Starting around 1967, Aurora Plastics Corporation started marketing Postage Stamp Trains. It was a bold entry into what would become a very active market in the new N-Scale model train market. The basic starter set took advantage of N-Scale’s small size by packaging everything necessary for a small model railroad in a book-like box. The larger starter sets were packaged in more conventional boxes.
Although they were around for only seven years, Aurora's Postage Stamp Trains left an indelible mark on the history of N Scale model railroading. Many modelers got their start in the scale with a Postage Stamp set, much the same way as their fathers or grandfathers were introduced to the hobby with Lionel.