Starter Set HO

A starter set in HO gauge is the perfect start into the fascinating world of model railways. Completely equipped with a prototypical locomotive and wagons, rails and the right controller (control unit), you'll be ready for your first departure in no time with the right HO starter set.

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Starter sets make it easier for you to get started in the model railway world

An H0 starter set on a scale of 1:87 contains all the important components for an uncomplicated start as a model railroader. Passenger train, freight train, locomotive - there is a suitable starter set for almost every taste. The HO gauge is not only appreciated by model railroaders because of its scale, the selection of other accessories also impresses with its fair price-performance ratio and its extraordinary variety.

A model railway HO starter set combines several advantages at the same time: With just one set you can get started after a short time, because in addition to the train, all starter sets contain a complete circular track and the control unit required for driving. Unpack and assemble according to the instructions provided - it's that easy to get started with this popular hobby. With a sufficiently large base plate, for example made of wood, you finally have enough space for your first own roundabout.

Märklin, Roco & Co: HO starter sets from well-known manufacturers

Model railroaders have a wide variety of products to choose from in order to bring their own layout to life as realistically and prototypically as possible. From the passenger train to the freight train to special trains, many railway moments can be recreated very nicely. However, this variety raises a few questions, especially for beginners, especially when considering which manufacturer has the right HO starter set in its range. After all, the decision for the starter set usually determines all further subsequent planning of the model railway system.

The name Märklin stands for a traditional company from Göppingen with true model railway history. A Märklin railway starter set has been one of the undisputed bestsellers in children's rooms or converted attics for generations. The electric, diesel or steam locomotives contained in the Märklin HO starter sets are usually equipped with full sound and other digitally switchable functions and enable an ideal introduction to the world of Märklin HO.

While Märklin relies on alternating current as the energy source, other manufacturers work according to the direct current principle. For example, Roco HO starter sets are available in both digital and analog versions. The Austrian model railway manufacturer can also look back on decades of experience in the field of professional model construction. A Roco HO starter set promises a lot of fun when entering the HO gauge model railway world due to the high-quality locomotives and trains.

The manufacturers Hornby, Piko, Tillig and Bachmann also have H0 starter sets in their range. The question of which HO starter set is the right choice cannot be answered in general terms and usually depends on personal taste and further layout planning.

Frequently asked questions about the starter sets for HO gauge

Which H0 starter sets are there for children?

The Märklin my world starter sets in HO make the little railroaders' eyes light up - and not just under the Christmas tree, but all year round. The Märklin Start up series is ideal for children, the locomotives and cars are age-appropriate and offer a good introduction to model building.

What should you look out for when buying a starter set for HO gauge?

With an HO starter set, it's the content that counts. A final purchase decision should be made by considering several aspects. Helpful questions before choosing the right starter set could include the following:

  • Which set do you like best (locomotive, train)?

  • Which power system should be used? Are there already locomotives that should also be used? Do I already have Piko, Roco or Märklin vehicles in my inventory?

  • Should it be controlled analogously or should it be a digital starter set HO?

How much space do I need to set up HO starter sets?

There is no standard for the space required for an HO starter set. The size of the track structure is different for each H0 starter set, but can usually be found directly in the description.

Can starter sets be expanded later with additional model railway accessories?

The HO starter sets of all brands form the basis for a relaxed introduction to the model railway hobby. Of course, for more fun, they can be expanded to create a unique model railway world with additional rails from the respective manufacturer, vehicles and cars (e.g. from Herpa or Wiking) as well as houses and buildings from Modellbahn Union, Faller, Vollmer or Kibri.

Buy HO starter sets online now

With our diverse range of model railways and accessories from all manufacturers, we offer you an optimal entry into the world of model railways with an HO starter set. And if you really want to get started, you will not only get more tracks and train sets from Modellbahn Union, but also houses, vehicles and spare parts. When you place an order with our bonus program, you will receive a free item of your choice from a small order value. Buy your HO starter set from Modellbahn Union now – online or on site.