Plug In No
DCC Sound Decoder For Bachmann QJ Steam Locomotives HO Scale (1:87) Plug In No
DCC Sound Decoder For Haidar DF3 Diesel Locomotives HO Scale (1:87) Plug In No

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Excited Trains

Newcomer to the Chinese model railway market.

General Prototype Scale Model Type Review
Freight Car NX17BH Class Flat Car HO Scale (1:87) Ready to Run No

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Frateschi

Frateschi is a Brazilian company which produce models of South American prototype models, one of which was also used in China/Hong Kong. Note OO scale size.

General Prototype Scale Model Type Review
Diesel Locomotive EMD G12 Class (KCR) OO Scale (1:76) Kitbash Option No

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Good Wish Sky Model Company Limited

Typically Chinese named company, "Good Wish Sky Model Company limited" is a new company. So far they have released (September 2010) the P70 class box cars, with the manufacturing contracted to Bachmann China. These are very similar to Bachmann's own P64/P65's, but have roof vents and may be slightly taller. Only one livery (black) so far with 6 road numbers.

General Prototype Scale Model Type Review
Freight Car P70 Class Box Car HO Scale (1:87) Ready to Run No
Structure Railyard Light towers HO Scale (1:87) Ready to Run No

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Haidar

Haidar is a fairly new Chinese manufacturer and are putting a big push on the earlier Chinese models. They had at least three major models in the pipeline, although have gone quiet suddenly.

General Prototype Scale Model Type Review
Diesel Locomotive BJ Class HO Scale (1:87) Ready to Run (brass) No
Diesel Locomotive DF3 Class HO Scale (1:87) Ready to Run Yes - Click
Diesel Locomotive DF4B Class HO Scale (1:87) Ready to Run (brass) No - See 'Haidar DF4C' review
Diesel Locomotive DF4C Class HO Scale (1:87) Ready to Run (brass) Yes - Click
Electric Locomotive SS1 Class HO Scale (1:87) Ready to Run Yes - Click
Freight Car C62 Class Gondola HO Scale (1:87) Ready to Run (brass) Yes - Click

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Hynek Knopp Car Models (HK Resin Models)

Hynek Knopp produces road vehicles in a number of scales including 1:87. They are made out of resin in the Czech Republic by the companies only employee, Mr. Hynek Knopp himself. Some interesting photos of his workshop can be found here.

General Prototype Scale Model Type Review
Road Vehicle Tatra 57a Fire Service vehicle (military) HO Scale (1:87) Ready to Run No

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Imon

Imon company of Japan, is a model railway manufacturer/importer of brass models who, although usually make Japanese models, have recently started adding some very beautiful Chinese models to their inventory. Imon's brass locomotives have been built by Ajin (South Korea) and are simply superb in every way.

General Prototype Scale Model Type Review
Steam Locomotive JF Class 2-8-2 HO Scale (1:87) Ready to Run (brass) Yes - Click
Steam Locomotive QJ Class 2-10-2 HO Scale (1:87) Ready to Run (brass) Yes - Click
Steam Locomotive SY Class 2-8-2 HO Scale (1:87) Ready to Run (brass) No - See 'Imon JF' review
Passenger Cars 22/22b/23 Class - YW,YZ,RW,CA,XL HO Scale (1:87) Ready to Run (brass) No

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Kairyu

Kairyu is Bachmann's (including Liliput, China, Spectrum, etc..) parent company. Only one model has been branded as such and was built by Bachmann China for Tenshodo of Japan. The same review is listed in the encyclopedia under Bachmann China and Tenshodo.

General Prototype Scale Model Type Review
Steam Locomotive DB3 Class streamlined 4-4-4t HO Scale (1:87) Ready to Run Yes - Click

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Kato

Kato (Tomix) is a world famous Japanese brand that have produced a couple of models of interest for Chinese modellers who model/collect N scale.

General Prototype Scale Model Type Review
Steam Locomotive KD Class 2-8-0 (9600 class) N Scale (1:160) Kitbash Option No
Passenger Train Set Ktt (Electric Re460) x 2 & passenger cars N Scale (1:160) Ready to Run No

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KTM

KTM is a world famous brass manufacturer, turning out exquisite brass models, usually North American. They have recently produced a gorgeous brass SL7 pacific steam locomotive with matching passenger cars.

General Prototype Scale Model Type Review
Steam Locomotive SL7 Class 4-6-2 HO Scale (1:87) Ready to Run (brass) No
Passenger Cars "Asia-Go" Passenger cars HO Scale (1:87) Ready to Run (brass) No

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Kunter

New company as of 2016 producing N scale models for the Chinese market.

General Prototype Scale Model Type Review
Electric Locomotive SS9G N Scale (1:160) Ready to Run No
Passenger Car 25B Class SYZ/Double Decker Hard Seater N Scale (1:160) Ready to Run No
Passenger Car 25G Class YZ/Hard Sleeper N Scale (1:160) Ready to Run No
Passenger Car 25K Class YZ/Hard Sleeper N Scale (1:160) Ready to Run No
Passenger Car 25K Class RZ2/Soft Seater N Scale (1:160) Ready to Run No
Passenger Car 25Z Class RZ2/Soft Seater N Scale (1:160) Ready to Run No
Passenger Car 25K Class SRZ/Double Decker Soft Seater N Scale (1:160) Ready to Run No
Passenger Car 25K Class SYZ/Double Decker Hard Seater N Scale (1:160) Ready to Run No
Passenger Car 25T Class YZ/Hard Seater N Scale (1:160) Ready to Run No

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Line One

Line One was a company that came onto the market as quickly as it disappeared. They released an SS8 class electric locomotive before running into legal problems and ceasing trade.

General Prototype Scale Model Type Review
Electric Locomotive SS8 Class HO Scale (1:87) Ready to Run No

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Link Model

New brand aimed at the local market. So far only one model has been produced and for the love of all that is Holy, let's hope it stays that way.

General Prototype Scale Model Type Review
Freight Car C70 Class Gondola HO Scale (1:87) Ready to Run Yes - Click
Freight Car P70 Class Box Car HO Scale (1:87) Kit No

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Microace

Micro Ace is a Japanese company that produces Japanese N scale models. They have produced the Chinese (Japanese built) SL7 4-6-2 in three different liveries. Matching passenger cars were produced to be in a set with the engine, although the locomotives are (were) available separately.

General Prototype Scale Model Type Review
Steam Locomotive SL7 Class 4-6-2 N Scale (1:160) Ready to Run No
Passenger Cars "Asia-Go" Passenger cars N Scale (1:160) Ready to Run No

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MiniaturModelle

MiniaturModelle produces Ho scale vehicles, including a range of Russian GAZ-51 trucks. The prototypes were copied by the Chinese and manufactured by Jueczin.

General Prototype Scale Model Type Review
Road Vehicle Jueczin Trucks (GAZ-51) HO Scale (1:87) Ready to Run No


Minitown

New company as of 2016 producing N scale models for the Chinese market.

General Prototype Scale Model Type Review
Diesel Locomotive DF11 Class N Scale (1:160) Ready to Run No
Freight Car C64K Class Gondola N Scale (1:160) Ready to Run No
Freight Car P64A/AK Class Box Car N Scale (1:160) Ready to Run No
Freight Car P65 Class Box Car N Scale (1:160) Ready to Run No

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Model Eisenbahn Canada

A new Canadian company that produces very high quality brass models in Korea. So far three Chinese steam locomotives have been made with more on the way.

General Prototype Scale Model Type Review
Steam Locomotive Du Bousquest Class 0-6-2 + 2-6-0 HO Scale (1:87) Ready to Run No
Steam Locomotive SL7 Class 4-6-2 HO Scale (1:87) Ready to Run No
Steam Locomotive XK2 Class 0-6-0 HO Scale (1:87) Ready to Run No

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Model Train China (MTC)

MTC (Model Train China) is a company that produced SS3 electric locomotives and passenger cars circa 2000. After a very long hiatus, they have emerged with the modern HXD3b electric locomotive (January 2012). There is at least four variants known including 1898 'Mao Zedong', 0168, 0008 & 0001. Details and quality appear to be light years in front of their earlier releases. Recently, MTC have moved towards brass models. Welcome back MTC!

General Prototype Scale Model Type Review
Steam Crane Z-151/152 Class HO Scale (1:87) Ready to Run (brass) No
Steam Locomotive JF Class 2-8-2 HO Scale (1:87) Ready to Run (brass) No
Steam Locomotive QJ Class 2-10-2 HO Scale (1:87) Ready to Run (brass) No
Diesel Locomotive BJ Class HO Scale (1:87) Ready to Run Yes - Click
Diesel Locomotive BJ Class Double Unit HO Scale (1:87) Ready to Run No
Diesel Locomotive DF4B Class HO Scale (1:87) Ready to Run No
Diesel Locomotive DF4C Class HO Scale (1:87) Ready to Run Yes - Click
Diesel Locomotive DF4D Class HO Scale (1:87) Ready to Run No
Electric Locomotive SS3 Class HO Scale (1:87) Ready to Run No
Electric Locomotive SS7E Class HO Scale (1:87) Ready to Run No
Electric Locomotive HXD3B Class HO Scale (1:87) Ready to Run Yes - Click
Electric Locomotive HXD3D Class HO Scale (1:87) Ready to Run No
Freight Car X70 Class Flat Car HO Scale (1:87) Ready to Run No
Freight Car GHA70 Class Tank Car HO Scale (1:87) Ready to Run No
Freight Car GQ70 Class Tank Car HO Scale (1:87) Ready to Run No
Freight Car S11/12/13 caboose HO Scale (1:87) Ready to Run (brass) No
Passenger Cars (Various versions) HO Scale (1:87) Ready to Run No
Passenger Car 25T Class CA/Dining Car HO Scale (1:87) Ready to Run No
Passenger Car 25T Class RW/Soft Sleeper HO Scale (1:87) Ready to Run No
Passenger Car 25T Class YW/Hard Sleeper HO Scale (1:87) Ready to Run No
Passenger Car 25T Class YZ/Hard Seat HO Scale (1:87) Ready to Run No
Passenger Car 25T Class 9 car sets (Advertisement livery) HO Scale (1:87) Ready to Run No
Accessory Sand tower HO Scale (1:87) Ready to Run (brass) No
Accessory Coal tower HO Scale (1:87) Ready to Run (brass) No
Accessory Signs HO Scale (1:87) Ready to Run (brass) No
Accessory Switch indicators HO Scale (1:87) Ready to Run (brass) No

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Model Works

Model Works is a new company that produces Chinese houses, allegedly in Ho scale. There are many types which cover many architectural styles found around China.

General Prototype Scale Model Type Review
Structures Houses HO Scale (1:87) Paper Kit No

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Motivity Age

Motivity Age is a new Chinese model manufacturer, aimed squarely at the static model market. So far they have produced models in 1:66 scale, O scale and HO scale. From the photographs I've seen on the internet, as well as a very professional color glossy brochure, the details look quite good on the 1:66 scale models, less so on the O scale steamers where a few areas such as the wheels look slightly out of proportion.

General Prototype Scale Model Type Review
Steam Locomotive JF Class 2-8-2 O Scale (1:48) Ready to Run, Static No
Diesel Locomotive DF11 Class 1:66 Scale Ready to Run, Static No
Electric Locomotive SS9-G Class 1:66 Scale Ready to Run, Static No
Electric Locomotive CRH-2 Class HO Scale (1:87) Ready to Run, Static No
Electric Passenger Train CRH-2 Class x2 & Passenger cars HO Scale (1:87) Ready to Run, Static No
Electric Locomotive CRH-5 Class HO Scale (1:87) Ready to Run, Static No
Electric Passenger Train CRH-5 Class x2 & Passenger cars HO Scale (1:87) Ready to Run, Static No

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N27

One of the larger model railway companies that has put out a number of Chinese models over the years, introducing many popular prototypes and have been steadily improving quality each time.

General Prototype Scale Model Type Review
Diesel Locomotive DF7C Class HO Scale (1:87) Ready to Run (brass) No
Diesel Locomotive DFH5 Class HO Scale (1:87) Ready to Run No
Diesel Railcar Gold Eagle JW4 Class HO Scale (1:87) Ready to Run No
Diesel Railcar Gold Eagle JY290 Class HO Scale (1:87) Ready to Run No
Electric Locomotive HXD3 / DJ3 / SL1 Class HO Scale (1:87) Ready to Run Yes - Click
Electric Locomotive HXD3C Class HO Scale (1:87) Ready to Run Yes - Click
Electric Locomotive SS1 Class HO Scale (1:87) Ready to Run (brass) No
Electric Locomotive SS9 Class HO Scale (1:87) Ready to Run No
Freight Car NX70 Class Flat Car HO Scale (1:87) Ready to Run Yes - Click
Freight Car NX70 Class Flat Car (Maintenance) HO Scale (1:87) Ready to Run No
Freight Car W5SK Class Dangerous Goods Box Car HO Scale (1:87) Ready to Run No
Passenger Car 25G Class CA/Dining Car HO Scale (1:87) Ready to Run No
Passenger Car 25G Class RW/Soft Sleeper HO Scale (1:87) Ready to Run No
Passenger Car 25G Class XL/Baggage Car HO Scale (1:87) Ready to Run No
Passenger Car 25G Class YW/Hard Sleeper HO Scale (1:87) Ready to Run No
Passenger Car 25G Class YZ/Hard Seater HO Scale (1:87) Ready to Run No
Passenger Car 25K Class CA/Dining Car HO Scale (1:87) Ready to Run No
25K Class RW/Soft Sleeper N27 HO Scale (1:87) Ready to Run No
Passenger Car 25K Class XL/Baggage Car HO Scale (1:87) Ready to Run No
Passenger Car 25K Class YW/Hard Sleeper HO Scale (1:87) Ready to Run No
25K Class YZ/Hard Seat Car N27 HO Scale (1:87) Ready to Run No

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OK Tech

OK Tech is a small company that produces sound decoders for models. Their first attempt was for N27's DFH5. The quality of their products is currently underwhelming.

General Prototype Scale Model Type Review
DCC Sound Decoder For N27's DFH5 Class Diesel Locomotive HO Scale (1:87) Plug in No

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Orangutan / Xing Xing

The interestingly named Orangutan models appears to be either a subsidiary of N27 or a standalone brand that uses the N27 factory. They have made an impressive range of products in recent years. Orangutan also occasionally uses the name Xing Xing, and at least one product - the GQ70 tank car - is labelled as such.

General Prototype Scale Model Type Review
Diesel Locomotive DF4C Class HO Scale (1:87) Ready to Run No
Diesel Locomotive DF4D Class HO Scale (1:87) Ready to Run No
Diesel Locomotive HXN5 Class HO Scale (1:87) Ready to Run (brass) No
Electric Locomotive HXD2B Class HO Scale (1:87) Ready to Run (brass) No
Electric Locomotive HXD2C Class HO Scale (1:87) Ready to Run (brass) No
Electric Locomotive SS7D Class HO Scale (1:87) Ready to Run Yes - Click
Electric Locomotive SS7E Class HO Scale (1:87) Ready to Run No
Electric Locomotive SS9G Class HO Scale (1:87) Ready to Run No
Freight Car C70 Class Gondola Car HO Scale (1:87) Ready to Run No
Freight Car G60 Class Tank Car HO Scale (1:87) Ready to Run Yes - Click
Freight Car NX70 Class Flat Car HO Scale (1:87) Ready to Run No
Passenger Car 25B Class XL/Baggage Car HO Scale (1:87) Ready to Run No
Passenger Car 25B Class YZ/Hard Seater HO Scale (1:87) Ready to Run No
Military Vehicle Type 59 Army Tank HO Scale (1:87) Ready to Run No
Accessory Signals - various HO Scale (1:87) Ready to Run No
Accessory Yard lighting HO Scale (1:87) Ready to Run No

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Peak Horse Hong Kong Buses

Peak Horse Hong Kong Buses have made a series of highly detailed double decker Hong Kong buses in HO scale. I have found seven different types. As of May 2010, they are available on clearance through Hattons (find their site under the links tab under 'retailers').

General Prototype Scale Model Type Review
Road Vehicle Dennis Double decker Bus HO Scale (1:87) Ready to Run No

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Piko

Piko is a large German model railway manufacturer that has produced a CRH-3 high speed train. Unfortunately this one has only 4 cars (rather than 8) and no add-on cars are currently available.

General Prototype Scale Model Type Review
Diesel Locomotive DF7C Class HO Scale (1:87) Ready to Run No
Electric Train CRH-3 HO Scale (1:87) Ready to Run No
DCC Sound Decoder For Piko DF7C Class Diesel Locomotive HO Scale (1:87) Plug in No

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Praline

Praline was a large European producer of road vehicles.

General Prototype Scale Model Type Review
Road Vehicle Ford Transit 87 FT 190 van Fire Brigade (Hong Kong) HO Scale (1:87) Ready to Run No

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Preiser

Preiser specialize in producing figures (i.e. people, animals etc) in nearly all scales. As a general note, most Preiser figures are made in HO or N scale and can be adopted for Chinese layouts, however those below are specifically made for them.

General Prototype Scale Model Type Review
Figures Chinese Track Workers G Scale (1:32) Ready to Run No
Figures China Rail workers/passengers/people HO Scale (1:87) Ready to Run Yes - Click
Figures Chinese Track Workers HO Scale (1:87) Ready to Run No

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Red Star Model

New company as of 2016. Their first project, the DF11Z is a bit of a niche model, although very welcome as these locomotives enjoy a cult following in China. They have presumably chosen the DF11G as a follow up as they share many common parts and offers a higher quality than the Bachmann version.

General Prototype Scale Model Type Review
Diesel Locomotive DF11-G Class HO Scale (1:87) Ready to Run No
Diesel Locomotive DF11-Z Class HO Scale (1:87) Ready to Run Yes - Click

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REE Modèles

French company has produced a S-100 class 0-6-0 tank steam locomotive, known in China as the XK2. No Chinese version, but a good starting point to kitbash into one.

General Prototype Scale Model Type Review
Steam Locomotive XK2 class 0-6-0t HO Scale (1:87) Kitbash option No

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Rietze

Rietze Automodelle are a large German based company that produce road vehicles in HO scale of just about any world prototype.

General Prototype Scale Model Type Review
Road Vehicle Audi 80 Police (China) HO Scale (1:87) Ready to Run Yes - Click
Road Vehicle Ford Mondeo Police (Hong Kong) HO Scale (1:87) Ready to Run No
Road Vehicle Setra S315 Bus (2008 Beijing Olympics) HO Scale (1:87) Ready to Run No

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Rivarossi

Rivarossi is a world famous model railway company based in Italy. They have produced a beautiful S100 tank locomotive, examples of which were sent to China and used in industry for nearly 50 years.

General Prototype Scale Model Type Review
Steam Locomotive XK2 Class 0-6-0t HO Scale (1:87) Ready to Run / Kitbash Option Coming soon!

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Roco

World famous Roco has a couple of locomotives of use to modellers of the KCR (Hong Kong/Southern China based railway). High quality and pretty costly.

General Prototype Scale Model Type Review
Diesel Locomotive ER20 EuroRunner (KCR) HO Scale (1:87) Kitbash Option No
Electric Locomotive KCR Ktt (Re460) HO Scale (1:87) Ready to Run No

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Switcs

A little known company that has produced some Chinese prototype busses in 1:87 scale

General Prototype Scale Model Type Review
Road Vehicle Huanghai DD6129S05 Commuter Bus HO Scale (1:87) Ready to Run, Static Yes - Click

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Tenshodo

Tenshodo is one of Japan's most experienced model railway companies. They generally produce brass locomotives in-house of US and Japanese prototypes. Please note the review of the DB3 4-4-4t streamlined steam locomotive is also listed in the encyclopedia under Bachmann China and Kairyu.

General Prototype Scale Model Type Review
Steam Locomotive DB3 Class streamlined 4-4-4t HO Scale (1:87) Ready to Run Yes - Click
Steam Locomotive KD55 Class 2-8-0 (9600 class) Japanese HO Scale (1:80) Kitbash Option (brass) No

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Train Garden

Train Garden is a relatively new company. Initially (at least) they were heavily reliant on CMR Line for their work, however they seem to be a stand alone company now, having sourced old Bachmann China tooling and using a brass factory for some of their models.

General Prototype Scale Model Type Review
Steam Locomotive JS 2-8-2 Class HO Scale (1:87) Ready to Run (brass) No
Electric Locomotive SS8 Class HO Scale (1:87) Ready to Run (brass) No
Electric Locomotive HXD1D Class HO Scale (1:87) Ready to Run Yes - Click
Freight Car C64 Class Gondola HO Scale (1:87) Ready to Run No
Freight Car NX17K & NX17AK Class Flat Car HO Scale (1:87) Ready to Run Yes - Click
Passenger Car 22 Class YZ/Hard Seater HO Scale (1:87) Ready to Run No
Passenger Car 22B Class YZ/Hard Seater HO Scale (1:87) Ready to Run No
Passenger Car 25G Class YZ/Hard Seater HO Scale (1:87) Ready to Run No
Military Vehicle 99A type Army Tank HO Scale (1:87) Ready to Run Yes - Click
Military Vehicle HJ-10 Anti-Tank Missile Vehicle HO Scale (1:87) Ready to Run No
Military Vehicle ZBD-04A Light Tank HO Scale (1:87) Ready to Run No
Accessory 20' & 40' Chinese livery Containers HO Scale (1:87) Ready to Run No

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White Dragon

White Dragon commissioned a short run of Chinese B6 reefer cars production cars in Europe.

General Prototype Scale Model Type Review
Freight Car B6 Class Reefer HO Scale (1:87) Ready to Run Yes - Click

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ZC18

ZC18 is a new company and have made a run of DF11's for their first production in HO scale.

General Prototype Scale Model Type Review
Diesel Locomotive DF11 Class HO Scale (1:87) Ready to Run No

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Zeyi Models

Zeyi are based in Beijing and have been turning out just about anything they can think of. Unfortunately most of these models are static or in scales that nobody really actively collects . Still, there are a couple of good products and the rest have been added for completeness.

General Prototype Scale Model Type Review
Electric Train (Set) DJJ Class "Blue Arrow" Train HO Scale (1:87) Ready to Run, Static No
Accessory 20' & 40' China Rail Containers HO Scale (1:87) Ready to Run Yes - Click
Various Rolling Stock Various HO - G Scale (1:87-1:32) Ready to Run, Static No

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Miscellaneous

I have very little information regarding the models listed here. They have been listed for completeness.

General Prototype Scale Model Type Review
Freight Car JSQ5 Automobile carrier HO Scale (1:87) Kit Coming Soon!
Freight Car X6 Class Container Flatcar HO Scale (1:87) Ready to Run No
Maintenance of Way Tamper Car (China Rail) HO Scale (1:87) Ready to Run, Static No
Electric e.m.u. head unit KCR Metropolitan Train HO Scale (1:87) Ready to Run, Static No
Electric e.m.u. head unit KCR Metropolitan Train (Hong Kong) HO Scale (1:87) Ready to Run, Static No
Electric e.m.u. head unit MTR Metropolitan Train (Hong Kong) HO Scale (1:87) Ready to Run, Static No
Light Rail Car MTR Light Rail Car (Hong Kong) HO Scale (1:87) Ready to Run, Static No
Electric Locomotive HXD1B Double unit (one only w/model) HO Scale (1:87) Ready to Run, Static No

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