For the person looking for a starter HO scale train set for themselves or perhaps as a gift for a son, daughter, or grandchild, Bachmann trains are a nice and affordable way to get you started with HO scale train sets and model railroading in general. In the following paragraphs, we will answer your questions and offer suggestions about specific sets and what you should look for in your first model train.
What should you look for in your first train set? Probably one of the most important things you should look for is the ease to which you can assemble and operate your model train. We believe the HO train sets from Bachmann are easy to assemble and operate with their e-z track system and controllers. You are able to operate your train very soon after you get it out of the box if you want to. We believe this is a very appealing point for the person wanting to give a train set as perhaps a birthday or Christmas gift.
Also, cost is another thing to think about with your first train purchase as you wouldn’t want to go out and spend a bunch of money and then decide you don’t like model railroading. However, I have never heard of a person who started model railroading and didn’t find it an enjoyable hobby. Model railroading is a hobby that can last you a lifetime if you want it to. Bachmann offers many affordable starter trains and also a good variety to choose from.
Bachmann has several different types of HO scale sets including passenger sets, freight sets, and themed sets such as the Bachmann Royal Gorge sets which is one of my favorites. This set comes complete with a diesel engine and passenger cars along with the easy to assemble track and speed controller. All of the train sets from Bachmann come with track and speed controllers.
If you have a youngster that is a fan of Thomas and you want to introduce them to model railroading, then Bachmann trains is the place to be. There are five really nice HO scale Thomas and Friends trains to choose from. There is even a holiday Thomas and friends train called the Thomas’ Holiday Special. This HO scale train set would be an excellent choice to start your model railroading adventure at Christmas.
No matter what your interests are, you can probably find a nice HO scale train set that suits your interests to help you get started in model railroading. Good luck choosing and happy model railroading.