Kraft Trains started as an idea to help other model railroaders of all types to experience the same enjoyment of the hobby as I did. When I started model railroading in the early 80’s with my father, whom first sparked my interest in the hobby, we began building my first HO scale layout together. Over the years I continued to expand on that layout and through doing so, I eventually learned about the lack of resources available. Because of this, as well as the costly materials and models that were available, I decided to take a break from model trains during my teen years.
In 2001, I met a beautiful woman whom became my wife. We started a family together in 2003. Being a father, I wanted to introduce model railroading to my children, just as my father did. But once again, the cost of model railroading became too much of an obstacle to truly enjoy the hobby in the way I once did. I decided to look up model trains on the internet to possibly discover a new resource that could help me build my own train set with my kids. I realized there was an online community for model railroading, and so the idea of KraftTrains.com was born.
Founded in 2012, KraftTrains.com has been expanding ever since.