Favorite manufacturer ( Model railroad )

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Your favorite is...

Athearn
3
43%
Kato
2
29%
Bachmann
1
14%
Overland
0
No votes
Lionel
0
No votes
Walthers
0
No votes
Atlas
1
14%
Intermountain
0
No votes
American Z line
0
No votes
MTH
0
No votes
 
Total votes : 7

Favorite manufacturer ( Model railroad )

Postby Trainmanalex2 » Thu Oct 08, 2009 1:54 pm

Kato. there models have pure great detail and they run smooth and by smooth i mean...

SMOOTH
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Re: Favorite manufacturer ( Model railroad )

Postby Smjh1979 » Thu Oct 08, 2009 1:57 pm

I don't really have a favorite manufacturer right now.

However for signal manufacturers, my favorites are:

1) Tomar Industries, even though they are very expensive.
2) NJ International, although I need to test their newest products more.
3) Walthers, although I need to get their cantilever signals.
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Re: Favorite manufacturer ( Model railroad )

Postby TrainmanKight » Thu Oct 08, 2009 2:42 pm

Trainmanalex2 wrote:Kato. there models have pure great detail and they run smooth and by smooth i mean...

SMOOTH

HATE to agree with trainmanalex2 but hes right
kato
Atlas
Athearn
Bachmann
Mth
Lionel
Overland
American Z line
Intermountain
Walthers THE MEAN TRAIN PEOPLE ugg
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Re: Favorite manufacturer ( Model railroad )

Postby Trainmanalex2 » Thu Oct 08, 2009 2:44 pm

Smjh1979 wrote:I don't really have a favorite manufacturer right now.

However for signal manufacturers, my favorites are:

1) Tomar Industries, even though they are very expensive.
2) NJ International, although I need to test their newest products more.
3) Walthers, although I need to get their cantilever signals.




Walthers needs to make Older safetran cantilevers
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Re: Favorite manufacturer ( Model railroad )

Postby Smjh1979 » Thu Oct 08, 2009 2:50 pm

Walthers needs to make more signals period.
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Re: Favorite manufacturer ( Model railroad )

Postby wigwags4ever » Thu Oct 08, 2009 3:58 pm

I think an option that isn't there - Hornby. But Bachmann 'Branchline', the British range, are good too.
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Re: Favorite manufacturer ( Model railroad )

Postby AndyWS » Thu Oct 08, 2009 8:51 pm

Walthers does make the old truss-arm cantilevers which were from Safetran and, earlier, RACo.

Kato is good, but they are too expensive for me right now.

Athearn is my favorite. Some people think their "blue box" locomotives run poorly but I've had nothing but good luck with mine. They last a long time, too. The Milwaukee Road GP7 I got in 1990 or so still runs quite smoothly. They also make the most RTR models of WSOR equipment.

I also like Walthers, the engines I have from them are all smooth runners. They're also based in Milwaukee. Trainmankight, why do you consider them "mean"?

The worst runners I've ever seen are the Bachmann and Like-Like train set locomotives. Life-Like's Proto 2000 series has been quite good for me, too, though.
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