Best Model Train Brands

Looking for the latest and greatest trains to add to your railroad? TrainLife is on track with your goals with the best model train manufacturers to help you build out your collection like never before.

We well know that every train is unique and built differently, so we have a selection of model gauges to choose from the best manufacturers of those models. Below you’ll find a wide variety of options to choose from, categorized by model gauge and manufacturer.

HO Scale

Athearn Genesis

This brand is most known for the realism it applies to its train products. From the sound that the train emits to its textural structure, Athearn Genesis is determined to take the trains of the past and rebuild them in their exact originality on a smaller scale. TrainLife brings you only the best selling models from this brand.


This brand not only likes to be precise and help fit the HO Scale, but Atlas as a brand aims to offer trains in the multiple scales customers are seeking, making it a more versatile brand. Here are some of TrainLife’s most popular Atlas trains for sale.

N Scale

Along with Athearn and Atlas Brands, here are some other brands perfect to accommodate to your train building experience with N Scale models.


This brand has a long history of Japanese ancestry in manufacturing. Kato is best known for the Unitrack. This system is a way to aid beginners and advanced train track creators to become more creative in their train building experience. TrainLife not only has this train brand in stock, but it also has the equipment for you to apply Kato Unitrack system. Some of our most popular trains include the DC-ATSF as well as the BNSF. Click here for more Kato products that aid particularly in the Unitrack.


Intermountain’s slogan is “Where detail makes a difference,” and they mean it. Let their products speak for themselves when it comes to their definition of quality and detail. Our best selling car on N Scale is the PULLMAN-STANDARD 5277 CU. FT. BOXCAR - RAILBOX 'ORIGINAL.This design was inspired by the 1974 box car called the RailBox. Learn more about the history of its creation and design here.

O Scale

Woodland Scenics

This brand is known for the scenic character and pinewood texture it adds to its products. Some of Woodland Scenics most popular products on TrainLife is the Concrete Single Track Tunnel Portal and the Steel Grade Crossing. Add these scenic details to your trainset to give it variety and really make it pop!

Have any of these products sounded the whistle on your train set? We have not even touched the surface on what we have to offer. TrainLife is currently adding more products to its selection including those on O Scale, so stay tuned! Shop these and more today.

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