Atlas Model Trains
The Atlas Model Railroad Company, Inc. started out as the Atlas Tool Company in 1924 by Stephan Schaffan Sr. a Czechoslovakian immigrant. Stephan began his tool company in Newark, New Jersey and by 1933 had his 16 year old son, Stephan Schaffan Jr. working for him. Stephan Jr. was a graduate of the Essex County Vocational School and an avid model airplane builder.
Stephan, who hung around the local hobby shop, soon began tinkering with model train track trying to improve upon it as a way to make extra money for his plane hobby. In the days when train modeling was a do it yourself affair, Stephan's 'Switch Kits' , stapled track to fiber, the first practical rail joiner, pre-assembled turnouts and flexible track soon forced Atlas out of the basement and into their first factory in 1947.
Today Atlas not only makes model train track and accessories, but a wide range of other products as well. With the creation of Super-flex, Snap-Switches, Custom-Line Turnouts and more
Atlas HO Trains
Atlas HO trains are true miniature representations of some of Americas finest freight cars (rolling stock) and locomotives. The attention to detail that Atlas brings to these HO trains, from ladders, roof walks, paint, print and brake gears, creates the illusion that you are holding the real thing in your hand. HO trains by Atlas are designed to reproduce the look and feeling of the original prototype (the actual train), without compromising on the quality of there product.
Each vehicle come already assembled and ready to use for your convenience. Attention to detail is paramount, so small detail parts are sometimes included for you to add, while others are molded right to the car or engine. Atlas trains are also noted for their reliability, throttle response and smooth operation at slow speeds. Nothing beats the realism and handling of a fine Atlas HO train when starting out in your new hobby of railroad modeling.
Atlas has been making model train track for over 50 years. If you're just starting out in this hobby or are a long time model train hobbyist, Atlas has model railroading track that will help you build any model train layout you want. Made from quality injection-molded plastic and nickel silver rails, their world famous Snap-track, patented Super-Flex Track and Custom-Line Turnouts, are all you'll need to complete that HO train track you want to build.
Atlas model trains also has their Righttrack freeware package which allows you to design the Atlas layout of your dreams. This Windows only software lets you design a layout up to 100' x 100' so it should accommodate just about everyone's HO or N Scale Track layout needs. Get yourself a starter kit and begin enjoying your new model train hobby.
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