Model Trains

Written by Diane Sievert
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Model trains have been manufactured for years and the mass production of these addictive little toys shows no signs of slowing down. If you're interested in investing in model trains, it would be wise to acquaint yourself with the major brands before shopping. Some brands have better reputations than others, so be sure to get your money's worth by looking over the following shopping guidelines.

A Guide to the Major Brand Names in Model Trains

One of the most popular brand names in model trains is Athearn. Though Athearn does offer N scale trains and supplies, they specialize in HO trains. This company is the largest model train manufacturer in the U.S. with an excellent reputation for customer service.

Bachmann is another one of the most well respected model train manufacturers. Unlike Athearn, Bachmann deals in all types of train sets and supplies, from N and HO to O and larger scales. Bachmann's best feature is their commitment to quality workmanship.

Lionel is yet another big name in U.S. model train manufacturing. This company specializes in O scale trains and products. Their most impressive attribute as a business is a thorough knowledge of the O scale trains and layouts.


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