The Aurora Story

Aurora Miniatures combine innovative product design with cutting-edge manufacturing technology, to create accurate and quality products for the discerning hobbyist. 

Aurora Miniatures North America Logo

Aurora Miniatures North America Inc. was founded in 2020, in response to the rapidly growing model railroad hobby market in Canada and the United States. As consumers spent more time at home and devote more time and effort to their hobbies, there was an increased demand for higher-fidelity scale models which was not being filled by existing manufacturers.  

HO scale General Motors Diesel (Canada) SD60F

In 2020, Aurora announced its first HO (1:87) scale model of the GMD SD60F, a Canadian-built diesel locomotive used by CN from 1989 to the mid-2010s. In the same year Aurora announced its HO scale 45ft intermodal containers with road-specific details and operating doors. The containers were delivered to customers in early 2022 and the SD60Fs are scheduled for delivery in late 2022. 

HO scale 45ft Intermodal Containers in production

In 2021, Aurora continued to expand its hobby product offerings by developing the HO scale 40ft intermodal containers with road-specific details and operating doors. In the same year, extensive research and development was conducted for additional North American HO scale locomotives and rolling stock. In 2022, the first HO scale freight car models went into design and tooling. 

HO scale Gunderson 6276 cf 50ft Plate F Boxcar

Aurora Miniatures is one of the emerging industry leaders in product design and innovation. In addition to designing and producing model trains under the Aurora Miniatures brand, the company also provide design, manufacturing and component OEM services for various clients in the model railroad industry in Europe and North America.