Bachmann Model Trains have been around for over 150 years, and is one of the largest makers of model trains.
For the beginner, the Bachmann model trains are probably the easiest to work with. They have many different products, including tracks, the trains themselves as well as scenery.
One of their best selling styles for a novice is the HO30 scale. An “O” scale train, for an HO track. This is great because a person who is into this hobby can easily transition from one popular scale to another without having to change track layouts.
Bachmann Model Trains also come in the popular “O” and “HO” scale, both popular among all experience levels. “O” scale is large enough for smaller hands to deal with, or older people who may not be able to see as well as they used too.
For the model train beginner, there are many basic sets available, some that include locomotive, cars and track. Scenery sets are abundant, and can include landscaping, buildings, people and all kinds of vehicles, that are at perfect size for this scale. The people are small enough to look like they can fit in the cars, not on them.
Bachmann Model Trains are available at many locations, online as well as in many local hobby shops. Because of their popularity, you can easily find parts and accessories locally as well, rather than having to order online. You can always visit their website to order products directly from them, and their prices are very reasonable.
For example, the Thunderbolt basic set comes with an EMD GP40 locomotive with operating headlight, a tank car, box car, and caboose, enough track to make a 36″ circle, and of course the power pack, and controller. You get all of this for under $100.
One look online and you will see many layouts for Bachmann Model Trains, from simple designs, to some of the most elaborate creations thought of. This trains are an ideal size for many different permanent and portable layouts, and a good set up can be put on one standard 8’x4′ work base, ideal for keeping children entertained for hours on end.
Because these trains are large enough to be handled by kids, they can even help you put the layout together, and participate in the actual design.
Bachmann Model Trains are highly detailed, from their realistic engines, steam trains to diesel locomotives. They are great for improving the realism of your layout.
One of the major manufacturers of scenery and accessories, Plasticville USA, works hand in hand with Bachmann to make accessories that fit in perfectly with their train sets. They too are reasonably priced, and products can be sold separately, or in packs.
Bachmann has several different kinds of sets, depending on experience. Ready to run sets are just that, all you have to do is set up the track, put the train on it and plug in the power supply and you’re ready to go.
For those who want a little extra challenge, they also have many starter kits that have to be assembled prior to use. It really just depends on how comfortable you feel working with small parts.
Dan B Morgan is the author of Model Trains For Beginners and discusses Bachmann model trains – compulsory reading for any model train beginner. This website contains valuable information on how to save the most time and money building your dream model train layout.
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