Are Athearn locomotives good?

They are real smooth. I have 20 Athearn locomotives, and they all run great. One of them is 35 years old and it still runs good.

Is Athearn a good brand?

There are many brands out there today, and most are pretty good. As a retailer, 80% of our train sales are Athearn/Genesis. I wouldn’t be able to make a living if they were junk. There are some bad apples in every group, and quality control could always be improved.

Is Athearn still in business?

Products. Athearn continues to produce ready-to-run models of diesel locomotives, passenger cars, and freight cars representing a variety of eras and railroads.

Are Kato locomotives any good?

The locomotive model is accurate, well detailed, and runs incredibly well. It’s quiet, smooth, and looks great. I particularly like the lit number board, headlights, and ditch lights. It’s easy to add sound and digital control, too, if you use DCC on your model railroad.

Are Atlas locomotives good?

In comparing the failure rates, Atlas had the highest rate of problems. In just one year of buying locomotives for myself as well as for charitable causes, I have had cases where 30% of the locomotives from Atlas in a single purchase were defective. I bought in lots of 50 units or more.

Where is Athearn made?

Champaign, Illinois
Athearn is a United States manufacturer of model railroad equipment, produced and distributed by American hobby manufacturer Horizon Hobby, Inc. of Champaign, Illinois, USA.

Is Athearn compatible with Bachmann?

There are no mechanical or electrical issues which would create any problems if you run Athearn and Bachmann locomotives together.

Is Kato a good brand?

I mean “KATO”, they are best of the best brand in Japan. Japan has many fine brands on train models like Tenshodo, Kato, Tomix, Green Max, World Koge,,,,,KATO is the best one.

Does Athearn make N scale?

Intricately detailed and fully assembled models make up the Athearn N Scale line. From locomotives to rolling stock and even a selection of highly detailed vehicles these models will make any trackside scene more realistic. They are hobby-quality items sure to provide family fun for a long time.

Where can I buy Athearn?

Factory Direct Hobbies is your Athearn headquarters! We have the most extensive inventory of Athearn online. Whether Genesis, Roundhouse, Ready to Roll, HO scale or N, it’s easy to get your hands on Athearn quality at Factory Direct Hobbies. Remember, preorders are always free and all purchases earn 5% rewards!

What is the address for Athearn?

Athearn 1550 Glenn Curtiss Street Carson, CA 90746 Created Date 3/21/2007 3:06:47 PM

Why choose Athearn precision die cast models?

Athearn’s Precision Die Cast models are highly authentic-looking. Most come with separately applied details and razor-sharp painting. Delivering high-value model trains for enthusiasts who demand quality at affordable prices. McHenry offers a full line of quality, long-lasting HO scale model railroad couplers.