What is the most popular model train company?

Top model train brands in the United States

  • Athearn (HO, N scale)
  • Atlas (O, HO and N scale)
  • Arnold (N gauge, owned by Hornby)
  • Bachmann (HO, N and G scale)
  • Lionel (O scale trains).
  • Walthers (N and HO scale)

Is model railroading expensive?

If it’s only about rolling stock, turnouts and shiny new locomotives, then yes, it can get expensive. But that’s only part of model railroading. If one thinks that model railroading is expensive try another hobby. I have another hobby that I had been out of for three decades before getting back into it.

Why buy model trains on the web?

The “connectivity” of the web also allows people to more easily start and further the progression of new hobbies, and model railroading has found its place in the stream. Factory Direct Hobbies’ online hobby shop is the premiere place for all things model trains and hobbies.

What can I find in our online model train store?

The possibilities are endless in our online model train store. We sell pre-owned, rare, hard-to-find, out-of-production & brand-new trains. We are confident that you, as our customer and model railroad hobbyist, will find what you need in our online train store.

Is there a model train set for a beginner?

Explore our vast selection of train sets, perfect for the beginner or advanced model railroader! With nearly 200 years of history from which to seek inspiration, it can be challenging to know where to start when modeling historic railroads. But which railroads should you model, and what features should you try to include?

What are the most popular model trains?

Freight Cars is the most popular of the 17 model trains categories, then Buildings, and Railroad Scenery. Bachmann is ranked #1 out of 263 model trains manufacturers, followed by Atlas, and Woodland Scenics.