Founded in may 2005 in Costabissara (Vicenza), ViTrains is a company producing model trains in scale 1:87 and is strongly rooted in the Vicenza territory but with an outlook beyond the domestic market. To day the firm is an example of the best made in Italy: in a little more than 4 years of activity, ViTrains has achieved four recognitions awards from railways magazines and collector associations both international and Italian. ViTrains models are well appreciated in Italy and abroad, running on the European tracks with the high praise by experts and collectors. The Minuetto, the first model manufactured, achieved the prize as model of the year 2005 for the category "Motorized Material" from the "Italian Railway Association" and from "F.I.M.F." Collectors and this train set is still in production because of the continuous high demand.
In 2006 a new prize from "F.I.M.F." for the two level passenger cars in the category " Trailer Material". The employees and technicians ViTrains could also achieve the recognition from Spain " Modelo Recomandado " for locomotive class 250 by the magazine "Train Mania" and recently, in 2009, in France the electric locomotive BB16500 is the "Model of the Year". The high quality is guaranteed thanks to the knowlegde and experience of all the persons who decided to be part of this important project assuring style and care of all details, typical of the "made in Italy".
What's it worth? Take a look at this Vitrains price guide: sold listings for a value indication.