The biggest Little Railroad
in America

Selling over 1.5 million models a year Athearn can rightly say to be the "biggest little railroad in America".

So we are proud to be an international distributor of Athearn. We offer all models of this long-standing US manufacturer through our dealers to the modellers in Europe.

Athearn History

In 1943 Irv Athearn began to build 0 scale freight cars in the kitchen of his mother. Since then the name stands for high quality and a very good cost-effectiveness. These values formed the basis for success.

Even today Irv's heritage can be found in each model's form, value and quality. The models presented on this website are only a small collection of the comprehensive Athearn range. You will find more models on the internet at or at your dealer.

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This will take you directly to the latest arrivals and announcements of Athearn in H0 and N scale. Here you will find all new product ranges of Genesis, Ready to Roll and Roundhouse.

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HO Steam-Locomotive 4-8-2 MT-4 mit Skyline Casing, Southern Pacific #4358


  • top-of-the-line models with highly developed features
  • available with and without Tsunami SoundTraxx decoder
  • prototypical detailing, with individually mounted pipes, photo-etched metal walkway grids, ventilation inserts and Celcon handrails
  • McHenry couplers
  • excellent running features

HO Diesel-Locomotive U50 Union Pacific
and Southern Pacific

Ready to Roll

  • a broad selection of fully assembled diesel locomotives, rolling stock and vehicles
  • intricately detailed
  • excellent running features
  • many models with NEM interface

N Steam-Locomotive Big Boy
Union Pacific

Athearn Spur N

  • high quality equipment
  • fully assembled, ready to roll
  • a broad selection of locomotives, rolling stock and vehicles

Ford A Santa Fe

The-Cast Vehicles

  • authentic-looking, licensed replicas
  • razor-sharp painting
  • many come with separately applied detail parts

HO Steam-Locomotive Old Time 2-6-0, Canadian National #412


  • Since1938 - H0 and N scale locomotives and cars for collectors
  • emphasizes the early years of steam era railroaders