The Company

   

Tomix is a brand of Tomytec, which is a subsidiary of Tomy, a huge Japanese toy conglomerate. An extensive line of N Scale model railroad items, including locomotives, rolling stock and track, bears the Tomix brand name.

The Figures

At one time Tomix sold rebranded Preiser N Scale figures. As they had for Kato, Preiser painted many of these figures to appear more Japanese. They've been unavailable for quite some time, and consequently the list is probably incomplete.

Tomix issued these sets twice. The first series have Tomy molded into the box lid, while the second has Tomix molded into the lid. The paper inserts for the first series had Tomix and the catalog number printed on the inside, and orange Tomix logos and "Made in the Federal Republic of Germany" on the outside. The second series had nothing printed on the inside, and white Tomix logos and "Made in Germany" on the outside. The boxes had no other English text. Photos are mine.

Cat #

Description

3601/3631

Railroad personnel

3602/3632

Conductors

3603/3633

Track gang

3604/3634

Teenagers

3605/3635

Pedestrians

3606/3636

Walking travelers

3607/3637

Seated people

3608/3638

Americans

3609/3639

Business people walking

3610/3640

Women hanging laundry

3611/3641

School students

3642

Business people standing

3643

Business people standing

3644

Seated people

3645

Seated people

3646

People walking

3647

Passengers

3648

Passengers with bags

3649

Families

3621/3661

Horses

3622/3662

Cows

3623/3663

Dogs

Diorama Characters

Tomix also produced some N Scale diorama figures. I've broken the house rule of no fantasy figures to give you a taste of what's out there; Sun-Star Stationery and Fujimoto make more, if you're up for a right-angle detour. Images from Hobby Search and Amazon in Japan.

Where to Buy

Tomix products are available worldwide, although their old Preiser figure sets are virtually non-existent now. I'm pretty sure the diorama characters have all been discontinued as well, and consequently difficult if not impossible to find.

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