Athearn Model Trains

Written by Diane Sievert
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Athearn model trains have been around for what seems like years. The leader in HO scale sales, Athearn is a model train manufacturer known for both quality workmanship and great selection. Though they do carry quite a few N scale trains, the majority of Athearn model trains are build to HO scale and HO scale is what they're known for.

Everything You Need to Know About Athearn Model Trains

Genesis is perhaps the most recognized sub-category of Athearn model trains. The Genesis model trains include steam locomotives, F-series and SD-70 series models. Though these trains can be quite expensive, the attention to detail and fine workmanship is what some would call museum quality.

Ready to Roll is yet another category of Athearn model trains. These model trains include locomotives, passenger cars, freight cars, and cabooses as well as trucks and containers. The Ready to Roll component of Athearn even features such extras as billboards and fire trucks.

Athearn also deals in themed train sets. Coca Cola, John Deere, and USPS are some of their most popular themes of the moment. For instance, one can buy a Coca Cola themed locomotive or a miniature John Deere tractor.


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