In 1833, Henry Carlisle founded Bachmann Trains, a Philadelphia-based company that sells toy trains. The company originally made toys with horn, ivory, and tortoiseshell but came to use new materials and manufacturing processes over the years. Bachmann Trains specialized in injec... Read Moretion molding and was the first American company to manufacture prescription sunglasses. Since then, Bachmann Trains has manufactured shooting glasses, ski goggles, and other products, but the company continues to be known for that most beloved of childhood toys: electric trains. The McKinley Explorer set is an already-assembled train set that includes a track and a speed controller. The Percy and the Troublesome Trucks set features Percy the Small Engine, which has moving eyes, and an oval track.