Urbana-Champaign's Electric Toy Train expert. Specializing in O-scale trains we carry Lionel, MTH, Atlas and Williams. Complete train sets along with accessories to build and maintain a simple circle layout up to the layout of your dreams. Track, transformers, buildings and much more. Electric Toy Trains...a hobby rich in tradition, and fun for the whole family. Stop by Durst Cycle & Fitness in Urbana and experience the adventure in sight and sound that only model railroading can offer.
The images in this slideshow are from previous versions of our in-store train layout. The layout changes from year to year.
For more than 100 years, Lionel Trains have captured the hearts and stirred the imaginations of young and old. Like the mighty locomotives and dynamic railroads they represent, Lionel trains are packed with animation and excitement. That tradition is alive and well today...but this isn't your grandfather's Lionel. Realistic sounds, interactive controls, light, smoke, speed, action are all packed into the most realistic models ever produced. Not only are today's trains fun, they are at the core of a hobby that the entire family can share and enjoy for a lifetime.
Thirty-three years ago, a twenty-year-old named Mike Wolf opened a toy train mail order business in a bedroom of his parents' home. At train shows, customers approaching his table didn't realize he was the business owner, and often asked to speak with his father.
Fast forward three decades and we all look a little older. We are arguably in the golden age of model railroading, with more product choices, both scale and semi-scale, than we ever dreamed possible back in 1980. Our trains have amazing detail, CD-quality sound, and run smoothly at scale speeds. We can model almost any railroad in almost any era. Railroaders can choose among multiple command control systems and experience more features and more fun while running multiple trains on the same track at the same time.
Williams by Bachmann® trains are O Scale 1:48 ratio. This means that for every 1/4 inch of the model is equal to 1 foot of the actual prototype. These trains run on 3-rail track and AC power.
Unlike most other O scale manufacturers, Williams never added electronics such as Trainmaster Command Control or Digital Command System to its locomotives. This decision gained Williams a small but devoted following among those hobbyists who want a more "traditional" train layout reminiscent of the 1950s but who want to buy modern equipment.
For 60 years, Atlas has been a leader in the world of model railroading. Atlas has its roots in model railroad track and accessory making through invention, innovation and ingenuity. Atlas has a proud reputation as a family-owned business and is well-known for quality and excellence. Between Atlas and our sister company, Atlas O, we currently manufacture track, locomotives, rolling stock and structures in N, HO, O and O-27 scales.
No matter your scale, you'll find the products you need and that"You're on the Right Track®...With Atlas".