Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey™ / Zirkus

Advertising Cars

Advertising or advance cars traveled ‘in advance’ of the circus and were responsible for promoting the coming show, which is why we are starting this new line of licensed products with a special Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey™ advertising car! These colorful specialty cars will mark the beginning of an exciting line of N & Z scale themed and prototype products.

Billboard Series

Beginning in August 2009, Micro-Trains will release the first car in an all new series—the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey™ Billboard Series! This 12-month series will feature colorful representations of actual vintage posters that were used to promote Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey shows. Each poster will be displayed on freight cars! The series will include 11 freight cars, one locomotive and a caboose. *Posters are for representational purposes only. Posters were an essential promotional tool for the circus. They were posted by the advance crew all over town and often up to 20 miles outside of the community weeks before the circus arrived. Thousands of these colorful and detailed advertisements were produced for each show and would range from single sheet flyers to large billboards for vacant fields or large buildings. This collectible freight car series will celebrate 11 special Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey posters, so get ready…the show begins this August! Renderings Coming Soon

Train Sets & Runner Packs

Following the release of our N & Z scale Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey™ prototype train sets this winter, we will release a variety of Runner Packs filled with Ringling Bros.™ train cars so you can expand your Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey’s™ train! These four-car Runner Packs will feature cars that Ringling Bros. had multiple road numbers of and will be pre-ordered in advance. Prices and release dates to be determined.