Welcome to the House of Trains
We have a wide variety of Model Train & Slot Car sets in stock.
Open 7 days a week.
Sundays - Noon to 5:00 p.m.
Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays - 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Thursdays - 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Saturdays - 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
A few new favorites of ours and our customers:
LED BULK Any
CAR30353 Slot Car Carrera
CAR30352 Slot Car Carrera
DIGIDT500 Any Digitrax
DIGIDT500D Any Digitrax
TCP853 Paint Tru-Color
TCP852 Paint Tru-Color
Our mission is to provide quality products paired with incomparable service.
We accept Visa, MasterCard, Discover, American Express and PayPal.
Our store is located at 8106 Maple Street, Omaha Nebraska 68134.
Our phone number is 402-934-7245, fax number is 402-392-7394.
Winter store hours are:
Sunday - Noon to 5:00 p.m.
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Thursday 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Friday 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Saturday 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Leonard Mrsny opened Kenwood Model Railroad Supply in May of 1936 in Omaha, Nebraska. The store began as a small model railroad supply store. O-scale was the rule of the day and primarily Lionel trains and parts were the bulk of the store products. At that time, Leonard had registered with the fledgling NMRA. The store moved to its present location on 81st and Maple Street in 1952. It was renamed House of Trains in 1962. From 1967 to the late 1970's more than just model trains were carried. The House of Trains was a full line hobby shop stocking model trains, airplanes, rockets, slot cars, scenery, plastic kits and accessories. A lot of hobbies are intertwined as all of these hobbies are hands on intuitive hobbies. During 1969-70, the present building was built at 8106 Maple Street when US Highway 64, Maple Street, was widened from two to four lanes. Over the years, the House of Trains has been refined as the hobby and customer interest has changed. Richard and David Mrsny, Leonard's son and grandson, respectively, purchased the business from Leonard in 1987 and are the current operators of the store. We offer all scales in the store and through the website, however since space is limited some items are special order only at this time. As always, repairs and knowledgeable assistance with the model trains of all sizes are offered. As in conducting with any good business practice, good lines of communication are crucial. We provide honest and open communication on product availability, price, repairs, assembly/layout assistance and technological questions. We will promptly respond to any inquiries to the best of our ability. We try to ship most items within two business days. There are times, however, when it may take a little longer during the Christmas season or during vacation. Special order items will be shipped upon availability. An email notice will be sent when the package ships with any available tracking number. Nebraska residents will be charged appropriate sales tax for their shipping address. Shipping insurance may be purchased if desired. For those customers who do not want to use a credit card over the internet, please contact the store and arrangements can be made for mailing a money order or check.