HO Scale model trains are one of the most popular scales because of
its variety and availability. HO Scale trains are 1:87 scale. You can
build a small layout on a sheet of 4x8 plywood on up to a basement size
model railroad empire!
Because of HO scale's popularity, there is a large variety of locomotives, sets, rolling stock, and accessories from by many quality companies like Atlas, Athearn, Bachmann, BLI, Intermountain, Exactrail, Bowser, and others.
HO Scale is a great way to get started in the model train hobby. There
are many ready to run starter sets that can easily be expanded to a
much larger layout. There are many details and accessories available to
allow you to build a railroad based in the 1950's or even a
contemporary modern day railroad!