Athearn Trains

Written by James Lyons
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Athearn trains have been around for a long time. They are the most accepted model trains in the United States. Specializing in HO scale trains, Athearn is the largest U.S. producer of the most well-liked of all train scales. HO scale serves close to 75 percent of all model railroaders. Its popularity is attributed its convenient size and ease of use. HO scale model trains are big enough to hold one's interest and small enough to not take up too much space.

Athearn maintains a factory in southern California where every phase of production takes place, including plastic injection molding, metal fabricating, painting, masking, pad printing, assembly and testing. Athearn continues to be a profitable company because it employs people who have a personal interest in model trains. Many of their employees have been enthusiasts for decades.

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Today's most far-reaching model train scale is HO. To get a little technical, HO scale is 1:87, meaning an HO model is 87 times smaller than the real thing. A wonderful benefit of HO scale trains is the ease to add to and upgrade one's miniature railroad town. Because HO scale model trains are so popular, more accessories were created and designed to accommodate these trains.

Athearn trains are part of America, part of this nation's history. This has always been a United States-based company serving the needs of model train enthusiasts all over the world. The people at this company love model trains more than you and I do. They build products that they would want to buy. In fact, they actually do buy their own Athearn trains.


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