Wm. K. Walthers, Inc., was founded in Milwaukee in 1932 — but it really started on Christmas Day in 1899 when seven-year-old Bill Walthers found his first wind-up toy train waiting under the tree! Milwaukee was a hotbed of railroading and technology in the early years of the 20th century, and Bill made the switch to electric trains over the years. His standard-gauge attic layout became a test-bed for his ideas and inventions to improve operation, which he shared through how-to articles in early hobby magazines.

    Today, Walthers is on track for the future, dedicated to helping you find the information, supplies and equipment you need to make your model railroading fun, just as we’ve been since 1932. Be sure to visit, and check out our monthly Walthers Flyer (available online and at participating dealers) and annual Model Railroad Reference Book for the latest Walthers products, as well thousands more items from our many suppliers.