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, Broadway Limited Iimports, Intermountain, Tangent Scale Models, Bowser, Walthers, 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!