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Athearn was based in Compton California and are best known for their model railroad products. Today they are still made and distributed by the American hobby manufacturer Horizon Hobby Inc of Champaign, Illinois, USA.

Around the early 2000s, they introduced a series range of 1:87 scale plastic trucks, refridgerated trailers and tractor trailer sets in various railroad lliveries.

In 2004, they began making small scale John Deere farm tractors.

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Encyclopedia of Small-Scale Diecast Motor Vehicle Manufacturers - Sahakangas, Foster & Weber (2006)
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