We recently had a chance to visit the fine folks at MTH and see the inner workings of their fantastic operation. It's a pleasure to see where some of the world's finest trains are designed and developed, so we wanted to pass along some of the fun to you!
The great thing about MTH's headquarters is that it really just feels like a regular old train room, but expanded to 1,000 times the size! Their building is simply enormous, and packed with trains, accessories, and tools from top to bottom. You can tell it's full of people who adore their trains and love every second involved with producing them.
Just look at the size of the place in the picture below! It's endless!
And if you're a railroader, the following picture will look familiar. It might seem disorganized to the layman, but we all know that it's just packed to the brim with everything you'd ever need to get an old train into tip-top shape once more. It was obvious to us that the people at MTH are just regular old railroaders like you and me at heart.
We stumbled upon this nice little section of track, along with a stunning wall of MTH trains. To know that thousands of freshly-developed MTH trains were ran and tested on this humble table of track was quite a remarkable experience. Who knows how many models were given the seal of approval right here in this room, making it a huge piece of railroading history.
The trains never end in this room! We spent a lot of time slowly moving along this wall admiring every single piece. There's a lot of craftsmanship and nostalgia and railroading history on this wall, and we weren't about to pass up on the opportunity to enjoy it.
We're thrilled that MTH gave us the opportunity to poke our heads into their wonderful space and let us snap a few pictures of what life is really like inside the headquarters of a major model train manufacturer. It's simultaneously humble and amazing, full of love for the hobby, and a really magical place for anyone with a love for trains.