MRRHQ Custom Premium 101 Ranch Wild West Show Train Set HO Scale
The Most Unique & Beautiful HO Scale Circus Train Ever Offered
MRRHQ Custom Premium 101 Ranch Wild West Show Train Set
At one time the largest diversified ranch in the world, the 101 Ranch was a sprawling 110,000 acres of leased Indian lands that spread across four counties. It was founded in 1879 by Col. George W. Miller, a Confederate veteran. The 101 was a working showplace, self-sufficient and employed thousands of people.
The ranch consisted of a school, show grounds, general store and cafe, hotel, newspaper, magazine, blacksmith shop, leather shop, dairy, saddle shop, meat packing plant, oil refinery and even its own scrip (money). Homes for employees were available on the ranch along with guest houses and a “Dude Ranch”. It was a city within itself consisting of a population of around 3,000 people at any given time.
In 1903, Col. George Miller died and the ranch was taken over by his three sons. In 1905, the oldest son, Joe, started the 101 Ranch Wild West Show, an expansion of the yearly 101 rodeos that featured roping, riding, bulldogging, Indian dancers, trick roping, riding and shooting. The show traveled all over the world.
Featuring Movie Stars, Native Americans and Rodeo Cowboys the 101 Ranch Wild West Show lasted 35 years. From 1905 to 1939, except for a hiatus during WW1, the 101 Ranch Real Wild West Show thrilled audiences and gave life to a bygone era. The colorful and fascinating story of the 101 Ranch and their Wild West Show is well documented in print and online.
Including a magnificent Texas & Pacific 4-8-2 Mountain Locomotive, five proprietary colorful and highly customized freight cars with custom livery and vehicles, and six incredible passenger coaches upgraded with custom full interiors and our MagLED® Lighting Systems, this is simply the most unique and beautiful HO Scale circus train ever offered. There's only one and, very likely, will never be another.
IHCM986 Texas & Pacific Class M-2 4-8-2 Mountain Locomotive