Authenticity, value and quality. They are all key to the Athearn Ready To Roll® HO lineup, which consists of a broad selection of fully assembled diesel locomotives, rolling stock and vehicles. The Ready To Roll line represents the diesel-transition era to today. It features the most exciting and attractive eras of railroading. All models are ready to hit the track right out of the box.
Roundhouse has been dedicated to crafting models with the finest care since 1938. The Roundhouse® brand emphasizes the early years of steam era railroading and offers collectors quality products at a genuine value.
Funny. That sounds like advertising copy. My experience with Roundhouse is the opposite -- the couple of pieces I have are on a par with Walthers Trainline or standard Atlas: with affordability emphasized over detail and accuracy.
That said, OLDER Roundhouse, before the Athearn acquisition, may well be as you say.
That's because it is.....he copied and pasted that right from Athearn's web-site.
I agree with you CTV.....the current Roundhouse product is indeed very much like Walthers Trainline.....Horizon bought Roundhouse and amalgamated it with Athearn,,,,,Athearn tends to be the higher side, while Roundhouse handles the lower end..... both lines are good though, they have been around for decades....
I have an opportunity so get an Athearn Genesis Challenger for what I think is a pretty good price. Even so it's way more than I've paid for any one loco to date.
If anyone has any experience with this model I'd appreciate hearing about it.
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I would so appreciate it if I may please have my Reverse Loop wiring plan reviewed for accuracy by some of you pros! I am new to this. Please see Overview and Details below.
Are the gaps proposed correct: G1-G4? Is the PSX-AR really wired outside of the RL, while the PSX...
When I was young I rode the Tehachapi Loop as a hobo and stood in the doorway of a box car as the long freight train went under us. The engineer below was flashing his light at us and blowing the horn as we waved. I'll never forget that sight. The two buddies who were with me that early...
I’m sitting here in my layout room watching two monster Baldwin 2-10-4s pulling 50+ car trains on my layout thinking to myself what a sight this could have been back in the day of steam. I think that I’ve come to the conclusion that my favorite locomotives I own are my pair of 5011 class 2-10-4...
I decided to take the plunge and make some custom HO vehicles and would like some recommendations on what others may use for a magnifying stand with an area to hold HO scale sized trucks such as those by Walthers or River Point Station.
Thanks in advance.