Walthers (N and HO scales), Bachmann, Lionel, LLC, Athearn, Kato USA and Atlas Model Railroad Co. are some of the best model train brands in the United States and the world. Kato USA has been a leader in the N scale model since the launch of their GP38-2 model in 1987. However, Atlas Model Railroad Co. products come with a premium price tag, making them difficult to invest in for beginner train enthusiasts.
Founded in 1932, Atlas first manufactured small string toys for Christmas in Milwaukee. Kato, Atlas and Micro-Trains are the main names on the N scale. Every manufacturer has the ability to exceed expectations when it comes to quality, realism and operability. Bachmann and LifeLike are two manufacturers that can work if you have a limited budget.
They have manufactured some impressive new locomotives and other rolling stock that are worth considering. Lionel LLC specializes in O-scale train sizes and is one of the oldest model train manufacturers in the world. Athearn is famous for its model trains with an HO scale that is of high quality, accurate and can be very valuable. Williams is popular for their O-scale train models.
In 1948, they opened their model train facility in California, where they expanded with their famous HO scale. Lehmann Gross Bahn (LGB) is another German brand and manufacturer of model trains that is a subsidiary of Märklin. Whether you're a train enthusiast or a veteran in the field, anyone can appreciate the beauty of a valuable and well-designed toy train. From the sound that the train emits to its textured structure, Athearn Genesis is determined to take the trains of the past and reconstruct them in their exact originality on a smaller scale.
Welcome to Train Conductor HQ, a site dedicated to helping you find detailed information on trains & railroads, employment opportunities & the best model train guides. This issue of Tracks celebrates November as Model Railway Month and encourages all model railway drivers to spread the biggest hobby in the world. Lionel trains now proudly hold the title of the largest train manufacturer in the world and are often the first, and sometimes the last, word in scale locomotives. I'm director Rob, a former driver for 23 years, an absolute fan of railroads, enthusiast of model trains, a lover of railroads in general. Along with the Athearn and Atlas brands, here are other brands that are perfect to adapt to your experience of building trains with N-scale models.