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Written by Paul D. Race for and

Disney® Holiday Villages and Trains

Click to sign up for the 'Trains-N-Towns™' newsletter, with articles about display villages, indoor railroading, and much moreYes, Disney® has been licensing products since Mickey was black and white. But this page has featured some very original products, including the first-ever holiday villages based on Disney® characters and settings! Demand is already high - several of our readers bought these before we even knew they were available.

Note: Although your children may love these sets, the Disney® villages are not toys, but heirloom-quality collector's items - in other words, they're "toys for big people." I post this only because small fry find them irresistable, so you need to be careful to keep them out of reach of small children, or anyone likely to wander off with the figurines or accessories, as my kids were prone to do when they were little.

Most of the products on this page are available by subscription, which means that you sign up for them like you would a magazine and get a package about every four weeks for the next four months. For more information on subscription trains, please refer to the "About Subscription Trains" article. The accessory packages and the Lionel ® trains, however, are sold as single-purchase packages.

Every piece is exquisitely detailed and warranteed for one year against manufacturing defects by Hawthorne Village®. In addition, the mechanical parts of the train shown on this page are manufactured and warranteed by world-class model railroad companies like Bachmann® and Lionel®, so parts, service, and accessories will always be available.

Update, 2013 - Between 2009 and 2011, Bradford Exchanged cut back on ordering new products, due to the recession. That meant that when the economy started improving, they had nothing in the "pipeline." Between 2011 and 2012, I had to take nine Disney collections from this page. So right now things look a little thin. Hopefully new stuff will be arriving soon, and we'll keep this page active until it does. But this is a reminder that "limited edition" means that they've only made so many, and when they're gone, they're gone.

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 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.)

Note about Deadlines: These issues arrive about once a month, so the earlier you get started the more you will have to display this holiday season.

Magic Of Disney Express Electric Train CollectionThe Magic Of Disney Express Electric Train Collection celebrates all of your favorite Disney® characters, including Mickey Mouse (as the Sorceror's Apprentice), Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, and many more. Each issue in this collection has exquisite detail and charming features that will attract attention and interest for years to come. The locomotive headlight and the coaches are lighted as well, making this train a real "attention-grabber" when it runs around an illuminated holiday village such as the ones shown on this page.

Magic Of Disney Express Subscription Plan

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Note: If you buy a collectable train with the idea of running it around your Christmas tree, you might want to take special precautions so that someone who missteps near the tree doesn't accidentally kick an irreplaceable locomotive across the room. (Don't ask me if this warning is based on personal experience.) One possible solution might be to start a subscription of the Hawthorne Village train you like the most, and at the same time buy a Bachmann On30 train set that you can afford to leave on the floor or let the kids run. (And when the kids go to bed, and everyone else leaves the house, you can get out your Hawthorne Village train and run it--they run on the same track.)


Accessories for Trains and Villages on This Page

Hawthorne Village Train Accessories - As different as they may look, all of the Hawthorne Village trains on this page are mechanically interchangeable. They are On30 trains, built on frames made by the Bachmann Corporation, the world's largest model train manufacturer. The track they all use is the same EZ-Track that Bachmann sells for HO trains, so if you order more than one Hawthorne Village train, you can use the track from each set interchangeably. You can also always get extra Bachmann EZ-Track pieces as well as Bachmann parts and service on your Hawthorne Village trains. A few extra track pieces and other Hawthorne Village accessories you may find useful are provided below for your convenience.

Summer Crossing Gate Train Accessory Set

Click for bigger picture.Electric Train Crossing Gate and Block Signal Accessory Set Adds Realism to your Collectible Electric Train Set! Exclusive! - This miniature-scale crossing gate and block signals will add interest and charm to any Hawthorne Village train. Meticulously handcrafted by master artisans, each detail is flawlessly re-created, from the red-and-white striped train crossing gate arms to the white crossing signs. The crossing gate's arms even lower automatically when the train passes over the track! This is also an excellent value. Click on the link below to purchase or for more information.

Winter Crossing Gate Train Accessory Set

Winter Crossing Gate And Block HO Scale Train AccessoryThe Winter Electric Train Crossing Gate and Block Signal Accessory Set! - Like the summer version above, miniature-scale crossing gate and block signals will add interest and charm to any Hawthorne Village train. The crossing gate's arms lower automatically when the train passes over the track! Click on the link below to purchase or for more information.

Track Multi-Pack Train Accessory Set

Click for bigger picture.Electric Train Track Accessory Keeps Your On30 or HO Scale Train Set on Track - One of the true joys and excitement of owning an electric train set is in enhancing - and growing - your display by adding quality accessories. Hawthorne Village's exclusive HO scale "Track Multi-Pack" Train Accessory Set affords you almost 8 feet of additional track, including four 9" Straight Track and six 9" Radius Curved Track. Perfect for any Hawthorne Village train sets. All you need to do is snap them together. Click on the link below to purchase or for more information.

Crossing Track Pack Train Accessory Set

Click for bigger picture.Expand your Empire! - If you have already added the Track Multi-Pack Train Accessory Set to your railroad, this set will allow you to add a figure eight shape to your railroad. This set includes a 90-degree Crossing, four 2-1/4" Straight Track and one 18" Radius Curved Rerailer. Click on the link below to purchase or for more information.

Bridgeport Train Display Wood Cabinet

Click for a bigger picture.Handsome Model Train Set Display Case Shows off Your Train Collection in Heirloom-quality Wood Cabinet with Glass Doors! - Provide an elegant home for your beloved model train collection in this heirloom-quality model train set display case, exclusively from Van Hygan & Smythe. Custom-designed in the tradition of fine European craftsmanship, its classic style is enhanced by solid hardwood construction with a rich walnut-finish. Hinged glass front doors reveal three 3-1/4" deep hardwood shelves, perfectly sized for your limited-edition train collections. Magnetic door closures minimize dust, and gleaming brass-finished hardware adds an elegant touch. Click on the link below to purchase or for more information.


O Scale AccessoriesIn addition, the O-Scale Accessories page includes many relatively inexpensive details such as bridges, fencing, and stations, that will bring life to any O-Scale or O-Gauge railroad.


Where to Go for More Trains and Towns

  • Display Trains and Villages for Every Season More Holiday Villages - Includes very limited-edition villages and accessories inspired by movies, television shows, vintage 50's-era businesses, and many others.
  • On30 and O Gauge trains to go with indoor display villages and railroads Big Trains Store™ - Describes On30 and O gauge model trains for building indoor model or display railroads - most of the trains and accessories would go great with the villages and trains on this page.
  • Big Christmas Trains: Directory of Large Scale and O Scale trains with holiday themesBig Christmas Trains™ - All about choosing and setting up holiday trains and villages. Includes a description and catalog of Christmas Trains for Large Scale and Christmas Village users.

Where to Go for More Holiday Decorating and On30 Model Railroading Ideas

  • Click to see the Spook Hill™ projects.New for 2008!: Introducing Spook Hill™. Our sister site Big Indoor Trains™, now features a series of free, 100% original Halloween building projects in O or S scale, enough to give you a complete Halloween village that you can build yourself from inexpensive materials. In addition, most of these structures will complement any train or town on this page.
  • Click to learn about the hobbies of collecting and building vintage-style cardboard Christmas houses.What Is a Glitterhouse?: Our sister site Big Indoor Trains™, also features a series of free, 100% original articles on collecting and building those cardboard Christmas houses that were popular between 1920 and 1965. Supplement any Christmas village with your own vintage-style structures that you can build yourself from inexpensive materials.
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readers. Many are designed by Thomas Kinkade and other world-class artists and designers.

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