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MRC Train Controls & Sound Systems

MRC has been pioneering train control technology for more than 60 years. Our train controls and sound systems are industry leaders in numerous categories. We are also the largest after-market maker of DC and AC train controls. The company’s Prodigy DCC systems are widely acknowledged as cutting-edge, yet they are the easiest to use. We also have one of the broadest lines of DCC sound decoders, including 16-bit HO and N scale decoders, both drop-n and Universal. Most complete with speakers.

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The Genie Series by MRC

Compatible with all model railroad scales, as well as DC, DCC, and AC operating systems. Light Genie controls railroad and other hobby lighting with advanced radio control technology. It offers more than 20 different lighting effects and a wireless range of 90 ft. Applications include crossing gate lights, roadside flares, emergency vehicles, warning lights, 3-signal traffic lights, and more. Light Genie is also perfect for plastic kit modelers, sci-fi modelers, dollhouse builders, and school projects.

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Gallery Models

You’ll get an idea of what separates Gallery from other plastic kit makers after reading their slogan. “Gallery Makes Only Spectacular Models.” Depending on the particular model, you’ll find Gallery’s attention to real-world detailing is remarkable, for instance, one of our ship models boasts 1,400 parts, plus two photo-etched trees and 50 separate scale kits that are for display on the ship’s decks. A noted builder, who has models on display at the Smithsonian, called one of our kits “The finest plastic model ship ever made.” Gallery’s selection includes helicopters, armor and ships. Our models are so complete you’ll need no expensive aftermarket parts to put the finishing touches on your spectacular model.

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Academy Models

At Academy, a “Passion for Precision” is not simply a catchphrase, it’s a way of life. From researching original blueprints to the latest CAD and 3D modeling, Academy’s passion to mimic life is legendary. Sometimes you’ll see it in a kit’s extensive number of parts. Or the interior detail of a tank. Or the careful crease in a uniform. Helicopters with accurate armament. Flight decks with magnificent scale aircraft. Our mastery of the little things is legendary. The breadth of the line is no less extraordinary. Military airplanes, helicopters, armor, and figures. Warships and ships. All in an assortment of popular scales and historic periods. All created with a “Passion for Precision.”

The da Vinci Series

Fun to build and operate, these plastic models require no glue, tools, or paint to finish. Based on da Vinci's early designs, each demonstrates his mechanical genius. Fully functional, they deliver an enjoyable edutainment experience for children age 7 through adulthood and make excellent shelf or desk displays.

Italeri Plastic Model Kits

Italeri was founded in the early '60s, with that enthusiasm that only the unbridled passion of youth can create. Since they were boys, the two founders of Italeri loved airplanes and military vehicles. Soon they were no longer satisfied with the models available at the time: they wanted something more and better. What they wanted was not available, so they decided to produce it themselves. Their hobby turned into accurate research and became the motivating force to produce the models that modelers want, with no imperfections whatsoever. Thus the company asserted itself, always increasing its range of products and growing. Also, thanks to the imagination and the talent of the founders and of their colleagues, Italeri in time became a leader in modeling, finding its place on the international market.

HobbyBoss Plastic Model Kits

The HobbyBoss collection has more than 600 model kits. Here you’ll find exceptionally detailed kits covering the most wanted categories. We’ve Military Aircraft, Military Vehicles/Armor, Warships, Submarines, Military Figures, and Accessories. You’ll not only find perennial favorites but a sizeable list of kits that are 100% New Tooling, which is a model builders’ lifeblood. What’s more, as a member of MRC’s family of plastics, you’ll find we’re carrying a wide swath of HobbyBoss kits.

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Easy Model

These detailed, plastic models are factory assembled and hand-painted. Whether you’re a model builder with limited time, a collector who appreciates detail, or a history buff, Easy Model fits the bill. Aircraft panel lines are delicate, rivets precise, ships and armor accurately engraved. And they are all ready for immediate display. There are hundreds to choose from including 1/35 figures, 1/72 planes-WWII prop-driven as well as jets- 1/72 tanks, 1/700 and 1/250 warships-subs, and surface vessels.

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Trumpeter is unique in its depth and breadth of product. They offer ten different Aircraft scales from 1:24 to 1/700, including helicopters; Nine Warship scales from 1:60 to 1:1000; five Military Vehicle scales from 1:16 to 1:144. In addition, there are 1/32 Weapons and Missiles, 1:16 and 1:35 Military Figures, plus a series of Military Accessories. Each kit is remarkably detailed. MRC carries a wide swath of Trumpeter’s roughly 1600 models.

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MRC and the makers of Master Tools share a critical thread, they both design, manufacture and market high quality products. Their knowledge of what modelers need, can be seen in the depth and variety of the Master Tools lineup. They know the hobbyist, this helps them understand specialized, hobby, tools. From precision cutting and clamping tools, refinishing sets, rivet-making tools to a mini- vacuum for cleanup, a photo-etched parts bender, engraving implements and so much more. Whether you design jewelry, run a model railroad, build battleships or any other hobby endeavor, Master Tools has the exacting workbench instruments you need to succeed.

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JTT Scenery Products

There was a time when JTT was demanded just for the impressive detail of its miniature trees, so authentic they were awarded a U.S. Patent. Some feature exposed roots, 3D-like bark, and finely defined leaves. We've added flowering plants, hedges, and vegetables, like corn stalks, cabbages, tomatoes, ferns, sunflowers, and dozens more with colors and textures matched only by nature.

JTT Garden Craft Kits

JTT's Garden Crafts collection is a unique decor project. Whether you're a craftsperson or just someone with a little imagination, you can create stunning decor for your home or office. The Garden Craft Kit has all the landscaping you need. Depending on the kit you select, you'll find trees, ground cover, flowers, vegetables, a rock garden, even a scale bench or deer. Use your own container, a favorite bowl, ceramic pot, old lantern, a piece of driftwood. Then let your imagination fly.

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Schuco Die-Cast Vehicles

For more than a century, Schuco has been creating museum-quality, die-cast vehicle replicas. The collection includes popular 1/87 HO scale American models from the 50s, 60s, and 70s as well as a wide range of exotic and historic European autos. Each comes with a hard plastic, stackable display case.

The European selection embraces Porsche, Mercedes, Jaguar, Audi, Lamborghini, Ferrari, Bugatti, Volkswagen, and more. The American die-cast replicas include classic autos like the '53 Caddy, '55 Chevy Bel Air, '64 Ford Mustang, '56 Ford F-100 Pick-up, and even a '70 Plymouth Hemi-Barracuda.

These heavy die-cast metal autos feature rubber tires and, accurate wheel reproduction. Depending on the specific vehicle, you'll find separately applied features like bumpers, headlights, grilles, and other details

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Clever Paper

Clever Paper brand products are the perfect inexpensive and easy-to-build additions to your railroad layout or diorama. The models are an authentic appearance and are historically accurate and complete. They are easily assembled with no glue or scissors are required.